Mike and I will be streaming Wasteland 2 tomorrow, February, 5th from 3:00-4:00pm PST on the Wikia Live Ustream. Both of us are pretty new to the series, but we liked what we've seen quite a bit -- if you can provide some pointers for us during the stream in the chat, it would be much appreciate!
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Backed Wasteland 2 - or getting it with Eternity - and want Beta Access? Until the end of january you can get beta access for $10.
However, if you’ve been a backer, there is a change in the rewards… Specifically the Novella’s..
- Michael A Stackpole’s novellas look like they may, or may to happen.
- Instead Stephen Blackmoore will be writing “All Bad things”, which dovetails into one of the cults found in LA.
- Additionally Nathan Long will be writing a novella. You might know him from from several Warnahammer novels, and his work on InXil’es other current project, Torment:Tides of Nunmenera.
- Chris Avellone as you may remember was working on a novella…. Now he isn’t. But its not bad news, he’s writing a NOVEL instead. This does mean it will be de…
Over on Nukapedia - The Fallout Wiki, we took a look at the Wasteland 2 Beta. You can see the recording of our live broadcast here:
We'll be starting again from Ag Centre next sunday from 2200 GMT, 1700 US eastern. Feel free to join us for the live shenangigans.Read more >
Hey Wasteland fans!
We recently sat down for a chat with game designer/writer Chris Avellone, and talked about the specifics of making a game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Well known for his work on Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic II , and Baldur's Gate among many others, he's an authority on what it takes to make a wasteland both scary and appealing. We cover a wide range of games during the discussion, including the Wasteland series, so make sure to check out our Expert Showcase discussion with him below!
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Hello post-apocalypse fanatics. We wanted to bring attention to you - a contest that Wikia is currently running over on the Metro Wiki. This contest allows you to create your own post-apocalypse world. By doing so, you will be entered to win an amazing Metro-branded survival kit, which includes among other things a gas mask and a knife.
For full contest details, please visit here.Read more >
InXile Entertainment have released their first gameplay video on Vimeo. Sadly as its not on Youtube I can't embed it, but you can see it for yourself here. It includes Chris Keenan playing part of the Agricultural Centre.
Brian says it all better than I can....
- We are very proud to provide the first gameplay video of Wasteland 2, which will allow our backers to see how far we've come and how everything is coming together. The usual way of doing things in this industry would see us create a demo specifically for displaying to the press or at game shows, but we're very glad to have been allowed the freedom to create a demo video from an actually playable area, which ensures there's no wasted code. This is a straight video capture of Developm…
Here's your weekly news roundup, in conjunction with Nukapedia: The Fallout Wiki.
Brian's been talking again... This time to IndeRPGs. Most of the news isn't new, but this bit was interesting....
- ...Obviously some skills are going to be used more than others and I think those are quite obvious. No doubt the Medic skill will be used more often than say Toaster Repair or Rocket Science. However it is a party based game so there will be a natural balancing that comes about unless you give all 4 characters the exact same skills. But that said we also reward people who pick some obscure skills to reward them for the tradeoff. But the reward may not come easy… you may have to discover it.
Thanks to George/Lizzunchbox at Wikia for setting up the Com…
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Our Good friends at Wikia Gaming have secured an opportunity for you to ask your questions to Chris Keenan, Producer for Wasteland 2. If you have a burning question about the new game, or Inxile Entertainment, please leave your question here. We'll be submitting a dozen or so to him on Thursday, and reporting back to you the answers.
Agent c 20:06, June 19, 2012 (UTC)
I've submitted a dozen questions to Chris and am eagerly awaitng his response. For the questions I've asked I've for the most part drawn inspiration from the suggestions submitted, although there are a couple I have asked directly.
For some of the questions, I didn't ask as they seemed to be covered in The vision Document - its a great read if you haven't seen it alre…
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Brian Fargo has through Kickstarter released a link to the Wasteland 2 Vision Document.
Selected quotes below
In the early seventies, an astronomer located a cluster of meteors that would cross Earth’s path in the
summer of ninety eight. Keeping this secret was the government's top priority. First, they did not want
to panic the populace. Second, they saw it as a way to get the upper-hand against the Soviets. Building a
meteor defense platform became the United States’ number one priority. It took 15 years to build the
Citadel Starstation, a highly advanced orbital nuclear anti-meteor missile platform. The United States'
Citadel Starstation was slated to be fully operational by March, just months before the meteors were
believed to be arriving. Te…
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Nukapedia is proud to be affiliated with The Wasteland Wiki - Guardians Forever!
The Greatest RPG ever…. ever is on! Combining Wasteland's [Kickstarter] and Paypal donations, Kickstarter has now exceeded $2.1 Million. That means Chris Avellone is on board, and tools will be provided by the good folks at Obisidian.
A new "Digital Only" tier has been added aimed at International buyers for $55:
- THE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY ALL DIGITAL PACKAGE! You get one digital copy of the game DRM free for PC, Mac or Linux, digital soundtrack, digital concept art book, episodic novella part 1 and 2, and premiere access to an early playable beta on steam. This comes with no physical goods to help with VAT, duty and shipping costs for our international fans!
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Nukapedia is proud to be affiliated with The Wasteland Wiki - Its better than a blood sausage.
- Total Cash pledged to date: Over $US1.7 Million (over both Kickstarter and PayPal)
- Total number of pledgers: 34,000
- Days to go: 17
RPG Codex donated $10k and had this to say:
Want to donate, or donate more? You can through Kickstarter and PayPal.
For those of you with iDevices, the game that basically started Brian Fargo's career The Bards Tale is on sale for $1.99 (£1.49 in the UK) in a package which includes parts 1, 2 and 3 as well as the later remake. Hopefully that will tide you over until October next year. Google fans shouldn't feel left out - an Android version is coming soon.
Donations have begun to pick up in the past few hours... we'll tell you …
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Nukapedia is proud to be affiliated with The Wasteland Wiki.
With pledges now exceeding $1.5 Million via Kickstarter and the total number of backers almost 30 thousand pledgees, Brian Fargo and InXile have committed to a Mac and Linux version of Wasteland 2… however they have confirmed that console versions, including the Playstation Vita, are extremely unlikely.
For those of you having problems donating via Kickstarter, you can now donate via PayPal - an extra $6k has already been raised this way. You'll still get the same goodies, but the levels top out at $500.
InXile have also committed to spend at least 5% of any profit made on Wasteland 2 on other Kickstarter Projects. Other kick-starter users are also being encouraged to pledge a sim…
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News From the Wastes is a part of the Nukapedia News Digest, this in a modified form will be in todays edition of that blog.
- Oh my God... We finally really did it. YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT
UP! OH, DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!
Charlton Heston on hearing the news
A break from the usual running order; Kickstarter Wasteland as reported in other articles has exceeded its targets. The pledge total now exceeds $1.1 Million.
The game appears to be on. Now it's just up to Brian, Mike, Mark, Jason and co to make us a brilliant game worthy of being Fallout's "Sister" and the sequel to Wasteland..
Here's some other headlines from the wastes
All 8 party with Brian and the Wasteland team for $10,000 packages have sold out! Most of the $5,000 statues hav…
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- Oh my God... We finally really did it. YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! OH, DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!
With a day passed in the Wasteland 2 KickStarter here's a quick update on the progress as of 14:39, March 14, 2012 (UTC).
The Campaign has so far raised over $600,000 - already 4 $10,000 party packages, 2x $5,000 Statues and over 10 thousand individual donations. Sadly the $2,500 Blood Sausage has not proved popular.
Some things to note: international shipping costs extra, and non PC versions are only likely if the donations go over target
Over on NukaPedia we're getting into the spirit of the occasion with a pledge brag blog. Join in with your pledge here.Read more >
InXile submitted Wasteland 2 for processing at Kickstarter yesterday, and expect it to go up today.
The Kickstarter will initially run for 30 days, with an initial goal of reaching $900k. InXile said they were hoping to reach an additional $100k, and a total of $1 million.
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Brian Fargo twitter
Brian Fargo twitter
A really informative and extensive interview with Brian Fargo, CEO of InXile, was released on Rock, Paper Shotgun today. Contains a lot of information on various aspects surrounding the process of making Wasteland 2 and where they're currently at, as well as future visions for the game.
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In a new thread on the official Wasteland 2 forums, InXile revealed all of the donation rewards for their coming Kickstarter project. There are a total of 12 tiers, ranging from $15 to $10,000, and they're asking for feedback on the tiers to see if there's anything that can be changed.
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Copy of game free via Steam for PC. You will also get a special skill and weapon only available to those who helped fund the project.
Pledge $30 (unlimited)
Previous reward + Downloadable free digital soundtrack of the game.
Pledge $50 (unlimited)
Previous reward + Full large boxed copy of Wasteland 2, complete with cloth game map and old school comprehensive instruction manual.
Pledge $75 (unlimited)
Previous rewards + Early release episodic…
Just a collection of news articles on Wasteland 2 that you may have missed.
RPG Codex has been interviewing both Brian Fargo (head of InExile and founder of Interplay) and Michael A Stackpole (Writer for Wasteland , Wasteland 2, and other franchises such as Star Wars) in anticipation of Wasteland 2's Kickstarter. You can read their interviews here:
Michael A Stackpole
In Addition; Mark Morgan , composer for Fallout 1 and 2 has signed on to create the music for Wasteland 2.
The Wasteland 2 Official Site is now also open, along with Brian Fargo's blog and the offical game forum. You can check it out here
Stay tuned for the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter - Coming this week.
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Chris Avellone decided to put out some of his thoughts on Wasteland, Wasteland 2 and the kickstarter. It's clear he really wants it, and he's promised to put some money into it.
Read it all here.
In addition, Fargo revealed what the reward for the first donation tier in the Kickstarter will be on his twitter.
It looks like a few of you have figured out one of the tier awards. The $50 tier gets full box, docs and maps the way games used to be.Read more >
Brian Fargo just confirmed over Twitter that they will be starting the Kickstarter for a potential Wasteland 2 in about 2-3 weeks.
@BrianFargo I just started playing Wasteland again a bit ago. And now I hear about this! Any idea when the kickstarter page will be live?In addition, there's a single piece of concept art from a previous Wasteland project InXile a couple years back, courtesy of Fallout artist Jason D. Anderson. Read more >
@JonasCalhoun We hope to get it live in the next 2-3 weeks. We are thinking through the tiers and making a video.
Some time ago, Fargo started talking about possibly starting a Kickstarter fundraiser to start a Wasteland reboot.
He doesn't know if it'd be straight up called Wasteland 2, but he repeatedly emphasized that, despite having thought about it for only 48 hours, it wouldn't be a crazy genre change up. Wasteland, whatever its called, will be "100% faithful to its roots." This means a Wasteland game that "would be focusing on top-down, probably isometric, party based, skill based -- where if you'd just finished playing Wasteland and moved onto this you'd feel comfortable."
The big thing Fargo emphasizes, that the fans are often missing, is that "this process means we don't have to do it like the publisher wants." Fans on the boards are worried th…Read more >
Jason Anderson, one of the original creators of Fallout, who joined InXile Entertainment in 2009 to work as creative director on a new computer role-playing game (likely a sequel to Wasteland), has recently left the company to join Turtle Rock Studios.Read more >
Matt Chat has interviewed with Brian Fargo, the founder of Interplay (currently at inXile Entertainment). The first part is about Interplay history in general. The second part focuses on Wasteland and Fallout.
For information about Hunted: The Demon's Forge, the upcoming game Fargo is working for now (published by Bethesda Softworks), see our Hunted Wiki.Read more >
Duck and Cover reports that Brian Fargo, the original founder of Interplay, and currently the CEO of inXile, might be working on a game for Bethesda Softworks. When asked about what he was promoting on his tour of Europe, Fargo said:
For now it is unknown whether Fargo was being serious or making a joke. We'll let you know when we know more.
Fargo left Interplay in 2002, after the company was purchased by Herve Caen's Titus. He then went on to start inXile Entertainment, and has mentioned on numerous occasions that he would like to create a sequel to Wasteland, co-created by Fargo himself. In 2007, inXile hired Jason Anderson, one of the original creators of Fallout, to work on a new, so far unannounced cRPG.Read more >
The inXile Entertainment website has been updated with a new iPhone game - ShapeShape. While this isn't of much interest to us, another thing is - the header has also changed, and instead of one post-apocalyptic piece of concept art it now includes three, which you can see to the right. Of course, they are most likely from Jason Anderson's RPG, which is assumed to be Wasteland 2.Read more >
Brian Fargo's inXile Entertainment has recently posted a new Content Designer job ad. The designer in question will be responsible for such tasks as locations, quests, character descriptions, branching dialogues and history, and is required to have a 4-year experience in game design.
Given that the "bonus traits" mentioned are being "a fan of PAW" (post-apocalyptic worlds) and "knowledge of classic CRPGs", it's safe to say that the ad is for a job on Jason Anderson's game that is speculated to be a Wasteland sequel.Read more >
Brian Fargo's inXile Entertainment has launched a new version of the company's website, and the image in the website's header is looking quite wastelandish.
inXile has the rights to the Wasteland title, and Fargo has indicated several times that he wants to create sequel to the original Wasteland. Jason Anderson, one of the creators of Fallout, is now a creative director for a new, unannounced role-playing game by inXile, which might be Wasteland 2.
For more information, see: Wasteland 2 FAQ
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Jason Anderson, one of the original creators of Fallout, who recently worked on Interplay's Project V13 (Fallout Online), has left Interplay for InXile Entertainment, Brian Fargo's new company, to work as creative director on a new computer role-playing game, which is likely to be a sequel to Wasteland, the predecessor of Fallout.Read more >