Project Eternity Kickstarter funded in just over 24 hours

Friday, 14 September 2012 18:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Project Eternity, the new isometric, party-based RPG in development from Obsidian, has hit its $1.1 million funding goal on Kickstarter in just over 24 hours.

Obsidian has said on Twitter to expect an update to Project Eternity’s Kickstarter page “soon.”

The firm said Project Eternity “aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPGs that we enjoyed making – and playing.”

Here’s the official blurb on the game:

“Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment.

“Combat uses a tactical real-time with pause system – positioning your party and coordinating attacks and abilities is one of the keys to success. The world map is dotted with unique locations and wilderness ripe for exploration and questing. You’ll create your own character and collect companions along the way – taking him or her not just through this story, but, with your continued support, through future adventures. You will engage in dialogues that are deep, and offer many choices to determine the fate of you and your party. …and you’ll experience a story that explores mature themes and presents you with complex, difficult choices to shape how your story plays out.”

Obsidian’s funding goal of $1.1 million was met this afternoon in just under 28 hours, and there are still 31 days left. As of this post, the project has earned $1,103,468 from 26,945 backers.

Reward tiers and more information can be found through the Kickstarter link.

Obsidian teased the game’s reveal for a little over a week before launching its Kickstarter mid-afternoon on September 15.

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