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16 hours to go to get some great rewards by backing Obsidian Entertainment's new RPG.

It looks very promising right now after all of the goals they have achieved thus far.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity

They currently sit at 3.4 million and are promising a second big city after reaching 3.5.
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I never got why games in Kickstarter need millions to be made. Is the developer AAA?
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Edited by DeadOfKnight - 10/16/12 at 2:47am
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Project Eternity is a roleplaying game in the style of the Infinity Engine games (i.e. the Baldur's Gate series, Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale). It's in isometric perspective and is distinguished by having party-based (up to 6 characters), real-time with pause combat. It's not something a traditional publisher would be interested in because of the scale, so it's being financed by a Kickstarter like many other such games. The studio producing it is Obsidian. It includes many of the people who worked on Planescape: Torment, Fallout, etc.

They've currently raised around $3.4 million which was roughly the budget of the Infinity Engine games back when they were state of the art. They've also made available most of the trinkets and add-ons that people asked of them over the past month.

They've also released a lot (and I do mean a lot) of information about the setting, characters, rules and so on in the form of updates. The same page also addresses various concerns about how they are going to make the game and make sure that it doesn't suffer from too many bugs (classic case of turning a weakness into a strength: they decided to make a public beta and offer keys at the higher reward tiers).

This Kickstarter ends in a little bit over 16 hours (at 6PM Pacific Standard Time) so if you're a fan of the Infinity Engine games, and you have not seen it yet, take a look.
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That makes sense then.
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I never got why games in Kickstarter need millions to be made. Is the developer AAA?

One of the few AAA developers that is actually honest to the player and good at what they do, even. I think I'll raise my pledge.

Edit: 3.5 mil. Two big cities for us. That's a huge deal, if you don't remember just how much content was in the big cities in the old games.
Edited by Ganf - 10/16/12 at 7:54am
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