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2:30 PM on 03.04.2015

Wasteland 2 on Xbox One and PS4 is a pleasant surprise

[Update: On top of the Xbox One release, Wasteland 2 is also coming to PlayStation 4 this summer, inXile confirmed today. CEO Brian Fargo noted that "if you are backer of Wasteland 2 or have already purchased it on PC, fear ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 01.24.2015

The Bard's Tale IV cometh

I'm an older gamer. You know how I know this? Because when I see things like The Bard's Tale IV is coming out, my nostalgia glands kick into high gear and I resemble a wired Johnny Depp from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Robert Summa

5:30 PM on 09.23.2014

Review: Wasteland 2

[Disclosure: I backed the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter and as such received an Early Access copy of the game.] Wasteland 2 is one of the projects that saw success in the wake of Double Fine's Broken Age. Just a month after Tim Sch...

Alasdair Duncan

5:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Here's our first glimpse at the gameplay of Torment: Tides of Numenera

I've been playing inXile Entertainment's Wasteland 2 before its full release on Friday but I have to say, I'm even more excited for the studio's other title, Torment: Tides of Numenera. We've now got our first good glimpse a...

Alasdair Duncan

3:45 PM on 08.19.2014

Wasteland 2 will be released on September 19

Just a few weeks ago, we let you know that the much anticipated Wasteland 2 was being delayed a few weeks into September. Now we've gotten word from inXile head Brian Fargo that the game will finally be with us on September 1...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Boo! Torment: Tides of Numenera now delayed futher into 2015

Torment: Tides of Numenera is one of my most-wanted games in development, so it's disappointing to hear that it will now be released in "late 2015." The release date had already been shifted to "early 2015" and now there will...

Alasdair Duncan

7:30 PM on 04.14.2014

A regular playthough of Wasteland 2 will take about 50 hours

After playing the beta on and off between updates, I've already figured that Wasteland 2 is going to be a big game. Developer inXile thinks it's going to to take at least 50 hours to play though the game which is a pretty big...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 PM on 02.22.2014

Wasteland 2 will be done 'when it's done'

Development on inXile's Wasteland 2 continues to rumble on after its release in beta form at the end of 2013. There's still no news on when the game will be complete and an update from inXile head Brian Fargo confirms th...

Alasdair Duncan

9:30 AM on 12.12.2013

Wasteland 2 beta out for backers, coming to Steam soon

At last, backers of Wasteland 2 can start playing the beta on PC. If you log into your Ranger Center account, you can get a Steam key to start playing. To be eligible for beta access right now, you have to have been one ...

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 12.09.2013

Torment fans vote for turn-based combat in Numenera

inXile asked Kickstarter backers what type of combat they would like to see in Torment: Tides of Numenera, and turn-based came out slightly in the lead. The votes were so close that inXile said it was basically a tie, but the...

Joshua Derocher

1:30 PM on 11.22.2013

Tides of Numenera devs ask if fans want real-time combat

Torment: Tides of Numenera developer inXile entertainment just put out a blog post with a Q&A video that has details on the game's alignment system, and they ask fans how they would like to see combat implemented. The fi...

Joshua Derocher

3:45 PM on 11.08.2013

Wasteland 1 re-released on Steam and GOG.com

The classic 1988 computer role-playing game, Wasteland, will be available once again for you to purchase starting right now, to play on your modern computers from Steam and GOG.com. inXile, the studio working on Wasteland 2,...

Joshua Derocher

6:00 AM on 08.12.2013

Unique snowflakes: Wasteland 2 NPC consider player gender

A cool piece of news regarding the much anticipated Wasteland 2 comes courtesy of Rock, Paper, Shotgun. World building, exploration, and individual experience are pivotal to this style of role-playing game. It seems that Wast...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 08.09.2013

inXile is bringing the original Wasteland to GOG, Steam

Now this is a pleasant turn of events. inXile Entertainment plans to sell Wasteland on GOG.com and Steam ahead of the release of its new Wasteland 2. Those of you who contributed to the game's crowdfunding initiative will get...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 07.11.2013

Deep Silver to handle Wasteland 2 distribution for inXile

The publisher of Saints Row IV, Metro: Last Light, and Dead Island will be working with inXile Entertainment on the crowdfunded Wasteland 2. Deep Silver will be responsible for the role-playing game's release at retail, quali...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 04.03.2013

It's official: Chris Avellone joins the Torment team

Earlier today, the Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter hit another stretch goal. In combination with the project's PayPal total of $67,000, the title has gained funding of over $3.5 million, so Chris Avellone will no...

Fraser Brown

6:00 PM on 04.02.2013

Chris Avellone on Torment and being a human stretch goal

Just before he left to go on a likely well-deserved holiday, I had the opportunity to pester Obsidian's Chris Avellone about his role in inXile's upcoming RPG, Torment: Tides of Numenera.  Chris is a veteran of RPGs, par...

Fraser Brown

3:45 PM on 04.01.2013

Tides of Numenera's first screenshot shows off the Bloom

If the first screenshot for Torment: Tides of Numenera is anything to go by, inXile's kickstarted RPG is going have some rather exotic locales -- grotesque and exotic. This in-game screenshot shows off the Bloom, and it sound...

Fraser Brown

4:30 PM on 03.22.2013

Chris Avellone becomes a Torment stretch goal

What would make Torment: Tides of Numenera, which recently smashed its Kickstarter goal in seven hours, a more scintillating prospect? How about the lead designer of its thematic predecessor, Planescape: Torment, th...

Fraser Brown

8:00 PM on 03.06.2013

Torment: Tides of Numenera: A billion years in the making

With the ridiculously speedy success of inXile's Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera, it's only a matter of time until we'll be diving into the role of the Last Cast-off, the title's protagonist. I got up to speed on w...

Fraser Brown

3:30 PM on 03.06.2013

InXile talks Torment, story details, and crowd-funding

Twelve years ago, Black Isle Studios crafted a plane-hopping, tragic adventure set in the Planescape Dungeons & Dragons setting. With a nameless, amnesiac protagonist who had been both a hero and a villain, the developer ...

Fraser Brown



Torment reaches its Kickstarter goal in less than a day photo
Torment reaches its Kickstarter goal in less than a day
by Fraser Brown

InXile's newest roleplaying game and spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, Torment: Tides of Numenera, has been seeking funding on Kickstarter for well under a day. After three hours, it had already secured half of its $900,000 goal. It's now fully backed. 

Sitting pretty at $935,000 at the time of writing this (and likely a whole lot more when you start reading), I think anyone wondering if people really care about Planescape: Torment any more have their answer. I suspect that the project won't struggle to reach its stretch goals either, meaning that the extra writers and art that inXile mentioned desiring will become a reality.

I spoke with Kevin Saunders and Colin McComb from inXile a day ago about the project and their experiences with Kickstarter, so keep an eye out for that later today. They were cautiously optimistic about the potential success of their latest crowd-funding attempt, and now they're probably feeling pretty damn good.

So, who has backed this thing already?

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8:30 AM on 03.04.2013

Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter begins March 6

Torment: Tides of Numenera, the spiritual successor to the phenomenal Planescape: Torment, was revealed to be taking the crowd-funding route some time ago, and now inXile are finally about to st...

Fraser Brown

3:00 PM on 02.20.2013

Planescape: Torment spiritual successor gets a name

Planescape: Torment is, for me, the pinnacle of videogame roleplaying experiences. It managed to make boring stats meaningful by putting them to use outside of combat constantly, its story and dialogue blow even Baldur's Gate...

Fraser Brown

7:00 PM on 02.09.2013

Watch the first gameplay footage of Wasteland 2

Interested in seeing what Brian Fargo's team at inXile has been doing with the gobs of money thrown at them by backers of its Wasteland 2 Kickstarter funding campaign? Then you'll enjoy this video which features a full fifte...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:30 PM on 09.06.2012

Leaked video of Wasteland 2 shows off isometric view

A video of Wasteland 2 has been leaked onto YouTube. The video is in Russian, but thanks to my excellent knowledge of Google's translator, I was able to deduce that this is supposedly from a talk given by Bria...

Joshua Derocher

9:00 AM on 03.31.2012

The DTOID Show: Journey, FEZ, and Wasteland 2!

Happy Friday, folks! In case you missed it, The Destructoid Show went live earlier today, and in addition to giving out four codes for Waveform on Steam, we also covered a metric shit-ton of news that happened recently - som...

Tara Long

5:00 PM on 03.30.2012

inXile might work with Obsidian on Wasteland 2

Watching the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter progress has been a real trip, from inception, to this: the craziest moment yet. If the project manages to raise $2.1 million in contributions, developer inXile will collaborate with Obsid...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 03.13.2012

inXile finally sets up a Kickstarter for Wasteland 2

After weeks of talk, inXile Entertainment has finally set up a Kickstarter for Wasteland 2. The so-called "Godfather of post apocalyptic RPGs" is set to return, with a little help from the community.  The plan is for res...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 02.16.2012

Brian Fargo may attempt kickstarting a Wasteland sequel

Back in 1988, Brian Fargo designed a post-apocalyptic game called Wasteland which would eventually fall deep into the shadow of its spiritual successor, Fallout. It seems that Fargo never quite let go of the game an...

Conrad Zimmerman





5:30 PM on 01.12.2012

Live show: Mash Tactics to the rescue in Choplifter HD

Today, Mash Tactics proceeds to the helicopter in Choplifter HD. The old Apple II adventure has finally been brought into high definition, with new gameplay depth to match the enhanced graphics. This updated chopper run is av...

Bill Zoeker

3:00 PM on 01.11.2012

Choplifter HD to get free helicopter DLC

inXile Entertainment has released their HD re-imagining of Choplifter for the PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today for $14.99/1200 MS Points. Choplifter HD is just the latest in a long line of games to get the m...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Choplifter HD photo
Review: Choplifter HD
by Maurice Tan

There has been a fair share of '80s arcade titles that made the transition to the current generation. From Pac-Man: CE to Galaga Legions, the downloadable platforms have become a haven for games that try to capture that nostalgia of old in a flashy new skin.

Choplifter HD takes Choplifter to the Unreal Engine 3 era with an update in visuals and gameplay depth alike. And just like the original, it's definitely not for the faint of heart.

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6:30 PM on 11.30.2011

Choplifter HD: Konami is getting to the chopper

Choplifter HD, the re-imagining of the 80s classic, is getting close to take off. It has recently been picked up by Konami, who will be co-publishing the XBLA title with developer, InXile Entertainment. Prospective rescue pil...

Fraser Brown



Poor chickens: Hands-on with Choplifter HD photo
Poor chickens: Hands-on with Choplifter HD
by Nick Chester

It's been awhile since we've seen a game in the Choplifter series, about seven years if my calculations are correct, with the PlayStation 2 title Choplifter: Crisis Shield. So you're forgiven if you thought the classic series -- which made its debut in 1982 for the Apple II -- fell off the map.

Well it's back, thanks to developer inXile and its upcoming downloadable title, Choplifter HD. This updated take on the classic sticks closely to the original formula: a side-scrolling game that has you completing rescue missions in a combat helicopter. According to the game's lead designer, Jairo Silva, staying true to the original was key to inXile's vision. Silva tells me they even spoke with original Choplifter designer Dan Gorlin in an effort to bring the original vision -- limited by early-80s technology -- to life on current generation hardware.

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Review: Hunted: The Demon's Forge photo
Review: Hunted: The Demon's Forge
by Jim Sterling

The last time inXile graced the world with a console roleplaying was with The Bard's Tale back in 2004. Since then, the studio has been quietly working away on a number of mobile games, so it's certainly interesting to see the company return to full-scale RPGs after making games like Super Stacker, Super Stacker 2 and Super Stacker Party

Hunted: The Demon's Forge has nothing to do with stacking, super or otherwise. 

 

 

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5:00 PM on 05.26.2011

Hunted: The Demon's Forge official launch trailer

Here's the launch trailer for Hunted: The Demon's Forge, which finally releases next week. I've had my eye on this game for quite some time, and I'm certainly hoping for good things.  The trailer does a good job of maki...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 05.20.2011

Hunted: The Demon's Forge video is about some sounds

Developer diaries really are arrogant. It's like nobody asked the developers to make a documentary, so the developers made it themselves.  Nevertheless, I'm still looking forward to Hunted: The Demon's Forge, so I'll le...

Jim Sterling

1:40 PM on 05.12.2011

Hunted: The Demon's Forge goes to war with monsters

Bethesda has released a new trailer for Hunted: The Demon's Forge, titled "At War With Monsters." The footage features monsters and some war. That's good.  Hype for this game has been rather low, but I'm very much into it and I'm looking forward to seeing if the final product turns out well. Guess we'll see!

Jim Sterling