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Project Eternity secures 52K backers, the Mega Dungeon grows, combat discussed

Saturday, 6th October 2012 19:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Project Eternity Kickstarter page has been updated with more stretch goals and backer rewards for Obsidian’s RPG.

At the $50 tier and up, backers will now receive an exclusive backer pet for in-game cuteness. It won’t help you in battles, but will follow you wherever you go.

Those who donate at the $250 backer level will get a hardcover full-color Collector’s Book full of concept art, a monster manual, campaign setting information, and a special behind the scenes look at the making of Project Eternity.

Additionally, $500 backers and above will have their name and a personalized message posted on a memorial stone in-game. The message will be encoded into Glanfathan runes, and can be decoded using a unique in-game ring.

The game will also have mod support upon release, and mods will be downloadable through the Nexus Network.

“Our plan is to release our file-format information and expose as much of the data in the game as possible for you to extend and edit,” said Obsidian. “We traditionally do not ‘hard-code’ numbers so that our designers, and you, have the power to easily change and iterate on RPG data.

“We also plan on releasing localization tools to let communities around the world create localized versions for languages we are not translating Project Eternity into.

“As we get more familiar with Unity during production, we will be extending Project Eternity even more for mod makers. Look forward to announcements in the months ahead as we make further progress and can provide you with more information about tools and mod support.”

Since surpassing its stretch goal of 52,500 backers, the developer will now added on to The Endless Paths of Od Nua Mega Dungeon. The next level will be added at 55,000 backers.

Finally, Tim Cain has answered another Reddit Q&A where he discusses combat and other goodies in Project Eternity. The video is below.

With 10 days to go, Project Eternity has garnered $2,366,834 in pledges from 53,089 backers.

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3 Comments

  1. Talkar

    I like how they actually have to explicitly say they don’t hardcode integers. It is pretty standard to not do that, since harcoded numbers == bad code.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Samuel

    At $50 and up, backers will not receive the pet? I guess I don’t want to donate that much then.

    =P Sorry, it’s just too much fun.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. jacobvandy

    @1 I think you’re misunderstanding… The majority of games’ files these days are encoded or otherwise inaccessible without special software, meaning people (modders) cannot easily change values such as item properties or class stats however they please. They’re explicitly stating that you WILL be able to do stuff like that, because they’re dedicated to being mod-friendly. That is very unlike most other developers/publishers who lock it down and want to ensure the ONLY extra value you get out of their game comes from them, and for an extra fee (DLC).

    #3 2 years ago

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