Planescape: Torment thematic successor Torment: Tides of Numenera is now available Steam Early Access for NZ$54 / US$45.

A story-driven, isometric cRPG in the style of the legendary Infinity Engine games, Torment: Tides of Numenera raised more than US$5m on Kickstarter, which puts it in the top five highest-funded games of all time.

Many of Planescape: Torment’s original creators including Chris Avellone, Colin McComb and Mark Morgan are on board for Tides, which seeks to tell a deep and emotional story set in Monte Cook's unique Ninth World from the new award-winning Numenera pen and paper game.

It has the player explore a world to find an answer to the question, ‘What does one life matter?’

"Torment is a game we couldn't be more excited about," said inXile CEO Brian Fargo.

"Our fans have placed their trust in us to deliver an experience that lives up to their expectations, and as we did with Wasteland 2, we intend to work with them to deliver it.

“We take the Early Access program as a very serious step for us to improve the game based on the community’s feedback. Iteration is paramount to me and this helps to guide us putting our efforts into crafting a game worthy of the Torment name.”