My name is Jason. I'm an avid lifelong gamer, and somewhat longish reader of Destructoid. Currently unemployed, my usual occupations are fixing PCs for people, replacing broken phone screens, and embarrassingly often, working behind a retail counter.
I tend to game on PC these days. Favorites of the last year were Cave Story+, Bastion, Portal 2, and E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy.
You can usually find me in Destructoid group chat on Steam as Morcant, or frequently in Tribes: Ascend as Jahok.
I'd just like to raise a little awareness here about Obsidian's new project, tentatively titled Project Eternity.
“Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.“
“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.“
I'm stoked, and if you played PC games around the turn of the millennium, you should be, too.
Early backers (limited to 25,000) can preorder the digital version for the discounted price of $20, with another unlimited tier at $25. Higher tiers offer soundtracks, physical boxed copies, T-shirts, and fancier swag for even higher tiers. Par for the Kickstarter course.
As of this writing, the project has raised $173,000 (and rapidly rising) of their goal of $1.1 million, with 32 days to go in the fundraising campaign. No specific details on stretch goals yet, other than hinting at new levels, companions, NPCs, and more areas added to the game world itself.
Are you excited? Do you think this kind of game deserves to be extinct? Does it overlap too much with things like Diablo 3 and its many clones? Deposit opinions below, please.
[Edit: Josh Tolentino's front page post wasn't live yet when I hit "publish." Oops. Feel free to go discuss there.]