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superdeluxe March 13 2012 08:32 PM

Wasteland 2: A Kickstarter project
Brian Fargo (Yup that Brian Fargo, created Wasteland, Fallout etc etc), is trying to create a Wasteland 2 using Kick Starter:


Wasteland 2 is the direct sequel to the first ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG. The original Wasteland was the inspiration for the FALLOUT series of games, and the first RPG to allow players to split parties for tactical considerations, to face players with moral choices, and to make them deal with the consequences of their actions. It was the first to provide far more than the one-key-for-one-lock style of puzzle solving. It was groundbreaking, which is why IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games of all time, Computer Gaming World named it the Adventure Game of the year in 1988, and it was short-listed for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s current “Art of the Computer Game” exhibition.
It has already raised almost 150k in the last few hours. a 15$ donation gets you a digital copy of the game.

firehawk12 March 14 2012 12:10 AM

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I put in my 15 bucks. The Doublefine one just ended today too!

Robert Maxwell March 14 2012 12:21 AM

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Oh, hell yes!

superdeluxe March 14 2012 01:20 PM

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590k in less than 24 hours

superdeluxe March 14 2012 08:53 PM

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743K. I hope it meets the 1.5 million end game goal:

To do this game right, we need to raise $1 million, but you'll notice our funding request is $900,000 and that is because Brian Fargo has offered to fund the last $100,000 if need be. That’s a lot of money needed, but not when compared with the budgets of most full scale RPGs made today. The original game sold over 100,000 copies—on the Apple ][ and Commodore 64 platforms back in the day. If everyone who played it then backs the project at the most basic level, the game is on.

But we’re looking ahead to what we can do if you all back this project in force. At $1.25 million, the money will go primarily into making the world bigger, adding more maps, more divergent stories and even more music.

At $1.5 million, the world gets even bigger. You’ll have more adventures to play, more challenges to deal with, and a greater level of complexity to the entire storyline. We’ll add more environments, story elements, and characters to make the rich world come alive even more. We will even be able to bring Wasteland 2 to OS X for Mac lovers. And after $1.5 million the sky is the limit.

superdeluxe March 15 2012 12:24 AM

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“@BrianFargo: #Linux users. We've heard your requests, and will include a Linux version (in addition to more content) at $1.5 million in pledges.”

superdeluxe March 15 2012 05:52 AM

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888k, I think this thing will get 1.5 million

Yoda March 15 2012 09:15 AM

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I'm just trying to figure out what tier to donate, probably the one that gets you the boxed copy. Though the fifteen dollars seems like quite a deal.

superdeluxe March 15 2012 11:59 AM

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955k :D. I did the 15$, but you have until the end of the kickstarter to decide what tier you want to be at. I think I might go up to 50$ tier because I love to have maps/boxes, and the sound track is going to be great.

Robert Maxwell March 15 2012 12:51 PM

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Yeah, I'm also debating tier. I normally wouldn't drop $50 or $60 for a game, but for a high-quality indie title? You bet!

firehawk12 March 30 2012 05:34 PM

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Oh wow. They upped the ante. If they can raise 2.1 million dollars, Obsidian and Chris Avellone will also work on the game.

If this doesn't reach the target, I'll be hugely disappointed.

That's an interview where Fargo talks about why he had to do a kickstarter project in the first place.

superdeluxe March 30 2012 08:39 PM

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Upped my pledge.

This so needs to happen.

firehawk12 March 30 2012 09:10 PM

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It really does. I haven't been hyped for a game so much since... maybe the original Mass Effect.

Yoda March 30 2012 10:05 PM

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More hyped for this than I was for Mass Effect or really anything else. The top down turn-based tactical style is just a niche that isn't being filled. I loved Fallout 3, the humor, the world, it was all very good... but the VATS was just kind of like a cheat button almost, as entertaining as some of the animations were, and aside from that the gameplay was first-person shooter. Mass Effect is the same thing. I love FPS gameplay, I don't know if I love it in RPGs.

When I read the stuff on the kickstarter about not catering to mass market sensibilities, it puts a smile on my face.

superdeluxe March 30 2012 10:08 PM

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I'd go up to 150 if they add a t-shirt reward. Argh.

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