Obisidian’s obscure teasing that took over their site last week has now had its true purpose revealed: a Kickstarter! The new project, currently named ‘Project: Eternity’, is billed as “an isometric, party-based RPG set in a new fantasy world” that “pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment“.
“We have wanted to go back to our roots and create an epic PC role-playing game adventure for years,” writes the blurb. “But, it’s been almost impossible to get funding through traditional methods for a game like this. The great thing about Kickstarter is that we can go directly to the people who love to play RPGs as much as we love to make them. Plus, we don’t have to make compromises with a publisher. We make the development decisions, we market the game, and we don’t have to answer to anyone but you – our fans.”
Obsidian are asking for a budget of $1.1 million from their fans, and a mere 24 hours later, they’ve been given it. In fact at the time of writing, 27,684 people have donated a whopping $1,128,066 — and there’s still 31 days left on the clock.
If you’d like to be a part of the drive, there’s 5000 slots left of the $20 ‘pre-purchase on Steam’ support option remaining, so head on over and take a look.