In September of 2012, I got an e-mail from veteran writer and game designer Chris Avellone. He told me that he and a group of other designers at Obsidian were planning to launch a Kickstarter, and that they were looking to make an RPG in the style of old Infinity Engine games like Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment…
There's still no release date for Obsidian's big new RPG, once called Project Eternity, but here's a lovely new trailer for your medieval-landmark-loving eyes.
Pre-rendered graphics weren't only used in complex cinematic cutscenes back in the day when a game's own 3D engine couldn't do the job. Developers also used them as in-game backgrounds to bypass graphical limitations. And some of the games had really well-made, atmospheric pre-rendered backgrounds.
Project Eternity, the upcoming RPG from Obsidian that raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter, is still a while away, but this clip gives us our first look at the game - or at least its environment and characters - in action.
Feargus Urquhart was freaking out.
This fall, we've been getting the best sort of déja vu. From Dishonored to XCOM, many of the best games of the fall have learned from past classics and reworked them into smart, satisfying, fresh-feeling games. Is this new appreciation for 90's classics a trend, or an anomaly? What exactly does "old-school" mean? Does…
Earlier this year, Double Fine's adventure game Kickstarter raised $3.3 million from fans. At the time, it was a record for a video game on the service, but that mark has now been passed by Project Eternity, an RPG from veteran developers Obsidian.
The last twelve months have seen an outbreak of Kickstarter fever. Old devs, new devs, indie devs, everyone with an idea and some concept art has been scrambling to the service in an attempt to get their dream game made.
Big gaming distribution deals happen in the back rooms of E3. They happen in big metal skyscrapers and sterile board rooms in New York City and San Francisco. And sometimes they happen by exchanging pictures on Twitter.
The Project Eternity Kickstarter campaign, which launched just last Friday, had easily surpassed its $1.1 million goal before the weekend was out. Clearly, people are excited about a new, "old-school" RPG from Obsidian.
Video game publishers have not treated Obsidian Entertainment very well over the years.