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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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44. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+ Apr 17, 2012, 21:45 Mad Max RW
 
JediPunisher wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 21:13:
Yeah, and Iím guessing that to maximize odds for success, Fargo will put all $3M (minus fees and taxes) towards game development to the exclusion of all else, such as advertising, bonus items, etc. When the game nears completion, they can simply approach a publisher, such as Bethesda, and let them pick up the tab for playtesting, advertising, boxing, and distribution in exchange for a cut of retail sales.


Playtesting is being done by thousands of people who pledged and qualify for beta. The game will be sold via digital distribution (more than likely on Steam, GoG, etc.) so why approach Bethesda or any publisher for that matter? The kickstarter rewards such as the medals and tshirts, boxes, whatever are not expensive to manufacture. The only logistical pain in the ass is getting the right mailing addresses. As I recall, they packaged and sent out the original boxed copies of Fallout 1 on their own. Fargo actually packaged and sold the original Wasteland by himself. Lastly, it's a PC exclusive so why bother with a huge marketing campaign? Why even mention Bethesda?

Legend of Grimrock was just released, is a top seller, did the testing themselves, had no expensive marketing, and already earned enough money to fund their next game. All without Bethesda. It was done by a tiny team of nobodies without a multi-million dollar budget.
 
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