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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.

And it begins...

We did it!  Thanks to each and every one of you, we have completed our incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign.  It has been an amazing ride and one of the most memorable achievements I’ve ever had.  Being able to interact with you all on such a personal level has been amazing.  I can’t imagine going back to making games any other way.  With Double Fine’s success, the world was watching to see if that was an anomaly or if this fan-funded approach could be a viable means of changing the world of video games.  Together, we’ve proved that fan-funding is here to stay and we can’t wait to see where you take it next.  We are fully committed to doing whatever we can to keep this movement alive and strong. 

Before we move on to what’s next, some quick housekeeping:  We’ve received messages from some backers saying there were issues when Amazon tried to apply the payment.  Kickstarter said they would contact you if this was the case.  You can also check to make sure it worked correctly by logging into Kickstarter.  They give 7 days to correct your payments, so please check it soon.  After that grace-period, your pledge and reward is cancelled, and nobody wants that to happen! 

Now on to the fun stuff… If your tier contained any rewards where we need to gather your information fo use in the game, we will soon be doing so through Kickstarter.  Keep on the lookout for this notification.  There is no need to update your shipping address yet as we will collect it when we get closer to the release of the game next year. 

We have opened up a store at http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/store.  We currently have the digital copy available for $20, and we will leave that preorder up during production.  If you have friends that missed out on the Kickstarter but still want a copy of the game, they can go there and still get it cheaper than after it is released. Also, if you forgot to add $15 for international shipping on physical rewards, we have added a PayPal option to do so in the store.  In the near future, we will open a backer-only store with some great exclusive items that won’t be available to the general public.

So, now we get started on the game!  We are in full production mode for the next 18 months.  Expect to see many updates as we start to shape the experience that you’ve helped create.  If you want to stay in the loop in between our Kickstarter updates, head to our blog and forums at http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/.  We will be spending a lot of time interacting with all of you there.  

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    1. Klim Kouznetsov on April 18, 2012

      Make us proud!... I know you world, coz old school RPG just cant fail :)

    2. Interstate78 on April 18, 2012

      UPS is bad, they charge outrageous custom fees

    3. Roman Grazhdan on April 18, 2012

      Tarzit, that's weird.
      //
      I have a Citibank Visa card, and my billing/shipping address is:
      Type:
      Visa
      Number: ************NNNN
      Exp. Date: MM/YYYY
      Cardholder Name: Me
      Billing Address:
      Me,
      Russia, Moscow, Some ul.
      d. NN kv. NNN
      Moscow, 115NNN
      Russian Federation
      Phone: +7909NNNNNNN
      //
      All of the payments work like a charm, for both Amazon stuff and KS. So I'm not sure it's because of the address.

    4. Vladimir Chigrin on April 18, 2012

      Tarzit, I've filled in my russian adress and Amazon billed me succsessfully. Maybe it's something else, or just SNG countries are in black list or smth.
      Tarzit, я вбивал свой российский адрес, и все нормально прошло. Может они из СНГ только не хотят деньги брать, или в чем-то еще причина :(

    5. Patryk Nejmanowski on April 18, 2012

      So I take it that when you add the Paypal pledges we broke the 3mil barrier and that modding will be in?

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      Gaston Courtial on April 18, 2012

      @Fabian
      Yeah, but remember that Double Fine only asked for an extra 10$ for international orders and Amazon usually charges 14$ for the standard international shipping service. I just hope they use a private courier service like UPS...

    7. Tarzit on April 18, 2012

      "We’ve received messages from some backers saying there were issues when Amazon tried to apply the payment. Kickstarter said they would contact you if this was the case"
      Amazon don't bill the card and wrote Failed, then entered non american postaddress. I try 4 times yesterdey with my Belarus address - all Failure. Enter american postadress - card was billed succesfully.
      Амазон не снимает деньги если в настройках прописан Русский(или СНГ) адрес. Вбивайте американский и оплата пройдёт.

    8. silvercross on April 18, 2012

      60,000* urg, typos

    9. silvercross on April 18, 2012

      @Amy I was under the impression they're gonna have merchandise for everyone, but there will be some items there are exclusive kickbackers. (Financially, I don't think it would make too much sense to give us a discount, since honestly, IMO they really do spoil us with some of the pledge tiers, especially when you compare them with what's currently in the market). It's doubtful that they won't ever sell t-shirts or posters to the general public, that's just not smart when you consider there's only about 6,000 backers and probably tons more people who are fans of Wasteland.

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      Kris Thompson on April 18, 2012

      @Amy Wise: Well, if it's stuff that says "I'm a Backer", I would prefer it be for backers only.

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      Fabian on April 18, 2012

      I hope the international shipping won't cost you more than you expected, though I'm sure you guys checked. It's just that 15$ seems kind of... incredibly cheap

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      ukshadow on April 18, 2012

      Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
      Man never Is, but always To be blest:
      The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
      Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
      – An Essay on Man

      I am reminded of this poem. I find it fitting for the occasion. It's been a while, but I waited since I was a kid. Best luck to you.

    13. Amy Wise on April 18, 2012

      I don't think it is smart to have backer-only merchandise. Anyone should be able to buy Wasteland gear. Just give us backers a discount :)

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      darkmage0707077 on April 17, 2012

      Looking forward to the final game, but also to keeping tabs on the no-doubt wild ride as the game gets made. Woohoo!

    15. Daniel Alexander Porter on April 17, 2012

      This is amazing, I am so happy for you Brian and everyone on the team. What an achievement! With this is success and Double Fine's I think that this is more than enough proof that funding games has changed forever, heck even funding Game Development Studios, as Jane Jensen is proving. I look forward to watching the development of this game and can't wait to play the beta!!!

    16. James Yee on April 17, 2012

      I look forward to the Dev Video log as it was one major reason I upped my pledge to $30! :)

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      Sangster on April 17, 2012

      Congratulations and good luck with development. Thank you for being one of those that make games for the sake of making games rather than for the sake of a publisher's share price.

      I hope this funding model becomes the norm so that creative people have the opportunity to realise their vision without being bound, gagged and bent over a barrel by corporate greed and wankers like Bobby Kotick.

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      Sudip Kumar Das on April 17, 2012

      All the best guys! Looking forward to the game.

    19. Vecha on April 17, 2012

      Congrats! So glad we all were able to fund this exciting project!

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      Gilgameš on April 17, 2012

      Great job guys! In retrospect, I gave you guys more money than I should have, but I have no regrets.

      It feels good to make good things happen.

    21. Drovek on April 17, 2012

      May the threat of deadlines never make you lose heart!

      Good luck on the proyect!

    22. X-pert74 on April 17, 2012

      Congrats guys!

      Cynical Felidae, coperoco was referring to Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, and Shadowrun Returns :p

    23. Andrew Maizels on April 17, 2012

      Are we there yet?

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      zmonkey on April 17, 2012

      Just wanted to say keep up the great work! Oh, and let us know when the T-Shirts are available in the store! :)

    25. Steve Victory on April 17, 2012

      I am so incredibly happy for all of you...and really all of us who are part of this process. It feels like the start of an amazing story of a group of people who got together with the goal of building a sequal to a game that change gaming. I look forward to see the development and watch this little baby grow to be an incredible game that has an incredible story(in the game as well as behind the scenes).

      So for you developers; sleep a lot tonight, write messages to your loved ones letting them know you will not be seeing them as much as normal, pet the dog as he will miss you, and dive in after a refreshing night of rest.

    26. R. Power on April 17, 2012

      Any thoughts on having a twitter update feed in addition to the blog, or will you guys be using @Inxile_Ent?

    27. Cynical Felidae on April 17, 2012

      coperoco,

      I'm going to have to ask you about the names of those old school rpg's and the adventure game. You've piqued my curiosity.

      Also, have to agree with Jason, but also with Bryy. If it had just been a digital dl, I think the pledge might have been lower, if I'd hade enough I'd have gone for the CE personally, I'm a sucker for a good CE.
      However, I can understand a developers desire to create the best game possible with all the available resources. I'm just happy they saw fit to include a physical item option.

    28. Erich L. on April 17, 2012

      Honestly, for what I'm getting (nostalgia and signatures), I would not have minded paying for shipping (I already do pay for International Shipping), but I can see how that would not be ideal for all persons.

    29. Sage_Shirt on April 17, 2012

      Can't wait for the game, glad I backed.

    30. David Kononen on April 17, 2012

      I'm a big art nerd. One thing that's really interested me about Kickstarter game projects is the physical art (lithographs, personal portraits, etc) that was missing in Wasteland 2, otherwise I probably would have backed it instead of the $15 level.

    31. Ian Perley on April 17, 2012

      100% agree with Jason Ferron. While this game seemed like it was awesome on it's own merits, the fact that there's some seriously wilde physical swag, ala the ye olde goode dayes definately helped me to contribute more then if it was just digital only. I too want to be able to actually hold the game in my hands. And then laugh somewhat evilly with guilty pleasure. ^_^

    32. Bryy Miller on April 17, 2012

      @Jason,
      It will be interesting to see if it becomes too much of a hardship later on in the game. As it stands, DF and inXile are both spending a large chunk of change on shipping items. I don't think that a lot of people realize this when they say "we want you to be able to use all your available resources on developing the best game possible".

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      Startkicking on April 17, 2012

      I concur with Michael Matzat, we have high expectations for this game and hope that not only this project, but this new process, works as well as we all hope. The only way this does not become a phase or "bubble" is quality games. Here's hoping that inXile and Double Fine are paving the way for a better future, cheers.

    34. BluScreen_Jason on April 17, 2012

      See, it's the physical stuff that got me as interested as I am. I think digital distribution is nice and convenient and all, but I miss actually buying a physical copy of my games that I can install and just play whenever I want regardless of my internet connection. If there had been no physical media, I can assure you my pledge would have been closer to the $15-$30 mark and not in the hundreds of dollars. It's not just nostalgia, I want to feel like I actually own something.

    35. Bryy Miller on April 17, 2012

      I really wish there was a way to get rid of all the physical merchandise for future KS campaigns, but I realize those are a huge nostalgic boon.

    36. Michael Matzat on April 17, 2012

      "With Double Fine’s success, the world was watching to see if that was an anomaly or if this fan-funded approach could be a viable means of changing the world of video games."

      This also means you guys need to deliver. there is nothing worse than a kickstarter bubble implooding two years from now because half of the funded games never turn up or are not well received by anyone. This issent over yet. But we obviously are the people that have faith in you... :-)

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      Jeff Craig on April 17, 2012

      So, it looks like with the Paypal Donations we almost certainly broke $3 million, that means level editors and mod tools, right?!

    38. Sigurdur G. Gunnarsson on April 17, 2012

      Exciting times ahead :)

    39. unsobill on April 17, 2012

      you deserve all my money - make finally proper Fallout - fuk bethesda

    40. Steve Knight on April 17, 2012

      Good luck...we'll be waiting :)

    41. Lucio Carvalho on April 17, 2012

      Oh man finally... Cannot wait for this!

    42. Matt Robinson on April 17, 2012

      Very good, sir. Good luck, and may you have a smooth, productive and highly creative development process. Make a good game. ;-)

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      Erkka Leinonen on April 17, 2012

      I am one of those with problems paying with amazon but if it doesn't start to work I will still pay what I pledged for and pre-purchase the 20$ game from site. Looking forward for more :)

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      David Schmitz on April 17, 2012

      I didn't know this game was being made by such gangsta folks, but third paragraph from bottom sho was fo sho. :) Will be fun to watch as the game progresses from crowd funded to crowd enjoyed!

    45. Jeremie 'Remie' DeWitt on April 17, 2012

      congrats! i cant wait! good luck!

    46. Nameless Knightshark on April 17, 2012

      Moar lentils for the jawsome Frago and his team!

      No, seriously. Thanks and may you do well!

    47. coperoco on April 17, 2012

      Congrats, and good luck with development. What a year and a half ahead! Getting an inside view on the develpment of a game with you, the folks at Double Fine, and the guys from Shadowrun Returns. And then an old school adventure game and two old-school RPGs. All made by the same people who made those games while I was growing up. What a great time to be a gamer!

    48. Wiktor Żurawik on April 17, 2012

      Backer-only store sounds really awesome. :)

    49. Daniel on April 17, 2012

      Congratulations! Now stop posting and get coding. ;)

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      Mike Leger on April 17, 2012

      Congrats, I am eagerly awaiting the game.