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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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38. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update Mar 19, 2012, 01:57 jacobvandy
 
That's the whole point of coming up with your Kickstarter goal... You're supposed to do enough planning that you can say "Okay, we need X amount to do this how we want to," which in this case was $1 million ($900k goal plus $100k Fargo's own money). Then as soon as you start talking about the extra stuff you could do if you got even more than that, you'd better be damned sure that you'd at least be able to deliver the project 100% done as you envisioned it. It'd be career suicide not to, for Fargo and the rest of inXile. That's where trust and reputation comes into play, though; personally, I would not be giving any more than $5-10 to anybody on Kickstarter that did not have the name value of Tim Schafer or Brian Fargo, let alone the $50 I pitched in on this one.  
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