Wasteland is a top down, turn based, RPG- and it’s also one of the latest titles to be fronted by a Kickstarter campaign. In this case, developer inXile is looking to fund a sequel.
And this is no junk project, there are a load of very high-quality people attached to the project. First and foremost are the Fallout alumni that could give the game a very high pedigree indeed.
Here’s the pitch:
Wasteland™ 2 is live on Kickstarter!
After 20 years, the sequel to the godfather of post apocalyptic RPGs
and inspiration for Fallout™ is now up for fan funding
Newport Beach, CA – March 13, 2012 – inXile Entertainment today
confirmed that Wasteland™ 2 is now live on Kickstarter for fan
funding. Following in the step of the other successful crowd sourced
projects, Wasteland is looking to the fans of classic role-playing
games to realize this long awaited sequel.
“I have waited a long time to make this game, and I now have my dream
team put together to help make it a reality,” said Brian Fargo of
inXile Entertainment. “I had the main storyline created by Jason
Anderson, the co-creator of Fallout™. We have Mike Stackpole and
Alan Pavlish aboard who were the main designers of the original
Wasteland™. Mark Morgan is doing the music and he composed the
score for Fallout™1 and 2. And we have the fantastic talent of
Andree Wallin helping with the concept art.”
The original Wasteland, released in 1988 has been widely held as one
of the top RPGs of all time. IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games
of all time and it was short-listed for inclusion in the Smithsonian
Institution’s current “Art of the Computer Game” exhibition.
inXile has stated that Wasteland 2 will stay true to its roots. The
game promises to be a top down, turn based, tactical RPG, similar to
its predecessor. The player will be forced into moral dilemmas and
will need to deal with the consequence of their actions throughout
the game. Not all decisions are a net positive but it’s up to the
player to decide which course they take.
With Wasteland 2 being fan funded, inXile has said they will be
focused on working closely with the established Wasteland fan
community and their Kickstarter backers to create the game the fans
are asking for. To Brian Fargo, this is more than just a sequel to
Wasteland; “This is a chance to move the power back to the
developers, allowing us to make genres of games that publishers just
will no longer support.” Brian Fargo went on to say, “This
Wasteland sequel exists only because of the fans have pushed us to
make it happen. As excited as we are to make the game, it’s the fans’
excitement that matters the most, and their quotes say it all.”
Here’s the link to the Kickstarter page for those of you who might be game to revisit the wasteland.