The lights are on
InXile Entertainment is set to launch a new crowdfunding campaign on March 6 at 6 am PST for a spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment.
Torment: Tides of Numenera will need to raise at least $1 million in order to come to fruition, but after receiving over $2.9 million from Kickstarter for Wasteland 2, inXile chief executive Brian Fargo is positive the project will happen.
Fargo told GamesBeat in an interview that he needs to get Torment’s team going on the new project so it can go into full production once Wasteland 2 is out the door – and he is once again visiting Kickstarter for funding needs.
“I am 100 percent in the hands of our crowd,” Fargo told GamesBeat. “They are our publisher.”
If successful, the new Torment game would be a spiritual successor to the Black Isle Studios developed title from 1999. It would no longer be a part of the Dungeons & Dragons fiction, but is instead based on Numenera, a still-in-production tabletop role-playing game created by Monte Cook, a prolific tabletop game designer.
Numenera is set in a future version of earth where ancient civilizations have left behind powerful relics and technology; those left on the planet utilize it to eke out an existence on the planet.
Wasteland 2 is set to release in October, with a tentative release date of 2014 set for Numenera. The tile will run on PC, Mac, and possibly Linux. Check out the video below to hear why Chris Avellone, a developer who worked on the original game, endorses this project.