Obsidian has been doing a countdown recently, with every day showing a new set of text on the website and on the source code for the website. Now, Obsidian has finally announced what exactly it is that the company was counting down to. Obsidian has announced that the game – titled Project Eternity – is now on Kickstarter .
According to the Kickstarter page for the game, “Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPGs that we enjoyed making - and playing.” Obsidian is mostly composed of veterans of the old Black Isle Studio, who have had a hand in making classic games such as Temple of Elemental Evil, Planescape: Torment, Fallout and Knights of the Old Republic 2. “At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back… and that’s why we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!”
Obsidian Entertainment aims through fund Project Eternity through Kickstarter
According to Eurogamer, Obsidian has been registered as a company on Kickstarter for about a month, but hadn’t done anything with the crowd-sourcing website after that. During the countdown, this had hinted towards a crowd-funded spiritual sequel of some sorts to classics like Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate II or Icewind Dale. This theory was further helped by Obsidian’s information on Kickstarter: "Prior to Obsidian, each of the owners worked for Black Isle Studios as production, design, management, and programming staff, having worked on the Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment series. We loved working on those games, and feel there's a real nostalgia for them, and we're looking to you for help to bring them back!"
Yesterday, the website had the last day of countdown, with the number 1 inside the dragon that was eating itself. The quote on the website for yesterday was: “This world wants to drag us down, it does. It made you a Watcher. No one asks for that. And the weight, that guilt they want to hang around my neck, you don’t have to carry it one more step. You think they won’t let you rest, but it’s not up to them. It never was.” The source code for the page was: “There is no sleep for the Watcher.”
A few days ago, the Obsidian website had counted down till 3 with the following quote: “The book unread is unwritten. The reason we don’t explain it is the reason we use it. Its power is in its mystery. That is the Leaden Key, in part, in whole. Is it clear?” and “Digging for truth buries the seeker.” And the source code for the page reads: “Two centuries ago, your divine champion told the people of Dyrwood to grovel at his feet. If you've come on pilgrimage to the blasted crater that was our reply, Godhammer Citadel is *that* way.”