When you ask the general public to give you $900,000, on Kickstarter, there must be some amount of worry, a little bit of nerves. Do people care about the thing we're trying to build/develop. Are we asking for too much? Usually you have a month to raise the funds, so when the folks behind Tormet: Tides Of Numenera hit their target in six short hours, and then managed to raise $1,000,000 in under seven hours, that's got to be a pretty good feeling.
Torment: Tides of Numenera is a CRPG in the vein of Planescape: Torment, and simply stating that fact is enough to set a certain subset of gamers salivating like Pavlov's dogs. They have handed over money in their droves. They want this game. Big time.
The game promises an incredible story driven experience, with in-depth dialogue systems, set in a universe designed by celebrated tabletop game designer Monte Cook. The soundtrack is being recorded by Mark Morgan, who was behind the music in Planescape: Torment — in fact, many of the folks involved in Planescape: Torment are involved in this new project.
At time of writing the Kickstarter has $1,064,125. Apparently its the quickest Kickstarter in history to reach $1 million. There are still 30 days to go. Crazy.