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Obsidian Entertainment has officially surpassed their Kickstarter goal for Project Eternity, a project that had a massive goal of $1.1 million dollars. In just under two days the project hit its goal and it still has 31 days left to go. That's very, very impressive, showcasing that gamers really do want to see classic gaming make a return to the inner circles of gamedom.
Only SP is reporting that the Kickstarter goal for Project Eternity, which originally started as a teaser countdown campaign from Obsidian earlier this week and was announced this past Friday, has managed to rack up $50,000 extra dollars over the initial goal after being on Kickstarter for just over a day.
The game itself is a nostalgic throwback to the classic isometric, party-based RPGs, similar to classics like Fallout, Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment, Neverwinter and Icewind Dale. Check out Obsidian's promo for Project Eternity below.
Tons of fans across the interwebs have become excited at the possibilities that come with Project Eternity, for one thing Obsidian no longer has to worry about getting paid because of Metacritic scores and secondly they don't have to worry about the mouth-breathing publishers hanging over their shoulders like the executive producers drooling over Joss Whedon while he worked on The Avengers.
The whole idea is that Obsidian has just under two years to work on a moderately budgeted party-based RPG that combines a lot of the fun-factors and qualities from generations passed, while also incorporation some new-school technological elements. I'm very curious to see how it all comes along.
You can check out the stretch goals for Project Eternity or learn more by paying a visit to the Official Kickstarter Page. The game is estimated to release in April, 2014.