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Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update

The Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Page has a new update expressing enthusiasm for inXile entertainment's upcoming Wasteland sequel. There's also a Wasteland 2 Interview on GameBanshee talking with Brian Fargo about the project and its grassroots support. Here's a bit on that community element from the new Kickstarter update:

One friend of mine who worked with me there said recently he felt that in the beginning of the industry all the nerds were in charge, but then as the industry grew it changed, and now the guys that picked on the nerds got back on top. I think there was some great truth to that. We all hope this movement is bigger than just Tim Schafer or Brian Fargo as we want to get power back into the developers hands again. And the unbelievable Indie scene shows that there is momentum in that direction. The development community continues to pull itself together to ensure their success. They share tools, they share statistics, they share ideas, and the biggest donators in Kickstarter are always developers. All of this reminds me of the freshness the industry had in the late 80′s through mid 90′s in which creativity was being directed only by the gamers. The gamers will always rule at the end of the day.

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9. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update Mar 18, 2012, 15:37 ASeven
 
In their latest interviews Fargo really goes all out against publishers and, unlike Tim, hails this new business models as the next big thing for the industry. Fargo really dislikes publishers and I for one think he's right, publishers are quickly on the way out.

I mean, 2 years ago nobody would believe the indies would rise to the levels of what they are today, and indies have been the biggest threat publishers have faced since they force new business models the publishers can't cope with. Now along comes kickstarter and a lot of developers seeing the potential for it. May this be the future of gaming, where developers and gamers are once again directly connected to each other without a greedy, rotten middle man called publishers.
 
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