News: Project Eternity will include a new questline, The Endless Paths of Od Nua, to celebrate passing 50,000 backers on Kickstarter. Crafting and enchanting will also be added if a $2.4 million milestone is broken.
Breaking news: a lot of people have given money to Project Eternity. Obsidian‘s Kickstarter-funded RPG has just passed 50,000 backers, and “a new dungeon experience” – The Endless Paths of Od Nua – will be developed alongside the main game to celebrate. The update post also explains that every subsequent 2,500 backers will result in The Endless Paths getting another level added (to the existing three).
In addition, a new stretch goal has been announced, after all previous goals were crushed under the colossal weight of Josh Sawyer‘s wallet: netting $2.4 million will ensure Project Eternity includes crafting and enchanting mechanics. Here’s the blurb on how they’ll work:
“This system is intended to be easy to use and very flexible, allowing players to customize many aspects of what they can create or alter. Whether it’s brewing basic potions from herbs and minerals commonly found throughout the world or upgrading a humble broadsword into a custom-named, magically-imbued weapon of distinctive and legendary power, we want to give players the ability to make it.
“On the development side of things, we also want to make the system as data-driven as possible, allowing us to easily extend our list of recipes in the future.”
With current coffers of $2.22 million and 14 days left before funding closes, this particular addition looks like a dead cert. You can check out the full update post here.
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