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Post by Eorl @ 10:55am 15/09/12 | 10 Comments
Earlier in the week we saw a very cryptic website appear on the Orange County-based studio Obsidian Entertainment, with the image of a Ouroboros and a number four on the page. Many fans believed the teaser could be an announcement for a rumoured Wheels of Time franchise, however today those rumours have been squashed.

Obsidian has revealed that the splash page was actually for their upcoming game Project Eternity, which will be a Kickstarter funded isometric party-based RPG. The game will be set in a fantasy world that will pay homage to some of the classic RPG's like 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!

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.
The Kickstarter page has a goal of $1.1 million however currently it has more than $602,000 in just under a few hours of going live. The end date will be in 32 days so if you feel like the world is missing some classic RPG's than head over to the Kickstarter page for a heap more on the background of the game plus a list of the rewards for donating.

Check out the Kickstarter trailer below for a preview of the game and the developers.




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Pirroh
Posted 12:54pm 15/9/12
Put some money down for the boxed version. Now to patiently wait until 2014....
fpot
Posted 03:42pm 15/9/12
Will be the first ever kickstarter worth pledging too. Obsidian f*****g rule. I bought Planescape:T off GoG to get a good feel for isometric games. Will be grabbing Fallout 1&2 as well.
ravn0s
Posted 10:53am 16/9/12
it's already reached its goal
Hogfather
Posted 10:54am 16/9/12
still a few thousand $20 backer places left which include the game on steam
simul
Posted 12:02pm 16/9/12
Oh I hope they know how to use whatever engine they are taking.
Hogfather
Posted 12:32pm 16/9/12
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:58pm 16/9/12
O joy! Joy o Joy o Joy. Between this and Wastland 2 I'm gunna be in cRPG heaven.
IVY_MiKe
Posted 09:59pm 16/9/12
It's got me for the 'game, soundtrack and digital art bsns'.
FFFF I've gotta stay away from Kickstarter...

that'll be the 15th thing I've backed (13 of which are games)

Just did the maths on what I've thrown at Kickstarter over the past few months O_O ....I think I need a hobby.
fpot
Posted 02:27am 17/9/12
How about you become a professional kickstarter contributor. You could start a kickstarter to fund it!
IVY_MiKe
Posted 06:50pm 17/9/12
Fpot, that's so just crazy it might just work!!

(srsly, some of the kickstarter campaigns have been 'fund my holiday across the states'... o_O
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