Wasteland 2 Kickstarter ends with $3.04 million

inXile's Kickstarter to fan-fund a sequel to classic post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland has wrapped up, reaching $3,040,574. Hitting the $3 million mark means we can expect mod tools too.

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When inXile's crowd-funding drive for a Wasteland 2 hit its goal within two days, it was clear it'd be something big. As the pledging period ended this morning, inXile confirmed that it has scooped $3,040,574 to make a sequel to the classic post-apocalyptic RPG.

The Kickstarter project page only shows $2,933,147, but $107,427 in Paypal pledges pushed it over the top.

The original goal was only $900,000, so what will all this extra money mean for the game? At $1.5 million, Mac and Linux versions were promised. Hitting $2.1m meant inXile could afford to draft Obsidian Entertainment, the studio founded by veterans of Fallout and Planescape: Torment developer Black Isle, to help out. The $2.5m mark brought funding for larger and deeper world. Passing $3 million means that yes, we can expect mod tools too.

Of course, the actual amount of money the studio gets to make the game will be a little smaller, what with Kickstarter and Amazon Payments fees and some people's payments undoubtedly not processing. Still, it's a whole heap o' money.

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    April 17, 2012 5:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Wasteland 2 Kickstarter ends with $3.04 million.

    inXile's Kickstarter to fan-fund a sequel to classic post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland has wrapped up, reaching $3,040,574. Hitting the $3 million mark means we can expect mod tools too.

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      April 17, 2012 6:00 AM

      I would kickstart a kickstarter filter

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        April 17, 2012 6:03 AM

        Look at this man who hates video games.

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          April 17, 2012 6:05 AM

          nah. but there are 4 or 5 kickstarter threads on the front page right now

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            April 17, 2012 6:13 AM

            That's because kickstarter is producing some amazing news lately. I see no problem with this.

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              April 17, 2012 6:20 AM

              We have very different opinions on what "amazing news" is when it comes to video games.

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                April 17, 2012 6:27 AM

                Well than I'm glad you're not a shacknews editor, manwasher!

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                April 17, 2012 6:35 AM

                Amazing potential is still news.

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                April 17, 2012 6:41 AM

                Most of the Kickstarter projects we are covering have high profile industry veterans at the helm of the project: Tim Schafer at Double FIne, Brian Fargo at inXile, Jordan Weisman at Harebrained Schemes, Jane Jensen at Pinkerton Road. A couple others are interesting because of the people involved, the way the campaign was handled or something innovative about the project itself.

                So Kickstarter is news, but we try to filter it based on what we think the Shacknews audience wants to read about. Not every story is of interest to every reader.

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              April 17, 2012 10:23 AM

              Amazing promises, zero results

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                April 17, 2012 10:26 AM

                What is this? You do realize it takes time to develop a game, right? Ugh why am I posting in a front page article

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                  April 17, 2012 12:29 PM

                  Yes you are right, everybody throw your money down and lets find out in 12-24 months if this Kickstarter thing is reliable. Studios cant make good games as it is, only 4% of games make a profit, ugh why I am bothering telling you facts, you are probably repackaging failed publisher pitches into kickstarter campaigns as we speak.

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                    April 17, 2012 1:11 PM

                    Quite a few board and card games have already come out of Kickstarter projects.

                    The first kickstarter video game is coming out this summer.

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                      April 17, 2012 1:53 PM

                      Its just.... Ive worked in dev for 10 years and seen so much shit and waste, to think someone will develop a decent game in 12 months with 300k is just... not very realistic. I bet 80% of these projects will either not get finished or just get dumped out there unfinished when they run out of money, kinda like every other game :)

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                        April 17, 2012 6:08 PM

                        I think of Kickstarter more like an experiment. For a few bucks I can see if this crowd sourced funding thing will work, and if it does, I get a couple of games that pulled from the past into my now :)

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            April 17, 2012 7:06 AM

            But they are GOOD news for gamers, so shut yer trap.

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        April 17, 2012 6:03 AM

        i would filter you

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        April 17, 2012 8:28 AM

        I hereby decree you are barred from talking about these sure to be awesome games when they come out BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T SUPPORT THEIR INCEPTION

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          April 17, 2012 8:30 AM

          I don't even know what Wasteland is so I don't care.

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            April 17, 2012 9:12 AM

            It's Fallout before it was Fallout.

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            April 17, 2012 9:34 AM

            It's basically the spiritual predecessor of the Fallout games. The reason many people are excited is because this new Wasteland will be similar to FO 1&2 in terms of gameplay and aesthetics (turn-based, isometric design, etc).

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              April 17, 2012 9:41 AM

              Interesting side-note: While Wasteland is considered the spiritual predecessor of the Fallout series, Arcanum (by Troika) is widely believed to be the spiritual successor (more in terms of gameplay than the actual setting).

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                April 23, 2012 7:21 PM

                I wish I could see it that way - but Arcanum is so unforgivably buggy that I don't know how I ever manged to slug my way through it once.

                On a second time through I got so fed up with how unbalanced the turn-based combat is towards gunslingers that I rage-quit and gave up before leaving the first town. Somehow it took me an equal number of Actions to reload a pistol as it took the Orc guarding the bridge to run halfway across the screen and punch me in the face.

                Oh - Troika. How your games showed such promise but were so utterly flawed.

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              April 17, 2012 9:49 AM

              Will the new one allow us to shoot children in the crotch?

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        April 17, 2012 9:48 AM

        Someone start a kickstarter to fund this new filter project.

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        April 17, 2012 12:53 PM

        It's already done: Use lamp and add it to your filters

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      April 17, 2012 6:03 AM

      ffffffffffffffffffuck yes

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      April 17, 2012 6:08 AM

      I am pleased about this. Hell, I'm pleased about any deserving Kickstarter game project that does well. I hope this is the tip of the iceberg rather than a fad.

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        April 17, 2012 6:40 AM

        still haven't chipped in for this, but I'm definitely going to, before it ends!

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          April 17, 2012 12:59 PM

          I wish they'd outline some game details and I'd be probably jump on it. just feels weird when all they talk about is the art. (which is great, but it's still a game and I might want to know how it works, right?)

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      April 17, 2012 7:02 AM

      It's good to see some interesting projects are taking off on Kickstarter & other crowd sourcing projects. I couldn't miss the opportunity of having a new Wasteland.

      FYI there is still time to get in on some others such as:

      Shadowrun Returns: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/shadowrun-returns
      Republique: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/486250632/republique-by-camouflaj-logan
      Project C.A.R.S.: http://www.wmdportal.com/projects/cars/

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      April 17, 2012 11:53 AM

      I wonder how Valve feels about these Kickstarter projects. All of them have said they'll be releasing on steam yet all the pre-sales are through kickstarter so steam won't get any of that funding but will still need to provide services.

      Just noticed that I've been spending more on Kickstarter lately than Steam games :)

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        April 17, 2012 12:55 PM

        I doubt they really care. Valve is on board with stuff like the Humble Indie Bundles and they don't get a cut (I assume) from those either.

        With Kickstarter, they get another game on their store that they will profit from. Without Kickstarter, that game doesn't exist. Sounds like they'd be happy!

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        April 17, 2012 5:25 PM

        I think Valve will get their cut once they put the game on Steam. Valve will buy a bulk quantity of keys from inXile, and inXile will probably reimburse an amount for each extra key which someone registers on Steam.

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      April 17, 2012 12:00 PM

      Kickstarer is the new Firefall. Does everyone remember Firefall? I'm in the Firefall beta. Firefall!

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        April 17, 2012 12:48 PM

        What does this mean?

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        April 17, 2012 12:55 PM

        How is Firefall? I was really looking forward to it.. :|

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          April 18, 2012 1:34 PM

          It's actually very, very good. It still needs a lot of work but... the game's still in BETA so... not a worry.

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        April 17, 2012 2:00 PM

        You are literally doing an apples and oranges comparison of irrelevance

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        April 17, 2012 5:40 PM

        I tried it for half an hour. It is not tribes or planetside or hellgate london. It is boring.

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          April 17, 2012 7:39 PM

          The PvE is pretty boring and lots of grinding. the PvP seemed pretty fun though - especially the maps with goals instead of just deathmatch

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            April 17, 2012 8:23 PM

            This post is about right. Fun PvP, fairly lackluster PvE.

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              April 18, 2012 1:31 PM

              I think it would be more fair to say that Firefall MP is a lot of fun... but that's also a much smaller project (undertaking) and the PvE is very much BETA. There is a lot more that needs to go into place there. They have the bones though for an excellent game. They really just need to refine the experience a bit and add a ton more content.

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      April 17, 2012 2:04 PM

      Is it just me or does it say $2,933,252 (not $3,040,574) when I go to the Wastland 2 kickstarter page....

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        April 17, 2012 2:05 PM

        They are probably now charging backers' credit cards and ones that get declined (or otherwise don't pay) get removed from the total.

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          April 17, 2012 2:11 PM

          Ah okay.

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          April 17, 2012 2:12 PM

          I believe either kickstarter or amazon gives people a little but of time to sort out card issues before canceling their funding

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            April 18, 2012 1:36 PM

            I think it's seven days. They give you that amount of time to get your shit straight then they cancel your offer.

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        April 17, 2012 2:11 PM

        They also had people funding through PayPal which doesn't show up on the kickstarter page

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