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4.5m Stretch Goal Met!!

Discussion in 'Torment: Tides of Numenera' started by Marceror, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Read, and weep. :)

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    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    What a bizarre statement. Let me paraphrase:

    We didn't make it... But! We made it! :confused: :lol:
     
  3. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    It's almost like he was starting to write a bad news update, and while he was doing so someone stopped by his office to let him know that the $200k from Brian Fargo/Steve Dengler pushed us over the limit. And Rather than rewriting his entire post, he just finished "the story" with a happy ending.
     
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    It's like when American McGee said a game was 100% finished but not complete. :D
     
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    Bladezuez I'm normal in my mind; everyone else is crazy! Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    nice to know that they "made" it but barely:rolleyes:
     
  6. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Current Stretch Goal: $4.75M, George Ziets' The Gullet

    Progress: Approximately 75% Complete!
    Deadline: 10/16/2014

    More info here. So if you've got any more spare cash lying around, help make The Gullet happen! :D
     
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    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Well, if the OP is any indication, they'll make it even if they don't! :)
     
  8. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I wouldn't be too surprised if they pulled that again. That seems to be the inXile way to find a way to include the stuff they want to include.

    "The bad news is, we were $75,000 short of the goal. The good news is, Bryan Fargo found that much under the cushions of his family's couch, so we still made it!" :p
     
  9. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Hehehe, why isn't there any spare cash lying around under my cushions? :shake:
     
  10. Marceror

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    His home may in fact be made of money. He managed to "scrape up" $700,000 USD of his own personal cash to put into Wasteland 2. I'm pretty sure he's made that back already, since WL2 made $1.5m in its first 4 or 5 days. He seems to have more money stuck to the bottom of his shoes than most of us have in our entire savings accounts.

    On a more serious note, I have been pretty impressed with inXile's dedication to making great games. WL2 is well over a 100 hour game if you take the time to explore every nook and cranny. They easily could have just made the Arizona portion of the game, but they weren't satisfied with that. So Fargo put in an additional $600,000 (he committed to put in the first $100,000 during the KS campaign) and put the game on Early Access to raise an additional $2M+, and give the game the scope they wanted to it to have.

    It remains to be seen if a similar approach will be taken with TToN, but I get the impression that inXile wants to see these stretch goals realized as much, if not more, than the fans do. And they've proven extremely resourceful thus far. So if I were a betting man, I'd have my money on "the gullet" being included one way or another.
     
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    $33,214.50 left to go, and just over 3 hours.

    So if they don't make it, are they going to give the other $200,000+ back? I doubt it. So they're sort of obligated to follow through with the stretch goal, unless they want to look like a bunch cash grabbers.

    "Thanks for getting us more than $200,000 guys. We didn't reach our goal, so the gullet won't be expanded. But we appreciate the cash you did fork out just the same. We're sure to have a really good wrap party now!"
     
  13. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    They could just extend the deadline by another week and I expect they'd make it by then.
     
  14. Marceror

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    inXile has been awkwardly silent on this topic today, and their Tumblr page is suspiciously offline? Fargo has been tweeting, but not about this. Would be nice to know what they are planning here.
     
  15. Taluntain

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    Probably tearing apart all the couches in the building... :shake:
     
  16. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    LOL, let's hope so. And they shouldn't forget to check to see what's stuck under Brian Fargo's shoe. There's bound to be a few Franklin's there also.
     
  17. Marceror

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/torment-tides-of-numenera/posts/1021094

    Updated our Journal (35): The Gullet Extended

    Unread postby Brother None » October 17th, 2014, 3:45 pm

    Update 35: we're extended the deadline for the Gullet stretch goal. Also, the first From the Depths novella arrives!



    Hi, Thomas here. I'd like to start out today's update with a huge "thank you!" for the immense outpouring of support we received for our stretch goal to add the Gullet into the game. We received some incredibly generous pledges from many backers, including an anonymous donor ($1665), Pookie ($1271), Najiok ($900), Hiro Protagonist ($750) and even a pair of $750 pledges from our very own Colin McComb and Kevin Saunders.

    Unfortunately, we fell somewhat short of our goal (about 15%, or $35,000) to see the Gullet added to the final game. However, we did not want to see this great effort of yours go for naught, and we also realized based on comments about this stretch goal as it closed that awareness had not spread widely enough. Some people suggested extending the deadline, in part to allow word to spread to where it didn't before.

    So, we're moving the stretch goal deadline for the Gullet to the end of Friday, October 31. Just over $30,000 to go!

    Coincidentally this is also when we will be closing a number of add-ons from our Kickstarter period. So while new backers are more than welcome you may also want to consider some of our add-on options! And to remind everyone: please specify your add-ons by Friday, October 31!
     
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    Sounds like something I'd suggest... :shake:
     
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