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Game News Pillars of Eternity II Fig Update #10: Voice Acting Doubled, Josh Sawyer Q&A Stream #2

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  1. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    Tags: Aarik Dorobiala; Adam Brennecke; J.E. Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire; Tim Cain

    The Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire reached $2.4M of funding last night, unlocking the Voice Acting stretch goal. It happened just in time for another hour-long Josh Sawyer Q&A stream, this time also featuring executive producer Adam Brennecke. It was a pretty interesting watch, and less controversial this time. The highlight of the stream, if I may say so myself, was Josh's reply to my follow-up question about the controversy from the previous stream, about 13 minutes in. Once again, if you don't want to watch it, a transcript has been made available on Reddit.


    Shortly after the stream ended, Obsidian published a new Fig update to announce the achievement of the stretch goal. They don't have a new one for $2.8M yet, but the update does include a few other goodies. First of all, Josh Sawyer and the team have decided they're going to develop a Pillars of Eternity pen-and-paper RPG(!). The Starter's Guide for the new ruleset will be free for all backers at the $45 Premium Digital tier and above, and can also be acquired as a $7 add-on for lower tiers. Also available at those tiers (but not as an addon) is a cookbook by Tim Cain, who isn't otherwise working on Deadfire.

    But the highlight of the update is probably the introduction of a new creature called the sand grub. Check out that animated GIF, which also demonstrates the game's new ground physics feature:

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    Deadfire's funding level continues to climb (have you checked out our fundraiser?) and in fact, a glance at its Fig investment page will show you that $3.2M is probably already guaranteed. Coming up next - a graphics-related update by Lead Artist Kaz Aruga, and sometime later on, an update about the game's main city, Neketaka.
     
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    Tim Cain working on super secret project ha? Hmm :mrpresident:
     
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    Well, devoting that much time to sand animations, and these being islands, there better be a lot of locations where that type of environmental hindrance comes into play.
     
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    Is the twitch vod link borked for anyone else?

    Edit: Ignore, now it works. Feel free to delete this message.
     
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    I hope the embed function isn't broken. It should work now.
     
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    Ooh, this is exciting. I hope that they implement other terrains types as well, it could make positioning in some fights a fun challenge.
     
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    Ground physics is cool. Wonder if they were inspired by D:OS with this whole terrain effect thing (even if the overall design approach is different).
     
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    Pledges are at $1.24 million now. One wonders if they would have been better off just using KS. Though I guess part of this is to push their own site.
     
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    I won't back Deadfire due to Fig, honestly. I'll buy it later or back it if they allow other means when the Fig crowfound ends.
     
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    Honestly, I'm a little bit torn about that. I'd love to participate, but that money is going to the Fig campaing itself, isn't it? Although a strip tease from the Obsidian's Enfant Terrible would be pretty neato.
     
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    My bad, thank you kindly for the info!
     
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    Now make them environmental effects chain and combo with each other (akin to D:OS) and i'm sold.
     
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