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Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
61,290 backers pledged $2,933,252 to help bring this project to life.

Less than 40 hours left...

Posted by inXile entertainment (Creator)

We have less than 40 hours before our Kickstarter campaign ends, and what an incredible last month it has been. I am very anxious to start diverting all of my energies to production of the game itself. I am constantly asked about other projects I might consider, but for now it is Wasteland, Wasteland, Wasteland.

I hope you all had a chance to get a glimpse of the latest concept art from Andrée Wallin. Anyone who played the first Wasteland remembers the first time they ran into the Scorpitron, and this seemed the perfect enemy to prep up for the sequel. Scorpitron 2.0 is much more lethal than its predecessor.

Also we have spent some time thinking about and asking fans what we could put into the $30 tier to make it more interesting and to not disrupt what has already been offered. I think we have come up with an interesting list that may persuade a few people to upgrade. Based on your top requests and a forum poll we now offer the following as part of the $30 tier:

  • An extra digital download of the game in any format. Many people wanted to be able to get a Mac AND a PC version, or PC and Linux, or even an extra PC version for a friend. Now you can. 
  • Access to a collection of exclusive Ranger portraits that will double the pool of character portraits you have to choose from at the start of the game when you are rolling up your Rangers. This unique image collection will not only give you more Ranger portraits, but more Ranger icons used to display your party location on the world map.
  • Access to a four-episode Video Development Blog that will show you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design and development of Wasteland 2. Sit in on designer meetings and art-review meetings to see the process behind how the game is made. See interviews with Brian Fargo, Chris Avellone, Mike Stackpole, Alan Pavlish, and the rest of the development team as they explain to you what they are doing and why they are doing it.
  • A novella by Chris Avellone based on the universe of Wasteland.

Of course, all backers who are in at higher levels will also get all of these added items too.

Also we will have a live streaming party on Monday night (16th) from 10pm-12am EDT to celebrate the green light of production on the game. Our Kickstarter does not close until 5am the next morning, but we wanted to get some of our friends and family together to celebrate this little bit of history and share it with you. On attendance will be Nolan Bushnell the founder of Atari, Chris Avellone and a few other surprise guests. We will be answering questions received through live chat on the TwitchTV stream as well as from Facebook fans. I will tweet the URL Monday afternoon as well as post it here on Kickstarter.

Thanks again for all the support and faith....

Brian Fargo




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    1. Missing avatar

      Michel Casabianca on

      Here is a video that fits well with the concept art :


    2. Igor on

      thanks Karl, scorpion made my day :)

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      Sam Listopad on

      @Chris Yeah I've bought games before, and I am console free for just that reason. I hate having to purchase multiple times to play on different platforms. When your distribution cost is next to nothing why not allow people all versions? And before you talk about purchasing, I didn't do this to purchase the game, that is mearly a nice side effect, what we did was fund the development. People have to stop seeing this as a game purchase because its not.

    4. Bryy Miller on

      @ Timmmmmmm,

      Why do you think DRM-Free means they are okay with you pirating it?

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      Chris Louth on

      Hey Timmmmmmmmm - Ever bought a game before? Or any other software? Or anything? If you want to use your game on 3 computers, you buy 3 copies. If you want 3 cars in your garage, buy 3 cars.

      And DRM-Free doesn't mean "pirate it so you can use 3 licenses while only paying for one". That's not really fair to the people working hard to make this game, or to the people who ARE paying for it legitimately.

    6. Lokathor on

      Yeah, if you're going to release a DRM free version why would you even make it a reward to be able to get more than one type of the game? If I have two PCs in my house, I can put my DRM free copy on both of them, but some guy who owns a PC and a Mac in his house is effectively penalized for that? Pretty dumb.

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      Timmmm on

      I've got to say the multiple is thing stinks. You never mentioned at the start that I'd have to pay for the game three times to use it on all my computers. The opposite was implied. This feels like a bait and switch. Other games that are released on multiple platforms do not charge twice - e.g. every game by valve or id. If those guys don't double charge I don't see why you guys should.

      But anyway, I guess it is drm free so I guess I can pirate the other platforms, and I won't feel too guilty about it.

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      Silverion on

      3 million mark exploded like a blood sausage!

    9. Igor on

      where's full sized scorpion! i want it

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      SquigPie on

      Well, with the money on PayPal, this means the 3 millions limit has been hit.

      Modding tools?

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      Arthur Zeitler on

      Been playing the original Wasteland to pass the time in Afghanistan. Already looking forward to some quality time with Wasteland 2. Congrats on the overwhelming support from all the fans and good luck over the next 18 months.

    12. Panos Dionysopoulos on

      upped pledge to 30 to give a copy to my little brother, plus i'm curious about the novella

    13. Jesper Stemann Wolfhagen on

      Upped from $30 to $55. It's not for the extra stuff, but I'm paying what I think the game will be worth (and what I can afford)

    14. breakpoint on

      Hi guys! You'll notice I tossed in $256, instead of just $250. I want it clearly understood that that extra $6 is specifically earmarked for MALT LIQUOR. Stick it in the fridge for your first really, really frustrating graphics pipeline problem. =]

      Matt "Breakpoint" Heck

    15. Joel Connelly on

      Upped my pledge from $15 to $30 was going to up it to the $55 one but it just isn't worth it any more.

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      Dexter on

      Regarding the multiple OS thing: Isn't that a non-issue anyway at least for Windows/Mac since Steam does have "SteamPlay" for any dual platform title?

      Regarding the "Exclusive Content" for certain people, I really don't like it and I already got my Boxed Copy so it wouldn't concern me but that reminds me of the publisher stuff and the $870 worth of content with the likes of Mass Effect 3 and I REALLY REALLY don't want that type of business practices on Kickstarter...

      The Shadowrun people already made their voice heard regarding no Exclusive In-Game content for anyone: and seemingly Harebrained listened and will address the issue in the next video they release according to their FAQ.

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      Martin on

      Saw this article today and upon seeing the picture, I thought of Wasteland (or at least Fallout). Fits very well :)

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      SquigPie on

      Another 28000$ and we'll have modding tools! (Since PayPal is at 100000).

    19. Roflmaou on

      You don't need to try to convince me, convince inXile, as it is right now you can still get it for multiple OSes if you pledge more, which is a win win since you get more rewards plus the copy.

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      Nils on

      @Roflmaou: You want a legit reason for multiple OSes? I don't want to be fixed to OSX/Mac who knows what I have in three years.

      To all the ones who compare it to xbox, ps. A Mac or a PC is not a gaming console. You don't have to pay money extra to MS or Apple if you want to release on it. And is is good practice since years that you get all platforms for "one" copy of a game unless some external developer ported it. Blizzard does this afaik since Diablo 2, even on CD. Steam joined, Indie games are also mostly cross-platform.

      The only legit reason not to do it if the SDK one uses may charge you money per copy and counts each platform release as a separate copy. But then this is a bad SDK, imho.

    21. Josh on

      Yeah thanks

    22. Aaron Goldman on

      @Erik thanks for the iPad app tip!

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      Erik Drabløs on

      @Josh Robinson, has an iPad app, so you can probably view it through that if you so desire. ;)

      Oh, and if the Steam version doesn't work on both Windows and Mac I'll be quite annoyed, but most perplexed. It just would not make any sense at all...

    24. Matthew Bush on

      holy crap! Nolan Bushnell is on the stream right now.

    25. Andrey Livanov on

      OMG... There are more backers than places in Arizona Stadium (57.4k).

    26. Max Katsev on

      Here is how The Banner Saga is doing it: "We will be porting the game to iPad and Linux after our initial release. We cannot provide free keys for the iOS version due to restraints from Apple, but we will be providing a free Linux version to anyone who requests it in the survey we send out at the end of the Kickstarter campaign." Not that hard, see?

    27. Josh on

      Ugh. Its flash. Doesn't work on my ipad. Desktop it is i guess. If i have to.

    28. Josh on

      Thanks! I was wondering

    29. Andy Bailey on is the Livestream link per Brian Fargo's Twitter

    30. Josh on

      "Can I get my digital copy on Steam, if I want?

      Absolutely. The digital copies will be made available through Steam and other DRM free digital distribution methods."

      Speaking as a Mac desktop user and a windows laptop user I dont think it is unreasonable for people to want Steamplay enabled since we already know it will be available on Steam.

    31. LaserCat on

      Wheres the link to the live stream???????

    32. Aaron Goldman on

      Damn James. You got big feet.

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      Matan Peled on

      @James: Dude I hang around Slashdot, I can work an analogy around that.

      It's as if they sold you a shoe, and they could print the size information either according to the American standard or the European standard (yes there's more than one Euro standard, we're in a bad analogy! Ignore!) but you can't have both. And then you'd be like "Why can't you just print both? It's just a minor thing, you know my sizes in both systems anyway, it's so stupid you could just print the other one too! What if I go to Europe and some guy walks up to me and says 'nice shoes, what size are they?' and I couldn't tell him? That would suck!".

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      Matan Peled on

      @Fred, No! Why should that be!? Why can't we have something like the World of Goo download page - please explain? There's no technical reason it can't be done (World of Goo does it, the Humble Bundle does it, Double Fine Adventure is going to do it), so why exactly should I not expect it?

    35. James Cooper on

      LOL Entitlements? Wow.
      Hell, I never even considered that a problem until I read this 'stuff'. But... now that I think about it, I'm hoping that people that wear my shoe size, get the proper treatment, that we so rightly deserve.
      Go size twelves!!

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      Fred on

      guys, think of the multiple OS thing like this; when you buy call of duty on xbox, it only works on xbox. it doesn't work on PS3 or wii, even if you paid full price for the game and have all three systems. that's because you only bought one copy for one system. this is the same thing. expecting one copy to be downloadable on linux PC and mac is like expecting a console game to work in all three consoles

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      Matan Peled on

      @Roflmaou: Sure, SteamPlay is only 15% the game library, but you're counting Windows-only games too in that list. There are very few Mac games in the Steam library that don't use SteamPlay - the only one I can name off-hand is Assassin's Creed...
      Also, it's not just that there's a good reason to let you play your copy on whatever OS you feel like at the moment, it's that there's no good reason not to. I understand that you don't care much for alternative operating systems, but what if the split was done according to your graphic card - AMD or nVidia? Differentiating by OS makes as much sense as that, i.e. none.

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      Gustavo Federico Bett on

      I also think that the digital download should be cross-OS. Steam already does that with steamplay, and HIB for example provides all the platforms also. (even android)

    39. Roflmaou on

      OK perhaps saved games might work cross-platform. I could see the usefulness of multiple OS if you have a PC at home and mac book elsewhere, steam-play is only on 15% of their game library though.

      I'm not against people having all OS versions but I just hate people with entitlement issues. I just figured that was the source of this, if there's legit reasons to really need more than one, ok then.

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      Matan Peled on

      @Bryy, I didn't call anyone an extortionist. noose did, and I disagree with him on that, he got a bit overzealous. However, once you remove the various ad-hominem attacks from his argument, you're left with a very reasonable request, and that is what I'm arguing for.
      Also, segregating based on platform is standard business practice in the console world, not in the PC world (yes I did just place Macs in the PC world). Look at SteamPlay - here's the link to all the games there again:… look at the World of Goo download page I just linked. That's the standard business practice, what inxile seems to be doing is actually not so standard.

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      Michael Kersh on

      Any chance we can get the scorpitron 2.0 concept art in a higher resolution to use as a desktop background?

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      Calvin on

      @Roflmaou Actually, most cross-platform games I'm aware of do use the same savegame format. I use Dropbox to sync my files between Windows and Linux for games that work on both.

      It is a strange anachronism these days to buy a game for one platform only. Steam and Humble Bundle use buy-once-for-all-platforms as a cornerstone feature. Supporting multiple OS's takes more work up front... but once the coding is done, it doesn't make any difference in terms of developer effort whether 1 or 1,000,000 people use it. That's one of the best things about software, speaking as someone who writes it..

    43. Bryy Miller on


      Calling other people extortionists for following standard business practice is not very cool.

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      Matan Peled on

      @Bryy, you're making a straw man. There are Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows versions being made. Says so right on the front page. What noose wants is access to all three versions, not to have one binary that works on all 3 operating systems. Also, you might want to read up on fat binaries and hacks done to the ELF and PE formats before destroying other peoples dreams.
      @Eric, it definitely should be. Why not? Other indie games work like this, why is this different? For example, this is the download page for World of Goo:
      Why should Wasteland 2 get any less?
      @Hatswa, you're making the same mistake Bryy makes, noose doesn't want a technical miracles, he just wants to be get the 3 versions with his 1 copy. And that's a reasonable request, see the World of Goo download page I linked to.
      @Roflmaou, well, why not? Why can't you play your game on your Windows desktop PC when you're at home, and on your Macbook when you're on the train or something? It makes perfect sense. In fact, it makes so much sense that Steam does it. It's called SteamPlay. You buy the game once, and play it on Windows AND Mac OS X. And your saved games are uploaded to the cloud, so you can share them between computers. It's awesome. Welcome to the future.

      Actually, the SteamPlay thing actually makes this whole debate even sillier, because assuming inxile are going to use it (and why wouldn't they? it's awesome) then it means that people who want to play on Windows and Mac can do so with ONE copy, but people who want to use Linux with one of the other platforms have to use TWO copies to do so (since Linux isn't supported by Steam).

      That's just stupid, it's discriminating against Linux users for no good reason.

    45. Lim Ying Jin on

      yes, we do need the game on multiple OSes. we all have a preferred gaming OS, but none of us want to have to choose ONE platform now, and then be unable to install the game on another in say, 3 years from now.

      if the game is going to be on steam, wouldn't one copy of the game be playable on multiple platforms anyway (with separate installs, for those who don't get it)?

    46. Christian Lipski on

      Yeah, I'll actually BUY ANY OS just to play the game (and this would be my new favourite gaming OS).
      ...As long as we get those cool giant killer toilets everybody's talking about ;)

    47. Roflmaou on

      well damn you really need the game on multiple OS? it's not like your saved games would work between them anyway. Pretty sure people have a preferred gaming OS so use that one. Gotta find something to complain about is that it?

    48. Bryy Miller on

      I mean, not to continue this any further than where it is right now, but what if I were to go "I'm pulling my pledge because there are no giant killer toilets in this game! It's so easy to make a giant killer toilet enemy!". It's ridiculous to assume that something WOULD be included as a feature just because we want it, and then to get MAD because what we imagined is not in the game?

      It's like getting mad at BioWare or any game company because they "could be putting those resources on other things". WHAT other things? How do you know there ARE other things?