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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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9. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+ Apr 17, 2012, 12:22 wonkawonka
 
And where shipping really matters (international) they request that you pledge an additional $10-15 to cover the cost.
So I don't think they'll "waste" more than 10% of the budget on handling the rewards and the transaction fees. That will leave them with $2.7MM to work with.

Digging into it some more, it's only at the $50 pledge and above that you get physical rewards. That's 8000 regular boxes to ship. Then at $100 they need to ship deluxe boxes to 5000 backers.
So to less than 13,000 (don't know how many are international) people you need to ship a box in the US. Say the whole thing costs $10/box, that's $130,000 and it's massively overstated.

I don't think they'll get even close to my original estimate of 10% of budget going to rewards and transaction fees.
 
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