by Obsidian Entertainment
@Dylyan Yes it counts towards the stretch goal...
@Gorthauer. I think we would love to back Shaker, but we are now broke. Talk about bad timing. They should have waited at least a month for the dust to settle and our wallets to recover. Too bad, looks interesting.
I think they are all hung over from the party yesterday. We may get some news tomorrow when they can type again ;)
Yeah, where is the update? ^^ And do you still "make the whole game better"? You reached 4 Mill with PayPal, but not sure if that counts towards the strech goal?
And of course: Congratulations!! Can't wait to play the game!
Congratz at everyone! But i miss your "we did it"-Update ;)
Hello, Obsidian Intertainment developers!
I love your games so much, starting from Fallout and Bloodlines, and ending with my favourite Neverwinter Nights 2 (replaying it now) and New Vegas.
I'm very glad with your new game announcement, Project Eternity.
BUT! As you've already scored the success and collected most funds - would you please turn to players in your next update, asking them to support less legendary devs with their project Shaker on Kickstarter.
Because you've already achieved 100% goal and even set up the new funding record. And they have to get atleast announced minimum (1 000 000$).
Too few worthy old-school RPG's are released nowadays, their project can't even rival yours (another genre, weaker crew)...I wouldn't like another great game become dead without a birth.
Please show solidarity to Shaker-RPG devs and support less lucky associates.
Your words mean much for players. And if you ask them for support in your next update - you can save as Shaker project as prevent COMPANY RUIN.
Hope for your mercy.
Sincerely yours, Gorthauer.
We reached the 4M goal - it's kinda irritating that the "we're funded!" post does not reflect this...
Anyways, congrats for funding the game and looking forward to get unemployed in apr. 2014. :)
Oh, some of the comments here remind me...
I'm really hoping that this won't turn into a game full of half-naked women with perfect body and oversized ... chest. The artworks Obsidian released so far look great though!
Arcanum was and still is the game I consider having the best character development I have ever seen in any game, I played it since my childhood and since then I always wanted another game with such a depth in char creation and general gameplay. The only thing that wasn't the best was the fighting system.
This close to the four million mark? Unbelievable... But still one heck of an accomplishment!
Lmao. He shouldn't need to be forced to play Arcanum if he's a true RPG fan.
PLAY THE DAMN GAME CHRIS. FFS.
Yeah, I'm sure they should've reached over 4 mil with Paypal.
Awesome. We were so close that PayPal assuredly pushed us over the 4.0 Million goal. I personally have no qualms with a quality synthesized soundtrack composed by a real artist, with the savings going into more story depth and additional areas along with character development. This could possibly exceed even the venerable Sid Meiers fame as a legendary gaming milestone! Go Obsidian!
Finally, I am personally honored to be part of such a dedicated, motivated focused group of fellow gamers!
congratz! as for the 4.0mil, i guess with paypal and kickstarter combined it must have been reached.
i guess they will post a final update soon.
Awesome! Thank you for reply :)
Yes, the forum says the 4 mil goal was cleared, so now we get an enhanced game and Avellone will be tied to a chair and made to play Arcanum! Personally, i can think of worse fates than that :P
Hmm. It's very close to 4mil. So will we get stuff from this goal?
Yay, congrats! :D
Yay for 4 M! Sorry Avellone, it's worth it, don't deny it. :P
@Petrus: What? Live instrumentation on it's own is worth that much, at least for me.
Well that 4.0 millon goal was basically saying: we don't really have anything specific we want to promise, but yes if you pay us more we'll be putting it into the game, and don't feel to bad if you miss this goal we never expected to get this far anyway, but it would be awesome if we DID get 4.0 million. Biggest difference between 3.9mil and 4.0mil would have been that someone would have been forced to play arcanum. So i don't see why they wouldn't add pay pal to the goal.
in the obsidian forums they have already confirmed that we are above 4 mil! http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/61646-did-you-miss-out-on-the-kickstarter-paypal-options-are-still-up-but-not-for-long/
doubt that they will count paypal towards the 4 mil goal... im hoping, but im doubtfull :-(
This is so much full of awesome. Congrats, guys!
13k short? are you kidding me??
Well, even though it didn't reach the official stretch goal amount, i'm sure they will use it to make the game better, even if it means getting better lunch for the team everyday - a happy team is a better team :)
Now i need to find something to keep me occupied for 18 month :-/
So have we reached 4m with kickstarter + paypal together ?
I'm playing Arcanum right now, it's one of the best games I know even with its many flaws because it is so INTERESTING. Play it Chris, you won't regret it.
Oh god this is going to be achieved too right? :D
"So Chris, we'd like another set of eyes to go over this-"
"SHUT UP! Arcanum!"
"Man... this was a bad idea..."
Arcanum rocks. Chris should definitely play it (just finished a replay myself) ;)
Also 4+ (with paypal)... Simply amazing... Currently replaying IWD complete and I am very eager to see what you guys have in store for us here.
So, the $4 million mark was now reached when counting also the Paypal payments?
Just checked that the update in twitter read $140,099 via Paypal.
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Yeah with PayPay the exceeded it easily already, plus probably another dungeon level. So no worries the 4.0 Mil goal was successful.
if they hold it open through the week they could get that through paypal if they haven't already.
Meh 13071$ from 4m and many improvements :/
just keep this money and start workin on a new project. I'd pay no second thought
Totally stoked to see this in action!
awesome! good job guys! Make us an awesome game.
@Mark L Thanks, had been notified hour ago about successfull payment.
They guys are celebrating. Give em a break :) 2014!
Yo guys, just going to quote this post for all of you wondering if this 'counts' for 4.0m:
Ryan Torigoe - Obsidian Order about 2 hours ago
$4,000,000 has been reached about 40 minutes ago. Now go for $4.5 million.
I'm sure they'll post on their website the grand tally for everything. Also: If they want to make the dungeon REALLY mean they WON'T let you have an easy way back out, MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Grats to everyone at Obsidian, this was an awesome kickstarter campaign and I am happy to have gotten a chance to support it. I also cant think of a more appropriate number to end the Endless Paths on than 13 hahaha. Will give the place a nice ominous feel.
@Rainmaker Try to be patient a while longer. My charge just went through a minute or so ago, and they have over 70K accounts to go through.
If you haven't heard by about noon tomorrow, suspect something went wrong. (Usually, though, even if the payment gets rejected, you'll get an e-mail telling you that fact).
They did pass 4 million. I know they had over 100k on PayPal which gets added to the Kickstarter total.
Aww so close to 4k. But I'm sure they'll put everything into it to make it the best it can be! :D
Probably the best computer game stronghold I have ever encountered was in Suikoden. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suikoden_(video_game) I encourage anyone working on Project Eternity stronghold mechanics/design to play all the way through Suikoden. Lots of companions/alternate party members as well.