Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Updates from Project Eternity, Wasteland 2, and Shroud of the Avatar

Obsidian Entertainment sent an update through their Project Eternity Kickstarter yesterday announcing the official name of their game: Pillars of Eternity.

Along with some housekeeping pledge management site update stuff they included their new logo:

Good color choice.

More importantly, they posted a trailer using the in-game graphics, noting some of the animation is being refined.

Seems they're making good progress.

Not to be outdone, Wasteland 2 posted Update #40 this evening announcing the beta release for Windows to their backers.

Not to be left out, Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues also put up their Update #40 with details for backers on accessing their beta release.

Hmm, odd that, both Update #40.

I backed both Wasteland 2 and Project Eternity Pillars of Eternity. Though I missed Shrouds of the Avatar, I will likely pick it up on release. These are some of the biggest gaming projects funded on Kickstarter. It is good to see them making significant strides towards a finished release.

In fact, it is fundamental the games resulting from these projects turn out to be good in order to demonstrate multi-million dollar crowdfunded computer games from established companies or with the involvement of influential industry veterans are viable alternatives to the big publisher funded titles. Here's to them, may they succeed for the sake of these old school style CRPGs and their own company health.

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