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Wasteland 2 is a sequel to the amazingly popular 1988 RPG Wasteland and the post-apocalyptic predecessor to the Fallout Series.
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...

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. W. Andrew Robinson on April 15, 2012

      As someone mentioned already, any chance of a recap / recorded version of the streaming party tonight? I'm afraid Tokyo's time zone makes 'attending' live difficult. Thanks!

    2. Bryy Miller on April 15, 2012

      Does that include a second Steam key?

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      mildmojo on April 15, 2012

      "PLEDGE $15 OR MORE: Digital Downloadable copy of game DRM free for PC or MAC OSX or Linux."

      Huh. I guess I just assumed I'd have access to a page with download links for each platform, like the Humble Bundles. I didn't realize it meant "exactly one of the following". Especially when cross-platform compatibility was tied to a fundraising goal.

      Sounds like some commenters come from the console or AAA commercial game ecosystem, where you're lucky to get the whole game for the sticker price, much less support for more than one system. In my experience, the PC indie scene is different; the platform is usually independent of the purchase decision for multiplatform titles. Same with bigger Steamplay titles, actually, like Valve's Source engine games or Doublefine's Psychonauts.

      The company's free to do what they like. It would be nice if the $15 reward was more clearly worded, given the differences in the marketplace.

    4. Joe Yamine on April 15, 2012

      Make us proud Mr. Fargo and Mr. Avellone. I've had this since i was a kid.

    5. SXX on April 15, 2012

      They do not ask money for delivery, its mean it will be digital.

    6. Jerry G on April 15, 2012

      I was curious about the novella by Chris Avellone. Is it a physical book, or will it be distributed as a PDF to backers?

    7. Aaron Goldman on April 15, 2012

      I can't believe people actually trolling kickstarter. Pathetic. If you in the 15 dollar tier and have a problem with those in the 30 and getting more then up your contribution. That was the intent of adding more to the higher tiers. Brian took a vote and most people said they wanted more. He said from the beginning, he is going to make a lot of decisions based on the community. It doesn't mean that every decision is going to come out the way you voted. Get over it and up you contribution from 15 to 30. It will just make the game that much better for us all. I went for the 55 dollar version because I want all the digital content, nice to see that there will be even more now.

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      Steve Salkin on April 15, 2012

      Personally, I run Linux and OS X, and I was under the impression that I would be able to run the game under either OS or that as a purchaser/supporter, I would be able to get a copy for any OS under which I wanted to run it. It's not like I can play the thing on two different computers at the same time... not clear why you wouldn't just let purchaser/supporters download copies for whichever platform(s) they have. I would assume that if their is DRM they could all have the same serial number or what have you.

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      headphonehalo on April 15, 2012

      @Karl Zylinski:

      >It costs loads of money to develop multi platform games, it's only right to charge once for every platform.

      Yes, it costs money to develop multi-platform games, which is why Linux and OSX support wasn't on the table until they reached 1.5 million pledged. That's what was supposed to be paying for those versions.

      "Linux & mac users should be happy that they release it for those platforms at all"

      So should Windows users. Are you implying that it Linux and OSX support is a pure privilege? If you look to the humble indie bundles, you'll see that half of their earnings have been from OSX and Linux users combined, everytime.

    10. Erich L. on April 15, 2012

      Yes, I would like clarification on whether our copies are each cross-platform or if we have to get one copy of the game per OS available to us. At the moment I have more copies coming than I know what to do with, but I still would appreciate a little insight so I know whether I should keep two for myself (since I run on both OSX when I travel, Windows7 when I'm home) or whether I can gift the rest to my siblings and leave myself with just the one copy.

      Also, the physical copies will have installers for all three platforms, correct? Thank you for looking into the matter.

    11. SXX on April 15, 2012

      I believe inXile make clear update about this platform restriction.
      Because situation when I can legally run Windows version though Wine on Mac/Linux, but can't run native version: that just funny :)

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      headphonehalo on April 15, 2012

      I'm definitely interested in upping my pledge to $30, but I feel that you should be able to download whichever version you want, regardless of how much you've pledged.

      And to all the people saying "why are you expecting to get the game on three different platforms?!".. I'm not. The platform is PC, and you can choose whether you want to run Windows, Linux or OSX (hackintosh) on it.

    13. Kenny Chik on April 15, 2012

      Oh no... It's pity for me that I cannot join the live streaming party because of timezone problem.. (I should be on work at that moment).. I hope there will be highlight of the party.....

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      Malcolm Wardlaw on April 15, 2012

      I'm already in for $50 (I'm a sucker for old school cloth maps), so sweet bonus. I compute on multiple platforms, so this is a great option.

    15. Shammara Blanchard on April 15, 2012

      Man, really tempted to add 15 dollars to my pledge.

      I wish this had been there before I ran low on money. :-)

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      Fred on April 15, 2012

      for the people complaining about only getting two copies of the game for $30, think about it. when you buy a PC game lately, you have to pay $50, or even $60 for some games, and you only get one copy, that maybe works on a couple machines if you're lucky. and those copies never work on different OS's, with rare exceptions. hell, even console games lately can only be used on one console without having to get different serials for online play. i think we're getting a pretty good deal for what we're getting

    17. Runar Jenssen on April 15, 2012

      Jonathon Wisnoski, you can blame Apple and Microsoft for not having cross-compatible games. Don't blame inXile. That's just dumb, selfish and greedy.

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      Nubcakes on April 15, 2012

      Are you guys fucking kidding me? You seriously don't understand why you don't get all versions when you buy one? I don't see people demanding a free Xbox360 and PC version of Call of Duty MW3 when they buy the PS3 version of the game vice-versa so why the hell are people demanding all versions of the game when they only donated for 1 copy of the damn game?!

      It takes several hundred man hours to port games from platform to platform correctly without a massive slew of bugs. Demanding that you get the windows, MAC OS, and Linux version of a game when you only payed for one copy is the same as demanding the PS3 and Wii versions of a game when you bought the Xbox 360 version. It's stupid and greedy as hell. What the hell is wrong with you people?!

    19. Matthew Katcoff on April 15, 2012

      Also, I was under the impression that at $15+ levels we could get both a Steam and DRM free versions. Is this not true as the FAQ section seems to imply we get both.

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      zmonkey on April 15, 2012

      Dangit, I wanted a separate T-Shirt option. I'd have paid you $15 for one, if I could have bought it separately, or pledged $65 and got it... Ah well, guess I'll get one after it's released. :-/

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      Ed on April 15, 2012

      Will the backers for the USD$55 tier also get an additional digital copy of the game seeing as how the rewards are using a 'Previous Tier + Higher Tier' formula?

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      Thomas Rook on April 15, 2012

      a downloadable game, where you only get the game on one platform?

      Isn't this coming to steam? Pretty sure people who have it on steam will get it on both versions anyway. Either way I wont up my pledge when we are going to have to buy to be able to play on different platforms.

      Even EA sells games which work on both platforms with the needed to buy it again.

    23. Stephen Staver on April 15, 2012

      Does this mean that the Steam version of the game is going to be Windows only? Doesn't make much sense if you're going to be releasing on Mac and Windows
      Not that I'm complaining, I'm happy seeing this game being made.

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      Stephen Gilbert on April 15, 2012

      Guys, $15.00 is an extremely discounted price for this game. Why the complaints? If you want or need all supported platforms, you can get the full boxed edition for a price closer to what people will be paying when the game is released.

      Anyway, I just upped my pledge to $30.00. Way to sweeten the pot, guys!

    25. Aidan Bradley on April 15, 2012

      You're offering tonnes already. Upped my pledge for the support.
      I really hope this is the way games turn to become funded.
      This way we get to steer away from those pesky investors and their cookie cutter formulas.

    26. Bryy Miller on April 15, 2012

      .... Okay. i'm upping my pledge, you bastards.

    27. Pogswarts on April 15, 2012

      Twice as many character portraits!? Don't you guys think that is a little much?

    28. James Drury on April 15, 2012

      Wow, you guys demanding much?

      You've got your choice of system (how many games do that in the first
      Place?) at $15 plus some extra content. $15 bucks people... You go out for drinks with your friends and you spend more than that. You eat lunch and you spend more than that. You take a cab ride down the block and its almost that.

      Why is Brian obligated to give 3 copies away at $15?? I would be annoyed if he did that as it would reduce overall post launch sales of the game (ie I reckon a chunk of those copies would just go to friends and family), reducing its success and by extension the possibility of Wasteland 3 or other Fargo projects.

      Can't you see that is unreasonable?

      Some people are just never satisfied. You could give the game away and people would still complain.

    29. Thulean on April 15, 2012

      That was suppose to be 'ones' plural, not 'one' singular.

    30. Thulean on April 15, 2012

      I'd be willing to bet you can upload custom portraits if you are not happy with the one available.

    31. Karl Zylinski on April 15, 2012

      @Stuart I think the problem lies with the Linux version, see, there's no such thing as Steam on Linux. So to be fair both non-Steam and Steam-versions should be just one platform... But I think that might be stretching the word "fair" a bit too far.

      My guess is that you'll either select non-Steam version for Windows, OSX & Linux or a Steam version for Windows & OSX.

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      Butterseviltwin on April 15, 2012

      I like the addition of the developers blog to the tier and increased my pledge. I am interested to see how the creation process works and how the game will turn out.

    33. Matthew Katcoff on April 15, 2012

      I assume this novella is in addition to the Stockpole one, as last time I asked, everyone was getting the Stackpole novella.

    34. Tanglebones on April 15, 2012

      @ Yngve: Based on the inclusion of portraits, I'd guess that we can probably expect something like a Baldur's Gate situation, where you choose a portrait to represent your characters, with the possibility that the sprites also have some small degree of customizability. I would not expect the degree of customization that you find in an Elder Scrolls or Mass Effect game. Of course, this is just a guess, I don't have any insider info.

    35. Stuart Shelton on April 15, 2012

      I was under the impression that Wasteland 2 will be on Steam (the "early playable betas" certainy are listed as such) - so shouldn't I be getting the Mac & PC versions in any case?

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      David Dubois on April 15, 2012

      I'm honestly fine with there being no character creation stage. The way I see it, you can spend hours customizing your face when in most games you never see it.

    37. Tanglebones on April 15, 2012

      @ xscoot: There's also "no reason" for them to not just give the game away for free after the kickstarter's finished... well, except maybe that it's perfectly reasonable to expect that InXile, as a company, and the people working for InXile are actually going to want to make money off the project... and, ya know, I'm okay with that, since I'm 100% convinced that any money that InXile makes off this game is going to go into making more awesome games...

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      calvinbean on April 15, 2012

      I just increased to $30. I use Mac & Linux. Now I'll be able to decide which machine to play on. Thanks!

    39. Karl Zylinski on April 15, 2012

      It costs loads of money to develop multi platform games, it's only right to charge once for every platform. Linux & mac users should be happy that they release it for those platforms at all and gladly pay for a very cheap extra copy.

    40. Amer Hmaidan on April 15, 2012

      Calvin, the thing is that there's no reason for InXile not to bundle all the versions together.

    41. Killer on April 15, 2012

      Ranger Portraits. That means there won't be a Character Creator stage for the looks of the player-created ranger(s)?

    42. Casey Chou on April 15, 2012

      @Michael I think the complaint is that they only get to download the game in one version instead of all versions. Which is kind of ridiculous considering all those systems are different and would need to be programmed differently...and would essentially be three different games configured for three different systems. It's like complaining about not being able to get the same game for three different game consoles...

    43. Robert DeBusk on April 15, 2012

      People are complaining they're only getting one copy of the game for $15? Seriously?

    44. Kilrathi on April 15, 2012

      @Jonathan Orr - welcome to the world of Kickstarter... how would you recommend incentivizing people to pledge more, if not with additional benefits? I have no problem with it at all. Everyone gets the full game - it's not like any of the narrative is being left out or we're being forced to pay for Day 1 DLC. It's just a bit of non-narrative, non-power addition to the game and additional access to the devs... that's pretty par for the course for most premium pre-orders (and actually much better than most, where if you don't pre-order you don't get some unbalanced DLC special item).

    45. René M Jensen on April 15, 2012

      Well 15$ is 15$ and you get a full game for that, that is pretty damn cheap, McD crap food costs more here. 15$ is kinda the most basic usually, dont tell you people cant avoid to buy that one Pizza this month if they really want :)

    46. Karl Zylinski on April 15, 2012

      @Jonathan: He thought of that people might react that way, so there was actually a poll about it on the backer forums. And "yes" to exclusive ranger portraits won since it's really just a small cosmetic token.

      And the dev blog really isn't game content, so you can't really complain about that.

      Here's the poll:…

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      Matt Clark on April 15, 2012

      being able to install on both my OSX laptop and my Linux Desktop is going to be nice^^

    48. Leandro Simonetti on April 15, 2012

      Novella and BackStage! AWESOME!!! I mainly use GNU/Linux, so I'll go the friend route I think.

      Thanks for the cool enhancement!