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Torment: Tides Of Numenera Sets Kickstarter Record
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

inXile Entertainment has successfully concluded its Kickstarter campaign for Torment: Tides of Numenera with a record setting $4,188,927, as well as nearly $130,000 from PayPal donations. The spiritual successor to the classic Planescape: Torment fantasy RPG is set in the world of Monte Cook's Numenera role playing game.

All of us made history yesterday, reaching a new record for the most funded video game on Kickstarter! Thank you so much for your support, both through your pledges and through your spreading the word to others.

We had 74,405 backers on Kickstarter, raising $4,188,927. As of midmorning yesterday, we had about 2K backers and $127K through PayPal. In the last day, we reached the two major Stretch Goals at $4M and $4.25M, and also the 12th Fathom, and we’re thrilled to be able to add these aspects to Torment!

For more information check out the link below.

Torment: Tides Of Numenera

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Running Sheep: Tiny Worlds Now At MGS
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Running Sheep: Tiny Worlds from Ladia Group is now available for download and purchase from Mac Game Store. The game challenges players to safely lead their sheep around obstacles and away from hungry wolves in 250 unique brain teasing levels.

The sheep got bored of sitting around at the farm, so they decided to go on a trip! The adventures throughout the trip will be interesting, but risky. The sheep will need a wise assistant!

The game is an uncomplicated brainteaser consisting of small labyrinths which are filled with various obstacles. The most dangerous ones are wolves and pits: Coming across them will cause the player to lose sheep. The player’s objective is to safely lead the sheep under his care through the labyrinths. To do this, he has to lay out arrows on the field which the sheep will step on to go in the right direction. Guide the sheep along safe pathways to their homes, where they will be saved! The number of arrows is limited, so to make them last for the entire trip, you have to erase the used arrows and lay them out again.

Running Sheep: Tiny Worlds is an engrossing brainteaser with simple controls, vivid graphics, and 250 levels. It’s wonderful entertainment for the whole family!

Running Sheep: Tiny Worlds is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Shroud Of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Successfully Funded
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Richard "Lord British" Garriott's Kickstarter campaign for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues recently wrapped up with a successful $1,919,275. The return to the RPG genre promises to "reinvent the classic fantasy role-playing experience." Featuring both multi and single player action, Shroud will feature a classless character system, player housing, a crafting system that avoids busy work, meaningful PvP, and scene based encounters.

A sincere thank you goes out to all our backers for pledging your support to “Shroud of the Avatar” and helping us raise almost double our Kickstarter goal! This game would not be possible without your dedication and feedback – what a fantastic experience it’s been to interact with all of you, learning what is most important and desired in our new world.

And we very much look forward to continuing that interaction, so please follow us to our official site at ShroudOfTheAvatar.com and join us in our continuing discussions and efforts. We’ll have regular updates and information for friends old and new. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter, or tweet us with #LBSOTA to keep the conversation alive!

Head over to the pages below for more information.

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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Reviewed
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The Armchair Empire Infinite has posted a new review of Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, the next chapter in the sci-fi RTS saga. The game's single player campaign revolves around Kerrigan and her plans to "take down Arcturus Mengsk once and for all," while the multiplayer aspect features a host of new units and abilities to employ.

From the review:

Heart of the Swarm has its fair share of base building, et al. but it’s interspersed with smaller missions, where the player may have control over Kerrigan and a handful of units to perform some specific task or even take control of a human cruiser in outer space.

There are also Evolution Missions, which are basically hands-on time with upgrades for Zerg units before committing to one. Accessed via the Evolution Pit and explained by the charismatic Abathur, who speaks very much like another sci-fi geneticist Mordin Solus from the Mass Effect games, these quick missions afford concrete examples of advantages/disadvantages associated with each upgrade. A flying zergling or zergling that hatch almost immediately and each cocoon releases two zerglings? The choice is permanent but at least the player gets to take the unit for a test drive prior to committing. Each unit type can be modified a little more, but those changes can be flipped on a whim between missions.

Click on the link below for the full review.

Armchair Empire Infinite: StarCraft II Heart Of The Swarm Review
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Mac Games News for Monday, April 8, 2013

BlizzCon Tickets On Sale April 24 and 276:00 AM
Defeat Dark Forces In The Chronicles Of Emerland Solitaire6:00 AM
Infinite Space 3: Sea Of Stars Kickstarter Launched6:00 AM
The Banner Saga Status Update6:00 AM
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