Official Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Game News Project Eternity Kickstarter Update #23: Documentary, and More

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Crooked Bee, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

    Crooked Bee
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    15,017
    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Tags: Feargus Urquhart; Kickstarter; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity

    The latest update to Obsidian's Project Eternity promises the same thing that proved to be very popular with DoubleFine's Kickstarter - a documentary about the development of the game:

    Project Eternity the Documentary

    The big news for the day is that we are adding a documentary covering the development of Project Eternity.

    After getting a lot of requests to do a documentary, like the Double Fine Adventure, we started looking into it a couple of weeks ago. We talked about it more last week and decided that we don’t have a visual history of one of our games, even after almost ten years as a company. We felt it was something we should just do and do it without it being a new stretch goal.

    So, we are happy to announce that we are going to include a stream, download, or physical copy of the documentary in all of our Kickstarter reward tiers. At the $20/$25 level you will be able to stream it, at the $35 level you will be able to download it, and at the $140 level (and physical tiers above) we will include a DVD / Blu-ray.​

    Aside from that, there's also a new physical add-on - Project Eternity playing cards:

    Project Eternity Playing Cards Add-On

    As a fun new add-on for Sunday, we are now offering Project Eternity playing cards for $10. Designed by Scott Everts, one of our longtime technical artists who worked on Black Isle’s Infinity Engine games, and does a lot of work on board games, he designed this beautiful set which will feature characters and maybe critters (Kerfluffleupogus, Devourer of the Faithful anyone?) from Project Eternity. Check out the Project Eternity Add-On List on how to add-on items to your pledge. (Please note: Playing Cards only available to tiers including physical items. For digital tier folks, we’ll hopefully sell these as a future store offering.)Project Eternity Playing Cards Add-On

    As a fun new add-on for Sunday, we are now offering Project Eternity playing cards for $10. Designed by Scott Everts, one of our longtime technical artists who worked on Black Isle’s Infinity Engine games, and does a lot of work on board games, he designed this beautiful set which will feature characters and maybe critters (Kerfluffleupogus, Devourer of the Faithful anyone?) from Project Eternity. Check out the Project Eternity Add-On List on how to add-on items to your pledge. (Please note: Playing Cards only available to tiers including physical items. For digital tier folks, we’ll hopefully sell these as a future store offering.)​

    I also remind you that Monday is the Project Eternity AMA on Reddit day.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 3
    ^ Top  
  2. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

    J_C
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    14,202
    Location:
    Hungary
    Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
  3. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

    Surf Solar
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    8,531
    Not remotively interested in the documentary, I want them to make a game, not a movie.

    Playing cards... :retarded:
     
    ^ Top  
  4. villain of the story Arcane

    villain of the story
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,427
    Location:
    Villainville
    MCA
    Playing cards... Meh. If they have invented a new game (eg. Caravan from FNV), I'd be interested but this is boring. Especially if it comes with the shitty DeviantArt-grade concept artwork on it.

    Documentary is a nice gesture, however. And good that we'll have a post-mortem peek at MCA-Sawyer-Cain trio at their game.
     
    ^ Top  
  5. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

    J_C
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    14,202
    Location:
    Hungary
    Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    What's wrong with playing cards with the buddies?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  6. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

    Surf Solar
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    8,531
    There's nothing wrong with it, I just expected them to actually concentrate on the PC game, not some meaningless fluff gimmicks thrown around. Will you really play that PE card game with your buddies?
     
    ^ Top  
  7. Jarpie Arcane Patron

    Jarpie
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    4,690
    Codex 2012 MCA
    Because VotS doesn't have anyone to play with him.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 7
    ^ Top  
  8. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

    J_C
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    14,202
    Location:
    Hungary
    Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    That's not PE cardgame. Look at the pictures, it is a regular deck of poker cards, just with PE artwork.
     
    ^ Top  
  9. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

    Surf Solar
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    8,531
    In this case I apologize then, should have read more thorough. Still, waste of money and ressources that could've gone to the actual game instead, IMO. :P
     
    ^ Top  
  10. DwarvenFood Arcane Patron

    DwarvenFood
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    6,234
    Location:
    Atlantic Accelerator
    Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Surf Solar
    But if people don't buy the cards as add-on, there would be no extra money and resources in the first place. More likely, the extra donations will cover the cost of making the deck, and you will in fact have more money and resources for the base game.
     
    ^ Top  
  11. skuphundaku Economic devastator, Mk. 11 Patron

    skuphundaku
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,248
    Location:
    Rouge Angles of Satin
    Codex 2012 Codex 2013 MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    BRO, they already have the artwork for the cards (the concept art they already published). They just need some minor touches here and there and then they just have to get in touch with USPCC (http://www.usplayingcard.com/), which are the gold-standard in playing card manufacture (it would be foolish to settle for anything less than that). That's it: playing cards deck done.

    EDIT: here's a list of all playing cards decks projects on KS: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/search?term=playing+cards . If you'll take a look at them, most of them are printed by USPCC and most of the work involved on the designer's end is creating the artwork. Obsidian already has the artwork, so they can hit the ground running by calling USPCC.
     
    ^ Top  
  12. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

    ghostdog
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    9,883
    I wasn't very happy about the double fine documentary either, but when I saw it I was hooked, very interesting stuff ...and making it is pretty cheap anyway. I'll certainly be waiting for the PE documentary.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  13. villain of the story Arcane

    villain of the story
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,427
    Location:
    Villainville
    MCA
    A single deck costs probably no more than $1 (when produced in bulks) and even that is likely an inflated price. So they will profit around $9 per deck. Let's say 5K people buying a deck = around $45K.
     
    ^ Top  
  14. l3loodAngel Proud INTJ Patron Edgy

    l3loodAngel
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,435
     
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)