Wasteland 2

A project in Newport Beach, CA by inXile entertainment

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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.
Backers: 61289
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $2,933,197 of $900,000
Dates: Mar 13th -> Apr 17th (35 days)
Project By: inXile entertainment
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December 12th - via: recorderjournal.com
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Side By Side With Wasteland & Wasteland 2

April 24th - via: cliqist.com
We compared Wasteland 2, which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter, to its predecessor, the original classic Wasteland. (Read More)

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December 22nd - via: wired.com
In 2012, Brian Fargo pledged to give 5 percent of his profits to other Kickstarter projects. Now the simple idea has grown into a movement. (Read More)

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November 24th - via: cliqist.com
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Wasteland 2, A Refreshing Take on the Apocalypse

October 6th - via: cliqist.com
A few months ago, I was privileged enough to review the early access version of Wasteland 2, inXile Entertainment’s inventive turn-based role-playing game. At the time, I was quite pleased, and kept forgetting that what I was playing wasn’t a finished game. Recently, the final version dropped. The verdict? I’ve been blown away. (Read More)

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September 22nd - via: dustlayer.com
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Kickstarter Ended 20 Years of Rejection for Wasteland 2

August 11th - via: kotaku.com
There's been plenty of gloom cast over Kickstarter recently, so let's focus on the good things: like how crowdfunding ended Brain Fargo's 20 year run of Wasteland 2 rejection. (Read More)

Kickstarter Ended 20 Years of Rejection for Wasteland 2

August 8th - via: kotaku.co.uk
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August 6th - via: forbes.com
The leaders of three overfunded kickstarters - the $4,000 point and click game Epanalepsis, the indie platformer The Deer God and the multi-million dollar apocalypse epic Wasteland 2 - talk to Forbes about the impact of the benevolence of crowds. (Read More)

The Cracks in Crowd-funding and Kickstarter Concerns

August 5th - via: blog.xsolla.com
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June 27th - via: smh.com.au
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More Than 100 Kickstarter-Funded Video Games Are Playable Right Now On Steam

June 26th - via: forbes.com
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Wasteland dev Brian Fargo on crowdfunding sequel

May 29th - via: wired.co.uk
Brian Fargo's career as a developer stretches back to the dawn of home gaming. The founder of Interplay Entertainment, Fargo has executive produced, directed, and written dozens of games, including the original Fallout in 1997. A decade earlier though, Fargo had helped pioneer the post-apocalyptic RPG with Wasteland. Now, after a phenomenally successful Kickstarter campaign for a sequel, Fargo talks to Wired.co.uk about gaming legacies and the changing nature of development. (Read More)

Kickstarter not in decline, says Wasteland 2 developer

May 27th - via: gameplanet.co.nz
Failures are just part of it. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 dev doesn't believe people are sick of Kickstarter -- are you?

May 25th - via: gamespot.com
Creator of Wasteland 2 Brian Fargo doesn’t believe that people are sick of funding projects on Kickstarter, only that not all project are meant to be funded. (Read More)

Watch Wasteland 2’s opening movie

May 24th - via: gamespot.com
Meet Wasteland 2's Rangers in this live-action video. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 Launching This Summer

May 20th - via: gameinformer.com
To quote inXile Entertainment and its Wasteland 2 Kickstarter project: "The end is in sight!" (Read More)

Wasteland 2's Brian Fargo: Valve "the saviour of the PC"

April 28th - via: eurogamer.net
Brian Fargo, boss of Wasteland 2 developer inXile Entertainment, has declared Steam maker Valve the "saviour of the PC" for making digital distribution mainstream. (Read More)

Campaign Postmortem : Wasteland 2

April 8th - via: cliqist.com
When the Kickstarter for Wasteland 2 began, it seemed to many that the lofty funding goal of $900,000 to make a sequel to a hardcore 1988 WRPG was very ambitious, if not completely unattainable. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 - Early Access Review

April 8th - via: cliqist.com
Following in the wake of its DOS era predecessor, “Wasteland 2” is a turn-based post-apocalyptic role playing game which finds the player controlling a group of four “Desert Rangers.” (Read More)

Wasteland beta update coming soon as original goes DRM-free on Desura

March 23rd - via: polygon.com
Wasteland 2 hasn't yet set a launch date but its developers have told Kickstarter backers that the game is on course for a previously announced update to the game's beta, and its predecessor, Wasteland, is now available, DRM-free, through Desura. (Read More)

Kickstarter has become an indie game funding website

March 3rd - via: technologytell.com
Kickstarter, it turns out, mostly kickstarts video games. The site just passed the $1 billion mark, and $215 million of that money went to games. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 beta update, Mac version coming Feb. 24

February 24th - via: polygon.com
The next beta update and a Mac version of InXile's Early Access, post-apocalyptic role-playing game, Wasteland 2, will be available on Steam Feb. 24, InXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo announced via Kickstarter. (Read More)

How Kickstarter's mose successful video game CEO spends his money

February 19th - via: upstart.bizjournals.com
With more than $7 million in Kickstarter funding for two different games, inXile Entertainment’s Brian Fargo is the most successful crowdsourced video game CEO by a long shot. (Read More)

Re-Sorting Inventory

January 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Rangers, Chris Keenan here. Before we get into the juicy stuff, a quick status update on the backer beta. Development at this point is going faster than ever! Now that we have all of our tools in a great place, we’re spending most of our time... (Read More)

Twitch live stream and Q&A

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
We just wanted to do a quick update to let you know we're on Twitch TV right now, livestreaming from our studio with DJWheat. For the next two hours we'll be playing Wasteland 2 and discussing the game, and this is also an opportunity for our fans to... (Read More)

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January 17th - via: kotaku.com
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Waste not want not: Improving Wasteland 2

January 13th - via: pcgamesn.com
With Wasteland 2's beta a month in - a beta that kicked up all manner of nostalgia for me - the hive at inXile has had a lot on its plate, revealed Brian Fargo in an update on Kickstarter, and the work is only going to continue. (Read More)

Get Back to Work!

January 10th - via: kickstarter.com
I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and got time to relax and spend time with the people you care about. I know we here appreciated the break and have returned with our batteries charged; attacking our to do lists with vigor.   Wasteland 2 has been... (Read More)

$480 Million Was Pledged To Kickstarter In 2013

January 9th - via: cinemablend.com
The numbers are in and the totals have been tallied and Kickstarter can add another impressive year to its resume. The online crowd-funding site let loose an informative and rather entertaining slide-sheet of stats and data related to their service, and all of that is to say that they managed to rack up $480 million in crowd-funding across the entire site. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 Beta Preview: The Isometric Apocalypse Returns

January 5th - via: igameresponsibly.com
The original Wasteland was a game ahead of its time in 1988 and introduced gamers to the first post-apocalyptic RPG. Fallout, something of a spiritual successor, perfected the art in 1997. Gaming has come a long way since the 80′s and 90′s, and while Wasteland 2 admirably attempts to marry the old school style of the original with modern gaming touches, something seems to have been lost in the translation. There is a lot to like in Wasteland 2 in its current Beta form. The setting of an Arizona wasteland is fun to explore, the voice acting is very good, and the music is excellent. But some clunky interface problems and a few questionable design choices can induce an amount of work and frustration that tends to spoil the overall experience. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 comes to Steam Early Access

December 13th - via: polygon.com
inXile Entertainment's Wasteland 2 is now available for purchase through Steam Early Access, giving players who didn't back the game on Kickstarter a chance to play the post-apocalyptic role-playing game before its official launch. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 beta now available to backers

December 12th - via: gameplanet.com.au
A limited beta of Wasteland 2 is now available to those who backed the project on Kickstarter. The beta is available only to those who pledged US $55 or more to inXile and Brian Fargo’s post-apocalyptic RPG reboot. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 Beta Available To Kickstarter Backers

December 12th - via: gamebreaker.tv
InXile Entertainment’s Wasteland 2 Kickstarter was extremely successful and the time has come for all eligible backers to get their hands on it. Although the final release will include Mac and Linux versions, the first phase of beta is limited to PC. InXile studio head Brian Fargo stated “We’ll look into launching Mac and Linux versions soon, but they will need more testing before we feel secure in doing so.” (Read More)

Building a Better Beta - Right Now!

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s hard to believe we're finally at a place where we're ready to put a playable version of Wasteland 2 into your hands, but today's the day. What a road it has been to get here. It has been an enlightening experience learning what is entailed... (Read More)

On Track for Beta, Last Chance for Add-Ons

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Rangers, We’ve been hard at work on the backer beta, working through some last blocker bugs to get it ready for you, and kept you updated on @wasteland2beta and the Wasteland 2 tumblr. To catch you up: it’s almost ready: We’re fully on... (Read More)

How devs manage the energy of their crowdfunding communities

November 29th - via: polygon.com
The video game industry owes a debt to Kickstarter. Without the crowdfunding platform, many independently created games may have never made it into development. But every success story has its own bumps in the road — although when it comes to the backer community, the tools with which to make it over these bumps aren't always available. (Read More)

Almost there, Almost there…

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Rangers, Chris here to announce that our re-release of Wasteland 1 - The Original Classic has gone Gold and has been submitted to GOG.com and Steam for platform approval. If somehow you’re unfamiliar with Wasteland: this critically acclaimed... (Read More)

Over Budget, Behind Schedule: What's Up With Gaming's Biggest Kickstarters?

October 24th - via: wired.com
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October 23rd - via: tomsguide.com
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Revealing the Map

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Rangers, I’m Montgomery Markland, a producer on Wasteland 2. We’ve got three major items today. World Map, Early Beta and Rewards. The World Map Like Fallout or Arcanum, the basic experience on the world map is one of exploration and... (Read More)

Brian Fargo on why crowdfunding trumps the traditional publishing model

October 18th - via: gamezebo.com
With two successful Kickstarter campaigns and dozens of releases under his belt, inXile Entertainment’s Brian Fargo knows a thing or two about the video game industry. Speaking at the Gaming Insiders Summit on Thursday, Fargo talked about the origins of Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, inXile’s efforts to constantly involve their fans, and how crowdsourcing looks to become permanent fixture in the industry, if it’s utilized well. (Read More)

Two new Wasteland 2 screenshots released as beta nears

October 4th - via: eurogamer.net
inXile Entertainment has released two new screenshots of post-apocalyptic role-playing game Wasteland 2 ahead of the launch of the early beta. (Read More)

Honing Our Skills

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello fellow Rangers! Chris Keenan here to talk about the most recent progress on Wasteland 2 and what to expect in the upcoming months. We last spoke about skills in Update #20 in December of last year. Since then, our team has made incredible... (Read More)

Wasteland 2 Wiki: Everything you need to know about the game

September 24th - via: gamingbolt.com
Wasteland 2 is an upcoming video game that is in development by inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment (developers of Fallout New Vegas). The game will be released on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. (Read More)

Fargo: Wasteland 2 Development Is Affected by Kickstarter Pressure

September 23rd - via: news.softpedia.com
Brian Fargo, the leader of the development team at InXile, says that the Kickstarter funding process for Wasteland 2 has increased pressure for the team to deliver the game as quickly as possible with a high quality level. (Read More)

We’re Still Listening

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Good day to you, Rangers, It’s Chris again to talk some Wasteland 2. We received a lot of feedback from the demo video of the Prison with many strong and important opinions that continue to help us craft Wasteland 2. Our philosophy on this project... (Read More)


September 10th - via: blog.thecreativebook.com
The Quarterly Kickstarter Campaign has now been live for 24 hours and we wanted to tell you about why we are promising to donate 5% of total funds raised to future Kickstarter projects out of our own pockets. (Read More)

Visiting the Prison

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers, Chris Keenan here for another update. We promised you a new video, and here it is, a twenty minute video walking through the Prison area: We know there are a few hitches in the video, unfortunately we weren't going to be able to get... (Read More)

Sequel On the Way inXile Gets Rights To Rerelease The First ‘Wasteland’ On the PC

August 9th - via: multiplayerblog.mtv.com
The team behind the very successful Kickstarter campaign for "Wasteland 2" has sorted out a deal with EA to bring 1988's "Wasteland" to the PC in advance of the sequel's release. (Read More)

Wasteland 2: “About half the game, most people will never see”

August 2nd - via: vgrevolution.com
Wasteland 2 was delayed, but for a few good reasons, ones that inXile Entertainment didn’t touch on too much in its Kickstarter update, but ones inXile CEO Brian Fargo and company did touch on in a recent chat with Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Those reasons: ‘more choice and more reactivity.’ (Read More)

Wasteland 2 delayed but on budget, beta coming in October

July 21st - via: games.on.net
InXile alleged to be "mildly smug" over out-managing Double Fine (Read More)

Wasteland 2 delayed due to increased scope

July 20th - via: joystiq.com
A recent update to inXile Entertainment's Kickstarter page for Wasteland 2 revealed that the game's initial October release will instead mark the beginning of its beta testing. The delay stems from the game's Kickstarter gathering $2 million more than the requested funds. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 Beta Test Dated for October, Six Week Delay Explained

July 20th - via: gamefront.com
Wasteland 2 has been in development since it was successfully funded on Kickstarter early last year. Securing over 3 million dollars in funds that were collected on the aforementioned platform, as well as through PayPal, the game was originally slated for a Fall 2013 release. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 delayed, beta now planned for October

July 19th - via: polygon.com
InXile Entertainment plans to begin beta testing Wasteland 2, its Kickstarter-funded role-playing game, in October, the month in which the developer originally estimated the final game's release, studio head Brian Fargo revealed in an update posted today on the game's Kickstarter blog. (Read More)

Deep Silver To Assist inXile With Wasteland 2 Distribution

July 11th - via: igameresponsibly.com
Brian Fargo and inXile have teamed up with Deep Silver to manage the retail distribution and Kickstarter reward fulfillment of Wasteland 2. (Read More)

Wasteland 2 scavenges a new gameplay screen, along with some lovely artwork

July 4th - via: pcgamesn.com
Kickstarter success story Wasteland 2 has a new in-game screenshot for you to enjoy. Developer inXile Entertainment has released the new screen alongside two superb character portraits. (Read More)

New Wasteland 2 screenshot + concept art

July 1st - via: attackofthefanboy.com
New screenshot and concept art from Wasteland 2 released today on the games Kickstarter page by inXile entertainment. (Read More)

Game publishers are taking notice of Kickstarter games, says Obsidian developer

June 25th - via: tech2.in.com
Game publishers seem to be paying attention to developments on Kickstarter. According to Strategy Informer, Obsidian’s Creative Director Chris Avellone talked about publishers taking notice of old-school RPGs being successfully funded on Kickstarter during a talk at indie and PC gaming expo Rezzed. (Read More)

Fallout 4 release on Xbox 720 and PS4 delayed because of Wasteland 2?

May 18th - via: gawdalmighty.com
At $60 a pop, consumers paid roughly $900,000,000 to play the game. Not all that money goes back to Bethesda, but it still shows the massive market the game had. Wasteland 2 has had around $3,000,000 worth of interest. Now, that number will go up when the final product is complete and people who did not fund WL2 can purchase the game, but I don’t think we’ll see a huge increase. That’s the thing with kickstarter, it’ll show you how much your target audience is willing to pay. (Read More)

Words From The Wasteland: InXile CEO Brian Fargo Talks Tides and Torments

April 3rd - via: forbes.com
Brian Fargo has a decent claim to be winning at Kickstarter. After all, his company, inXile Entertainment, set the record for the largest sum requested with the appeal to fund Wasteland 2, and is now in the final throes of a second multi-million dollar funding run. (Read More)

Call of duty: gaming's responsibility to Kickstarter

April 1st - via: wired.co.uk
Can the current Kickstarter boom continue and will the presence of established businesses affect our willingness to offer up our cash? (Read More)

7 Kickstarter Gaming Sensations: Where Are They Now?

April 1st - via: mashable.com
If you’ve crowdfunded anything before, chances are you’ve faced the Kickstarter catch-22: When a campaign earns enough hype (and consequently, a ton of backers), there’s inevitably a lengthy wait ahead of you. (Read More)

Games on Kickstarter have raised more than $100 million so far

March 23rd - via: tech2.in.com
Kickstarter campaigns have been very popular for games since last year when Tim Schafer decided to use the crowdfunding platform to fund his upcoming point-and click adventure game. Kickstarter has announced on its blog that the money pledged to games on Kickstarter has crossed the $100 million milestone. (Read More)

D20: Kickstarter Theory and the Return of the RPG Superstar

March 11th - via: games.on.net
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Mike Rose: Why I won't be backing Kickstarters anymore

March 4th - via: gamasutra.com
In 2012, UK editor Mike Rose backed a total of 18 game projects on Kickstarter, pledging more than $300. In 2013, he can't really see himself backing anything via the crowdfunding platform. (Read More)

First Wasteland 2 Gameplay Footage Out Now

February 9th - via: geekosystem.com
Kickstarter is something of a double-edged sword. It allows for folks to put money in the hands of creators, but sometimes those creators don't manage to get things together and the project falls by the wayside. There's been some particularly notable Kickstarter campaigns when it comes to video games, and the one for Wasteland 2 is definitely one of biggest. The developers just released the first footage of gameplay today. (Read More)

What the 7 million-dollar Kickstarter games of 2012 did right

January 24th - via: venturebeat.com
Last year's $1 million-plus video game Kickstarters share common reasons for their success. Plus, the developers share their campaign tips for 2013. (Read More)

Kickstarter Removes The 'Craziness' & 'Compromise' Of Publishers

January 23rd - via: nowgamer.com
Traditional publisher system failed to realise Brian Fargo's dream of developing Wasteland 2 until Kickstarter gave gamers the chance at crowd funding. Wasteland 2's Brian Fargo is a keen advocate of the Kickstarter revolution and believes it removes any of the usual compromises put in place by publishers. (Read More)

Pathfinder Online Kickstarter Reaches $1M Goal in Final Hours

January 14th - via: crowdsourcing.org
A Kickstarter campaign for Pathfinder Online, an online role-playing video game from Seattle-based Goblinworks Inc., surpassed its $1 million funding goal today, just five hours before the deadline. The crowdfunding campaign opened in November. To learn more about Pathfinder Online and its successful Kickstarter campaign, we posed a few questions via email to Goblinworks CEO Ryan Dancey. (Read More)

What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

January 9th - via: eurogamer.net
What a year Kickstarter had in 2012. Tim Schafer's Double Fine kicked the crowd-funding website into orbit back in March, raising more than $3 million to make an old-school adventure game. (Read More)

17 Million-Dollar Ideas On Kickstarter

December 29th - via: businessinsider.com
Kickstarter is a place where entrepreneurs and artists can post ideas and raise money from other users. (Read More)

The 10 Biggest Video Game Wins And Fails On Kickstarter This Year

December 28th - via: complex.com
Remember when games were made and then sold? Some people don't, and it's changing the future of game publishing for the future. Complex.com: The original buyer's guide for men. (Read More)

Godus Kickstarter comes to an end, 22cans reveals prototype video

December 26th - via: tech2.in.com
Peter Molyneux had started a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month. Recently, the campaign was finished with the game—Project Godus—being fully funded. At the time of writing, the game h (Read More)

Stories of 2012: How Kickstarter changed game funding for ever, and why devs still have much to learn

December 25th - via: edge-online.com
It's difficult to recall a time before Kickstarter's game industry prominence, but just twelve short months ago the crowdfunding website had a considerably lower profile. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

December 18th - via: gameinformer.com
Update : Our regularly revised feature keeps you up to date on the Kickstarter games worth watching, and helps you track projects both before and after they’re funded. New this week is a horror game set underground, a space-based strategy game for iOS, and an open-source console/controller. (Read More)

Are the rich old men ruining Kickstarter?

December 15th - via: eurogamer.net
The true nature of crowd-funding is being obscured by big names and nostalgia. (Read More)

Fargo will return to Kickstarter even if Wateland 2 "sells a bunch"

October 29th - via: pcgamesn.com
Brian Fargo was at the forefront of the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter, one of the most successful pledging rallys the service has seen. He's also been one of its biggest supporters, compelling a number of successful projects to vow they'll donate 5% of their profits to Kickstarter campaigns, keeping the cycle going. Fargo's so taken by the benefits of Kickstarter that he's said he will return to Kickstarter with future projects, even if Wasteland 2 made enough money to fund a new project. (Read More)

The other 1%: meet Kickstarter's mega-backers

September 21st - via: pcgamesn.com
Take a look at Project Eternity, potential fantasy RPG and Kickstarter concept of the hour. At the time of writing, it has long since reached its minimum target and nears $1.8 million in funding, where stretch goals promise development of a new playable race, class, and companion. At $2 mil there’ll be a player house; at $2.2 mil, Linux support. Stretch goals beyond $2.4 mil are TBA, but momentum is such that developer Obsidian couldn’t be blamed for tentatively writing them up this afternoon. Yet in the world of groundswell publishing, not all pledges are equal. Amongst the 43,089 backers Project Eternity has amassed to date, less than 100 are responsible for 8% of the development budget. Of that near-$1.8 million total, these 93 backers have together offered $141,000 - in some cases, more than $10,000 each. (Read More)

Why you should take Kicktraq trends with a grain of salt

April 9th - via: blog.kicktraq.com
I’m seeing a couple of recurring questions in various discussions or project comments. As soon as a new, popular project shows up on Kicktraq that looks (at that moment) like it’s trending to do millions of dollars, one of 2 people show up: (Read More)

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