Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #1

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

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    A sum of $ 243,033 has already been raised for Wasteland 2's Kickstarter, and if it keeps up at this steady pace, it will probably be more by the time I click "submit" to this newspost, and it's worth noting that Brian Fargo has written the first update, which mentions the chance of a Russian localization for the title, and points to a guide for Russians that want to pledge:<blockquote>WOW!!! You guys are amazing! The fans are really stepping up here with donations and spreading the word. I haven't been more excited to make a game in over a decade. It is a dream to focus all my attention on making a wonderful experience without distraction from outside forces. We will not let you down!

    Я не знаю английский язык. Как мне поддержать Ваш проект?

    Also for our Russian fans, our buddy Yegor at fallout-archives put together instructions for how to pledge and navigate Kickstarter. If our funding stays at this rate we will be able to localize in Russian. Thanks a ton, Yegor! http://blog.fallout-archives.com/podderzhim-fargo-vmeste</blockquote>
  2. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Yup, $3,000 in the span of a newspost. I'll leave it like that because it's cooler that way. :)
  3. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Glad to have been of help Mr Fargo et al.

    Can't wait for more news, loving the positive vibe this project is generating.

  4. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 23, 2007
    They should just crowdsource localization
  5. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 20, 2007
    Yeah, I can do it for them.

    I localised Olympus 2207 demo from RU to EN, so I can would happily do it vice-versa for Wasteland 2.

    I wonder where should I propose my services? :)
  6. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 23, 2007
    well, for one, a group of people should be involved. preferably using something like notabenoid, hell i might pitch in myself
  7. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I've already talked to Fargo about translating it into Polish as well.
  8. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil

    Aug 3, 2005
  9. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 20, 2007
  10. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    It's doing amazing! It went up 40,000 while I cooked and ate dinner. Stunning!

    This is looking like it's actually going to happen!

    **Edit** Holy crap, as I posted this, they got 2 10,000 donations back to back! So cool to see people with money stepping up to the plate.
  11. kgreene

    kgreene First time out of the vault

    Jan 30, 2006
    wow, up to ~$360K, and 2 of the $10K slots went in the last few minutes!
  12. Takashi

    Takashi Chimichangas!

    Dec 20, 2003
    Just pledged $50 myself, and now it's up to $363,214 as of this post. Already over a third of the way to their goal and it just started, awesome! Shows how much people really want to go back to a classic gamestyle
  13. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    Publishers should be taking notice, but given the current state of the games industry, they won't.
  14. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    I pledged my hundo dollars this morning.

    Just decided to brag about it now because I'm bored.
  15. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
  16. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    At this rate they're easily going to get 50% of it in the first 24 hours!
  17. VRaptor117

    VRaptor117 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 18, 2008
    It's interesting to see which reward tiers have the most backers. Looks like $15, $50 and $100 are the sweet spots.
  18. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    $500,000 in roughly 12 hours. I'm very happy with the response in the gaming community.
  19. DemonNick

    DemonNick It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 17, 2010
    Why should they? I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, and I'm going to kick in some money after pay day, but I'm pretty sure that in dollars spent for dollars earned, something like Mass Effect is still a better investment. The major publishers might be seeing shrinking revenues because of the economy, the falling retail price of games relative to inflation, the growing used games market, etc, but going niche won't make any of those things go away. If anything it means competing for a smaller customer base with companies like, say, CD Projeckt who are much better suited to take advantage of that niche.

    This has nothing to do with the big publishers besides reaffirming what we already knew: that games can be made for smaller budgets outside of that system. There's a reason that the idea of this having an effect on publishers has been a running joke with Tim Schaefer.
  20. Fallout1FTW

    Fallout1FTW Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 25, 2010
    It slowed down considerably now that USA sleeps.
    Come on Euro-scum, it's our turn to shine! :mrgreen:

    Would love to see Chinese people drop in and support the game. It would be over in a few minutes.