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randir14 03-06-2013 11:12 AM

InXile Launches Torment Kickstarter
 

Is Kickstarter fatigue beginning to kick in? Perhaps not, as InXile launched their Torment Kickstarter today and have already raised over 1 million dollars.

vallor 03-06-2013 11:41 AM

Good for them. I understand why they want to do this now, but until I see wasteland 2 I don't trust him.

He, along with Fegus Urquhart, ran Interplay into the ground and signed off on releasing known shitty (and even saying so publicly) games like Decent to Undermountain and refused to fix it.

Besides, I'll be able to get it on a Steam Sale for $10 a month after it releases where as I'd have to contribute $20 here and they may or may not make it and I will have lost my money.

KlausFlouride 03-06-2013 12:21 PM

Nice to see them hit the goal the first day.

BadIronTree 03-06-2013 02:04 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HvNbuOenVPw
Well the Pre Alpha is so goood...
the got funded in 6 hours! now we need stretch goals LOL

MADxMrMike 03-06-2013 02:43 PM

Like there was even a doubt... I just hope it measures up to PST. Even if it half does it will be better then most of the shit that has been released in the last 10 years. CAN'T WAIT!!!

davidj.dk 03-06-2013 03:11 PM

backed, just like the Wasteland 2 project..

i like what Brian Fargo is doing.. even with the new Bards Tale game.. I was laughing hard within the first 10 minutes.. thats good writing..

and if they dont turn out that good? The wasteland 2 first look does seem to say otherwise, but I could and probably would have spent the money on something completely stupid.. so i am glad their jobs are secured for at least a year and 9 months..

BadIronTree 03-06-2013 03:12 PM

https://twitter.com/kickstarter/stat...09958817050624

Its official the faster ever in all Kickstarter!

Apex 03-06-2013 03:31 PM

Funded in 6 hours.

Madness.

inXile better deliver on both Wasteland 2 and Torment or they could screw the pooch for everyone on Kickstarter.

sixtyfps 03-06-2013 03:45 PM

Yep, couldn't pass it up at $20. Big sucker for THEMATIC DIVERSITY here.

sai tyrus 03-06-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apex (Post 2192421)
Funded in 6 hours.

Madness.

inXile better deliver on both Wasteland 2 and Torment or they could screw the pooch for everyone on Kickstarter.

This. They better back it up. Wasteland 2 looks pretty damn good though...

TzunSu 03-06-2013 05:22 PM

lol they've gained 300k in kickstarter money since i found out about it like 3 hours ago...

Emabulator 03-06-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apex (Post 2192421)
Funded in 6 hours.

Madness.

inXile better deliver on both Wasteland 2 and Torment or they could screw the pooch for everyone on Kickstarter.

Agreed. The pressure is on now.


There's going to be a kickstarter backlash at some point. Who will be the first to screw the pooch I wonder?

randir14 03-06-2013 05:36 PM

There have been a few failed Kickstarters but they weren't high profile enough to get much attention. I know there was one whose backers were talking about suing the creator because she basically took the money and ran.

vallor 03-06-2013 07:08 PM

If this works InXile would be the first studio to use Kickstarter as the financial engine that runs a studio the same way it would run under the ideal traditional model (the half team thing Fargo talked about where people are always in pre-prod for their next project).

Good luck to them, I hope they don't fuck it up.

Rirath 03-06-2013 07:24 PM

I'm personally not going to back it this time, but I'll likely buy the end product.

I'm a huge Kickstarter fan. You've just got to be cautious and know what you're getting into. I've backed 12 projects so far with a lot of successful results. Zombicide, Spine, and FTL are probably the best of the released so far. Some I'm still waiting on, like Ogre. Others didn't turn out so hot, but oh well. (Disaster Looms!, Smarter Stand)

Code Hero I backed on their website rather than Kickstarter, and that's been an absolute mess. There's been talk of lawsuits there as well, but I think they can still pull it off and I hope they do. There was an update just yesterday.

Sometimes the best part is just getting the behind-the-scenes look.

EL CABONG 03-06-2013 09:39 PM

Backed it for $20. Never played Torment but I have heard good things. I am more into the Numenera Part of it. Sounds like a cool setting for an RPG.

Phoenix1985 03-06-2013 10:55 PM

Going to throw some money at this, we'll see where it ends up :)

Coldeath 03-06-2013 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Apex (Post 2192421)
Funded in 6 hours.

Madness.

inXile better deliver on both Wasteland 2 and Torment or they could screw the pooch for everyone on Kickstarter.

My fear is not that they will make a bad game but, that they will make a game for the 2000's and not 2013/14. How we play games is fundamentally different, then it was. I just hope that they are not stuck in the past.

Elysium 03-07-2013 12:38 AM

Funnily I was doubting that this would take off as quickly like recent big name projects.

But then I saw everything they've prepared for this and chucked in my $120. I'm nuts.

randir14 03-07-2013 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldeath (Post 2192575)
My fear is not that they will make a bad game but, that they will make a game for the 2000's and not 2013/14. How we play games is fundamentally different, then it was. I just hope that they are not stuck in the past.

Graphics and UI will be improved I'm sure, but the entire reason for Wasteland 2 and Torment existing is to go back to the old days. That's why people are giving them money. They've said ever since Wasteland 2 that they aren't concerned with trying to be modern, they want to make old school RPGs.


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