Following Double Fine’s example, inXile Entertainment has started a kickstarter for a sequel to Wasteland. Wasteland 2 will the direct sequel to the first ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG. The project will be headed by Brian Fago who was an Executive Produced for both Wasteland and Fallout. In order to become a reality, the team wanted to hit $900K bucks until April 17th. Well, they managed to hit – and surpass – that mark in just two days, meaning that Wasteland 2 will become a reality.
The original Wasteland was the inspiration for the Fallout series of games, and the first RPG to allow players to split parties for tactical considerations, to face players with moral choices, and to make them deal with the consequences of their actions. It was the first to provide far more than the one-key-for-one-lock style of puzzle solving.
According to Brian Fargo, they tried to pitch this game multiple times to game publishers, but they’ve balked. Publishers don’t think there’s any interest in a solid, old school type of game. Therefore, this Kickstarter is their shot at proving them wrong. And more importantly this could help bring back an entire genre of RPGs. The power of the Indie scene continues and Brian Fargo and his team see this as all part of a bigger trend of bringing control back to the developers.
If you want to support this Kickstarter, head over here. Thanks to Martin for mailing us the Kickstarter campaign.