Tabletop inspired ‘Torment: Tides of Numenera’ breaks Kickstarter record for game funding


When the lead designers of the cult hit Planescape: Torment couldn’t acquire the rights they needed to make a sequel, they decided to make the next best thing. A spiritual successor called Torment: Tides of Numenera finished a Kickstarter campaign this week, ending with more money pledged than for any other video game to date. With $ 4,188,927 in funding, developer inXile Entertainment more than quadrupled its required goal to produce the isometric RPG. It’s the company’s second appeal to Kickstarter. The first campaign, nearly a year ago, funded the RPG Wasteland 2, which is still in development.

Like Planescape: Torment, the new game is based off of a fantasy setting for a tabletop RPG, and it takes a lot of cues from the…

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