inXile has managed to raise just over a whopping $3 million for its upcoming project Wasteland 2.
The Kickstarter drive managed to bring in $2,933,147 from more than 60,000 backers. When added to the $107,502 sent to the company via PayPal, Brian Fargo and his team managed to amass a mighty total of $3,040,649 to get them started on the project.
Wasteland 2 is a top-down tactical RPG, a sequel, in the proper sense, to the 1988 cult classic that may be fondly remembered by some of our older readers (and those who like to know their roots).
The Wasteland designers went on to create Fallout, which was billed as a spiritual successor to the title.
Since the success of recent post-apocalyptic games that have at the very least prominently contained RPG elements (Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Rage and Borderlands to name a few) it seems like the perfect time to bring this IP out the woodwork.
InXile have recruited Fallout: New Vegas designer Chris Avellone and fine purveyors of RPGs Obsidian Entertainment to get on board and help create Wasteland 2 but it’s still Fargo who’s maintaining the big boss seat.
Alan Pavlish and Mike Stackpole, who were two of the original designers, are back on board and Mark Morgan, responsible for Fallout 1 and 2’s music is in the composer’s chair. The storyline is coming from Jason Anderson, who was a co-creator of Fallout.
The team vouched to bring the game to PC, OS X and Linux if they made $2 million, which they’ve obviously surpassed. With the $3m they’ve reached they’re suggesting mod tools. The game should be with us sometime next year.