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GDC 2014: Crowdfunded RPG to be released by the end of the year

Paradox publishing Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity

Paradox Interactive will publish Obisdian’s crowdfunded RPG Pillars of Etnerinty.

Pillars of Eternity has raised $4.5 million in total from fans through Kickstarter and the developer’s own website to date. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart claimed all the money raised had gone straight into the game’s development.

Stockholm-based publisher Paradox will handle marketing and distribution for the title.

In a Q&A, the developer stated it was confident the game would be released by the end of the year.

“This game would not have happened if not for the passion and generosity of our backers, and their faith in us to create the game they wanted,” said Urquhart.

“How we are developing Pillars of Eternity has not, and will not be, changed; we will deliver the game we promised to our backers, and we will deliver it this year. Having Paradox as a partner, with their expertise in independent games like Pillars of Eternity, lets us put all of our focus on making an incredible game.”

Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester added: “When we signed this partnership we called it two independent players in the games industry supporting each other to stay independent by doing what we do best. The fans backing this game—many of us included—are looking forward to a classic RPG as envisioned by the designers at Obsidian, and that’s exactly what they’re going to get.”

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