Obsidian’s Project Eternity RPG gets $4 millions on Kickstarter, becomes most funded game of all time

November 5, 2012

Development of Project Eternity is real thanks to the massive support the Obsidian Entertainment fantasy RPG has gained through their official Kickstarter campaign.

Obsidian, as any RPG gamer worth his salt should know, houses some of the most well-known names in the RPG sphere; names responsible for epic RPG titles looked upon with reverence by nostalgic gamers. The list includes Fallout 1 & 2, Fallout: Vegas, Baldur’s gate, Icewind Dale 1 & 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Planescape: Torment and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2.

Obsidian’s latest undertaking, Project Eternity, is an ambitious project aiming to “recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG’s” for the PC platform.

It has gathered an incredible back up from fans across the world, with the raised money ending at slightly below the $4 million mark. No other videogame project before has managed to hit this staggering figure on the popular crowd-funding site.

As the spiritual successor to classics such as Planescape, will be a party-based RPG with old school roots (isometric view, fixed camera) set in a new universe, featuring competing factions and 11 different classes.

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It’s worth noting that Obsidian’s original goal was meant to reach $1.1 million, a number the unborn project fully realized in less than 24 hours. The team has then added goals for each pledged figure; even so, it has hit the final stretch goal, which requires the developer to enhance the whole game.

Folks who supported Project Eternity by pledging $25 will be granted a cheaper copy of the game when it hits retail, while those who contributed with $165 and above will not only get their hands on the full game, but will be also treated to another Kickstarter-funded RPG – Wasteland 2 – in addition to the first expansion pack to Project Eternity.

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Stretch goals were not limited to financial success, however. Additional levels were also vowed for the game’s Od Nua’s castle in accordance to the number of “likes” its Facebook page has received.

by Khalil Daou
A contributor to T3me.com, Khalil is an all-around gadgets and tech follower who flagrantly can't hide the geek in him; Khalil has been fascinated with the world of videogames ever since he learned how to hold a joystick in his hands. Likes photography, classical music and writing about his favorite interests. You can reach him via khalil.daou.lb@gmail.com