Wasteland 2 Given Funding by Kickstarter

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 16 March 2012 14:30

Kickstarter Fan Fund Wasteland 2

Kickstarter, a website devoted to giving publicity and funding to different projects like videogames and films, has gained enough funding-support for Wasteland 2 to become a real thing. The way Kickstarter works is that people pledge to give a certain amount of money (Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan pledged $10k), and when the game reaches enough pledged-money, the money exchanges hands. That way you don't lose any money if the game doesn't get fully funded. The goal for Wasteland 2 was $900,000, and as of this writing it has reached $1,196,131.

Wasteland 2, if you aren't familiar with it, "is the direct sequel to the first ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG. 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. It was groundbreaking, which is why IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games of all time, Computer Gaming World named it the Adventure Game of the year in 1988, and it was short-listed for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s current 'Art of the Computer Game' exhibition."

If you're interested in donating, or just seeing the Kickstarter page, head on over to it here. If you donate $15 or more you'll receive a DRM-free digital copy of the game. From there on there are different donation increments that will score you even better loot.