With the success Double Fine had on Kickstarter in getting their new adventure game funded we had to know that more small developer groups would come out of the woodwork who are known for games we loved in the past. These are developers that created amazing games that are not considered viable by the big publishers today without radical changes to the core elements of the games these developers are known for making. These Kickstarter projects are proving that there are people that still want these games. Not only do they want these games, they are willing to pay before a single line of code has been laid down if they believe their contribution will allow a game to be made that otherwise wouldn't in the current publishing market. When you look at these projects, the success of The Humble Indie Bundle, and the direction of the Desura platform you can see that the internet is changing the way content subscribers interact with content creators. You can also see that there is a large audience that wants to see less flashy, gameplay rich, and artistic games being made and becoming successful. These are users that often do common things their own way so they like to see their games made available for multiple platforms including Mac and Linux. They don't mind these games being provided to them through digital distribution if they feel they have the right to store it as they see fit once it is downloaded. Eventually the big developers and publishers are going to realize what is going on but it is amazing to take part in it in the meantime.
So, Wasteland 2 is finally going to get made. It has reached its funding goal on Kickstarter. When it surpasses $1.5 million the game will be made cross-platform. I think there is no question that goal will be reached. If you are unfamiliar with Wasteland you are undoubtedly familiar with the spinoff Fallout series. This was the game that started it all.
Here is the Wikipedia entry on Wasteland: http://en.wikipedia....28video_game%29
Here is the Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstart...ile/wasteland-2
Edited by Hyper_Eye, Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:29 PM.