Not long ago, Obsidian released teaser images and information about a new game they were working on codenamed “Project Eternity.” Two days ago, that turned into a Kickstarter page with a goal of $1,100,000 for the budget. Just two days into the campaign (with a full month left to go) they have already surpassed that target by and reach close to $1.5 million by the time of this writing.
This is a testament to what fans of a game will do if given the chance. This isn’t the first or even the greatest example of this, but it goes to show how popular the people behind this project are in the community. With legendary developers that have worked on franchises like Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and recently Dungeon Siege III, Fallout: New Vegas, and so much more – if you’re going to give your money to people to make the second coming of a genre, these are at the top of the list of people to do so.
Details are extremely scarce right now, but it will be an isometric view-based RPG with squad based combat, a la Baldur’s Gate. They have spent a lot of time meticulously planning the story (which involves character’s soul as crucial elements, as well as the inter-connectivity of the world, along with magic’s role in the fantasy setting) so you can expect the plot and companions to really mean something to the player. The only people more excited about this project than the fans are probably the developers, if their Kickstarter video (linked above) is any indication.