Obsidian's Project Eternity

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    And they will get money from it even in the future, not just as long as they are working on the game. So if Project Eternity gets done, it can still make money for them even in 10 years.
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Salary? I doubt there's any difference, they're under continuing contracts anyway. Individual salary should be the same.

    Bonus structure and how much money the developing house as a whole gets is better for Kickstarter, obviously. But base salary? Hmmm.
  3. God is Dog backwards

    God is Dog backwards Mildly Dipped

    Jul 25, 2003
    Posted this on neogaf:

    Don't get me wrong, I backed without even reading the Kickstarter - it's Obsidian making a game they want to make, so i have faith.

    I just think they firstly need to say what makes the setting appealing to them - why have they chosen, so far, generic-sounding fantasy, what's going to make that special? They are not constrained by publishers, so they've actively chosen this setting as something more appealing over something more immediately unique (Eg. Planescape). I want to know why, though.

    Secondly, the tiers are not so great at the level I am looking to pledge. I would have given more than $35 if there had been something there for me (I'm an international customer).

    Thirdly, IMO RTwP was never a fun combat system. I remember the debates and arguments in the Black Isle days about RTwP - the 'hardcore' wanted turnbased combat in their games and saw RTwP as a concession to publisher demands. Fallout: Tactics was heavily criticised for introducing a real-time option.

    Anyway - the bottom line is this is a game Obsidian want to make, so I'm backing Obsidian, rather than the game, at the moment. No excuses allowed if it's not great - this game will define Obsidian, for me.
  4. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    I've never replayed the Icewind Dales because of that fact; Companion interaction is essential for me. I like balancing their personalities, along with their strengths and weaknesses. Icewind Dale just had me creating characters I didn't care for, other than maxing their potential for whatever class(es) they were. I guess I'm not a very good character author :(
    NPC interaction with party members and companion quests seem to be integral to a great RPG.
  5. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Jeez, this thing is moving fast.
    I looked away for 10 minutes and BAM! they got another 30K.

    I put in $160 for the box and goodies (and shipping of course).
    Probably wouldn't have if it wasn't my birthday next month. Hopefully I can recover some of the money from generous relatives then. :look:
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    I gave in $280 dollar now. That's just 214 euro, thanks to the weak dollar. :>
  7. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    I'm not super happy about RTwP, but I'm still very excited about it. I think one of the reasons Obsidian struggled so far is that they desperately tried to adapt to the modern gaming landscape but focused on stuff that mainstream doesn't really care about, and this sounds like the kind of project they really should have been working on since the beginning.

    Wasteland 2, The Banner Saga, Shadowrun Returns, Project Eternity, just to cite Kickstarters, plus Chaos Chronicles, Divinity: Original Sin, Age of Decadence (ahahahah, no really, it will eventually come out)... the future is promising for old-school RPGs. Now I just have to hope that stuff actually delivers.
  8. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    You guys are for more generous than me. 20 dollars for now. Might eventually go up to the soundtrack/collectors book level.
  9. Knight Captain Kerr

    Knight Captain Kerr Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 27, 2011
    Awesome. I really hope they reach the goal and the game actually gets made.
  10. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Judging by the rate at which funds are coming in.. We're good. My hope is that the funding surpasses Double Fine's kickstarter, to show crowd funding isn't just a fad that's slowly dying.
  11. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    At $300,000 already.

    Nice. :)
  12. Token-not-found

    Token-not-found It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 11, 2011
    I don't know why i have a bad feeling about KS , it just seems too good to be true.

    We'll know for certain once W2 and Eternity get released...

    They will use light graphics for Eternity, like those of wasteland 2, right?
  13. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Obsidian.net and the RPGCodex forums are down. Where do I BASK IN THE GLORY?!
  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Here maybe?
  15. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Hot damn, 450 000$ already, and the day's not over. Wouldn't be surprised if they reach 3 or 4 millions. I'm going to contribute come next Thursday. I missed out on Wasteland 2, but not this time. Probably the 65$ version, I'm still too poor to afford anything else, but I'd like a boxed version.
  16. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Holey sheet, first day and they are almost halfway. :O Daaamn, I'll contribute ASAP (only 20 bucks, I'm poor ;_; ).
  17. Khuzor

    Khuzor First time out of the vault

    Sep 10, 2012
    That's 200$ down the pipes...

    Also funfact, rumours are that thw 2 10k Pledgers are Vin Dizel and Notch.

    Yeah leave it up to Notch to make the perspective of playing PnP with Tim Cain not very exciting.... asshole.
  18. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Vin Diesel is a huge Pen and Paper and roleplaying fan, so I wouldn't be too much surprised.
  19. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Not a lot more people have 10 grands to throw at what remains a video game, I'd wager. Albeit I'd probably pay to see a pen and paper game between Avellone, Sawyer, Cain and Vin Diezel.
  20. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Enjoying the "RTwP is terrible" posts at RPGCodex too much. Wish my account confirmation email would arrive so I join in.