Obsidian Entertainment might have taken some flak early on for turning to Kickstarter with Project Eternity, but that certainly doesn't show in the record-breaking total that the funding period closes on. The South Park: The Stick of Truth developer netted a whopping $3.98 million in funding from backers, the highest-ever figure for a video game project on Kickstarter.
The number falls just shy of the company's recently announced $4 million stretch goal, which would see the game enhanced with an in-game developer commentary and a studio-recorded instrumental soundtrack, but CEO Feargus Urquhart tells Polygon that PayPal donations made outside of Kickstarter actually push the total up to $4.1 million. Stretch goal achieved.
Project Eternity originally launched on Kickstarter with a target of $1.1 million -- a goal achieved only days after the funding period began -- for what is planned as an old-school RPG. Now that the dollars are counted, only one step remains: Obsidian has to deliver.