Isometric RPG Nets More Than $800,000 Overnight
The countdown is over and all is revealed. Obsidian Entertainment's newest game is Project Eternity, a fantasy RPG that draws elements from Planescape Torment, Icewind Dale and other classic Black Isle games. Chris Avellone has been banging on about how much he'd like to revisit Planescape, and now it's happening.
Well... almost certainly happening, at least. Project Eternity has been launched as a Kickstarter campaign, which has already attracted over $880,000 worth of backing in less than 24 hours. Considering that their target is $1,100,000 and they still have 31 days to go, it's probably time for them to start thinking about stretch goals.
"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," reads the pitch.
"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."
"We are excited at this chance to create something new, yet reminiscent of those great games and we want you to be a part of it as well."
Excited? You know how this works.