Good Old Games
Donate to Codex
Putting the 'role' back in role-playing games since 2002.
Odds are, something you like very much sucks. Why? Because this is the RPG Codex
News Content Gallery People Games Companies  
Forums About Donate RSS Contact Us!  

Torment Kickstarter Update #55: Brief Update, Nathan Long Novella Released

Visit our sponsors! (or click here and disable ads)

Torment Kickstarter Update #55: Brief Update, Nathan Long Novella Released

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 29 April 2016, 22:27:10

Tags: Eric Schwarz; InXile Entertainment; Nathan Long; Torment: Tides of Numenera

inXile have published the first Torments: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter update in almost two months. After such a long time, one might have hoped for bigger news, but it's really just a brief notice that More Work Must Be Done. On the bright side, they've released the next novella in the From The Depths series, which should help pass the time until there's some real news. This one is by Nathan Long and is based on the Red Tide of passion and emotion. Here's the update:

Eric checking in. In our previous update, we told you about how we were targeting an April milestone for getting the game content complete. We're happy to say that we've hit that milestone – this means Torment is now playable start to finish, albeit in a somewhat rough state.

The feedback we've gained from the backer beta has been invaluable in allowing us to improve upon the game in a number of ways. In particular, we've been in the thick of a massive user interface overhaul on both the art and design fronts, cleaning up a lot of the temporary and placeholder stuff that was in when the beta launched. It is shaping up extremely well.

Furthermore, we've been reworking the game's introduction. This is one of the things we got the most comments about during the beta's early stages - how while the strangeness of the world, the visuals and the writing were all engrossing, the pacing and the way information was communicated about the game systems and story felt like they could use a bit of work. The changes we've made should address these points while also moving things along a bit more quickly.

A lot of these polish points are still in the works, and we're also chipping away at our bug lists, balance and systems tweaks both in and out of combat, and adding additional layers of improvements on for animation, visual effects and scene artwork. We're still working towards a more stable and complete build for you to enjoy, but when the next beta update comes, it will be one of the most extensive we've done.

From the Depths: Red

We have some good news on the rewards front today. Those of you who backed Torment at levels that included novellas will be happy to hear we are releasing a new installment in our "From the Depths" series - The Red Hand.

This novella comes courtesy of writer Nathan Long, who crafted several characters and quests for Torment: Tides of Numenera. You will also likely recognize Nathan as the lead writer behind Wasteland 2, not to mention that he has well over a dozen fantasy novels and several TV episodes and films to his name.

The Red Hand is a Ninth World story set in the subterranean city of Haref, which shows how art and passion can inspire great acts of heroism, but can also be twisted into tools of oppression. It follows an artist in love with a revolutionary leader as his art turns her outrage into a powerful symbol of revolt, and then escapes his control.

Applicable Torment backers who got the Red Novella with their rewards can download it right now from their Torment backer account. Just login to your Torment account, check the Rewards page and look for the "Downloads" button on your reward package that contains the novella. And remember that our novellas are still available in digital form as add-ons if you don't already have them.
Other than that, the update has a recap of all the recent Torment interviews and something about a poster. Let's hope it won't be long before there's more.

There are 133 comments on Torment Kickstarter Update #55: Brief Update, Nathan Long Novella Released

All funds raised in this special campaign will be sent to Bubbles as a thank you for his contributions.


TARGET: $1,000 USD

RAISED: $451.85 USD (45%)

Site hosted by Sorcerer's Place Link us!
Codex definition, a book manuscript.
eXTReMe Tracker
rpgcodex.net RSS Feed
This page was created in 0.0316078662872 seconds