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[Kickstarter] Project Eternity, An Isometric, party-based RPG à la Baldur's Gate by Obsidian

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Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.


Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPGs that we enjoyed making - and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back… and that’s why we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!

Possible features:
  • Linux support(in stretch goal)
  • DRM free


Stretch Goals

1.1 million, Base Goal – Achieved!

Base game includes three races, five classes, and five companions. We have ideas for these, but we want to hear your opinions on what you'd like to see. Stay tuned to Kickstarter, our website, and our forums to join in on the conversation.

1.4 million, New Playable Race, Class, and Companion! – Achieved!

Expands your options for character creation and adds a companion of the new class.

1.6 million, a Mac Version of Project Eternity and The Story Grows!

We've listened and we’ll make a Mac version of the game at this tier. We're also going to add a new major storyline along with new quests, locations, NPCs, and unique loot (special histories everyone?).

1.8 million, New Playable Race, Class, and Companion!

The options grow for your main character and the roster of your motley crew expands with the addition of a new companion from the selected class.

2.0 million, Player House!

Get your own house in the game that you can customize, store equipment in, and where your companions hang out, or, as the elves say, "chillax".

2.2 million, a new Region, a new Faction and another new Companion! And, dare we say it... ? LINUX!

Great news, everyone! For the Tarball Knights of Gzippia out there, we'll be adding Linux support!
Also, the world of Project Eternity grows in a major way with the inclusion of a whole new faction and the territory it holds. This adds new NPCs, quests, magic items, and hours of gameplay. And yes, you got it, another companion.
Edited by Microtom - 9/19/12 at 12:08pm
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A new CRPG by Obsidian? thumb.gif Count me in
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I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening.

This made me nostalgia hard, I'm currently reinstalling Icewind Dale as we speak.
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oh hell yes! thumb.gif
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I'm not sure how much I trust the legitimacy of the current amount of pledges. Is it possible a part of it comes from Obsidian itself just to create hype?
Edited by Microtom - 9/14/12 at 3:20pm
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I'm not sure how much I trust the legitimacy of the current amount of pledges. Is it possible a part of it comes from Obsidian itself just to create hype?

That's possible, they could create a large amount of dummy accounts. It seems like it'd be much less trouble to just donate a huge amount from a small number of users, though...and with 11.5k donors and growing, not even a day into the project, well, thumb.gif. I don't think Obsidian would have to do much to generate hype -- just put their name behind it, promise it's going to take inspiration from some of the greatest RPG's created, create a slick Kickstarter with lots of rewards, and give some interviews (e.g. that Kotaku article).

Interestingly, it's going to use an entirely new RPG system - not D&D. Makes sense, considering the inevitable licensing. I'd be curious to see what they can come up with, and if it resembles d20.
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Finally a classic game that hasn't been cannibalized in to an FPS.
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odd, seems like my comment was deleted
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hada feeling it'd be a kickstarter project... that explains why there was no actual footage.
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A bit of a noob question.
How do people who help in Kickstarter get their returns?
Or is it just done out of the good of their heart?
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