Pillars of Eternity

PC, MAC, LINUX / RPG / Release: 2014 / ESRB: U

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Paradox Interactive picks up Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity

Paradox Interactive picks up Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity

Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester has announced that the publisher has picked up the publishing rights to Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity. The new partnership will allow the War of the Vikings and Europa Universalis IV publisher to focus on the game's marketing, sales, and Kickstarter goal fulfillment, while Obsidian remains free to focus purely on the game's development.

Read more: All Kickstarter funds still going into the game »

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Obsidian's Project Eternity becomes Pillars of Eternity

Obsidian's Project Eternity becomes Pillars of Eternity

Obsidian's Project Eternity has undergone a name change. The Kickstarter-backed old-school RPG will now be known as Pillars of Eternity. The studio is celebrating the new branding with a fresh new teaser trailer and some announcements regarding a new backer portal.

Watch: The latest teaser »

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Project Eternity's difficulty 'about more than numbers'

Project Eternity's difficulty 'about more than numbers'

There are some players that have encountered RPG's that will attempt to fight fire with fire, in terms of numbers. If one player brings three friends along, the game will compensate by adding more monsters. Obsidian hopes to change this trend with the upcoming Project Eternity. During a panel at GDC Next, lead designer Josh Sawyer emphasized that scaling difficulty is more than just adding more monsters and scaling damage.

Read more: Encounter system detailed »

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Leaked Project Eternity screens show off environments

Leaked Project Eternity screens show off environments

Obsidian Entertainment has been releasing a fair amount of concept art and news for Project Eternity, its crowdfunded ode to isometric RPGs. But, we've seen few screens from the game itself. Ten leaked screens have surfaced, showing off the studio's work in progress.

Read more: From the vertical slice for the game »

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Project Eternity video shows off dynamic pre-rendered backgrounds

Project Eternity video shows off dynamic pre-rendered backgrounds

Obsidian has returned to the site of Project Eternity's first screenshot for a proper in-motion look at the crowdfunded retro RPG's pre-rendered backgrounds. These aren't your younger self's pre-rendered backgrounds, oh no, as they're jazzed up with shiny tech like dynamic lighting and water which can ebb and flow.

Watch: Oh so pretty! »

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inXile and Obsidian sharing RPG tools and tech

inXile and Obsidian sharing RPG tools and tech

Obsidian and inXile are awfully chummy, with a shared history going back to Interplay and Black Isle Studios, close enough that they want to lend members like a cup of sugar. Both Californian studios are making crowdfunded Unity-based old-school RPGs too, and so are putting their heads together. inXile today announced that they'll be collaborating on tools and tech with each other.

Read more: Plus, pre-rendered backgrounds looking possible »

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Project Eternity campaign pulls in more than $4.1 million

Project Eternity campaign pulls in more than $4.1 million

The Project Eternity Kickstarter came to a close yesterday, collecting more than $3.98 million, making it the crowd-funding site's most successful videogame project. Add to that the more than $140,000 in PayPal contributions, and Obsidian Entertainment blew past all its stretch goals with more than $4.1 million.

Read more: Mega-dungeon hit 13 levels »

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Project Eternity first screenshot is pretty

Project Eternity first screenshot is pretty

Obsidian Entertainment has shared the gorgeous first environment screenshot of its crowd-funded retro RPG Project Eternity, showing a WIP version of the old-school art style it's aiming for. If you dug the look of vintage RPGs like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, you'll be thrilled. Go on, have a closer look.

Read more: Obsidian "love what we can do the 'old-fashioned' way" »

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Obsidian CEO: publishers wanted to do Kickstarters with us

Obsidian CEO: publishers wanted to do Kickstarters with us

Part of the lure of Kickstarter for developers is that they're free from the demands of publishers, able to make whatever they want, however they want, for as long as they want, and own it all. Publishers, unsurprisingly, may want in on this crowd-funding lark. Obsidian Entertainment, now riding high on its own smash-hit Kickstarter Project Eternity, has said that several publishers had approached Obsidian to front a campaign then join up with them to publish it.

Read more: Not as daft as it may sound »

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Project Eternity characters and parties explained

Project Eternity characters and parties explained

For those who'd like to know more about Obsidian's old-school RPG, codenamed 'Project Eternity,' before Kickstarting it, the Fallout: New Vegas and Alpha Protocol developer has shared new details on making your own character, forming a party, and more. It's also for, you know, those who already helped the game blast past its funding goal, and who are now hoovering up all information to sustain them for the long, long wait before it's released.

Read more: Parties of up to 6 characters »

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Project Eternity aiming for M-rated fantasy story, but 'no fart jokes'

Project Eternity aiming for M-rated fantasy story, but 'no fart jokes'

Obsidian Entertainment's recently announced Project Eternity has gotten RPG fans buzzing about the new game, so much so that the company blew through the $1.1 million barrier it was seeking a mere 30 hours after its Kickstarter campaign launched.

The old-school RPGs get a lot of love on Shacknews, so I cornered Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart and threatened to put him in a bag of holding if he didn't answer a few quick questions for us. He said they had been thinking about the game for while, but didn't want to do a Dungeons & Dragons rule-set game this time.

Read more: PC for now; Mac and Linux maybe »

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Obsidian announces Project Eternity as new Kickstarter

Obsidian announces Project Eternity as new Kickstarter

After four days of teases and speculation, Obsidian Entertainment has unveiled Project Eternity as its newest RPG in development. It is looking for $1.1 million on Kickstarter for a game that pays homage to the old Infinity Engine games we loved from the days of Black Isle Studios.

Read more: Of magic and imagination »

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