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Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near

inXile Entertainment announces their recently launched Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Campaign reached its $900,000 goal within 48 hours, and the fund to support development of the post-apocalyptic RPG sequel currently stands at over $1.1 million, and word is they are nearing the point where they can commit to Linux and OS X support:

In a message posted to all of the backers of the project, inXile said, "This is a paradigm shift that is bigger than Wasteland 2. This is the beginning of a new era in gaming where the developer gets to work directly with the fans to build the type of product that the fans want. The games are fan funded with fan input and use digital distribution methods to bypass both publishers and retail.

The latest status of the now funded project has the number of backers at over 20,000 and the funds pledge at over 1.1 Million Dollars. With over 30 days left until the funding ends, Fargo has hopes of being able to soon announce more features that will be added to the project, saying, "The fact that our supporters are buying in at an average of over $55 each says a lot about the level of dedication the fans have towards this product. No matter how much money is raised, all of it will go into making the best game we possibly can." On the strength of this early success and in response to popular request, he has already added a Linux version to go along with the Mac version at the rapidly approaching $1.5 million milestone.

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40. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 14:24 Dev
Verno wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 14:17:
I get that you're unhappy about it but calling it "bullshit" is absurd. It's in their own best interest to take payments any way they can, they would not do it on purpose or something silly when they get a percentage of everything, there is no rational logic in it.
Good point. I mentioned several objections to his statement, but I didn't think of that obvious one... that kickstarter WANTS to make money, and would love to make even MORE money. I have no doubt there would be many more people pledging (especially internationally) if they took paypal. I'm certain the stories in this thread about wanting/needing to use paypal are not unique.

Like I said in a previous reply, given paypal's history, its much easier to believe that paypal refused them and gave this as the reason (regardless of if paypal is lying or is ignorant or just doesn't want kickstarter, or some other reason). I'm fairly confidant that kickstarter is just repeating what paypal told them.
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