Wasteland 2 Kickstarter goal reached

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by 13pm, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    You can always take one back, you don't get charged until the day after it ends
     
  2. Bengt

    Bengt First time out of the vault

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    Sep 15, 2009
    Great success! Now we celebrate:

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/m8rzkCkFIus" frameborder="0"></iframe>
     
  3. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

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    Jun 11, 2008
    This is so good.
    Here is hoping they get to 2 milion.
     
  4. grayx

    grayx It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 3, 2008
    There is a good chance of achieving it, although imo if they don't continue the high buzz around it, thing will go at slower pace from now on... Good thing Mr. Fargo is doing press for now, it's very important. He should be into it 100% for now. I'm curious why there is no more involvement/info from other members of the team. Any trivial info (if they are afraid to say something wrong) is positive and useful. Anything that could help build up the hype.

    Nice thing is: now it's the fact - we will have this game for sure!:)

    Stalker 2 should learn something from this...
     
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    To be fair it has not made any profit yet. It just has the minimum on the funds they require. Which is awesome. I don't want to burst any bubble. I WANT to see the game happen. But we should not talk about profit yet ;) though I am sure many people will buy the game.

    The whole game industry should. Maybe we will finally see more quality games coming up in the future.
     
  6. Proletären

    Proletären Mildly Dipped

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    Mar 15, 2012
    I hope they get 1.5 million or something like that. I want a big game
     
  7. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I sure as hell hope it's not. that money is supposed to go into the developement of the game, not into someone's pocket.

    we won't know if this game is making any sort of profit until it's finished.
     
  8. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    It would be a bit hard since it would be profitable even with one single copy sold.
     
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Yeah, since they haven't fronted any money especially. Everything is profit . Just saying.
     
  10. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Startup capital isn't "profit".
     
  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Dedman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I see what you mean. Wooz is always there to tell you when you are wrong. :D

    Honestly I don't think it's Fargo's intention to make a bunch of money anyway. He has a passion for this series that goes beyond that. The money is always nice though.
     
  12. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    exactly my point. of course this money can be considered "profit" as it's money they now have (well, soon will have at least) that they didn't have before, but as it's all going into the production of the game it's not in any way profit from the game itself. how much profit this game will make them remains to be seen, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if it isn't that much.
     
  13. kuki

    kuki First time out of the vault

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    Feb 20, 2012
  14. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Still, any copy sold will be all profit, since all the costs are already covered, so we already know it will make some profit. I'm just being pedantic. :P
     
  15. Garkonar

    Garkonar First time out of the vault

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    Mar 8, 2012
    This is really wonderful news I can't wait for the game to come out :D
     
  16. mobucks

    mobucks As a goof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Derpy derp who cares about profit?(in general, not directing this towards anyone) Not Fargo. I bet he winces at the word! He got all he ever wanted when Kickstarted: The chance to make the sequel he has wanted to do for 20 years. I imagine all the yaghts and private planes gaming bigwigs own don't hold a candle to that sort of fullfillment/acknowledgement. Go him.
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well I want them to make profit.
     
  18. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    Gleam In The Eye

    Gleam In The Eye






    At this moment, WL2 is, only, a gleam in the eye, of the beholder.

    So I'll throw in, that the contingency of adding cross platform access is not a simple selling point, lost in an emotional blur of attractions.

    The fact that InXile is thinking beyond Mac OS-10 and Linux, and considering iOS makes this venture more than a retro re-roll.

    If this pendulum swings a certain way, there may be an old school based RPG on this and the next generation hand held-s, whither tablet or phone.

    A successful WL2 could transcend it's PC hatchery and glow on a touch screen near you.




    4too
     
  19. Zeronet

    Zeronet It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 26, 2003
    The joy of the funding model is anybody who donated 15 dollars plus, has there copy of the game secured. I imagine it should do reasonably well on Steam which will help fund Wasteland 3 or whatever they decide to do.

    There's no profit focused shareholder owned publisher to get in the way and through digital distribution on steam, it avoids it further down the line anyhow.

    Steam itself is run by a developer which is a limited liability company with no shareholders which helps avoid distortions as there's no expectation of plowing profits into dividends.
     
  20. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It seems like they just hit the 1.25 megadollars.
    Pretty damn awesome.
    I hope they make the 1.5, too, 'cause then we'll get a Linux version :D