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Submitted by nrvalleytime 1139d ago | news

Obsidian’s Project Eternity closes with $3,986,448 – biggest game kickstarter ever

"After a frantic finish and more than 500,000 raised just today, Obsidian's Project Eternity has closed with the staggering amount of $3,986,448." (Obsidian Entertainment, PC, Project Eternity)

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Lucreto  +   1140d ago
Good news to Obsidian

I can't wait to see more.

edit: It has finished 11 minutes and they have already taken the money.
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mistajeff  +   1140d ago
also worth noting they have about 140k additional in paypal contributions.
nrvalleytime  +   1140d ago
That's an interesting point - I left that bit out because Obsidian hasn't disclosed whether the final number includes PayPal or not.
mistajeff  +   1140d ago
I know the kickstarter page doesn't factor in paypal, but I'm not sure what the final total is.
mobijoker  +   1139d ago
This shows how people believe in of the most innovative and risk taking dev....
vallencer  +   1139d ago
Innovation and risk are fine but your game shouldn't be full of bugs. Alpha protocol?? Their only good game in recent years was fallout new Vegas and that was still full of bugs. Yes KOTOR 2 was good as was never winter nights but a couple good games versus more buggy games isn't a good track record.
maelstromb  +   1139d ago
The bugs may be attributed to the publishers rushing the games out the door. Although, perhaps the guys/gals at Obsidian are poor at managing their budgets, too--as that could be a possibility as well. We'll probably never know.

Had Alpha Protocol been given another 3-6 months of development time, it would have been an excellent game with excellent writing, but instead we got a mediocre one with excellent writing.

And as for the bugginess of New Vegas, I would blame Bethesda for that. After all, they created that crap-coded engine, and then never fixed its obvious holes. But in defense of Obsidian, put it like this--I wouldn't hire a contractor to redo my bathroom and then expect him/her to fix the rest of the problems in my house.
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Summons75  +   1139d ago
correction, biggest waste of money ever! To think this 4 mil could go to cancer research or homeless children but instead it's going to developers who make broken and extremely buggy games and then after they cry about deadlines when really it's their fault for not being able to do their job properly.
TreMillz  +   1139d ago
Can i see your certificate of stoping world hunger or putting homeless people in homes? No I cant? Yea...thought so. If you are not contributing then stop the BS complaining.
Summons75  +   1139d ago
Hey, I do my part and help out when I can. I have no problem putting some money toward that stuff. What I do have a problem with is workers who are lazy and incapable of doing their job but instead of admitting their mistake they put the blame on someone or something else.
Vaud-Villian  +   1139d ago
Actually you want to give the money to people who are lazy and don't do their job. This is capitalism, the 4 million is going into feeding people's families. You want to create more jobless in order to pay more jobless. Real sound logic there.
maelstromb  +   1139d ago
@Summons75 - Perhaps Obsidian haven't been given the freedom in the past, constricted by the their publishers. It remains to be seen what they will be able to achieve without an overseer breathing down their necks, and that's why I helped fund their Kickstarter. Because yes, I do believe in them considering a large majority of their employees put out some of the greatest RPGs I've ever played (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape, Fallout 1&2, Arcanum, etc.), and I believe that they can do it again when given the space and funding to do so.
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pr0digyZA  +   1139d ago
"biggest waste of money ever! To think this 4 mil could go to cancer research or homeless children"

Why do you play games then? you should stop and give your money that goes towards games away, while we are at it stop seeing movies or buying cd's as that could be used for others who need it.

Its not like this was donated by one person.
Chrono  +   1139d ago
What if the game is bad?
Aloren  +   1139d ago
What if the game is good ?
segamon  +   1139d ago
that's intelligent thinking apparently some of the doners don't have.

i like the idea behind kickstarter and how it helps industry veterans to do things the heart&soul way but that's quite a lot of money people mostly driven by emotion just threw for absolutely no evidence what and how the game will be and little is know how it's going to be used.

they asked for an amount, alright let's give it to them with just little more and then some when they deliver and truly deserve it.

remember, money spoils people.. and only ourselves to blame on this one.
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maelstromb  +   1139d ago
@segamon - Oh really? So tell me. How do you think ideas go from just basic ideas to a fully realized game or TV show or movie? It's called a pitch, and they're made every single day in the business world no matter what industry you're in. And guess what? People actually invest their money in those ideas and dreams in hopes of getting their money back, but also mainly in hopes of paving the way for a successful new IP that would not have been possible otherwise. It's the same idea with Kickstarter, only instead of say a handful of investors or one major publisher at the helm, it's several 10's of thousands of investors making smaller investments in the ideas proposed by the developers.
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segamon  +   1138d ago
@maelstromb - you're missing the point. i made myself clear about supporting our beloved veteran developers with their bold ideas and sincere intentions but let's be objective, this is business at the end of the day, pouring in huge amounts of money blindly is an unwise bet.

Obsidian for example, they got nearly 3 folds the amount they require! alright, the community is generous let'em have it but i hope they deliver and everyone else used kickstarter because otherwise.. we will look like cheaps.

that being said.. i hope you understand that there are no accusations here but rather justified concerns.
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rawshack  +   1139d ago
I use to hate Obsidian but now I'm starting to like them a lot more .Obsidian do make good games they just get pushed out to early .like the new fallout game .hopefully with out any big boss man hassling them they can finally make a good game bug free
hano  +   1138d ago
What epic RPG game was released without a big number of bugs?

Skyrim was the most buggy game ever made but a lot of people love it.

I expect the game to be buggy, but that doesn't mean it won't be good, on the contrary.

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