Obsidian Entertainment has been teasing a new project for the better part of a week now, but the curtains have been pulled back and Project Eternity has been unveiled. Details coming at ya, Project Eternity is an isometric party-based RPG in the same vein of Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, but with the mature writing and setting of Planescape: Torment. Here's the complication: Obsidian is using Kickstarter for Project Eternity, so unless we help them reach their $1,100,000 goal, the game won't get made.
That's right, classic western RPG fans, that epic tactical real-time combat with pausing and strategic unit placement is back. Compound that with a huge world map full of plenty of explorable areas, quests and who the heck knows what else -- and lots of it, to boot. Add on top of that mature and deep dialogue and conversations with characters that will undoubtedly be memorable. It's a style of game that's been missing for years is finally returning.
If Project Eternity sounds like the kind of game worth supporting, head on over to Kickstarter and drop $25 -- which will garner you a digital edition of the game upon release. There's also an early-bird special where you can get the same package for $20 instead, though there are a limited number of those available. Of course, there are many more bundles available if a higher donation seems attractive. I want to say this one more time -- Project Eternity is a Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale style RPG from Obsidian... make this happen.