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Obsidian adds one final $4M stretch goal for Project Eternity [UPDATE]
Posted: 16.10.2012 20:49 by Comments: 16
[UPDATE: With $3,986,929 final Kickstarter fundraising and the Paypal contributions combined, the $4M goal was reached.]

With five hours left to go, Obsidian has added one final stretch goal for Project Eternity - at $4M, they'll "enhance the whole game".

According to the developer in their blog post, "OK! After much team deliberation we have one final ultimate stretch goal. At $4.0m we will be enhancing the whole game. We will use live instrumentation for the soundtrack, add developer in-game commentary, and use every dollar between $3.5m and $4m to enhance the game. Also at $4.0m Chris Avellone will be forced to play Arcanum."

Will $4M be reached? Stay tuned.

Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Oct 16, 2012
SirRoderick
Well I love that it got this far, but honestly, THEY don't even know what to do with the cash anymore, feel free to stop shovelling cash their way now! :P

I is early beacker for 20, pretty sweet deal if it works out.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Oct 16, 2012
JonahFalcon
I say reach it and force Chris Avellone to play Arcanum, dammit.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Oct 16, 2012
SirRoderick
I must admit I don't know why that is something I want to see.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Oct 16, 2012
JonahFalcon
Arcanum UNPATCHED, that is. Make him suffer. :p
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Oct 16, 2012
nocutius
Hehe, they're just making things up as they go :)
Good to see games make it this big.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Oct 17, 2012
JonahFalcon
$3,986,929 + Paypal = easily made it.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 17, 2012
herodotus
It's a shame no one can seem to gather that much cash that quickly to help the starving in the world, or those struck by natural disasters. Shows where true priorities lie - profit.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Oct 17, 2012
FoolWolf
I also think that it is easier to give to something where you feel that you will get something back. For me - no name help organisations on the web sounds unfortunately like scam atempts in most cases. Too many bad apples have made a good fortune fooling people they are doing benefits for those in need.
In Sweden we give a lot of aid via our taxes already - check it out - we pay loads of more tax than most - and we have the charity organisations that have existed since i was a kid just aroundt he corner. I don't need web foundraisers to give money to the needed - I can text my support, e-mail, phone and the money is given on the very same day.

I take heart in that - even though i wish that foundraising for the needed would be better and better founded...

Back on track - i founded this game withing the first 24 hours - pledge 20$. For me and Obsidian - I would rather have had the last 0.5 billion dollars on quality testing - Obsidian games and PC...
Still, a true live soundtrack is an awesome thing. I hope they make it available in wav or .flac.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 17, 2012
herodotus
"I also think that it is easier to give to something where you feel that you will get something back."

I think you've summed it up well, wolfy. We only give money to something that we believe we'll personally benefit from. Sad, but true.
As for charity scams - I am only too well aware of them. Here, within 12 hours of the Black Saturday bushfires, phony charity lines were set up to scam cash so it's not just the big companies. I was talking more of cases where someone needs life-saving material or aid, and the target might be a measly $20m (small change for a billionaire). Yet if he or she can't turn a profit they're not interested.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Oct 18, 2012
JonahFalcon
Shouldn't feeding the hungry be the job of the government? Since when is that the job of the public?
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Oct 18, 2012
FoolWolf
Not all countries give a lot from their taxes to the poor and needy countries Jonah - and usually it is even if you have an extensive program like for example Sweden adn Norway - they still miss some of the catastrophees due to bureaucracy...

Tornados, floodings, natural disasters tend to not keeping with the year to year plans of economy. Every society has a weaknes towards natural disasters - when the flooding in New Orleans hit - plenty coutnries helped out even though US is the biggest helping country...

Fukushima - it was easy to give something via the PS3 (and was sanctioned by the red cross).

Perhaps in the future when crowd sourcing and founding is getting more known and accepted (if...) perhaps we can found new schools and water projects all over the world :)
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Oct 18, 2012
BoneArc
best way to get gamers to donate is to make them donate for extra content on specific Games everyone enjoys.

Ex: Donate 5-20$ and get EXCLUSIVE Access to an additional 20 hours of gameplay in Baldurs gate.

you know ... people would kill for additional content for some games.

A couple million times 5-20 $ is enough to help a lot of people.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Oct 18, 2012
JonahFalcon
"Not all countries give a lot from their taxes to the poor and needy countries Jonah"

Not all countries have the poor and needy being taxed heavily. Expecting the lower class to feed the lower class is right out of A Christmas Carol. It's the duty of the haves to help the have-nots.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Oct 18, 2012
FoolWolf
I don't know which countries you are referring to Jonah. I guess there are a few dictatorships and under-developed countries that still have some really harsh conditions...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 18, 2012
herodotus
Tragic pov, Jonah. Sorry mate, but Govt's are worthless whereas we as a people have the onus upon us to take responsibility for others. "Leave it to the Government" - yeah, like that's worked out well throughout history.