Using a Kickstarter to fund the development of a video game is unpredictable. It is risky for gamers because, in most cases, they will not be refunded if the Kickstarter does not make enough money. On the other hand, some developers make well over the amount of money they had hoped to make for a specific game.
This is exactly the case for Wasteland 2. InXile Entertainment, the developers of the game, set their goal at $900,000, and made well over three times that amount, making around $2.9 million. The initial $900,000 goal was matched within only two days.
The substantial financial success of the Kickstarter caused for changes in the final release date of the game. This release date change is fairly understandable, as with the arrival of such a vast group of fans, came higher expectations that InXile intended to fulfill. The game is currently scheduled to be released in August, which will be 26 years after the release of the original Wasteland.
Those who donated to the Kickstarter, like in many cases, have been granted access to the game before the official release and have given nothing but masterful feedback. Many gamers claim that the experience is much like the experience felt when playing the Fallout series. This shouldn't come as a surprise, considering the involvement of Obsidian Entertainment in the making of the game. Not to mention, some of the same developers for Fallout 1 and 2 worked on Wasteland's sequel after being paid a hefty $500,000 from InXile.
Brian Fargo, who is both the director of Wasteland 2 and the previous director of the original made in 1988, expressed his excitement in an interview, saying "It's exciting to be in the home stretch on a game I've been wanting to get to for the last two decades."
If you are a computer gamer, and liked the Fallout series, then Wasteland 2 may be a game of your interest in August of 2014.
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