Wasteland 2 - Your Mind Just Exploded Like a Blood Sausage
Note: Now that kickstarter is complete I will be updating this thread less. The following blog is a decent source of news for post apoc games, including Wasteland 2.
No Mutants Allowed
4/17 Kickstarter over, 3million+ reached.
4/4 Fargo announced the final tier of funding will ensure mod tools.
3/20 Chris Avellone and Obsidian co-develop
at 2.1 million.
Brian Fargo - Original Wasteland Designer
Ken St. Andre - Original Wasteland Designer
Alan Pavlish - Original Wasteland Designer
Michael Stackpole - Original Wasteland Designer
Liz Danforth - Original Wasteland Designer
Mark Morgan - Fallout Music Composer
- Concept Art
Chris Avellone at 2.1 Million. Whaaaaaaat?
Part 1 - Brian Fargo
Part 2 - Michael A. Stackpole
RPS interview w/ Brian Fargo
Part 3: Brian Fargo on Community Feedback
Ripten interview with Brian Fargo
NowGamer.com interview w/ Brian Fargo
GameBanshee interview with Chris Avellone
Will be available on Steam and a DRM free
Will be cross platform, PC, Mac, and Linux.
Fargo pledges to donate 5% of profits to other Kickstarter games. Called the project "Kicking It Forward
Kickstarter funding graph
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Anyone over the age of 30 should be recovering from a heart attack after reading the thread title. Yes, Wasteland has been confirmed
as inXile's next project, and will they will be doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund it.
My balls haven't dropped and thus I can't press them up against this wall of awesome. Why should I care?
Well, Wasteland was the direct inspiration of a little franchise known as Fallout. It is often listed in those "best game of all time" lists. This sequel has the original
creator Brian Fargo
at the helm, and already he is putting together a team of Fallout and Wasteland veterans
. The potential is huge.
I am old enough to grow a beard. And I'm stroking the shit out of it right now. Tell me, will this game be faithful to the original, or a crap FPS remake?
No, this is going to fly pretty close to the original. Here's what Brian Fargo has to say to your beard:
My vision of this game is far closer to the original and will feel a lot more comfortable to the typical RPG player so what changes there are should fit comfortably with the gameplay conventions. I want anyone who played Fallout or Wasteland to feel comfortable stepping right into the shoes of this Wasteland. I have wanted to play and make a party based RPG for some time and my hopes are that the fans will also. Besides graphics the biggest element that needs to be focused on is the audio. We have some clever ideas on the use of radio communication and we are going to spend considerable time creating a mood with the use of an atmospheric sound track and sound effects. We want to build on what was done before rather than "rework" it.
The thing about this project being fan-funded is that I’m not worried about this new group of people and how they might get it. This is being made for people like yourself that grew up playing Wasteland, Fallout and Fallout 2. These new people, who have never played these games, I think they’re going to check it out and have a great time. I’m simply not going to worry about how I get these console guys to come over and like it, because there is no reason to
I'm in, where can I throw my money?
KICKSTART IT NOW
I want to play Wasteland 1, where can I download it legally?
We are going to build upon all the elements that made Wasteland great. You control of a group of desert rangers in the southwest part of the states who are seeking to restore some law and order into a post apocalyptic world.
But despite their mission of restoring peace it is up to the players to decide the morality of their choices. We will not preach what behavior to take and nor will every negative thing you do necessarily turn into something bad happening to you.
The game will be party based like the original, feature modern day weapons for combat and use the skill system that everyone loved so much. Visual themes will run the gamut from desolate and bleak to cities that are attempting to recover from destruction.
You can't. Sorry. EA owns the rights to the original game and they are sitting on it with their big mean hairy butts.
What the hell was Wasteland?
a retrospective video. It is a half hour long, which is one millionth of the amount of time I spent wasting on this game.