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Kickstarter... the new way to publish games?


After the rousing success of Tim Schafer for his new adventure game (maybe Psychonauts 2) it looks like it might be a viable avenue for other classic developers to resurrect the old greats into a new era.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports that developer Brian Fargo will likely set up a Kickstarter campaign for a whopping (puts finger next to mouth)... one million dollars! This money will be put toward creating a sequel to the classic hit Wasteland. This is good news for old gaming grogs like us who remember this predecessor to Fallout (I'll admit, I do not remember it, but I know what it is).

Anyway, check it out here:

I'm very excited, not only by this prospect but also that Kickstarter may be the way in which indies finally chuck the DRM-loving, money grubbing, non-supportive, console focused big publishers. The future looks very bright if this works out!

Wasteland is one of my favorite games of all time. If a true sequel could be made well, then Kickstarter could be electric mana from heaven.


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