Project Eternity - Traditional Fantasy RPG by Obsidian (Kickstarter)
Yeah, yeah, I know. Another Kickstarter topic from me. But (again) this is just too damn good news to ignore!
Obsidian Entertainment legends, Chris Avellone (Planescape: Torment, Fallout), Tim Cain (creator of Fallout & Arcanum) and Josh Sawyer (Fallout: New Vegas, Icewind Dale) are leading a development team for an entirely new, isometric, party-based roleplaying game for PC influenced by such classics as Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. Combat will be real-time with pause like in those games too.
This is seriously the greatest Kickstarter project for me personally yet as I love those classic RPGs.
$20 gets you digital Steam copy of the finished game and $65 full, boxed version. They are aiming for $1.1 million and are already over $160,000 at this time (and growing fast!).
Last edited by Guts; 15-09-2012 at 11:43 AM.
This will go gangbusters. Methinks we might finally have a Kickstarter project that will surpass Double Fine's in pledges.
Too bad publishers don't like these RPG's and gamers have to fund them........again.
Funny how publishers make money when they fund titles and all we get are games, I'm becoming very cynical about Kickstarter when large companies ask for a million.
When's this game due? 2014?
Obsidian are not a large company. Recently they got f***ed by Bethesda and didn't get their bonuses because New Vegas got Metacritic score of 84 instead of 85. I think Alpha Protocol was also a financial flop.
Estimated release date is April 2014.
"We have wanted to go back to our roots and create an epic PC role-playing game adventure for years. But, it's been almost impossible to get funding through traditional methods for a game like this. The great thing about Kickstarter is that we can go directly to the people who love to play RPGs as much as we love to make them. Plus, we don’t have to make compromises with a publisher. We make the development decisions, we market the game, and we don't have to answer to anyone but you – our fans."
What is your money going toward:
"We need to raise $1.1 million to fund an experienced team to do this right. We are asking for more than a lot of the other Kickstarter projects and that’s because we are not only making a game, we are creating a whole new world. That means a new RPG system, entirely new art, new characters and animation and whole lot of lore and dialogue. We’ve also designed the game to have a flexible budget and scope, so if we reach our target budget goal, we have a list great stuff we can add into the mix through stretch goals. And, additional money we raise will go straight into the game to add new levels, companions, NPCs, features, and even entirely new parts of the world which will add hours and hours to the adventure."
Excellent! I'm convinced this whole kickstarter bubble will burst sooner or later but at least we'll get some great games to show for it.
Meanwhile, I'm sure this promotion over at GOG.com can't possibly be a coincidence... Well, I'm not complaining, I'm picking up everything bar the two turds.
EA can GTF!
Yes. I'm in. My first kickstarter. Awesome.
This is really going at the moment, already at $250,000. Interesting to see how far this'll go and how long it'll take to reach $1.1 mil.
Well we will agree to disagree about Obisian being a large company. Not many small companies are employed to create South Park RPG's.
Also I wouldn't say Bethesda ****ed them over, contract says 85 they got 84, yeah it sucks but that's the contract that they signed.
Metacritic bonuses are all the rage nowadays.
I'll maybe buy it when its on a steam sale, 75% off of course.
I imagine Obsidian were hardly in the position to negotiate with Bethesda. Most likely it was a case of "close the studio or accept the crappy contract".
Also, you must not really care about RPGs if you're only willing to pay five bucks for them...
Most people will let you spend the $20 and just sit back til it does indeed hit steam at $5. I didn't say I cared for RPG's, really can't remember last one I played to completion, always end up bored. Which is a shame as the good ole days I loved a good RPG.
I'll support the point n clicks on kickstater, even then the double fine adventure was supported through gritted teeth. When I see Daedelic, Frogwares, Pendulo and more being published, I really wonder what was stopping Schaffer/Gilbert all these years.