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Double Fine Kickstart Ending; Wasteland 2 Kickstart Beginning

Double Fine Adventure by Double Fine and 2 Player Productions Kickstarter Campaign will conclude today, offering the last chance to earn supporter rewards (thanks nin). They passed the $3 million plateau last night, so the game's $400,000 budget seems pretty covered. In other Kickstarter news, the promised Wasteland 2 by inXile entertainment Kickstarter Campaign is now underway to fund the $900,000 budget for the post-apocalyptic RPG sequel. They offer their own set of supporter rewards, and the following outline of the project:

For Wasteland 2, we’re getting the band back together again!. Brian Fargo who Executive Produced both Wasteland and Fallout will be heading the team. Alan Pavlish and Mike Stackpole—the original game’s primary designers—are coming back to put the project together, and we’re rounding up as many of the other designers, like Ken St. Andre, as we can. On top of that, we’ll have music by Mike Morgan of Fallout 1 and 2 fame. The storyline for Wasteland 2 was written by Jason Anderson who was the co-creator of Fallout. We have also enlisted the help of the amazing concept artist, Andree Wallin to help craft the Wasteland 2 world.

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59. Re: Double Fine Kickstart Ending; Wasteland 2 Kickstart Beginning Mar 13, 2012, 19:32 Digitalfiend
 
ASeven wrote on Mar 13, 2012, 17:00:
I do believe that if Braben came out and said, I need x dollars to make Elite 4 all hell would break loose like nothing on Kickstarter before. Many, many people remember Elite and Frontier, IMO more than those that remember Wing Commander I dare to say. WC and E4 are 2 projects that would get all the money though, no doubt about that.

...or what about a Wing Commander / Elite mesh with planets that you can land on and survey but with Kilrathi opponents. Elite 2 was like one of my favourite games as a kid and Wing Commander kept me busy in high school on our drafting class's 486s lol.

Funny enough, I played Ultima, Wizardry, Dungeon Master, Bard's Tale, Alternate Reality, Infocom games, all the good stuff, but never got around to playing Wasteland. I've been following a "Let's Play" series on YouTube and it is staggering how involved that game was for its time.
 
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