Major game developers continue to use the Kickstarter website to help fund their projects. On Tuesday, a new record for a Kickstarter-based game project was set with the completion of the campaign to fund Project Eternity, an old school fantasy RPG from developer Obsidian Entertainment.
Launched just a month ago, Project Eternity ended up with $3,986,929 in donations via Kickstarter. That's well above its original goal of $1.1 million. The project also funded nearly all of the game's Kickstarter stretch goals, although it did fall just short of its $4 million stretch goal that would have added in features such as live instrumentation for the game's soundtrack, and developer in-game commentary.
The team is still accepting donations via PayPal on the game's official website for those people who were unable to use the Kickstarter page. Project Eternity is being developed at Obsidian by team members who have worked on some of the most acclaimed RPGs released in the past two decades, including Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer. However, the game itself is still in the early stages of development and is not scheduled to be released to the public until sometime in mid-2014.
Source: Project Eternity Kickstarter page | Image via Obsidian Entertainment