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Fargo already has story and character design sorted for Wasteland sequel

Fargo already has story and character design sorted for Wasteland sequel

Has been trying to secure publisher funding for 20 years.

Bard's Tale, Wasteland and Fallout co-creator Brian Fargo already has the story and character design of the planned Wasteland sequel sorted, he has revealed.

Indeed, the former Interplay executive has been trying to make a Wasteland sequel for 20 years, he told No Mutants Allowed.

Fargo plans to launch a funding drive for Wasteland 2 through Kickstarter, the platform that helped Double Fine boss Tim Schafer raise over $2 million for an old school point and click adventure game.

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Brian Fargo using Kickstarter for Wasteland sequel

Veteran game designer Brian Fargo is using Kickstarter to raise cash for a Wasteland sequel.

1988 post-apocalyptic role-playing game Wasteland is considered by many to be one of the greatest western RPGs ever, and is the precursor to the Fallout series.

IP holder Fargo, now in charge of Hunted developer inXile, founded Interplay Productions, the studio behind Wasteland, A Bard's Tale and Fallout 1 and 2.

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Wasteland

Wasteland

Mega apocalypse.

Before Fallout came Wasteland - Interplay's masterful first stab at creating a post-apocalyptic role playing game, and easily one of the most ambitious and forward-looking games ever created for an 8-bit system.

Unsurprisingly, it scooped several Game of the Year awards in 1988, and even now stands out as an important landmark in the evolution of the genre, having once been voted the 9th best game of all-time. Hell, co-designer Brain Fargo has even bought the rights back to it, and intends to bring the brand back from its EA-doom. Woo!

Presented in typically lavish EA packaging, this two disk game played up to the still-relevant late '80s obsession with Cold War tensions between the US and the Soviet Union. In the mid 21st Century, nuclear war has turned the significant parts of world into a radioactive wasteland, where mutated beasts and aggressive technology fights for what's left.

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