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Project Eternity footage shows off environmental effects

Wednesday, 10th April 2013 06:24 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Obsidian Entertainment has released a four and a half minute video showing off Project Eternity in action, specifically highlighting the engine’s environmental capabilities.

Take a look at Obsidian’s loving rendition of water, trees, day and night lighting cycles, and, um “all that jazz”.

Project Eternity is built on Unity, but is supposed to evoke the feeling of Infinity Engine games. The developer said it’s hoping to establish the same kind of visual standard games like Icewind Dale, but with modern features like dynamic water and lighting. That’s not as easy as it sounds in a 2D game, where you can’t just whack a middleware physics engine on and call it a day.

Unusually, Obsidian named and proclaimed some of the team involved – lead environment artist Hector Espinoza and rendering programmer Michael Edwards. We rarely get to hear who’s behind games beyond a few auteurs; this is the delight of mid-sized development and crowd-funding, I guess.

Project Eternity is expected in April 2014 on Linux, Mac and PC.

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  1. hives

    Pretty.

    But there’s a mistake in the lead ;P It’s not running on Infinity, it’s Unity engine. And they want it to feel like old Infinity Engine games.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Brenna Hillier

    @1 ah, yes, thanks for the heads up.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Digital Bamboo

    That’s all 2D? So incongruous…brain tearing apart.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. mkotechno

    Meh, looks like PS2 HD.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Erthazus

    That was fantastic. Water effects in these 2D environments are really pretty and the atmosphere is there.

    I think they nailed it. Can’t wait about other info for this game.

    @4, Show me something PS2 HD like this please.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. GwynbleiddiuM

    Trying desperately to find a way to watch the video. :( I hate this country…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. OwnedWhenStoned

    @6 Which country are you in?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    Its not new to use 3d and render them into 2D but this definitely looks wicked and the fact that this is unity is mind blowing. I would get this game just to dissect the the tech.

    #8 1 year ago