Tormented Kickstarter Trumps All
The good folks over at inXile Entertainment are certainly not newbies to the Kickstarter scene. Anyone who found themselves straggling along the shores of Kickstarter for the next fix since Double Fine's massive record-breaking success will know this. inXile used the boosted interest and attention for the crowd funding phenomenon, to launch their own reboot of Wasteland to great success. Landing just short of $3 million, it was one of the most successful video game Kickstarters of all time.
If you thought Brian Fargo and his legendary team of RPG experts would stop there, you are dead wrong. Exactly one month ago, they launched a new project. Another reboot. Torment: Tides of Numenera was the spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed financial flop Planescape: Torment. The successor reached its goal of $900.000 within a day, but kept pushing after that too.
Stretch goal upon stretch goal later, the project finally completed today. The tally? A monumental $4.188.927. In case you missed it, that's "only" a few hundred thousand dollars more than the last record-holder, Obsidian's Project Eternity. This makes Torment: Tides of Numenera the most successful video game Kickstarter project to ever have been launched, with over 15 fleshy stretch goals reached. Not bad for the spiritual successor to one of the most undeserved financial flops of all time, wouldn't you agree?