|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Obsidian Entertainment - Project Eternity Kickstarter Launched

Default Obsidian Entertainment - Project Eternity Kickstarter Launched

September 14th, 2012, 23:22
From the site - "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."

That last is going to be the hardest part I think. Definitely worth following.
teije is offline

teije

teije's Avatar
Watcher

#41

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 48

Default 

September 14th, 2012, 23:55
By using the long venerated and highly scientific method of pulling predictions out of a particular orifice, I estimate this is likely to end between 3.3 million at the high end and 2.4 million at the lower end.
jhwisner is offline

jhwisner

SasqWatch

#42

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,515

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 00:02
Instapledged, Obsidian is the best rpg dev along with CDP Projekt.
Paul is offline

Paul

Watchdog

#43

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 165

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 00:45
They had me at Planescape: Torment.

Pledged.
regomar is offline

regomar

Watcher

#44

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 68

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 01:31
it only started a few hours ago and already at $545K
wolfing is offline

wolfing

wolfing's Avatar
Wonders what SasqWatch is

#45

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,229

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 01:40
Gamebanshee is helping the cause - with the aim to "immortalize" the site name within the game!
http://gamebanshee.chipin.com/project-eternity

That aside, I have to quote this:
show the publishers of the world that fans of old-school role-playing games are more than willing to spend some hard-earned money when they're not being shoveled yet another console-friendly action RPG.
500K+$ in just a few hours after project was put the kickstarter is definetly showing that!
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
RPGWatch Donor

#46

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,092

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 01:45
Wow. They are already more than half way to their goal. I hope they have some good stretch goals in mind.
BillSeurer is offline

BillSeurer

BillSeurer's Avatar
Eternal Supreme Dictator

#47

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,727

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 02:49
I'll certainly back this. I'm an Obsidian fan. Personally, I'd like to see a Kickstarter for Alpha Protocol2 to make it evern more RPGy.

My requests:

1. Auto-pause options, a la BG. Give me the option to pause every turn.

2. A real character-devlopment system, with solid game mechanics. Dragon Age: Origins was supposed to be the spiritua successor to BG, but I found it sadly lacking. Character development put you on rails to a predictable archetype, complete with the now-standrad gimmicky skill trees. I also found the plot hackneyed and dull, though there were some good characters, along with flat, cliched ones.

But I'm loooking forward to this. I dig Obsidian. Just started a second playthrough of New Vegas, after completing my first one. Putting both of those together is super rare for me these days.
Capt. Huggy Face is offline

Capt. Huggy Face

Capt. Huggy Face's Avatar
Magicky Utok

#48

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,011

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 03:06
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
Gamebanshee is helping the cause - with the aim to "immortalize" the site name within the game!
http://gamebanshee.chipin.com/project-eternity
Some people on Neogaf are try to do the same thing for Gaf
azarhal is offline

azarhal

SasqWatch
RPGWatch Donor

#49

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,497

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 03:18
I am so looking forward to this. I'd be a bit hesitant about the year and a half away target date but the folks involved (Chris Avallone, Feargus Urquhart, etc.) I'm reassured.

The description of what they want to do is fantastic. Its like they are creating a game just for me and people with my tastes in RPGs. I really cannot wait for this.

P.S. over $621,000 in less then a day. AMAZING though not surprising. Would love to see some stretch goals for this too.
Caidh is offline

Caidh

SasqWatch

#50

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Paltz, NY
Posts: 149

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 03:42
Another instant pledge here. I am a bit disappointed it's more Baldur's Gate looking than it is Planescape looking, but I trust obsidian. I'm also surprised it's getting funded so quick. Haven't seen that sort of rapid response since about the time the Doublefine game happened. This does cement a theory: People are willing to back big time, just based on an established name. Wasteland 2, and Shadow Run Returns aren't flukes. There is still hope for medium sized developers. The catch is you have to be popular first.
jwmeep is offline

jwmeep

Watchdog

#51

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 178

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 04:49
thanks obsidian

well looks like ill have to join kickstarter
tennishero is offline

tennishero

tennishero's Avatar
Watcher

#52

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 50

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 04:49
I'm am so on that. I pledged. Now we have to wait until 2014
CelesteGB is offline

CelesteGB

CelesteGB's Avatar
Watchhamster

#53

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 266

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 05:16
Holy shit. (throws a couple hundred)
ChaosTheory is offline

ChaosTheory

ChaosTheory's Avatar
Sentinel

#54

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 506

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 05:26
Actually, scratch that. I went $1k. I want to design an item… And I need your help. Ideas?
ChaosTheory is offline

ChaosTheory

ChaosTheory's Avatar
Sentinel

#55

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 506

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 05:57
Originally Posted by jwmeep View Post
The catch is you have to be popular first.
Popular? No.

Trusted? Yes.
ChaosTheory is offline

ChaosTheory

ChaosTheory's Avatar
Sentinel

#56

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 506

Default wow, 2014?

September 15th, 2012, 06:00
Mebe it will be done before BG:EE.
Bry72 is offline

Bry72

Watcher

#57

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 28

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 06:18
Originally Posted by ChaosTheory View Post
Popular? No.

Trusted? Yes.
Given that Homestuck made a million dollars so they could make a game, I'm sticking with popular. But you are right, it's really more of a trust issue.
jwmeep is offline

jwmeep

Watchdog

#58

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 178

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 06:32
Obsidian makes excellent, albeit very buggy, games… However, with no publisher to rush their unfinished game out the door, they just might deliver a polished product this time… I'm in at $20 and crossing my fingers. If it looks like they'll double or triple their goal, I'll up my pledge to get the collector's edition with cloth map. Why wait? I figure the extra cash will buy them more cans of Raid and make for a more polished product.

BTW, my top three rpgs of all time are Ultima 7, Planescape Torment, and Fallout… The people at Obsidian worked on two of those.

Anyway, I'm excited… Thanks to Kickstarter, we have so much classic-style gaming to look forward to… Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, Moebius, Project Fedora, Dead State, and now Project Eternity.
Last edited by Vindicator; September 15th, 2012 at 06:49.
Vindicator is offline

Vindicator

Vindicator's Avatar
SasqWatch

#59

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 199

Default 

September 15th, 2012, 06:47
Hnm, I feel like sour grapes saying this, but I want some more info about the game itself before I pledge. I know who's making it, I know which games inspire it, but what is the game, what sets it apart? What's interesting about setting and story?
GhanBuriGhan is offline

GhanBuriGhan

GhanBuriGhan's Avatar
Wose extraordinaire

#60

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3,479
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Obsidian Entertainment - Project Eternity Kickstarter Launched
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:35.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch