Obsidian unveils new fantasy RPG Kickstarter, Project Eternity

Obsidian Entertainment is raising funds via Kickstarter for its latest project.

Obsidian Entertainment is raising funds via Kickstarter for its latest endeavor: Project Eternity, an isometric, party-based PC role-playing game that pays homage to titles like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

Project Eternity will allow players to create their own characters and explore mature themes. The game will "take a 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 is done in real-time and requires positioning different part members for success.

Planescape: Torment's lead designer Chris Avellone, Fallout creator Tim Cain, and project director and lead designer of Fallout: New Vegas Josh Sawyer are heading the project. The team looks forward to working without pressure from a publisher, a fact they briefly touch on in both their Kickstarter video and the project's page.

"We don't have to make compromises without a publisher," the team said via their Kickstarter page. "We make the development decisions, we market the game, and we don't have to answer to anyone but you—our fans."

Efforts to raise the $1.1 million needed to kickstart the project will end on Tuesday, October 16th. Pledges can donate anywhere from $5 to $10,000 with a number of rewards in-between.

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