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Pillars of Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
Pillars of Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
73,986 backers pledged $3,986,929 to help bring this project to life.

Update #4 - Add-Ons (Updated Oct 11), Digital Tiers, and DRM

Posted by Obsidian Entertainment (Creator)

Add-Ons (Updated Oct 11)

Looking to customize your reward tier a bit? Add the following on to your pledge using the Manage Pledge button at the top of the Project Eternity Kickstarter site. When making an add-on you need to manually change the amount of your pledge when using the Manage Pledge button.

You can change your pledge as much as you want during the Kickstarter campaign, you will only be charged after the end of the campaign based upon what is listed as your pledge at that time.

Note: All add-ons require base pledge to be at the $20 tier and above.

Digital Add-Ons (Any Tier $20 and Above)

  • Digital Download of Expansion Pack +$20 (included in tiers $165 and above)
  • Digital Download of World Almanac +$15 (included in tiers $50 and above)
  • Digital Strategy Guide +$7 (included in tiers $80 and above)
  • Early Access Beta Key +$25 (included in tiers $110 and above)
  • Extra Digital Download of the Game +$25
  • Extra Three Digital Downloads of the Game +$60

Physical Add-Ons (Physical Tiers Only, $65, $100, $140, $250 and above)

  • Project Eternity Mouse Pad +$15 (included in physical above tiers $140 and above)
  • Project Eternity T-Shirt +$25 (included in physical above tiers $100 and above)
  • Obsidian T-Shirt +$25

For T-shirt add-ons, we will ask for the size that you want at the end of the Kickstarter campaign in a survey that will be sent to you in e-mail.

As a quick tutorial on how to add add-ons, goto the Project Eternity site on Kickstarter and then hit the Manage Your Pledge button. The reward tier you had already selected will still be selected and the amount will be in the big box at the top. All you need to do is add the dollar amount that covers the add-ons you would like to your pledge and enter the new total number. For instance, if you are at the $35 Pledge level and want to add one Digital Download, you would enter $60 as your total pledge. 

After the Kickstarter campaign is over, we will send you a survey that will let you explain how you wanted to additional money pledged should be used.

Update #4

Well you all did it, you helped us get to $1.6M and we now have a Mac version and are adding more story into the world.

We have also been listening and reading your feedback on Kickstarter and have some changes that are happening as soon as this update is posted. One thing we are not updating just yet are the stretch goals but don’t worry, those are going to get updated very soon. Oh, and we are putting a schedule together for updates that will include guest stars almost every day – Josh will be talking more about the design tomorrow (Sep 20), our unflappable CTO Chris Jones (architect of the Fallout and Arcanum engines) on Friday (Sep 21), and I think we will be able to squeeze one in from Mr. Tim Cain over the weekend.

So, what are those changes?!?

DRM-Free Option

You asked and we are delivering. In conjunction with GOG, we are going to offer a DRM-free version of the game for our Kickstarter Backers. When the campaign ends, you will be able to choose whether you would like a key from GOG or Steam. For our Mac friends, we are still working on a DRM-free option, since GOG does not currently support the Mac. Oh, and the great guys at GOG are having a special right now on all of the great Infinity Engine games (ends September 21st!) so check that out as well.

New Digital Tiers

We are adding a $50 and an $80 digital tier. The $50 tier will get you the digital version of the game, the soundtrack, the digital version of the Collector’s Book, a collection of wallpapers made for multiple resolutions and multiple monitors, high resolution concept art, a high resolution version of the map, and ringtones. For the $80 tier, you will get all of that plus a digital copy of the strategy guide, and a second digital download of the game.

New for our Collector's Edition Box Level ($140)

Lastly we want to announce that we are going to give our backers at the Collector’s Edition Box Level ($140) a little extra today and that is Beta access to the game! That’s just a little taste of what we will be adding into tiers in the coming days and weeks through stretch goals and the occasional random act.

Join the discussion on Obsidian's forum thread!


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    1. Missing avatar

      Kimuji on

      @Gert Meyer: "I second the call for making license keys platform independent. If you bought the game, you bought the game, regardless of which platform you feel like running it on"
      Do you mean if I bought let's say... New Vegas on XB360 I should be able to download the PC version for free? You are asking for a revolution in the videogame industry.

    2. Marcio Araujo on

      POSTER!!!! PLEASE!!!!!

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      Gert Meyer on

      I second the call for making license keys platform independent. If you bought the game, you bought the game, regardless of which platform you feel like running it on. If you haven't got DRM there's not much to lose anyway. Unless of course you wish to sell at different prices for different platforms.

    4. Michael Kirkham on

      Good to hear you'll be posting a lot more guys. The new digital tiers don't really tempt me. Maybe I will have to grab a collectors edition. Will wait and see for now.

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      Daniel Grinton on

      @Dustin But why? Why bother when there's going to be an official Mac port?

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      Arno Keiler on

      It would be nice to get different versions (WIN, MAC) in the higher tiers that include multiple copies. I wouldn't mind getting the version for all platforms.

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      Darrin Scott on

      DRM free and GoG Options?
      Good guy Obsidian!

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      Dustin on

      Mac users can use Wineskin. It's very easy to do with GOG games. I've done it with at least a dozen games I bought from there (though I'm about to switch back to PC).

      Also useful if you're a Mac user: You can find loads of help there about playing Windows games on a Mac. They have the Windows version of Steam for download there too so you can play Windows-only games that you buy on Steam. Very helpful people there.

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      strikore on

      Why not both DRM and Steam?

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      Gersen on

      That's some great news, thanks a lot for both the DRM-free and GoG option; now I can safely pledge without worries.

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      Blave on

      Great news! Now just add a digital only reward with beta-access. ... Pretty please? :-)

    12. Gonchi on

      Good to hear there's a DRM free alternative for digital downloads, but I still need clarification on the boxed/DVD versions.

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      Turtle on

      DRM free is great news, but what about the Linux version (assuming that the stretch goal is met)? GOG doesn't support Linux either for some reason - I don't see why not, it just means including another version to download - so... Well, I'm increasing my pledge on the assumption that you'll work something out.

    14. David on

      I upped my pledge from $20 to $140 in response to the GOG release announcement. Thank you so much, Obsidian!

    15. Khaine on

      Don't forget the collectors edition includes previous reward tiers.

      So we should get the collectors edition version of the game + a digital download key. 2 copies of a game for $140, plus the extra stuff isn't too bad. ;)

    16. Jonathan Krarup on

      I'm happy this awesome project will happen! :) Just one thing; I think the collectors edition is a bit on the lean side... a patch and a map is not a lot for a $140 collectors edition. Not that I'm unhappy with the offerings - far from it. I just don't feel like you'd be getting much for the $40 increase between the two levels, it would only be to support the project with more money. And beta access on an RPG is just a chance to get the story spoiled while playing a buggy version ;) If you want people to actually test it for you, include it already at a much lower tier.

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      DrunkAus on

      For the strategy guide you guys should team up with Piggyback Interactive, their guides are far superior to anyone else's on the market.

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      Roland Shine on

      Oh, and don't forget that the community will have lots of opinions and things they want to see done but what we all really want is an awesome Obsidian creation, so go with your gut and surprise us coz we don't know what we want yet.

    19. Matthieu Schloesing on

      " In conjunction with GOG, we are going to offer a DRM free version of the game for our Kickstarter Backers."
      That's just what I waited to be a backer.
      So now you've got one more backer ;-)

    20. Robin Uney

      Add my voice to @Daniel's for LAN co-op. My friends and I played Icewind Dale II to death this way - so much fun!

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      Roland Shine on

      This is a great concept. Please make the most of the freedom it gives you and do all the things the publishers would have stopped. Get this one right and more will come!

      Good luck and really looking forward to seeing it.

    22. Rinu on

      I'm very happy that DRM-free option was included! :) Pledge increased.

    23. Bill Turner on

      I'm so happy this exist! I just pledged $25.

    24. Daniel on

      Will there be a LAN option so you can fill those 5 slots with friends?
      ALSO can you have pets which 'don't count to the player limit?

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      Clément Vuchener on

      Will the Steam version be DRM free ? Some games are (Dungeons of Dredmor, and Paradox games among those I own).

    26. terrisus on

      So all of the levels which mention Steam will now have a choice of either Steam or GoG?
      Probably should change the wording for that in the pledge descriptions (if you can, not sure how that works), or make it more visible, since that's definitely huge.

      Thank you so much for listening to the many requests for a DRM-free option for this game though. It is very much appreciated, and I will definitely be significantly upping my pledge before the end as a result. Very excited for this game, now that it's actually being released in a proper fashion.

    27. MartectX on

      I'mm gonna give GOG their deserved $20 ($25?) dollars and wait for the inevitable sale on Steam.

    28. Steve Onotsky on

      Steam edition to include achievements?

    29. Marcio Araujo on

      Great Update! Don´t forget to include a POSTER from the game for framing PLEASE to the 140$ tier too!!!!!!! Will be an unforgettable memory!!!!

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      Hmm-Hmm. on

      I still wonder why GOG doesn't support the Mac. Hopefully somday that might change, because GoG is pretty great.

    31. mingxhin on

      Steam or GOG? Much as I like DRM free, cloud saves and achievements in Steam is a big pull factor.

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      Adauli, Red Wizard of the Obisdian Order on

      Wooow to get it via GOG is great to hear for me :D

    33. Saber-Scorpion on

      A huge thanks to Obsidian for offering the GOG option! GOG is an excellent site, and I'm glad to be able to avoid Steam DRM.

      Because of all the Steam-defenders in the comments here, I feel the need to speak of my experience with Steam: First of all, YES, Steam absolutely requires an Internet connection to play games that use Steam DRM, even offline single-player ones. Disconnect your computer from the Internet, and then try to play Fallout New Vegas. You can't. Even if you use Steam's so-called "offline mode", you still have to log in at least once for it to work, meaning it is worthless if you are utterly without Internet access (and yes, I am often without Internet for one reason or another).

      Furthermore, tying games to your Steam account can be hazardous. My account (which dates back to the release date of Half-Life 2) was recently hijacked, and I had to spend a lot of time dealing with Steam support in order to regain access to it so I could play the games that I paid for. And when I finally did, Steam later put my account on lockdown for no reason, making me unable to use features like purchasing new games digitally. I still have not gotten that issue resolved.

      I avoid Steam DRM whenever I can. At least my Xbox 360 and PS3 will actually play offline games offline.

    34. Invictus on

      Yup DRM free for me too; pirates are going to crack the game anyway but I refuse to have Steam on my PC, thanks for the GOG option and more than happy to pledge my money to help...oh and the timing couldnt have been better with Ray Muzyka & Greg Zeschuk beign chewed up and sent packing (with a bag full of $$$ but still) Bioware is going to die the slow death of Origins, Bullfrog, Westwood...I hope this proyect comes through and allows creativty and good designs to still come be a viable option in the marketplace...and to earn the people doing all the work (the developers) a honest profit too ;)

    35. James Cartwright on

      Would like an add-on to be able to get the digital version of the strategy guide

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      Jonathan Niles on

      Ditto on what Seth Griffin said. I love being able to play with friends and would be willing to add more funds to the game to make this happen.

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      CR on

      Thank you thank you thank you thank you. thank you thank you thank you. God yes. support was literally the one thing more I was wanting from this Kickstarter.

    38. Ilja Savolainen on

      @Tom Smith
      I thought the point of this thing was to give money to Obsidian. Really, who cares about that?

    39. Michael Matzat on

      All this talk about DRM is nonsens anyway. If you want it illegal and with cracked you can get it. I don´t understand te restriction to steam OR gog. It´s silly.

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      Seth Griffin on

      What about a $100,000 tier to where you get a kilo of the finest nose candy available! Now that is a Pledge tier!

    41. "Filkertom" Tom Smith

      I'm curious if the people who got in on the $20 level (of which I am one) will get a $5 break on some of the higher levels. Because, as it is, the people who paid in early actually have to pay MORE than the $25 level folks do, to upgrade to another level (e.g., the $65 level, hint hint).

    42. garkham

      Sorry I have steam and GOG. And download a game through steam takes me 2 hours. Yes it is.

    43. Bakshi Mushailov on

      Yes i give you people 50$ i love this project!!!

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      Seth Griffin on

      Have you guys thought of adding an online option for this game? If so what would need to be pledge to be able to make this happen? if not that is fine also, but it is always fun questing with friends!

    45. Ilja Savolainen on

      It's painfully obvious how you haven't actually ever used Steam. But this is getting nowhere so I'll stop now.

    46. Joseph Ignacio on

      How about both keys for higher tier backers?

    47. Brys on

      @Garkham By using Kickstarter and pledging for a tier, your name/e-mail is already attached to the game via an account, so I'm a bit bewildered why GOG of all things would cause you concern. This is simply a fact of digital distribution no matter what they do, even disregarding kickstarter.

      Besides, you can create a GOG account under a fake name with a new e-mail address just for it, and use that to download the exe and burn it to disc.

      The DRM on the boxed copy is a good question, though.

    48. LordCrash on

      @ Rami:
      If you have paid more than 140$ you will get the bonus of all previous tiers which means that you can participate in the beta for sure. ;)

    49. Thomas Gonzales on

      At the $100 tier, do I also get the digital rewards "Previous Tiers"?