Published on April 14th, 2013 | by Adam Lee
Creation of an Eternity
Project Eternity – a name unlikely to stick once complete – is a traditional RPG the likes of which we haven’t seen for an age. You may remember it as “that game what made bloody loads on Kickstarter”, its record of $4 million only narrowly beaten by the spiritual sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, Torment : Tides of Numenera.
In Obsidian’s own words, it’s “an isometric party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world”. In other words, picture Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate and Planescape distilled down for a modern audience – all games I absolutely adored in their day. However, when putting my own cash on the line I was concerned the isometric view might look a bit dated. Well… Obsidian decided to prove me wrong and as you can see in the video, the new visuals are every bit as striking as those infinity engine classics.
Thanks to Kickstarter there’s a plethora of RPGs close to completion, and we have sacrificed food, drink, and fast cars to make sure we bring you those developments – but for now, admire the shiny waterfalls and picture how this idyllic scene will look strewn with the broken corpses of Orcs and Kobolds at some point in the near future.