Wasteland designer Liz Danforth joins Wasteland 2 team

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    From Brian Fargo's twitter we learn that another member of the original Wasteland team has joined the Kickstarter-powered Wasteland 2 project, Liz Danforth, responsible for the Highpool map in the original game.<blockquote>In other great news we have brought another original #wasteland designer aboard. Liz Danforth. The HiHighpool map was one of hers.
    </blockquote>In related news, the project has already raised more than $600,000 in a little more than one day and seems well on track to actually reach its goal of $900,000. Crossed fingers for this one and a heartfelt good luck to Brian Fargo and the Wasteland 2 team.
     
  2. Goral

    Goral It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 5, 2008
    This is getting better and better. Almost too good to be true...

    Somebody pinch me.
     
  3. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 20, 2007
    What was she doing since 1988?
     
  4. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Yes, same question. This is what I'm seeing so far.
     
  5. Goral

    Goral It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 5, 2008
    From what I see on Wikipedia, mainly writing. But it doesn't matter much, especially in her line of work (actually the fact she didn't do much could turn out to be good and bring freshness and passion to the project). The best thing about it is that with each dollar pledged, it becomes easier to convince people to work on this project. That's awesome. Hopefully we will see other talented people joining in.
     
  6. tekhedd

    tekhedd Hoarding ammo IS gameplay

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    Oct 28, 2008
    There are so many lame kickstarter projects, but this is the exception. I still hope kickstarter goes away forever, but only after Wasteland 2 is funded. :)
     
  7. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I've known Liz Danforth mainly from her art for Middle Earth Role Playing (MERP).
     
  8. kgreene

    kgreene First time out of the vault

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    Jan 30, 2006
    that should be "Highpool map" ... :)
     
  9. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Yea, Fargo just corrected himself. Good that I wasn't reading it wrong for years... because i just thought so when reading the news.
     
  10. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Fixed the typo. Sorry for not noticing but I haven't actually played Wasteland yet D: I know I know, I will fix that eventually!
     
  11. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009

    You want a whole website to go away, all of its employees laid off because you think some of the projects are lame?

    :?

    Did Kickstarter burn down your sister and rape your church?
     
  12. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 20, 2007
    Yeah, Highpool. And what was in the news? I think I missed the typo too :)
     
  13. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Fargo typed "Hidepool" and I copied :P
     
  14. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 20, 2007
    Exactly. And Hidepool didn't ring a bell in my head! Dammit. I should replay it! :)
     
  15. Sobboth

    Sobboth It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 29, 2010
    Even if i'm not fond of her illustrations (some are quite nice and imaginative though), she has other skills.
    More important I like her backgroung : a good mix of pen and paper/video games experience both in the fantasy and science fiction genres.
     
  16. grayx

    grayx It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 3, 2008
    Eh, nice, the old mob is gathering again. That's good.

    My only concern for now is do they sill got that .thing. that has made Wasteland so unique. I'm becoming middle-aged wacko fast myself too, so I can feel in my bones that sometimes new blood is needed to keep juices flowing.

    On a good side, however they have become "mature" I truly believe they can do a light-year better job of creating intoxicating world, story, characters and "things to do" then present, overhyped shallow-minded copycats that call themself "aaa developers".

    I only hope they all are positively crazy and bold enough to try something that is not catered for 15-year old kids with teeth braces... God, I guess I do really hate our adolescent culture...

    p.s. disclaimer: nothing against teeth braces. They are useful. Kids that wear them nowdays - not so much.
     
  17. Autoduel76

    Autoduel76 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 14, 2007
    Glad to have another veteran in the mix.

    I personally like her art. Though I can understand why some don't. It very much has the look and feel of the fantasy art that was done in the 70's and 80's for pen & paper (and c) RPGs...which of course it is.
     
  18. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 12, 2010
    Kickstarter projects have the potential to be great. It allows developers to make the kind of games that normally wouldn't thrive in this business and it allows fans a chance to revisit really niche genres. To me this is a win-win. I don't mind giving money away for a project that I want to see.
     
  19. EnigmaGrey

    EnigmaGrey First time out of the vault

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    Sep 28, 2011
    Do you think KickStarter would buy me a lovely microscope for surface mount device work? :>