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Torment is Kickstarter's fastest ever to $1M, clears $1.7M in first day

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The Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter is the fastest ever to reach $1 million, doing so in under 8 hours - Ouya reached the milestone in 8 hours and 22 minutes. Just 24 hours after its launch, the campaign for the Planescape: Torment-inspired RPG has been backed by over 30,000 people and has raised over $1.7 million, nearly doubling its $900,000 goal with 29 days left to go. So yeah, it's not doing too badly.

Developer inXile laid out some early stretch goals yesterday, with two already eclipsed at $1.2 million and $1.5 million. That means players will be able to choose their characters' gender, with "appropriate reactivity" from non-player characters built in, and that writers Murs Lafferty and Tony Evans will join the team. Lafferty was nominated for last year's John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction or Fantasy, while Evans can boast the likes of BioWare and Obsidian on his CV.

If When the campaign reaches $2 million, which at this rate it'll have done by the time you're reading this, inXile will enlist Monte Cook, the creator of the Numenera tabletop RPG, to add his talents to Torment's writing team. That stretch goal also means inXile brings in a live orchestra as well as further compositions on the musical side of things, and on the gameplay side a fifth player companion described as a "changing ball of goo."

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