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Project Eternity

A project in Irvine, CA by Obsidian Entertainment

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Project Eternity is an isometric, party-based RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
Backers: 73982
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $3,986,794 of $1,100,000
Dates: Sep 14th -> Oct 16th (33 days)
Project By: Obsidian Entertainment
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Kickstarter success Pillars of Eternity sells 500,000 copies

November 2nd - via:
Obsidian's latest RPG proving itself a hit (Read More)

What 8 Successfully Kickstarted Games Can Teach Us About Crowdfunding

September 16th - via:
If we look closely at games that have been fully funded, we can find some lessons on how game studios can succeed at crowdfunding. (Read More)

Pillars of Eternity Gets an Expansion in The White March

June 25th - via:
Pillars of Eternity has an upcoming expansion and in the latest Kickstarter update new information has been revealed for The White March. (Read More)

Pillars of Eternity creators plan to expand with tabletop RPG, card game

April 6th - via:
Pillars of Eternity launched March 26 to a very strong critical reception and its maker, Obsidian Entertainment, is not standing pat. A physical card game and a tabletop roleplaying game are both in the works, Obsidian's CEO told PC Gamer. (Read More)

Forget all the scams and failures – Kickstarter is a legitimately revolutionary platform

March 31st - via:
Let's get this out of the way: You have to be very careful when you pledge to Kickstarter. There are lots of projects out there that are either scams or are started by well intentioned entrepreneurs who simply don't have the talent or experience to fulfill their promises. (Read More)

Meddling Into Divine Affairs - Pillars of Eternity Reviewed

March 30th - via:
We review the long awaited Baldurs Gate inspired RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, Pillars of Eternity (Read More)

In-Game Kickstarter Rewards Can Be... Distracting

March 23rd - via:
Anyone who enjoyed isometric PC role-playing games like Baldur's Gate will undoubtedly love Pillars of Eternity, which has taken over my life for the past few days. It's really, really excellent. (Read More)

Reviewing My Kickstarter History

March 20th - via:
With some Kickstarter campaigns of interest running of late, like the Massively Overpowered funding campaign and the much-talked-about Crowfall campaign, I decided to look back at the projects I had funded to see how the whole Kickstarter thing has treated me. (Read More)

Kickstarter RPG Pillars Of Eternity Has Gone Gold, Expansion Pack Already In The Works

March 17th - via:
Obsidian Entertainment announced today that their crowd-funded RPG Pillars Of Eternity has gone gold. Now that the base game is finished and ready for launch, they're planning to build an expansion pack for the game. (Read More)

Are AAA Game Developers Hurting Crowdfunding?

February 20th - via:
Are AAA game developers hurting Kickstarter and crowdfunding? Are they too big to ask for donations? (Read More)

15 Most-Funded Crowdfunding Projects On Kickstarter And Indiegogo

February 16th - via:
2015 is shaping up as the greatest ever for crowdfunding, with three 2015 projects already making it to the list of 15 most-funded crowdfunding projects on Kicstarter and Indeigogo. (Read More)

As Pillars of Eternity nears launch, dev team begins discussion on sequel

February 4th - via:
With Pillars of Eternity, the original role-playing game from Obsidian kickstarted for about $4 million, hitting in about two months, the studio is already working on promised expansions and discussing a sequel. (Read More)

Going to PAX South? Check out Pillars of Eternity

January 23rd - via:
Pillars of Eternity is an RPG that was funded on Kickstarter and is going to be released soon. (Read More)

Pillars of Eternity Release Date Revealed

January 14th - via:
Obsidian Entertainment puts finishing touches on popular Kickstarter project. (Read More)

Obsidian's Kickstarter game Pillars of Eternity delayed into 2015

October 2nd - via:
Obsidian needs a few more months to polish up its $4 million Kickstarter project. (Read More)

Kickstarter RPG Pillars of Eternity delayed

October 2nd - via:
Pillars of Eternity, the $3.9 million Kickstarter RPG, has been delayed for a second time this year to early 2015, publisher Paradox Interactive announced. (Read More)

Obsidian hopes to have next Kickstarter before end of year

April 25th - via:
Obsidian still needs to solidify its plans for another Kickstarter, but the RPG studio is gathering its armies for its next crowdfunding quest. (Read More)

Paradox and Obsidian team up to publish Pillars of Eternity

March 19th - via:
Obsidian Entertainment have partnered with Paradox Interactive to publish Pillars of Eternity, stressing "Obsidian still 100% in charge of development." (Read More)

Kickstarter has become an indie game funding website

March 3rd - via:
Kickstarter, it turns out, mostly kickstarts video games. The site just passed the $1 billion mark, and $215 million of that money went to games. (Read More)

Pillars of Eternity update promises a relatable, dynamic, meaningful story

February 27th - via:
Pillars of Eternity‘s latest blog is light on details, getting deep into the narrative brain behind the project. (Read More)

Obsidian Happy to Avoid Putting on Dog and Pony Show for Publishers

February 26th - via:
Not having to worry about making polished demos for publishers has helped make the Pillars of Eternity development much smoother. (Read More)

Community is the key for Indie RPGs, developers say

February 15th - via:
This year will be a big year for role-playing games. The Elder Scrolls Online has just entered its closed beta stage, Dragon Age: Inquisition will drop soon and we’re already looking forward to Kingdom Hearts 3. It seems that this development mirrors the indie scene, too. (Read More)

Pillars of Eternity will be released in the second half of 2014

February 11th - via:
Pillars of Eternity, the well-funded Kickstarter project by Obsidian Entertainment, has had a few hiccups along the way. Their Kickstarter campaign originally predicted the game would launch in April 2014, but their most recent development update says otherwise. (Read More)

Pillars of Eternity Delayed Due to Bigger Scope of Development

February 8th - via:
Obsidian has today revealed that their Kickstarter-funded roleplaying epic, Pillars of Eternity, won't be launching on its original timeframe of later this year, citing that the game's current scope simply won't allow for it. (Read More)

2014 Might Be the Year to Believe in Kickstarter and Video Games Again

January 17th - via:
That sound you've been hearing all week? Oh, it's nothing: just the collective exhale of millions of people who are all grateful that Broken Age doesn't suck. (Read More)

Kickstarter Project Eternity becomes Pillars of Eternity, Gets 1st Gameplay Trailer

January 1st - via:
One of the highest money-raising Kickstarters of all time, Project Eternity, has finally been given its true name: Pillars of Eternity. (Read More)

Obsidian considering a second Kickstarter campaign after Pillars of Eternity

December 19th - via:
Obsidian considering a second Kickstarter campaign after Pillars of Eternity. is the official web counterpart to the PC Gamer print magazine. Exclusive reviews, demos, and updates and news on all your favourite PC gaming franchises. (Read More)

What will Obsidian's second Kickstarter project be?

December 17th - via:
Developer Obsidian is not only keen on using Kickstarter to fund another game, it has an idea it hopes to talk about as soon as March or April next year. (Read More)

Obsidian is planning another Kickstarter project soon

December 17th - via:
Obsidian's CEO Feargus Urquhart recently spoke with Rock, Paper, Shotgun on the studios plans for another Kickstarter project. The company is already working on Pillars of Eternity, but they don't want that to be the only classic role-playing game they work on. Obsidian would like to use its new engine from Pillars of Eternity to create another game, similar to how Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale shared an engine, but were very different games. (Read More)

Chris Avellone Talks Torment successor, Project Eternity, and Kickstarter

November 21st - via:
CGM’s Alex Leach got a chance to sit down with Chris Avellone at MIGS 2013 to talk about his work on Torment: Tides of Numenera and Project Eternity. He talks about the advent of Kickstarter and how it helps projects that could not get funding otherwise. (Read More)

Project Eternity Q&A with Obsidian's Adam Brennecke

November 18th - via:
A little over one year on from Project Eternity’s successful Kickstarter campaign, IncGamers catches up with lead programmer Adam Brennecke to see how work is progressing on the Infinity Engine-inspired RPG. Quest construction, creative challenges and the noble aim to not treat players like babies are all addressed in this Q&A session. (Read More)

Over Budget, Behind Schedule: What's Up With Gaming's Biggest Kickstarters?

October 24th - via:
Games on Kickstarter raised millions of dollars in 2012, but where are the games? We catch up with the biggest crowdfunded games of the year. (Read More)

10 Most Successful Video-Game Kickstarter Campaigns

October 23rd - via:
Every now and then, a video-game Kickstarter campaign succeeds beyond its wildest financial goals. Here are the top 10. (Read More)

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August 29th - via:
Kickstarter has enabled a good number of games to be developed that otherwise wouldn't have ever made it off the drawing board. And what follows are just five games from that list; all which look phenomenal, and all of which are due to be released in 2014. Let's check them out! (Read More)

Obsidian Entertainment Releases New Project Eternity Screenshot

August 7th - via:
Obsidian Entertainment shows off some great new Project Eternity concept art and it's in-game adaptaion. (Read More)

Project Eternity, as a series, could run for eternity

July 5th - via:
Project Eternity isn't a one-off trip down memory lane nor a mere Kickstarter curio for Obsidian Entertainment, it's a series in the making - a potential future upon which the studio could be based. (Read More)

Game publishers are taking notice of Kickstarter games, says Obsidian developer

June 25th - via:
Game publishers seem to be paying attention to developments on Kickstarter. According to Strategy Informer, Obsidian’s Creative Director Chris Avellone talked about publishers taking notice of old-school RPGs being successfully funded on Kickstarter during a talk at indie and PC gaming expo Rezzed. (Read More)

Games on Kickstarter have raised more than $100 million so far

March 23rd - via:
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March 16th - via:
The stampede to fund a Veronica Mars movie is "sort of like a perfect storm," according to Kickstarter co-founder and head of communications Yancey Strickler. (Read More)

D20: Kickstarter Theory and the Return of the RPG Superstar

March 11th - via:
Something that has become readily apparent over the last six or so month is that crowdfunding has become both the salvation and the refuge of “risky” gaming ventures. I use the term risky advisedly, hence the inverted commas. I don’t mean risky in terms of hard to achieve or of dubious legality, but rather those projects that are deemed too risky for major publishers to want to touch. (Read More)

Kickstarter blockbusters

March 8th - via:
The Top 5 crowd-funded projects on Kickstarter that have raked in over $1 million in donations. (Read More)

Project Eternity Kickstarter Chat #7

March 4th - via:
Obsidian Entertainment's Project Eternity is bringing back old-school RPG fun thanks to Kickstarter, but what's it been like working with crowd-funding? (Read More)

Obsidian Reveals Project Eternity Progress, Talks Kickstarter

February 18th - via:
Obsidian’s Project Eternity Kickstarter broke records because it catered to an under-served audience and brought a fresh, but familiar enough proposition to the table. A Kickstarter comes with its own set of challenges though, not the least of which is sometimes having to make a choice between what’s best for the game over what was promised during fundraising. (Read More)

Obsidian On Project Eternity, Kickstarter’s Future

February 16th - via:
Kickstarter’s started to get a bit cranky. High-profile washouts are piling up – Wildman the most visible among them – and the gold in them thar hills seems to be losing its sheen. So then, is it time to book it back to publishers? For his part, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart thinks it’s all about balance. “These are enjoyable games to make,” he told RPS. “I think it would be great to keep on making them. It helps us build a brand. So that’s where it’s transformative. It’s going to change our business, absolutely. Is it going to change the entirety of our business? No.” (Read More)

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January 24th - via:
Last year's $1 million-plus video game Kickstarters share common reasons for their success. Plus, the developers share their campaign tips for 2013. (Read More)

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January 14th - via:
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What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

January 9th - via:
What a year Kickstarter had in 2012. Tim Schafer's Double Fine kicked the crowd-funding website into orbit back in March, raising more than $3 million to make an old-school adventure game. (Read More)

Kick-off: How crowdfunding changed games development forever

January 1st - via:
In February 2012, an iPhone dock became the first Kickstarter campaign to raise more than a million dollars. It was an impressive feat, but just one month later, that record was smashed by a gaming project. Tim Schafer and Double Fine's Kickstarter campaign raised $3.3 million, and prompted an explosion in videogame crowdfunding. (Read More)

Kickstarter Raised An Absolutely Ridiculous Amount Of Cash For Games In 2012

December 31st - via:
It’s been a crazy year for independent games development, but there a few stories larger than the influence that so-called “crowdfunding” has had on the industry, mostly via Kickstarter. (Read More)

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Godus Kickstarter comes to an end, 22cans reveals prototype video

December 26th - via:
Peter Molyneux had started a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month. Recently, the campaign was finished with the game—Project Godus—being fully funded. At the time of writing, the game h (Read More)

Stories of 2012: How Kickstarter changed game funding for ever, and why devs still have much to learn

December 25th - via:
It's difficult to recall a time before Kickstarter's game industry prominence, but just twelve short months ago the crowdfunding website had a considerably lower profile. (Read More)

Project Eternity Kickstarter closes at $3,986,929, Obsidian celebrate with dancing and inflatable unicorn, Urquhart: "Everybody here is just extremely ecstatic"

October 17th - via:
You'll have to give me a moment, I've just witnessed gaming history. I've found myself caught up in all the excitement and I'm more than a little light-headed. Somewhere in the back of my mind a serious, practical and very boring part of me says I should be in bed, but tonight Project Eternity has broken crowdfunding records. In the closing minutes of the Kickstarter campaign, Obsidian took to to celebrate. (Read More)

Project Eternity is in its last day, now the most funded game on Kickstarter

October 16th - via:
Today is the last day you can give your money to Obsidian to be melted down and recast as an isometric RPG in The Old Way. For now, at least - I’m deadly certain they’ll give you another chance to pay them for it once the thing’s finished. (Read More)

Project Eternity Kickstarter adds a new $2.4 million stretch goal

October 2nd - via:
"Can I kick it?" asked A Tribe Called Quest in 1991, before summarily answering their own question with "yes you may, and not only that, but if you kick it past your $1.1 million goal you may start announcing additional goals such as The Endless Paths of Od Nua and crafting and enchanting features". Obsidian have just hit 50,000 backers on the Project Eternity Kickstarter page, which has unlocked the aforementioned dungeon. The total amount pledged towards the RPG now stands at $2.2 million, and Obsidian have just announced what they plan to add if you can bump that pile of cash up to $2.4 million. (Read More)

Project Eternity: non-combat abilities make the peaceful player powerful

September 24th - via:
Project Eternity's Kickstarter ticker spins on bringing with it fresh new details from the depths of Obsidian's vault. Today we learn of the design ethos behind the RPG's non-combat abilities: stealth, lock picking, sly talk, and the rest.Using my Persuasion score of 22 I'll suggest that you look beyond the break for more details: go on, I'll be your friend. (Read More)

The other 1%: meet Kickstarter's mega-backers

September 21st - via:
Take a look at Project Eternity, potential fantasy RPG and Kickstarter concept of the hour. At the time of writing, it has long since reached its minimum target and nears $1.8 million in funding, where stretch goals promise development of a new playable race, class, and companion. At $2 mil there’ll be a player house; at $2.2 mil, Linux support. Stretch goals beyond $2.4 mil are TBA, but momentum is such that developer Obsidian couldn’t be blamed for tentatively writing them up this afternoon. Yet in the world of groundswell publishing, not all pledges are equal. Amongst the 43,089 backers Project Eternity has amassed to date, less than 100 are responsible for 8% of the development budget. Of that near-$1.8 million total, these 93 backers have together offered $141,000 - in some cases, more than $10,000 each. (Read More)

Obsidian's Project Eternity Kickstarter funded in less than 3 days

September 17th - via:
It feels like April all over again, with Obsidian’s Project Eternity Kickstarter blasting past their $1.1 million target in less than three days, already well on their way to $2 million with another 29 days to go. Project Eternity is going to be a game that will happen, now, and on top of that we’re going to start looking at some pretty attractive stretch goals. (Read More)

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