Torment: Tides of Numenera Launches on Steam Early Access (Video)
inXile Entertainment’s Torment: Tides of Numenera, the long-awaited thematic successor to Planescape: Torment, is now available to a general audience on Steam Early Access!
Having raised over $5 million from more than 90,000 pledges, Torment sits in the top 5 most funded Kickstarter projects of all time. Torment: Tides of Numenera is a story-driven, isometric cRPG in the style of the legendary Infinity Engine games. With carefully crafted writing and a beautifully detailed combination of 2D and 3D graphics, Torment is a masterpiece that evokes the spirit of the critically acclaimed original cult classic. Now, the title comes to Steam Early Access, which allows inXile to continue to work with the community in order to improve the game before its final release.
Involving many of the original creators of Planescape: Torment, such as Chris Avellone, Colin McComb and Mark Morgan, Torment tells a deep and emotional story set in Monte Cook’s unique Ninth World from the new award-winning Numenera pen and paper game. Explore a world unlike any other to find your answer to the question “What does one life matter?”
“Torment is a game we couldn’t be more excited about,” says Brian Fargo, CEO. “Our fans have placed their trust in us to deliver an experience that lives up to their expectations, and as we did with Wasteland 2, we intend to work with them to deliver it. We take the Early Access program as a very serious step for us to improve the game based on the community’s feedback. Iteration is paramount to me and this helps to guide us putting our efforts into crafting a game worthy of the Torment name.”
About This Game
You are born falling from orbit, a new mind in a body once occupied by the Changing God, a being who has cheated death for millennia. If you survive, your journey through the Ninth World will only get stranger… and deadlier.
With a host of strange companions – whose motives and goals may help or harm you – you must escape an ancient, unstoppable creature called the Sorrow and answer the question that defines your existence: What does one life matter?
Torment: Tides of Numenera is the thematic successor to Planescape: Torment, one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved role-playing games of all time. Torment: Tides of Numenera is a single-player, isometric, narrative-driven role-playing game set in Monte Cook’s Numenera universe, and brought to you by the creative team behind Planescape: Torment and the award-winning Wasteland 2.
Features: ◾A Deep, Thematically Satisfying Story. The philosophical underpinnings of Torment drive the game, both mechanically and narratively. Your words, choices, and actions are your primary weapons.
◾A World Unlike Any Other. Journey across the Ninth World, a fantastic, original setting, with awe-inspiring visuals, offbeat and unpredictable items to use in and out of battle, and stunning feats of magic. Powered by technology used in the award-winning Pillars of Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment, the Numenera setting by Monte Cook provides endless wonders and impossibly imaginative locations for you to explore.
◾A Rich, Personal Narrative. Thoughtful and character-driven, the story is epic in feel but deeply personal in substance, with nontraditional characters and companions whose motivations and desires shape their actions throughout the game.
◾Reactivity, Replayability, and the Tides. Your choices matter, and morality in the Ninth World is not a simple matter of “right” and “wrong”. You will decide the fates of those around you, and characters will react to your decisions and reputation. The result is a deeply replayable experience that arises naturally from your actions throughout the game.
◾A New Take on Combat. With the Crisis system, combat is more than just bashing your enemies. Plan your way through hand-crafted set-pieces which combine battles with environmental puzzles, social interaction, stealth, and more.