Wasteland 2 gets Kickstarted
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
Taking a cue from Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, InXile Entertainment’s Brian Fargo now wants to create a Wasteland sequel.
Fargo mentioned the idea last month and is now heading the team for the game. Two of the original game’s designers, Alan Pavlish and Mike Stackpole, are also back. The soundtrack is being composed by Mark Morgan of Fallout 1 and 2 and the story is being written by Fallout co-creator Jason Anderson. Other members of the team will be added at a later date.
“This is probably the last chance for a Wasteland sequel,” Fargo wrote on the Kickstarter page. “We have tried to pitch this game multiple times to game publishers, but they’ve balked. They don’t think there’s any interest in a solid, old school type of game. This is our shot at proving them wrong.
“Supporting Wasteland 2 is nothing more radical than pre-ordering a game from your favorite brick-and-mortar store. We believe strongly enough in this project and in your desire to see it become a reality, that we decided to go ahead with this Kickstarter drive to fund it.”
The original Wasteland was first released in 1988 for PC. The Wasteland 2 Kickstarter project is looking for a required $900,000 in funding over the next 30 days.
“We’re going back to the original and building from there. No first person shooter, we’re going top down so you get a tactical feel for the situation,” Fargo added. “And we’re not ditching the party play to turn it into some hack-and-slash bloodfest. It’s turn based, tactical, with a storyline that will be deeper and broader.
“We’re determined to keep the gritty, grim and satirical writing. We’re going to pitch those moral dilemmas at you. You’re going to be faced with the consequences of your actions.”
As of the time of this writing $100,000 has already been donated.