Two highly publicized role-playing game Kickstarter campaigns were recently funded. Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar raised $1.9 million which allowed backers to hit stretch goals including pets, seasonal weather, and a prequel novel written by Tracy Hickman. InXile’s Torment: Tides of Numenera raised over $4 million dollars, becoming the most funded game Kickstarter ever. Stretch goals reached for Torment included the ability to create male or female player characters and writing contributions from Monte Cook and Chris Avellone.
Both games are tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.