Last January, we announced Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire to the world. Our first sequel as a company, to a game that was brought to life through the help of all of you. We want to thank you for your help in bringing the world of Eora to life. Deadfire has released to critical acclaim and we know we wouldn't have been able to get to this point without all of you. From all of us here at Obsidian, thank you!
This is a quick update to let everyone know that we have hit $3M over on our campaign on FIG. If you have not checked it out yet, we would love for you to come over and see what we have been doing over there. Oh, and no pressure, but the FIG campaign comes to an end this Friday, February 24th at 5PM Pacific Standard Time (1:00AM GMT February 25th).
Companion Relationships Added!
Now, when we hit $3M we hit a Stretch Goal, that gave us companion relationships, something new for Obsidian. However, Obsidian's Design Director, Josh Sawyer, was good enough to explain what relationships mean for Deadfire in Update 13 over on FIG.
Tyranny Coupon Added to All Tiers
Thanks to our friends over at Paradox, every tier will now come with a coupon for Tyranny. One for 33% comes with the $29 tier, while a whopping 50% off coupon will come with every other tier above that. They can be redeemed on Paradox's website for a Steam code after the campaign is over, they can be used for any version of Tyranny you would like, and they will be good for three months.
Return of the Space Pig
This was just announced. We are adding a pin of your friendly neighborhood Space Pig to the $149 and above tiers, and a plushie of our little blue friend to the $500 tier and above as well. Here's a sneak peak at the pin.
New Ultimate Digital Tier
We've been getting asked to add in another digital only tier. What we came up with was the Ultimate Digital Tier at $65 that adds a high resolution digital map of the Deadfire, a bunch of new wallpapers, ten high resolution pieces of concept art, some Deadfire phone backgrounds, a new Pillars of Eternity 2 novella, an omnibus of the original Pillars of Eternity novellas, and a deluxe digital version of the Deadfire soundtrack including unreleased tracks from The White March.
Not too shabby!
We are also following Fulvano's Voyage of discovery as he makes his way through the Deadfire. Fulvano has already discovered four new locations that are now being added to Pillars of Eternity 2. His very last one was a new dungeon below The Drowned Barrows when we hit 25,000 backers. He's now off to find his next discovery at 26,500 backers, and he'll find a new one each time we add another 1,500 backers from there.
Thank you all for all your support through our Kickstarter and with all your kind words after Pillars of Eternity shipped. It's been an amazing ride!
Pillars of Eternity 2 is being crowdfunded over here at Pillars of Eternity II:Deadfire.
We were able to fund in 23 hours with everyone's help, and are currently on our way towards our $1.6M stretch goal - an increase in the level cap, and localization into Russian. That is followed at $1.8M where we are going to add a new companion - Xoti the priest/monk.
So, head on over and check out Deadfire if you have the chance!
As always, thank you for all your support,
Update by Justin Britch, Lead Producer
The House of Wael
For any backer that gets the novella as part of their rewards (if you pledged $50 or more) it is now available on Steam and through the Backer Portal's Products page. With this final reward in place, the full Pillars of Eternity experience is available to our backers.
The House of Wael is a multilayered narrative that tells the story of a young boy's encounter with a strange house that might just be the work of Wael, god of mysteries. Taken in by its stern caretaker, the boy is introduced to a building where rugs grow food, where stairs are as likely to end in a pit as a floor, and where the gods' deepest secrets line the halls like artwork in a museum.
Yet for all of its puzzles, the most challenging may be the one the boy needs most desperately to solve: discovering the way out.
We really appreciate the ride you have taken with us over the years. Without you, we wouldn't have been able to achieve so much with Pillars.
Update 3.04 Beta and Feedback Contest
Update 3.04 is now available as a beta branch on Steam and we would love feedback on some of the changes in the patch, or major issues you would like to see addressed. We are running a contest on our forums where you could win Obsidian and Pillars of Eternity swag by participating in the beta. Full details here.
To view the current patch notes for 3.04, head over to the Obsidian forums and check them out.
Also, if you’re using the standalone CD version of Pillars of Eternity, you can find the Windows, Mac, and Linux 3.03 patch on our website. If you purchased the expansions, you can find the standalone installers on the site as well.
Pillars of Eternity Survey
We want to hear back from you about how you played Pillars of Eternity. Your feedback will help us make better games in the future. If you wouldn’t mind taking a few minutes to share your thoughts and opinions, you can find the survey here.
Figin’ it Forward: Wasteland 3
InXile is back with a sequel to their first crowdfunded game, Wasteland 2. Wasteland 3 is a party-based role-playing game that will take place in the lands of frozen Colorado, where survival is difficult and a happy outcome is never guaranteed. Players will face difficult moral choices and make sacrifices that will change the game world. Wasteland 3 is introducing vehicles, story-driven multiplayer, a revamped dialog system, and your own base of operations. Check it out here.
That’s everything for this update. Thanks everyone!
Update by Brandon Adler, Lead Producer
Hey, everyone. We have lots of goodies for you today. In this backer update we will talk about our latest game Update (3.02), show you a GDC presentation by our Game Director, Josh, and introduce you to Obsidian's recently announced new project.
I'll just get right into it.
Announcing Tyranny - Obsidian's Newest RPG
At GDC 2016, Obsidian and Paradox announced our upcoming title, Tyranny!
Tyranny is a different take on the classic RPG story, where evil is victorious and you are, more or less willingly, a part of the conquering army. You have power in this world; lots of it, and your choices matter. Choice and consequence are core to the game and it has a branching narrative that ensures each game will be different. Learn more about Tyranny!
Pillars of Eternity Update 3.02
Today is the release of our latest game Update, 3.02. It is currently live on Steam and will be up on GoG and Origin within a day. This Update contains hundreds of great fixes and, if you haven't played Pillars in a while, it's a great time to jump back in.
Here are some of the major fixes:
- Fixed an issue where some player's game would reset after completing The White March - Part I.
- Fixed an issue where some players couldn't activate the White Forge or enter Durgan's Battery.
- Fixed an issue with the final Eyeless Scripted Interaction becoming stuck if you selected yourself.
- Fixed an issue where some players would get stuck at the Caed Nua End Slide.
- Fixed multiple issues where some players received black screens on load/transitioning.
For the full notes please head over to the Obsidian Forums and check them out.
Josh's GDC Talk
Last week our Game Director, Josh Sawyer, gave a talk about attributes in Pillars of Eternity. The talk, Gods and Dumps: Attribute Tuning in Pillars of Eternity, gave an in depth look into the history of attributes in RPGs and how that history guided our decisions in Pillars of Eternity. If you are interested in Pillars and the systems of the game, you shouldn't miss it.
If you would like to see the slides from the talk you can get them here (PDF Warning).
Our friends at Raw Fury have just launched a sale on their first title, Kingdom, an award-winning and IGF nominated sidescrolling strategy game that has enamored thousands of kings and queens with its pixelated charm, simplistic design, and brutally challenging and addictive gameplay. It's 50% off right now, making it just $5, and with 83% positive ratings on Steam it can't be that bad.
Play the role of a king or queen atop their horse and enter a procedurally generated realm primed to sustain a kingdom, then toss gold to peasants and turn them into your loyal subjects in order to make your kingdom flourish. Protect your domain at night from the greedy creatures looking to steal your coins and crown, and explore the nearby, mysterious forests to discover curious and cryptic artifacts to aid your kingdom.
You can check out the trailer here.