Following the puzzling release of various teaser posters, Obsidian has finally revealed their next game, “Project Eternity”. The game is an isometric, party-based RPG that has the backing of the creative minds behind games such as Fallout 1&2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II.
The team plans to reintroduce to Project Eternity “the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPGs that we enjoyed making – and playing.” Said the devs on their Kickstarter page. “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.”
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Project Eternity will include a variety of exciting features that add to the overall depth of the game. Features such as a large map that will provide plenty of unique locations to explore and a variety of companions to be found will allow players to choose their path and whom they wish to share it with. The combat system is tactical based with a real-time style that uses a pause system that grants players the opportunity to position their characters and coordinate the attack. The game will also include compelling dialogues that incorporate a multitude of conversational options that will ultimately determine how the story plays out.
Obsidian aims to earn $1.1 million by the end of their Kickstarter campaign. Considering that at the time of writing this they have already raised just over $318,000 with 32 days left to go, they are well on their way to a complete funding of the project. As usual in Kickstarter campaigns, there are various pledge levels that all come with their own incentives. There are also a number of reward tiers that offer new content and prizes once the game hits a specific pledge amount.
Backers can ensure their copy of the game for as low as $20 on the campaign. To help fund the game yourself, head over to the Official Kickstarter Page and choose the pledge tier that best fits you.