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Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:16 am

Brian fargo has started a kickstarter project for Wasteland 2

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2

If any old skool gamers remember the awesomeness of the original game, be sure to donate to the cause.
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:34 am

I does have some potential if it manages to separate itself from Fallout franchise. By making it in a Post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust with the modern era feel instead of 1950's retro feel found in Fallout franchise.
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:55 am

:D :D :D :D

Mmmhm! Already funded.

@Krogoth: I don't want Wasteland 2 to an unintentionally-hilarious ultra-gritty manshoot translated for squad and turn-based mechanics. It can be less retro-futurism kitschy than Fallout, sure, but it shouldn't be 100% Grimface McSeriouspants. I hope InXile's tongue is at least somewhat in cheek...
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:34 am

I don't have any faith in Brian Fargo. Not after (trying to) play the mess he created in 2004 called The Bard's Tale. An uninspiring RPG full of technical bugs that had nothing to do with the amazing original Bard's Tale series from the 80s other than the name. Until he apologizes for that, he's not getting a single more penny from me.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:29 am

boing wrote:
I don't have any faith in Brian Fargo. Not after (trying to) play the mess he created in 2004 called The Bard's Tale. An uninspiring RPG full of technical bugs that had nothing to do with the amazing original Bard's Tale series from the 80s other than the name. Until he apologizes for that, he's not getting a single more penny from me.


True enough, the bards tale was not that great...but like he says in the video, the company funding the game gets a lot of say in how it is made. Wasteland hit the 900k funding in 2 days...so I would say most of the fans seem to be willing to give him a chance to see if he can catch lightning in a bottle again like he did with the first game. Plus I am sure plenty of people have spent way more than $15 and got a game they hated and wished they had not bought, with this game the fans get input in how it is made and will get a game they want, not what EA/etc say we want.
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:06 am

Eh, distrusting a dev for involvement with a bad game would mean you can't buy the majority of modern titles. And Bard's Tale was... well, it was not good, but a once-through was alright. That game tongued its cheek so hard it busted out of its face...
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:06 am

I'll see if I can throw a few bucks his way. But I don't know if I will ever get an RPG the way I want again. It's all style over substance now.
 
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Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:18 pm

Wasteland was the first computer game I played, on an old 8088.
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:46 pm

Hawkwing74 wrote:
I'll see if I can throw a few bucks his way. But I don't know if I will ever get an RPG the way I want again. It's all style over substance now.

Check out Age of Decadence. http://www.irontowerstudio.com/
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:52 pm

In 2 days they have raised 1.1 million dollars. It will be interesting if this takes off as a new way to fund video game projects.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Hawkwing74 wrote:
In 2 days they have raised 1.1 million dollars. It will be interesting if this takes off as a new way to fund video game projects.


Yes.

The Double Fine Adventure already raised 3.3 million dollars. The Crowdsourced Hardcore Tactical Shooter is another, but it looks like it may not get funded (although Kickstarters often have a surge of input in the last few days). There are also one or two Kickstarter clones that exclusively cater to games, iirc.

/edit: and not just vidyagames, either. See Building an Elder God, a Lovecraftian card game that's already funded with a few days to go.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:48 pm

http://daeity.blogspot.com/2012/03/wast ... vents.html

This guy claims he was the source of the idea for Fargo to do it.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:57 am

Last I checked, they had 1.3 million. Hopefully, they can get 1.5 in the next 3 weeks.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:39 am

Well they almost have clicked over to 1.4 million now, only 1 million left to go and every OS gets wasteland...linux, OSX, and windows. I wonder how much they will get in the next few weeks.
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Re: Wasteland 2

Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:34 am

Starfalcon wrote:
Well they almost have clicked over to 1.4 million now, only 1 million left to go and every OS gets wasteland...linux, OSX, and windows. I wonder how much they will get in the next few weeks.


The multiplatform threshold is 1.5 million — they only have $93K left to go for that.

/edit: also, if you like concept art, check out the work of one of the people they have on board, the crazy-talented Swede Andree Wallin.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:58 pm

Over 1.6 million now...hopefully people will keep going to make sure this is the best game we can get.
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Re: Wasteland 2

Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:03 am

Almost to 2.1 million now, they have changed a few rewards along with adding new targets. Be sure to support them so we get the best wasteland we can.
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Re: Wasteland 2

Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:18 am

I watch the count every day, fun to see it go up. I'm in for $50.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:39 pm

Been watching it for the last few weeks, had some money in Paypal so I'm in now as well. Excited!
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:11 am

YAY.

Seriously, I am gonna go broke just sponsoring interesting Kickstarters.

Weisman's Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter is already 280K over the 400K they requested:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/161 ... un-returns

Man. Also, that ex-Bungie dev who's doing a tactical style shooter called Takedown (SWAT 4/Rainbow 6 kinda thing as opposed to the run-n-gun **** popular now) was funded some time back... I posted that on other forums, but not sure if I did here:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/355 ... al-shooter
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:59 am

Jambe wrote:
YAY. Seriously, I am gonna go broke just sponsoring interesting Kickstarters.

lol. such a first world problem we have eh? all those poor 3rd world country folk will never get to experience the life we take for granted! woot!
 
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Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:31 pm

thegleek wrote:
Jambe wrote:
YAY. Seriously, I am gonna go broke just sponsoring interesting Kickstarters.

lol. such a first world problem we have eh? all those poor 3rd world country folk will never get to experience the life we take for granted! woot!


*weighs hands up and down*

"Hmm... save a starving child or sponsor a game's development... Eh, I rather like Shadowrun. Kickstarter it is."

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Re: Wasteland 2

Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:59 pm

Just reached $2.5 million and according to their blog:
Scope and scale is the number one request, and it is what we are focusing our monies on primarily. So at 2.5 million dollars we would bring in another couple of designers help create more areas. This will not only increase the overall size and depth of the world, but it translates to more storylines and more player options as well. At this funding level we would also bring more level scripters in to allow us to get levels in faster. When we get levels in faster it allows more iteration time to really hone things in. I believe that iteration time is the single most important factor towards shipping a polished and deep game.


Looking better and better everyday, excited to see the final product!
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:25 am

They finished with over 2.9 million in funding. They also have some cool concept art wallpapers available now.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:41 pm

Hawkwing74 wrote:
They finished with over 2.9 million in funding. They also have some cool concept art wallpapers available now.



With the paypal donations it reached over 3 million which guarantees a mod-kit will be created for the game.
 
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Re: Wasteland 2

Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:41 pm

One of their concept art pieces is of the Scorpitron. I remember the first time I went into Las Vegas in the original game. One game I got lucky and figured out how to procure Covenant (one of the best NPCs) and get out. But another game I was wandering around and that thing lit up my team.

Speaking of NPCs, I was perusing this blast from the past yesterday:
wasteland.rockdud.net/npclist.html

My favorite NPC was always Covenant but Dr. Mike Scot was a stud too.
Worst NPC is Jackie, but she has stats of a kid, after all.

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