Project Eternity is Most Funded Gaming Project on Kickstarter

Project Eternity, Obsidian Entertainment's throwback game to the days of isometric RPGs of olde, closed its fundraising period on Kickstarter just shy of $4 million at $3,986,929. Had backers managed to push the project to the big $4 mil, Obsidian would have included live instrumentation for the score and developer commentary. The last $500K, Obsidian claimed, would be used to "enhance the game."

Unfortunately, Obsidian was a mere $13.1K from that goal.

However, Eternity's managed to push videogame funding on Kickstarter to new heights. It's managed to dethrone Double Fine as the most funded videogame project of all time on Kickstarter (discounting the OUYA, which we'll consider hardware.) The previous record holder, Double Fine Adventure, held the record at $3.3 million.

Project Eternity backers shouldn't expect the game anywhere in the near future. Obsidian's currently got its hands full with other projects, including the THQ-published South Park RPG and inXile's Kickstarter-backed project Wasteland 2. Eternity's Kickstarter page lists its release date as April 2014, but backers shouldn't be too surprised if that release date ends up getting pushed back more than a tad in the future.

 

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  • Really should do you research when posting articles. They reaches the $4mil milestone around the 3.8mil mark. The donations on paypal were not included on Kickstarter. Below is a rough total from the end of the donation night. As far as I know paypal was still open for a while after the Kickstarter ended.

    Kickstarter: $3,986,929
    Paypal: $140,099
    Total: 4,127,028

    Now before someone says I should do the research myself and get the final totals, I am not a reporter am I? But if I could find this information out with a 5 second Google search there is no excuse for Tom's Hardware.

    I understand its easy to just look at the Kickstarter and make an article but if your not going to do the research then your not doing your job as a reporter. This seems to be a constant problem with a lot of Tom's Hardware articles lately and why I visit this site less and less. It's sad, this used to be a great site for Tech related news, now you simply can't trust it to be accurate.
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  • As far as Obsidian is concerned, funding did reach four million.

    http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/61691-update-27-how%E2%80%99d-we-do-and-what%E2%80%99s-next/
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  • If they really decide to leave that out when they would have undoubtedly reached the mark if they'd left the Kickstarter up for 15 more minutes I'll be extremely unimpressed with the company.
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  • If they really decide to leave that out when they would have undoubtedly reached the mark if they'd left the Kickstarter up for 15 more minutes I'll be extremely unimpressed with the company.
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  • YargnitIf they really decide to leave that out when they would have undoubtedly reached the mark if they'd left the Kickstarter up for 15 more minutes I'll be extremely unimpressed with the company.


    I agree 100%
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  • As far as Obsidian is concerned, funding did reach four million.

    http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/61691-update-27-how%E2%80%99d-we-do-and-what%E2%80%99s-next/
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