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Update #48

Update #48: Documentary News and More Arcanum

Project Eternity the Documentary Update

Article by Adam Brennecke, Executive Producer and Lead Programmer

In Update #23 Feargus announced that Obsidian would fund a documentary of the making of Project Eternity without using a dime from the Kickstarter funding. Here's a behind-the-scenes of the behind-the-scenes and some other tidbits about the documentary.

We've been working with the documentary team, Tony Jacobsen and Michael Mitchell from Creative Lane Media, for some time. Tony and Mike are very professional guys with years of experience making films, and have experience working with the games industry. They will be with following us with their fancy cameras for the entire production of Project Eternity.

Our documentary will be a full movie and released in its entirety when the game is complete. We are targeting a 45 minute film that covers the entire process of the making of Project Eternity from the early days of the Kickstarter, into preproduction, all the way through production to finishing it up and going gold. There will be footage from our team meetings, informal discussions, scrums, and major milestone events.

The room pictured above is an office at that we transformed into a small film studio. It will be used to shoot one-on-one sit down style interviews.

Documentary FAQ

When can I get the Documentary?The documentary will be released when Project Eternity is finished. We will have more details when we get closer to the Project Eternity beta.

How do I get it?If you already backed at the $20/$25 tier level (and Slacker Backers via PayPal thus far) and above you will be able to stream it. At the $35 tier level and above you will be able to download it, and at the $140 tier level (and physical tiers above) we will include a DVD / Blu-ray. You can still get access to the documentary stream if you donate to the project today via the Slacker Backer pledge at the Eternity website.

Tony and Mike from Creative Lane

Season 0: Season of the Wolf (Ghosts), Parts 4, 5, and 6

Article by Darren Monahan, HTML monkey

The truth behind Season 0's naming reveals itself in... ghosts. Note that this recording was done at the same time as last season, so any fixes or interface errors will not be fixed again until, uh, the real Season 1. (Ed: Yes, that means Chris is probably not using the world map enough quite yet. :)) We'll be recording a new batch soon and I'm passing along feedback from YouTube comments and our forums.

PART 4

PART 5

PART 6

Next week's update we will have a movie showcasing some of the progress we've made on prototype 1! Stay tuned!

Let us know what you think! Discuss this update on our forums →

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      Creator Peter Vandenbempt on April 5, 2013

      Probably one of the most entertaining series of video's I'v seen on youtube ever. I think they'll have shot at winning the youtube prize in 2023!

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      Creator mrfatso ~ Defender of The Goat on April 4, 2013

      that's true, they could offer these film and generate some extra money for the project. Strange, how easy it is for that to slip my mind..

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      Creator Silver on April 4, 2013

      Good update.

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      Creator S.D. on April 3, 2013

      @mrfatso: Not to mention, Obsidian has little reason not to offer a straight-up paid download after the game and everything are released. They could even sell DVD's if they wish. It's not funded by the Kickstarter monies, and so has no backer obligations attached to it (other than the studio's promise to make & share it with us), so they fully have the rights to sell the documentary in any form they wish. *Nowhere* was it claimed that it was exclusive to the KS, to the backers, or to a reward tier.

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      Creator Greenfr0G on April 3, 2013

      It´s very nice to see some info about documentary´s progress, i was wondering what is up with that :)

      Thanks for the update!

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      Creator mrfatso ~ Defender of The Goat on April 3, 2013

      @andrew: sorry i probably missed that, but did they mentioned how long will the upgrade of pledge last? Since for some project that i have seen, they have some cut-off period by then, no more slacker backers or upgrade could be made, at that point of time, the project maker would then use whatever final final amount they received as their budget.

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      Creator Andrew C on April 3, 2013

      @mrfatso: Once Obsidian have the backer site set up those who want to upgrade their pledge will be able to do so, so if you want to download the documentary, but pledged at a lower level, all you have to do is increase your pledge to $35 or higher.

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      Creator Shevek on April 3, 2013

      mrfatso: So, on the update page of the company's own Kickstarter, you are blatantly promoting pirating something they are creating to reward their backers? Haha, man, that takes some cojones.

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      Creator Richard Luijten on April 3, 2013

      This is probably Kickstarter being coy but...I see two Torment pictures instead of the pictures of the studio. Wtf!?
      Excited about the documentary, it will be cool to watch especially since it won't be overly long. It's a nice addition for people interested in 'making ofs'.

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      Creator mrfatso ~ Defender of The Goat on April 3, 2013

      what i am about to type might offend some people, so i apologize in advanced.

      Once the documentary is out, could we reupload the film and share those links around to the rest of the world? Streaming is nice and all, but surely there will be guys who say:I wish i could have pledge at a higher level so i could download this movie and store it for future viewing"

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      Creator Tomimt on April 3, 2013

      Chris is surprisingly bad player. He grinds the same scene again and again, while it's evident from the games behaviour that he's not expected to do that. You'd think that he would have experimented more with the world map given that it flares up blue when he walks in the wolf gauntlet.

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      Creator Ian Fiebig on April 3, 2013

      I'm so glad Chris survived Season 0. I was really worried we caused him extreme brain damage and emotional distress.

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      Creator Sashh on April 2, 2013

      Chris still doesn't know how to use world map? I guess it's good there are some things in this world you can certain about.

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      Creator John Vanderbeck on April 2, 2013

      When are we going to get the option to increase our kickstarter pledges?

      I asked about this a few months ago and was told it would be possible in the future on the website, but I still don't see any way to do it.

      I still want to up my pledge to get access to beta.

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      Creator Malek Annabi on April 2, 2013

      45 minutes seems like a short amount of time to cram over a years worth of material into, but whatever you think is best. :) Looking forward to it.

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      Creator LordCrash - OD | OOoE | WoOS on April 2, 2013

      Ahhhhh, no prototype yet...... ;)

      But I'm really looking forward to the documentary. I like this kind of stuff. :)

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      Creator gandalf.nho - Huntress OOoE/WoOS/Torment on April 2, 2013

      @Keichi, isometric is a type of perspective, games like Baldur's Gate, Diablo and similars are all isometric: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isometric_graphics_in_video_games_and_pixel_art

      An I agree about 45 min being short

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      Creator nin on April 2, 2013

      Guess I missed the earlier announcement about the documentary, so I'm excited about this!

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      Creator Jeremy on April 2, 2013

      The Doc could be good but seems a little short as others said. Though that could be because the Double Fine doc is going to clock in at over 8 hours if you include the side interviews. Still looking forward to it.

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      Creator Jack Hepburn Raine on April 2, 2013

      Also any chance we can get a bit of info on classes that weren't covered in previous updates such as druid ranger etc.

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      Creator Shiroco-Librarian of Unwritten Tales 542 on April 2, 2013

      I'm a sad sad panda. No footage of the prototype... BUT there's next week and now I'm looking forward to it even though my holidays come to an end.
      @documentary
      I'm happy that I'll get it on DVD/Blue-ray and I'll definetly watch it.

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      Creator Keichi Morisato on April 2, 2013

      man... the longer i have to wait for this and the more i learn about the game the more i want it. this will be my first isometric WRPG (i have played quite a few isometric JRPG's like "Tales" early FF games, WIld Arms, etc. can you call these games isometric??? i always thought that isometric was talking about how the camera works... either way i hope this game is fun for me, even though i am not used to this type of game (or most WRPG's for that matter...)

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      Creator Jack Hepburn Raine on April 2, 2013

      45 mins seem a little short for over a years work, how about a kickstarter for a longer documentary :-) only because I love making of games etc.

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