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Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+

The Kickstarter Campaign for Wasteland 2 has concluded, with inXile entertainment's post-apocalyptic RPG sequel taking in well over triple its initial USD $900K goal. The finally take listed on the website is $2,933,197, though a note on Shacknews states that this does not count almost $110K in PayPal pledges, so the final total exceeds $3 million. Update: Apologies for misstating the "kick forward" principle at first, which is a pledge of 5% of the project'a eventual profits, not these pledges. Thanks Alex.

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19. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+ Apr 17, 2012, 14:57 Draugr
Creston wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 14:01:
ASeven wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 13:17:
I sure hope so and I am well aware that without rewards many kickstarters wouldn't be kickstarted successfully in the first place. I'm just a bit worried with overhead after reading this article here, that's all. I sure as hell don't want awesome projects like this to fail for any reason, including overhead.

To be honest, that article is not indicative of how most Kickstarters work.

Let me just quote a particular section that really actually kind of irked me:

After that, we had $22,000 remaining. From there:

Music - $6,000
Attorneys, startup fees, CPA - $4000
Poster art - $2000
iPads - $1000
PAX East - $3000

TOTAL: $16,000

Now, I don't know what these guys promised, but paying for their attorneys, iPads and a fucking trip to PAX East out of their kickstarter funds?? I'd be ROYALLY pissed if that's what they spent my donated money on.

Fargo and Weisman have both said they will use their funds solely and alone on the game. Every dollar goes into the game. (Though Weisman has said that if they get enough money, they may buy some new computers for their office. That would benefit game design, so okay.)

If some dev said "Yeah, I'll use this funds to pay for my rent, and my laundry, and my lunches, and my attorney fees, and taking my girlfriend to see a musical", I wouldn't give him a dime.

Again, I don't know what these guys promised in their kickstarter, but they seem like a completely new dev that still had to start an actual company, and they are spending the donated money on absolute bullshit stuff. Both Fargo and Weisman have established companies and have pledged to use the donated money to make a better game.

I think it's kinda apples and oranges, to be honest, and it's typical Kotaku BS to pretend that every Kickstarter only gets 16-17% of the funds to spend on the actual game.


This article speaks to these peoples incompetence, not a failure on kickstarter or its implementation.

Just goes to show you should be smart who your giving your money to.
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