A collaboration with GOG.com will bring us DRM-free copies of Project Eternity, and Obsidian is going to improve the digital and non-digital tiers, according to the latest update to their Project Eternity Kickstarter. And the project has, by the way, reached its second stretch goal, which means that the game will get a Mac version and also an expanded storyline.
Here's an excerpt from the update:
DRM Free Option
You asked and we are delivering. In conjunction with GOG, we are going to offer a DRM free version of the game for our Kickstarter Backers. When the campaign ends, you will be able to choose whether you would like a key from GOG or Steam. For our Mac friends, we are still working on a DRM free option, since GOG does not currently support the Mac. Oh, and the great guys at GOG are having a special right now on all of the great Infinity Engine games, so check that out as well.
New Digital Tiers
We are adding a $50 and an $80 digital tier. The $50 tier will get you the digital version of the game, the soundtrack, the digital version of the Collector’s Book, a collection of wallpapers made for multiple resolutions and multiple monitors, high resolution concept art, a high resolution version of the map, and ringtones. For the $80 tier, you will get all of that plus a digital copy of the strategy guide, and a second digital download of the game.
This is a short list for right now, but we will be adding more as the days pass including some pretty swank Obsidian-wear.
• Add a Digital Download of the Game +$25 • Add Three Digital Downloads of the Game +$60
As a quick tutorial on how to add add-ons, goto the Project Eternity site on Kickstarter and then hit the Manage Your Pledge button. The reward tier you had already selected will still be selected and the amount will be in the big box at the top. All you need to do is add the dollar amount that covers the add-ons you would like to your pledge and enter the new total number. For instance, if you are at the $35 Pledge level and want to add one Digital Download, you would enter $60 as your total pledge.
New for our Collector's Edition Box Level ($140)
Lastly we want to announce that we are going to give our backers at the Collector’s Edition Box Level ($140) a little extra today and that is Beta access to the game! That’s just a little taste of what we will be adding into tiers in the coming days and weeks through stretch goals and the occasional random act.
Additionally, we're informed that developers like project director J.E. Sawyer, CTO Chris Jones, and senior programmer (and, never forget, prestigious Fallout/Arcanum/Temple of Elemental Evil designer!) Tim Cain will be offering updates to the Kickstarter for the rest of the week.
Compared to the relatively scarce details and poor communication of the very first days, it appears that Obsidian now is handling this Kickstarter campaign rather well.