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There have been a number of interesting game kickstarters popping up, and they still are.

First of all we have:
Torment: Tides of Numenera

The people who did the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter have another one going for a game that is inspired by Planescape: Torment. It isn't set in the planescape universe, instead it will be set in Numenera, a new RPG setting. It seems to be isometric, with companions and plenty of dialogue like PST had, though! You will get to choose the gender of your character this time :D Which I am thrilled about. It looks like it will be a pretty interesting game, and with George Ziets (NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer) and now Chris Avellone involved too I couldn't possibly resist this one. If you want to pledge for it you'll have to be quick though, as right now there are only 19 hours left until it finished. Let's hope they make it to 4 million!

The other one, which I just discovered a few days ago is:
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues

Now, most people probably won't be as keen on this unless they've played the Ultima games, and even then all the stuff pointing towards an MMO could be a big turn-off too. However it is important to note that they call it 'Selective Multi-Player' and say that there will be a single-player offline mode that you can play. This is the reason why I am interested in this Kickstarter (because online games aren't terribly interesting to me). I'm hoping that we'll get to see a decent and interesting game out of this as I liked the Ultima series, especially Ultima 7 (and I even recall playing Ultima Online when it came out way back when).

Unfortunately this Kickstarter is only a day behind the Torment one (I suspect that this along with other things like the age of the games might be why it hasn't done as well we the Torment one. The IE community is also still going strong which is a huge support to games like Torment) so there are only 58 hours to go on this, and two Kickstarters to potentially spend money on.

I am going to be buried in games by the time all these gaming Kickstarters start sending stuff out.
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PlushKraken Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Damn, missed the Torment funding! :x But I really like the trend Kickstarter seems to be starting. Seems more than a few developers are fed up with the cookie-cutter way of games being produced these days.

Can't wait for Shadowrun Returns and PE! :woohoo:
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ShadesofNight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Actually, I think you can still pledge for Torment via Paypal. They're letting people make new pledges and upgrade existing ones with Paypal at the moment so that we can try and knock out that last $4.5 million stretch goal of the stronghold. They mention it in their latest update here: [link]

Yeah, I'm hoping these Kickstarter games will finally give us some great, thoughtful and interesting new games to play (even if they do make my bank account hate me for it :D ). It's awesome to see them doing so well on the Kickstarters, I hope they do just as well with any potential profits that they make from selling the games once they're finished too. I think I'm looking forward to these Kickstarter games more than any upcoming non-Kickstarter games at the moment.
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These games look really intersting, I hope they'll make them! =)
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ShadesofNight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Well Torment just finished a few hours ago and managed to break Obsidian's Project Eternity record by getting over 4 million! :D So they're funded and got every stretch goal except the very last one (stronghold).

As for Shroud of the Avatar, they've passed their funding goal so as long as lots of people don't suddenly back out they're fine too. I'm hoping that they might see a little boost now that the Torment one has finished as they still have 32 hours to go.
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! I'm looking forward to not miss these games :D
They both look gret, I'm really excited for Torment because I love the system of plans in d&d!
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ShadesofNight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Me too! They've both done really well out of their Kickstarters. I hope the whole thing with making games via Kickstarter continues and grows in popularity.
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Lweeling Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it does seem like a very good idea!
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