For years, Obsidian Entertainment has developed great titles for other publishers: Fallout: New Vegas for Bethesda and Star Wars: KOTR II for LucasArts, but Project Eternity is all theirs. On September 14, 2012 a Kickstarter campaign was announced with a goal of reaching 1.1 million dollars and funded the very next day. Currently, it’s sitting at well over 2.5 million dollars with nearly 60,000 backers.
What’s got everybody pulling out their wallets? Obsidian’s team made up of industry veterans with some of the best storytellers, programmers, designers and artists in the world. The project is described as a relative to Planescape: Torment and Baldur’s Gate, with its purpose is to recreate a strong tactical RPG like its ancestors. The game is said to feature real-time-pausing, allowing players to make necessary changes to their characters within the pause menu. A player will have a party with up to five companions, allowing for some versatile battle plans.
Those who contribute $25 or more to its Kickstarter page will be receive a digital download of the game. So far, the only signs of progress lies in the artwork above, but it’s a beautiful sign of things to come. Project Eternity is rolling along with no signs of slowing down.