Torment: Tides of Numenera will officially feature design work and writing by Obsidian Entertainment's Chris Avellone, lead designer of Planescape: Torment. His position on the Torment team was a stretch goal for the game's Kickstarter, and his arrival on the team marks the passing of an impossible-sounding $3.5 million milestone – including about $67,000 in direct PayPal contributions.

Kingkiller Chronicle series author Patrick Rothfuss has also joined up, his presence promised as a $3.25 million stretch goal. Both he and Avellone will contribute companion characters in addition to their other writing and design work.

Torment has yet to complete its massive Kickstarter drive, but the as-yet notional game has already been delayed into 2015.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.