Obsidian announced last Friday that their new game would be a Kickstarter funded project called Project Eternity. The game is suppose to be a throwback to the old PC RPGs that we don’t see as much now but are still very popular today. Well they have already reached their goal of 1.1 million dollars in a matter of days, and are closing in on 1.5 million dollars.
The game is described as a isometric RPG that will be similar to “Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale” which were developed by members of Obsidian. The deadline for the Kickstarter funded Project Eternity is October 16th and as of right now Obsidian plans to release the game sometime in 2014.
Here is a Kickstarter description of what the gameplay will be like in Project Eternity:
“Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment.
Combat uses a tactical real-time with pause system – positioning your party and coordinating attacks and abilities is one of the keys to success. The world map is dotted with unique locations and wilderness ripe for exploration and questing. You’ll create your own character and collect companions along the way – taking him or her not just through this story, but, with your continued support, through future adventures. You will engage in dialogues that are deep, and offer many choices to determine the fate of you and your party. …and you’ll experience a story that explores mature themes and presents you with complex, difficult choices to shape how your story plays out.”
People lately have been clamoring for more RPGs just like what Obsidian is planing with Project Eternity, so it is no wonder that the project reached the 1.1 million in three days. Personally I can’t wait until their next game comes out next year South Park The Stick of Truth, which look amazing (not to mention that Matt Stone and Trey Parker are actually helping with the game).
Here is the official Kickstarter trailer for Project Eternit: