After an incredibly successful multi-million dollar Kickstarter in early 2013 and four years of development time, Torment: Tides of Numenera launches today. The isometric RPG is a spiritual successor to one of the biggest cult games of all time, Planescape: Torment. As purveyors of both old-school games and RPGs, PC game distributors GoG.com are celebrating the release with an RPG Madness Sale and some free game offers.
First, if your purchase Torment: Tides of Numenera within the next 48 hours (ending March 2 at Midnight PST) you will receive a copy of Lords of Xulima for free. Lords of Xulima is an indie RPG that took many inspirations from classic PC RPG series like Ultima, Might and Magic, and Wizardry.
Another indie RPG, Eschalon: Book 1 is also completely free, no purchase necessary. The sequels, Escahlon: Book II and Escahlon: Book III also received permanent price drops, with an additional sale for 60% off. The Eschalon series also borrows heavily from classic PC RPG gameplay.
The rest of the RPG Madness Sale includes many semi-recent RPG releases. Highlights include the excellent Shadowrun trilogy by Harebrained Schemes, Wasteland 2 by InXile (who also made Torment), and the new Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale Enhanced Editions by Beamdog. Note that the new Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II and Icewind Dale also include the original Complete Editions from the late 90s/early 2000s.
Getting Lords of Xulima free with Torment: Tides of Numenera ends March 2. The RPG Madness Sale ends March 5.