Torment: Tides of Numenera Alpha Systems Test Now Available

If you pledged enough money toward Torment: Tides of Numenera to be considered an "Alpha System Tester" during its crowd-funding campaign, then you'll be pleased to learn that the RPG's first Alpha Systems Test build is now available through Steam. I just downloaded it and played through it, and can confirm that it's relatively short, but it certainly invokes a similar vibe in comparison to what we experienced in the original Planescape: Torment. In the event that you misplaced the email, here are the details you'll need:

Dear Alpha Systems Testers,

You're receiving this message because your Torment reward selection (or add-on) contained Alpha Systems Test (AST) access. Thank you for your generous support!

We are now ready to launch the first AST, which we are calling A0, to you. This alpha test will be available on Steam and for Windows (and Mac), and contains a short segment of the game's opening. Our intention with A0 is to gather feedback on our conversation system and, basic exploration gameplay, and the general tone set in the beginning of the game.

To claim your AST Steam key, please your Rewards page on the Torment site and click the "Manage Keys" button you find there:

Before you play, you may wish to read our A0 Release Notes, which contains detailed information about A0. This will also help you give us better feedback since you will have some better understanding of the state of the A0 release. You can find that here:

For more information on the Torment AST in general, please visit our Torment AST FAQ, which answers many general questions about the AST: