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Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal

The website for Torment: Tides of Numenera announces that though the Kickstarter for the upcoming RPG appears to have concluded with just under $4.2 million in pledges, they have actually achieved the game's final stretch goal (thanks nin via Shacknews). Here's the explanation:

We’ve been having a good run at the final stretch goal and saw some real spikes and increased activity far beyond what we’d normally expect from our PayPal pledges at this stage. Thanks to all of you for your effort in rallying to the cause! However, it’s looking really unlikely we’ll make the $4.5M stretch goal, with our current PayPal total being $239,438, which means our total money raised so far is $4,428,365, with only two days left to reach the stretch goal.

But! Our percentage of dropped pledges was way below our estimates, proving yet again that you guys rock! As you may recall, our Lead Tormenter Brian Fargo and superfan Steven Dengler matched pledges between $1M and $3M, adding a total of $200K. That money was set aside primarily against failed pledges, but because of your dedication, we can apply enough of it toward our budget – combined with the PayPal totals – so as to have reached $4.5 million.

Which means? We made it! Because you guys are so awesome (and because Fargo and Dengler are so awesome) we can implement every single one of our stretch goals, including not just the player “stronghold” but also our ideas for expanded reactivity, length and depth, pursuing some of our crazier ideas concerning choice and consequence. As we outlined in update 19, while the classic “stronghold” concept might not fit this game the potential is there to do some really interesting things to tie it into our theme of legacy and the unique weirdness of the Ninth World. Colin’s been hard at work hashing out the overall plot as well as resurrecting and moving forward with ideas we had for features such as the stronghold, and he’s come up with some pretty great ones.

Thanks to all of you, we can now make those ideas happen. Thank you!

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13. Re: Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal May 1, 2013, 08:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Julio wrote on May 1, 2013, 08:10:
Fibrocyte wrote on May 1, 2013, 05:40:
Julio wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 19:50:
A KS that over delivers when they don't have to. Glad to have funded this.

Did you read about the DRM fiasco going on with this game? You better back out, Julio! Dun dun dun...

There's no DRM fiasco for this game. Good try though.

"For both Torment and Wasteland 2, we're not using Steamworks and you won't be forced to use any single retailer option to access any part of the game or be able to use modding. We'll put the game on retailers that use DRM, like Steam or Origin, sure, because our backers can decide for themselves if they prefer that option, and we're agnostic to where you get the game."

So DRM-free for backers. This is different than SRR how?
 
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