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Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming

An article on IGN has word that, inspired by Double Fine's success, Brian Fargo's inXile Entertainment is planning a Kickstarter campaign to launch a Wasteland sequel for PCs and possibly other platforms, though this may not actually called Wasteland 2. Here's a bit:

He doesn't know if it'd be straight up called Wasteland 2, but he repeatedly emphasized that, despite having thought about it for only 48 hours, it wouldn't be a crazy genre change up. Wasteland, whatever its called, will be "100% faithful to its roots." This means a Wasteland game that "would be focusing on top-down, probably isometric, party based, skill based -- where if you'd just finished playing Wasteland and moved onto this you'd feel comfortable."

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20. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 22:46 WyldKat
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 22:42:
If you don't want to dig it up and you don't feel like playing a retro title...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvYcu5qaO-s

That guy did a pretty cool "Let's Play" of Wasteland. His extra narration adds to the game and makes the video enjoyable.

ROFL... I was just getting ready to edit my post with a link to his LP. He is a PHENOMENAL LPer. Each one of his LPs is like a little story, Wasteland is one of his bests.
 
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19. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 22:44 WyldKat
 
Awesome! I wish them all the best of luck! Wasteland was a bit before my time but I did go back and play it from an Abandonware site and I really liked it.

I'll wait till they have more to show before I chip in, just did the whole prepay beta thing for Starfarer.

I really like this new paradigm of player funded development that's been forming over the past few years.
 
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18. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 22:42 Beamer
 
I'm calling:
$100 from me
$400k overall. Maybe twice that. Hopefully 3 times.
 
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17. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 22:42 Silicon Avatar
 
If you don't want to dig it up and you don't feel like playing a retro title...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvYcu5qaO-s

That guy did a pretty cool "Let's Play" of Wasteland. His extra narration adds to the game and makes the video enjoyable.
 
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16. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 22:34 Dev
 
Alamar wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 20:45:
On the one hand, I won't support big companies like DF/etc, because I think it's wasted dollars that would be better off helping 'start ups'
You realize you get the game AND the monthly documentaries for the $15 on the DF kickstart right?

Such monthly video documentaries released during the game's entire development and the private forum access to the devs is pretty unique in a project of this scale.
 
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15. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 22:33 Suckage
 
A51Abductee wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 21:18:
Hopefully it doesn't turn into a legal quagmire courtesy of EA.


Apparently he acquired the rights to the game a while ago.
 
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14. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 21:44 Dagnamit
 
Kosumo wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 21:29:
A51Abductee wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 21:18:
Tumbler wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 20:42:
Shut up and take my money!!!!!

Yep, this.

Hopefully it doesn't turn into a legal quagmire courtesy of EA.


Ok, so how much have/are you two gonna put in his kick start account? As soon as possible since you say 'take my money'.

I see 3d realm doing this for a shadow warrior sequal before to long.

No kidding. At this rate, we may even see a sequel to Duke Nukem 3d.
 
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13. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 21:43 space captain
 
yeh im throwin in

one of my top 5 pc games
 
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12. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 21:39 ASeven
 
Holy fuck, I still have my original Wasteland 5.15" disks around for the C64! I loved the game, guess I'll have to send some money their way. Wasteland was and is a great, awesome game even by today's standards.  
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11. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 21:29 Kosumo
 
A51Abductee wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 21:18:
Tumbler wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 20:42:
Shut up and take my money!!!!!

Yep, this.

Hopefully it doesn't turn into a legal quagmire courtesy of EA.


Ok, so how much have/are you two gonna put in his kick start account? As soon as possible since you say 'take my money'.

I see 3d realm doing this for a shadow warrior sequal before to long.
 
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10. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 21:18 A51Abductee
 
Tumbler wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 20:42:
Shut up and take my money!!!!!

Yep, this.

Hopefully it doesn't turn into a legal quagmire courtesy of EA.

 
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9. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:49 Cutter
 
Dev wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 20:39:
I've never played wasteland, thats one of the big inspirations for fallout isn't it?

Yep, sure was.

Wasteland

If I recall correctly Tim Cain said the book A Canticle for Leibowitz was the main influence. Well worth the read at any rate. Anyway, Wasteland was cool and definitely more than worthy of an update.
 
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8. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:47 Beelzebud
 
Dev wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 20:39:
I've never played wasteland, thats one of the big inspirations for fallout isn't it?

Fallout started out as Wasteland 2, but they couldn't secure the rights to the name.
 
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7. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:45 Alamar
 
Irregardless of all the 'cashing in on the kick starter hype', this could be the week the world of PC gaming takes a huge turn...

On the one hand, I won't support big companies like DF/etc, because I think it's wasted dollars that would be better off helping 'start ups', but on the other, a few great successes can make this a feasible alternative, and hopefully come up with some neat new genres, or additions to. And who better to pay for classics updating than a bunch of cranky BluesNewsian curmudgeons : )

I am highly doubtful this will turn out to be a grand success; big (and little) devs will continue to go over budget, and in this case, no one will be around to extend times available or bail them out. I know a lot of people feel that's no different than the publisher backed model, but I do : )

-Alamar
 
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6. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:42 Tumbler
 
Shut up and take my money!!!!!  
99gamers.com-Game trading site, PC digital trading!
Kickstarter "Game Developer"!
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5. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:39 Silicon Avatar
 
Sounds cool.

Does it really need a million dollars though? Yeesh..
 
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4. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:39 Dev
 
I've never played wasteland, thats one of the big inspirations for fallout isn't it?  
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3. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:37 Cutter
 
Holy shitsnacks that'd rock! Isometric thoug, not top-down please and thank you.
 
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2. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:34 Pineapple Ferguson
 
Could be cool, but probably won't be. Especially if it's anything like the last Bard's Tale..  
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1. Re: Wasteland Sequel Kickstart Coming Feb 16, 2012, 20:33 Dagnamit
 
I'm shuddering with anticipation.

/guess it's time for my annual Wasteland speedrun.
 
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