Obsidian have done what they’ve been hinting about doing for a while, and launched their own Kickstarter project.
Called Project Eternity, Obsidian has promised that it will hit all the old-school bullet points we love, in a new and interesting fantasy setting from the minds that brought us games like Planescape etc.
Which is cool. And I’m hoping it goes great, both for Obsidian and for us gamers. I’ve little doubt Obsidian will get their funding, they’ve almost hit their target as I write this, I’m guessing the final total will be about $6 million in the end.
But…can someone tell me what the game is about? The setting/plot premise? I know it’s fantasy (and that map is highly reminiscent of the Forgotten Realms, to me), I saw something about a Watcher, Sawyer said something about soul magic and I saw some concept art of an elf which I am not entirely sure is from Project Eternity at all.
I want to be super excited…but emotionally, I’ve got little to latch onto here, besides being pleased that someone is making more games of this type. I made myself a cup of tea, sat down to watch the video and get hyped, and ended up feeling like I’d watched 6 minutes of name-dropping. That IS one of the most effective ways to get Kickstarter support so I can’t fault their strategy, but I wish I knew something more about the actual game itself.
Well, let’s hope everything ends up great. Good luck to Obsidian, they’re one of the few companies whose potential I feel excited about, even if I occasionally feel let down by one of their games.