Gamers pledge almost a million dollars for Wasteland sequel
Classic post-apocalyptic RPG to return
Gamers have rallied behind plans to bring back classic post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland in one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels to date.
Wasteland, released in 1988, was the inspiration for the Fallout series. Both games spearheaded by Interplay founder and famed games developer Brian Fargo.
Fargo is also set to front the development of Wasteland 2, rounding up the same creative team behind the original, including designers Alan Pavlish and Mike Stackpole, as well as various crew members of the Fallout team.
The group has now reached out for financial backing on 'money please' website Kickstarter. They hope to raise a minimum of $1m - a large sum of cash, although nothing in comparison to the budgets behind top-tier RPGs made today.
If they can gather even more, the team promises a version for Mac OS X as well.
At the time of writing, they had already rallied a quarter of a million dollars in just two days. Pledges now stand just shy of $960,000.
The sequel was previously pitched to a number of game publishers, all of which rejected it, claiming there's no longer any interest in old-school RPGs.
Fargo and co. hope to prove them wrong.
We'll keep our fingers crossed for them. If you fancy offering your financial assistance, show some support on the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter page. ®
Thanks to Chad Henshaw for the tip.
OLDSCHOOL RPG RPG?!
Take, my money...takeeeee it.
Can I donate twice? How about thrice? Here's my wallet...just leave me my ID and driver's permit!
This is the only hope of getting a decent RPG made by competent designers.
At the moment you have the choices of: real-time-with-pause Bioware...shitty pseudo-shooters Bethesda and horribly, unpolished crap like Elemental and Disciples.
Hope they keep it turn-based. Fuck those console-wankers that want everything real time like ritalin-addicted, crack rats. The last decent RPG I played was the Temple of Elemental Evil by Troika (after the Circle of Eight patch, of course). Everything else has been a click-fest worthy of Diablo (which isn't a bad game series but RPGs they are not).
Go Go Go! Wuv you a wot Mr. Fargo!
Re: OLDSCHOOL RPG RPG?!
"Fuck those console-wankers that want everything real time like ritalin-addicted, crack rats."
Could not have put it better myself.
Here, have an up-vote.
My only disapointment
Is that we didn't manage to fund this within the first 24 hours.
Never has a bigger fuck you been articulated towards EA and Activision than tens-of-thousands of gamers proudly throwing their money at the promise of a game free from the interference of them and their ilk.
I didnt know the "fans pledging money in advance" concept had ever succeeded.
This' kickstarter' could be the way to finally get 'Firefly' resurected!
Re: Go the minecraft route
It worked for Minecraft, although I remember being told ZOMG brilliant game buy now and when I did I was like wtf, its Lego and was very annoyed.
Over a year later my "House" or massive super duper castle is about half way done.
Seeing as people remember the old game the same might happen (Except for the ZOMG its Lego statement).
P.s other building block based products are available from your nearest toy shop.