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Wasteland 2′s Fargo wants to return to Kickstarter for round two

Monday, 29th October 2012 13:27 GMT By Dave Cook

InXile’s Brian Fargo has stated that – regardless of whether or not Wasteland 2 is a success – he will return to Kickstarter again with future projects. Fargo also believes that the potential rewards of crowd-funding are too great to pass up.

Speaking with GI International, Fargo said of his likely return to Kickstarter, “Yeah, I still would [return to crowd-funding]. It allows us to give things to people that they can’t get from just buying a product.”

“Some people want to be an NPC, or they want a shrine in their honour in the game, or they want a boxed copy, or a novella. These things aren’t just gimmicks; they add real value,” he added.

“It’s also a great way of vetting the product in general,” Fargo continued, “I like having that communication, because when people put their money down they’re more invested emotionally. And when you have this army of people who are a part of it, when you do launch you don’t need a big marketing campaign.”

Fargo’s Wasteland 2 project amassed $2,933,252 in crowd-funding, and the game is slated for a ‘Fall’ 2013 release. VG247 interviewed Fargo on the game’s development recently. You can read what he had to say here:

Wasteland 2 interview: Fargo’s wonderful apocalypse.

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5 Comments

  1. Old MacDonald

    I don’t like that, it goes against the spirit of Kickstarter IMO.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. bpcgos

    @1 Agree.
    He’s already make a fortune even when his game sold only for a few copy. It’s just like milking everybody’s good intention when funding his game before.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    @1/2, oh yeah, and how’s that?

    There’s no guarantee that Wasteland 2 will make any money, and there’s no guarantee it will make enough to fund InXile’s next project even if it does. They don’t have to ask for the full amount through Kickstarter, they can simply ask for the difference between what they need and what they made our of Wasteland.

    I don’t see how he’s milking anything. Backing on Kickstarter generally means offering products at a sub-retail price point, Fargo you sinister fuck, how dare you offer me discounted prices on your wares in exchange for backing them early! I feel so milked!

    Niche games are unlikely to attract much publisher backing in the foreseeable future, so yay Kickstarter, funding the games that aren’t built on a foundation of ‘everybody must buy this game, EVERYBODY! OR YOU’RE SACKED!’

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    I see the appeal of kickstarter… but i prefer Notch’s ‘buy into the alpha’ way.

    More artistic control & less need to pander to the funding masses imo.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Sini

    wasteland 2 delivers i’ll pay twice for his next kickstarter if it’s something up my alley.

    #5 2 years ago

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