Obsidian Entertainment Raises $3,986,929 On Kickstarter, Plans Isometric, Party-Based Computer RPG
Obsidian Entertainment just used social funding platform Kickstarter to raise $3,986,929 for a new fantasy role-playing game the company calls an isometric, party-based computer RPG.
The game was backed by 73,986 donations that ranged from $5 to $10,000.
Obsidian also raised an undisclosed amount of money via PayPal, which likely pushed the amount of donations well over $4 million for the game, which is still being developed.
The game now holds the top earning honors over previous record-holder, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Adventure.
According to Eurogamer:
“Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Adventure previously held the record having raised $3,336,371. Brian Fargo’sWasteland 2 raised $2,933,252. (Android console Ouya is still way ahead with $8,596,474 raised, but it’s not a video game.) Pledging your support for Project Eternity not only helps the game get made, it also reserves you – for $25 – a cheaper copy of the final game.”
After pledging ended the company updated its Kickstarter page with the following message:
“THANK YOU AND TO NEW BEGINNINGS…
“Unfortunately this couldn’t last for an Eternity, but it was an absolutely incredible run. A profound thanks to all of you – our backers here on Kickstarter and on PayPal, all of our old and new friends from the comments section and our forums, and of course, the Obsidian Order!”
Pledge supporters and anyone else interested in following the game progress can do so at http://eternity.obsidian.net.
Here’s a video for the project that was posted on the Kickstarter campaign by Obsidian Entertainment:
Will you be picking up this new computer RPG when it arrives for sale?