Interplay founder and inXile boss Brian Fargo says that he will use Kickstarter to fund a sequel to the old school post apocalyptic RPG Wasteland. Inspired by the success of Double Fine's adventure game funding, Fargo put the idea out to the community with a tweet on Tuesday:
"Pondering bringing Wasteland back through this crowd funding. It's a world I have longed to work with again," he said.
Later he confirmed that he would use Kickstarter, telling IGN that the "process means we don't have to do it like the publisher wants."
"The fans started pinging me first," Fargo added, explaining how this whole thing got started.
Fargo and Interplay created Wasteland, Fallout 1 and 2, and countless other classic role-playing games. Fargo recently reacquired the rights to the Wasteland franchise, which is why he is talking about a sequel now.
While details on what the sequel might look like or what it will be named were not revealed, Fargo promises that the new game will be "100 percent faithful to its roots." He added that the game "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."
Finally Fargo said that he doesn't know if Kickstarter or crowd funding will ultimately transform the way developers fund game development. He also thinks that it will take at least $1 million dollars to develop a new Wasteland game. inXile is looking into whether it is feasible to build a game given its current developmental schedule, but if it is, expect a Kickstarter campaign to go live next month.