Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Eclipses $1 Million In Opening Day

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  1. Gahars
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    Everyone remembers Tim Schafer's recent kickstarter fundraiser? Well, if you happen to be suffering from any sort of amnesia, let me just remind you; a little while ago, Shafer asked his fans for $400,000 to fund his next project. The fans heard and delivered, collectively telling him to "shut up and take my money" with a $3 million total. Needless to say, it was a success.

    Well, now it looks like other developers are following in his footsteps. Interplay founder Brian Fargo has (after a month of getting everything in order) has started his own Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a sequel to his 1988 classic Wasteland. The response from fans has been, to put it mildly, overwhelming.

    Source: Gamesradar

    So yeah, it definitely looks like we'll be getting that Wasteland sequel now.

    Success stories like these are really encouraging, and it's nice to see fans finding a way to directly support their favorite developers. This should also be a sign to publishers that Shafer's success was no fluke; hopefully this will encourage them to fund similar projects. This is good news for everyone.

    And because I have to fit this in somehow...
    *Brian Fargo when he saw the news*
     
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    Wasteland 2! Actually kinda odd that Interplay basically went bankrupt after making Fallout and Baldur's Gate /Icewind Dale. Those games rocked.. If the old game is anything to go by, Wasteland 2 is going to be interesting at the very least :)
     
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    Loved Wasteland. It was the first game I brought with my own money as a kid. I screwed up and read the code book though. Spent the entire game getting excited about the prospect of going into space. Read the warning "don't read through the code book!"[​IMG]
     
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    Wasteland = ProtoFallout...

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    I think I'm fainting... The glory... It's overwhelming...
     
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    Member rehevkor GBAtemp Fan

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    Hit 1 million in about 2 days. Quite an accomplishment. I pledged this morning, I have never played the first Wasteland but I'm a huge Fallout-dork.
     
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    I would have been one of the supporters if it wheren't for the fact that you can only pay if you have a credit card which I don't. At least with paypal it works directly via my bank account.
     

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