Torment: Tides of Numenera Game Hits Over $4 Million In Kickstarter Crowd-Funding Donations

Posted Apr 8, 2013

Torment: Tides of Numenera is a game that is being developed by inXile entertainment in Newport Beach, California.  Tides of Numenera, a successor to Planescape: Torment, decided to go the crowd-funding route on Kickstarter for development.  As a result, Tides of Numenera is now the highest funded game that Kickstarter has seen.  The game surged $200,000 past the Kickstarter-funded Project Eternity game with a final donation amount of $4,188,927 from 74,405 backers.  The company had a goal of raising $900,000 from Kickstarter, which was quickly surpassed.

So far, Ouya is the largest funded project to hit Kickstarter.  Ouya is an Android-based gaming console that hit $8,596,474 from 63,416 backers by the time their Kickstarter campaign concluded.

Tides of Numenera has a concurrent funding campaign where they accept donations through PayPal.  The PayPal campaign brought in an additional $127,000 so far, according to CNET.  Tides of Numenera plans to use the funding to add new dungeons, add a longer story, and set up more music.  The PayPal donation option will be extended until the end of April to see if they can get their stretch total goal of $4.5 million.

“We are both humbled and excited that you have given us this opportunity. The team we have assembled is pretty unbelievable, and I have full faith that together, we will create a true classic. I never stopped working to get Chris Avellone aboard to make sure we had the band back together. But it only got better when we brought on guys like Pat Rothfuss and Kevin Saunders to take the game to new heights. The trick is always to surround oneself with brilliant people, and to create an environment in which creativity can flourish,” stated inXile entertainment founder Brian Fargo.

If you would like to donate to Torment via PayPal, visit the Torment: Tides of Numenera website.

[Image Credit: Torment: Tides of Numenera screenshot via Kickstarter]