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Let the revival begin: good old games rise from the ashes[message #313437] Sat, 22 December 2012 16:42 Go to previous message
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Crowdfunding opportunities such as Kickstarter allowed basically the Gods of gaming to make a spectacular return. Games that filled our childhood with joy only to end in abandonware and be replaced on the shelves by shallow overhyped mass-produced b/s, those games are making a comeback in force. Made by the people, for the people. Now, I am not sure how long this miracle will last. It will be enough for one of the high profile KS projects to fail to deliver and the magic will vanish. But I pray not. Because too much goodness is headed our way. Yea, well, maybe one day Ian Currie will read this and realise it's about time to lead his longtime abandoned fanbase out of the desert. And make a crowdfunded JA3. Maybe it will never happen, the man is comfortably eating away his Turbine director paycheck. Who knows. But until then, here's what's coming. Feel free to add to the list, with the condition that the new sequel should be made by its original creator, not some 3rd party.

Wasteland 2 is an upcoming post-apocalyptic role-playing video game and is under development by inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is a sequel to the 1988 video game Wasteland which was the spiritual ancestor of the [color:#CC0000]Fallout [/color]series.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7e/Wasteland2art.jpg/256px-Wasteland2art.jpg Plot
The game is set in an alternate history timeline, in which the nuclear holocaust took place in 1998 in relation to an impact event involving a cluster of meteors that sparked a global nuclear war. On the day of the cataclysm, a company of U.S. Army Engineers were in the desolate southwestern desert constructing bridges in an area with a number of small survivalist communities and a newly-constructed federal death row prison with light industrial facilities. The soldiers sought shelter in the prison, expelled the inmates and invited nearby survivalists to join them shortly thereafter. Years later, together they formed "the Desert Rangers, in the great tradition of the Texas and Arizona Rangers", to help other survivors in the desert and beyond it

Gameplay
Wasteland 2 will be a turn-based and party-based role-playing game with tactical combat and an isometric view. The player's party will feature seven characters, split up into four player characters (Rangers) and three non-player characters.The Rangers will be highly customizable and the player's choice of statistics, skills and appearance will give the Rangers an individualized personality. The party will also include non-player characters, each with their own personality, motivations, opinions and agendas.

How it came back
In 2003, inXile (founded by Wasteland's producer, Brian Fargo) acquired the rights to Wasteland from Konami, which held it in relation to the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. In 2007, Fargo said, "I am indeed looking into bringing back the game that spawned the Fallout series. Stay tuned..."[10] In November 2007, the website Duck and Cover reported on possible concept images from Wasteland 2 displayed in the main header of the inXile Entertainment website. The Wasteland 2 Kickstarter ended on the April 17, raising a total of $2,933,252 (making it the third highest crowd funded video game on Kickstarter to date), with an additional $107,152 in PayPal pledges.[18] On April 24, it was confirmed that Obsidian developers would be working on the project. Brian Fargo stated that the team aims to ship Wasteland 2 around October 2013, and on July 10, 2012 it was announced that the original Wasteland would be bundled with it. There are currently no plans to support any consoles or handheld devices.

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