Project X, Obsidian’s new video game teased earlier this week on the studio’s website, is actually Project Eternity – a new “isometric, party-based RPG set in a new fantasy world”. The new game has popped up on Kickstarter today, and has already raked in an astonishing amount of $1 million.

For more details on the game itself, here is the official sales-pitch:

“Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment.”

“Combat uses a tactical real-time with pause system – positioning your party and coordinating attacks and abilities is one of the keys to success. The world map is dotted with unique locations and wilderness ripe for exploration and questing. You’ll create your own character and collect companions along the way – taking him or her not just through this story, but, with your continued support, through future adventures. You will engage in dialogues that are deep, and offer many choices to determine the fate of you and your party. …and you’ll experience a story that explores mature themes and presents you with complex, difficult choices to shape how your story plays out.”

“We are excited at this chance to create something new, yet reminiscent of those great games and we want you to be a part of it as well.”

Obsidian is famous for its past titles in the RPG genre – titles like Icewind Dale, Fallout and Planescape: Torment, so if you like that sort of games, you better do your part in making Project Eternity a reality (although frankly, it seems to be doing quite well without you, so…).

Below is the first Project Eternity video. It doesn’t say much about the game, but it sure seems the people behind it know what they are doing. Project Eternity is a PC exclusive, and watchers don’t sleep.


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