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Posts tagged “Project Eternity”

Eternal Sonata: The Music Of Pillars Of Eternity

Writing music for an RPG must be such a tricky thing. Especially when you're working with a project as potentially massive as Obsidian Kickstarter darling Pillars of Eternity, you've got to breathe life into lilting melodies that rise and crash at the perfect moments, but drift and meander gently throughout. I mean, these songs are going to be on loop for upwards of 50-60 hours.…

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Winter Is Coming: Pillars Of Eternity Pushed To End Of 2014

When Obsidian put Project Eternity up on Kickstarter in September 2012, they dared to ask for a million dollars to make a classic RPG in the 90s BioWare style. And they hoped they'd be finished in a year and a half, in April 2014. People went and gave them four million dollars, and so accordingly their ambitions grew much larger. A release in April started…

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Feature: To Eternity And Beyond

Obsidian’s Bold Future: Eternity Meets Skyrim, A Second KS

Have you read our recent mega-blowouts of Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity? Then congratulations: you know everything about Pillars of Eternity except what the pillars of eternity actually are. But Obsidian's not planning to dip a furtive pinky toe into classic CRPG waters and then leave its legacy behind again. This time, it's in control of its own destiny, and no one knows that better than…

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Feature: Eternity Blowout Pt 2: Odds And Ends

Obsidian On Dungeoniest Dungeon Ever, Eternity’s Length

Do you want to know almost everything ever about Obsidian's newly renamed Kickstarter opus, Pillars of Eternity? Then click that link for impressions and more new information than you can shake a stick of truth at. But still, somehow, thousands of words later, there is more. What follows is an interview snippet concerning Eternity's development progress, what's been left on the cutting room floor, the game's…

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Feature: Project Eternity No More

Mega-Impressions: Obsidian’s Pillars Of Eternity

It's official! Project Eternity finally has a real big boy name: Pillars of Eternity. On its own, that's hardly the most exciting news in the world, but it also means that Obsidian is finally ready to take the wraps off more than, like, three screenshots and precious little else. I had the good fortune of traveling to Obsidian to witness plenty of gameplay and conduct…

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Fungeons And Dragons: Project Eternity’s Strongholds

Are you ready for a painfully tired joke? Oh man, you'd better sit down for this one. That way, you won't be able to throw your chair at me. OK, here goes: we haven't heard anything substantial about Project Eternity... in an eternity. Urgh. I told you it would be painful. It really has been a while, though, so let us excitedly giggle and wriggle over…

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Project Eternity Looks Like Its Concept Art

I have a tedious complaint about the process of games being conceived and then arriving on our screens, and it's that so often the concept art looks better (more artistic, more atmospheric) than the eventual reality of the thing. I browse concept art all the time, and there's always a Bioshock painting that looks more interesting than the game. Not so with mega-Kickstarted RPG Project…

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Rezzed: Chris Avellone On Project Eternity & Black Isle

I'm most distressed that I didn't get a chance to say hello to Chris 'Planescape Torment' Avellone during my limited time at Rezzed. Especially because the only other time I've met him when was when I was blind drunk on French wine and couldn't manage anything more than a witless reference to talking skulls. Still, they do say you should never meet you heroes, so…

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It Lives! – Project Eternity In Motion

My old-school RPG gland's been engorged with excitement for many reasons lately, but the past few weeks have seen Torment race to the front of the pack - and not just because it's chock full of twisted sights and sounds not of this world. In something of a revolution, it also moves. Like, its pictures just sort of do things, without the assistance of a flip…

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Feature: Rolling The Dice, Pt 2

Obsidian On Project Eternity, Kickstarter’s Future

Kickstarter has been quite kind to Obsidian. Once upon a time, "Let's make a spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, but with no recognizable license and a truckload of old-school trappings" would've only gotten them as far as the giant-red-button activated trap door I imagine every major publisher secretly has in their meeting room. But now the band of Black Isle castaways is back on the…

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Feature: Rolling The Dice, Pt 1

Obsidian’s Urquhart On The Future Of RPGs

Obsidian's a company that's always stricken me as bizarrely restless. Despite its near-legendary Black Isle legacy, the Project Eternity and South Park developer's rarely had an easy time finding a comfortable place in the industry. But then, when you think about it, that's not entirely surprising. Both RPGs and storytelling in games - Obsidian's wheelhouses - have spent countless years in constant flux. And though…

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Project Eternity Made An Awful Lot Of Money

Well, the sad news is that Project Eternity just couldn't raise the funds required to see its ambitions met. The Kickstarter came to an end last night, and just fell short of its... four million dollars stretch goal. Yes, of course, this is actually the most financially successful gaming Kickstarter of all time, the $1.1m goal smashed to pieces long ago, and finishing on an…

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Project Eternity Releases Image, Aims For $3.5m

Click for full size! Although it's being made in Unity, Project Eternity uses the same methodology as older RPGs: creating a 3D environment from a fixed perspective, and then allowing artists to go in an art the environment right up. They've done that here, and it looks okay, I suppose. They've probably done it before. Obsidian's big Kickstarter project to make an RPG like-they-used-to-do had…

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Inter-Play: Project Eternity Adds Wasteland 2 Pledge Tier

There's a new reward tier for Obsidian's Project Eternity, which has currently raised more than double its $1.1 million goal. It's a pricey tier - $165 - but rather than receiving a sculpted miniature of a distressed bank manager, backers will receive a digital copy of Project Eternity, its first expansion and Wasteland 2. That's one way of Kicking it Forward, I guess. There are…

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12 People Haven’t Backed Project Eternity Yet

Apparently approaching $2.5 million in pledges, from almost 54,000 backers, isn't enough for Obsidian's Project Eternity. They absolutely will not stop, ever, until you have pledged. With rumours circulating that 12 members of the human race are yet to back this olden-values RPG, Obsidian have dispatched expert assassins known as the Ladies of Pain to every city around the globe in an attempt to locate…

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Feature: Moving Forward By Looking Back

Obsidian On Project Eternity, Old-School Innovation

I think - after all these years - it might finally be safe to say that a few people kind of liked Baldur's Gate. Admittedly, there's not much evidence to support this insane theory of mine, but Obsidian's Project Eternity is scraping by decently I guess. In light of that, I got in touch with Obsidian creative overlord Chris Avellone to discuss his company's Kickstarter-fueled…

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Project Eternity Will Be DRM Free On GOG, Detailed

Watching the Project Eternity Kickstarter is a bit like watching a telethon for something like Children In Need, except instead of any of the money going to help boring sickly children, instead it goes toward making a game for me to play! The project that asked for an extremely ambitious $1.1m has already received $1.6m just five days in. It's an extraordinary site, and there…

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Plane Sailing: Project Eternity Is Funded, & Then Some

What's a Project Eternity? Don't ask me, I've been away for a week. Apparently it's terribly exciting though. So exciting that developers Obsidian have managed to talk the general public into giving them some $1.4 million to make their brand new fantasy RPG, handily exceeded the $1.1 million they were after and achieving it within a mere three days. Obsidian are very happy about this…

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Project Eternity Raises Lots Of Money Awfully Quickly

I'm early-morning compiling Kickstarter Katchup before a trip to see inside-out animals at the Natural History Museum, but there's one highlight that needs its own post. Yesterday's announcement from Obsidian that they're making a new, old-school RPG in the spirit of Planescape: Torment was always going to be popular. But even so, they set their sights pretty high. $1.1m is the highest gaming Kickstarter I've…

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Obsidian’s Kickstarter Is “Project Eternity”

It seemed inevitable, and so it was: Obsidian's Kickstarter project "aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPGs that we enjoyed making - and playing." It's called Project Eternity, which is a working title, it's going to be led by Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer, and they want $1.1m. You can watch the pitch video below.

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