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Wasteland Kickstarter Project Breaks $1.6 Million

Wasteland Kickstarter Project Million Dollar

Wasteland devs now raised raised $1.6 million: Mac users now on board

The Kickstarter Wasteland project follows in the footsteps of Double Fine by raising over a million dollars

Kickstarter project seems all the rage as famous games or developers look to bring back lost projects that appeal to a particular niche. One of those is Wasteland, which we reported on earlier this month. The project has broken another milestone, though: it has raised $1.6 million.

In case you’re not familiar with Wastelands, here’s a rundown. Wasteland 2 is the sequel to the post-apocalyptic RPG released. Serving “as inspiration for the FALLOUT series,” Wasteland was the first RPG that allowed players to make decisions and suffer the consequences. It was widely acclaimed: IGN named it “one of their top 25 PC games of all time,” and it was named Adventure Game of the Year in 1998 by Computer Game World.

The game was set in a post-apocalyptic world in south-west America. “The game featured a strong storyline which required painful decisions by players.”

Wasteland 2 aims to build on everything the original Wasteland was. Most of the original team is being brought back, too. Brain Fargo is returning as Executive Producer, while Alan Pavlish and Mike Stockpile are returning as the main designers. Jason Anderson, co-creator of Fallout 1 and 2, is penning the story.

Wasteland 2 comes to Mac

With Wastleand 2 breaking $1.5 million of funding, Mac and Linux users will now be getting the game too.

Posted five days ago, the latest update on the Kickstarter website says that there will be “more writers” to add “even more consequence … music and sound.”

The update also addressed what would happen if $2 million is reached, which is very possible considering the project doesn’t end until April 17 and less than $400,000 of funding are needed.

$2 million will again bring more staff onto the project, “to make the game more social.” This hasn’t been fully developed, but could be dropping notes into other player’s games (think Dark Souls) or sending items to help them out (think World of Warcraft). This has also been confirmed to be optional.

However, there won’t be multiplayer because Wasteland 2 is primarily an RPG. Actions matter, but the team are keen to stress “this is not an MMO.”


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Published: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 Last Modified: March 28, 2012

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