Pillars of Eternity Making of Documentary Now Available for Purchase

The Road to Eternity, the making of documentary for Pillars of Eternity, is now available for purchase on Vimeo for €0.91/$1/£0.66. The documentary is 1:24 hours long and offers a look at the development of the main game from the internal pitch for a Kickstarter game all the way to its original release on March 26th this year, and while it glosses on some important details like Obsidian's parternship with Paradox, I personally thought it was a strong documentary overall. Previously the making of documentary was only available to backers of the project.

Here's the full press release:

Obsidian Entertainment Leads CRPG Renaissance in '˜The Road to Eternity'

Feature-length Documentary about Crowdfunding Phenomenon Now Available Worldwide

IRVINE, Calif. Dec. 21, 2015 Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today announced that (The Road to Eternity,) the behind-the-scenes documentary following the incredible fan-funded role-playing game (RPG) Pillars of Eternity, has been released in its entirety for viewers worldwide. Created as part of the wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2012, (The Road to Eternity) provides a rare and unfiltered in-depth look at how crowdfunding not only saved the studio during one of the darkest points in its history, but led to the creation of one of the most anticipated and highly reviewed RPGs of all time. Pillars of Eternity is often quoted as not only fulfilling promises made to its backers, but far exceeding them. Its overwhelming critical and commercial success has contributed greatly in validating crowdfunding as a movement in funding games.

In (The Road to Eternity,) Obsidian's talented team of developers Josh Sawyer, Adam Brennecke and CEO Feargus Urquhart who have contributed to such notable franchises as Fallout, Star Wars, and Dungeons & Dragons pull back the curtain on the Pillars of Eternity development story, and share unguarded thoughts and testimonials about the bleak lows and the dizzying highs of their journey. The documentary offers a great deal of inside information for fans, as well as a rare look into what crowdfunding can mean to an independent game developer.

Watch (The Road to Eternity) here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theroadtoeternity

Pillars of Eternity is an RPG inspired by classic titles such as Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, which features an original world and game system that evokes and improves upon the traditional computer RPG experience. Funded via Kickstarter in late 2012, raising $4.5 million through both backer pledges on Kickstarter and Obsidian's own website, Pillars of Eternity has been a project of passion both for the development team and for the loyal fans who have made it possible.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity, visit eternity.obsidian.net.

Three excerpts of the documentary, for a total of about 13 minutes, are also available on Obsidian's YouTube channel (here, here and here), in case you want an idea of what you can expect from the full-length video.