Wasteland 2 Kickstarter ends with $3 million raised

By Johnny Cullen
17 April 2012 13:10 GMT

Wasteland 2’s Kickstarter efforts has come to an end, pooling in just over $3 million within a month.

The Kickstarter itself raised $2,933,147, with PayPal donations totalling $107,137. The grand total comes to $3,039,923.

The amount raised means extra funds to make the game great, the ability to bring the game to Mac and Linux owners, to bring on Obsidian’s Chris Avellone and more.

In an interview, InXile boss Brian Fargo told VG247 that he doesn’t foresee this Kickstarter era, which has seen it fund WL2 and Double Fine’s Adventure Game, coming to an end anytime soon, but admitted most won’t raise more than $1 million.

“I don’t see an end in sight for companies raising money with Kickstarter, but most will not be in the million dollar range,” he said.

“Shadowrun passed their goal of $400K and Leisure Suit Larry is well towards its minimum amount of $500K. Even the smaller projects with new developers will be tomorrow’s one million dollar projects. Trust me, there will be some new group that comes along one day and blows me and Tim [Schafer] out of the water with their success.

“And I do believe that if we get enough companies to pledge putting a small percentage of their profits back into the community, it will keep the ecosystem alive. Kickstarter is such a wonderful way to get financed that it just makes sense to give back.”

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