Wasteland 2 is the direct sequel to the first ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG.
The original Wasteland was the inspiration for the FALLOUT series of games, and the first RPG to allow players to split parties for tactical considerations, to face players with moral choices, and to make them deal with the consequences of their actions. It was the first to provide far more than the one-key-for-one-lock style of puzzle solving. It was groundbreaking, which is why IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games of all time, Computer Gaming World named it the Adventure Game of the year in 1988, and it was short-listed for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s current “Art of the Computer Game” exhibition.
Wasteland was set in a dangerous, post-apocalyptic world in the American Southwest. Over the course of adventures rangers would receive promotions, acquire new skills and equipment, then face new challenges with outcomes that changed depending on the strategy used to defeat them. The game featured a strong storyline which required painful decisions by players; and a storyline that allowed for maximum re-playability. Wasteland 2, with your participation and insights, will recapture all that and provide more. It'll finally be the game worthy to be a Wasteland sequel, as challenging and rewarding as the original, with all added capacity and dazzle of games today.
As major fans of the first Wasteland and fighting my brother over who got computer time, I for one am super excited to see this back in the news. The lead producer of the new Wasteland 2 is none other than Brian Fargo who founded the computer game company Interplay know for other releases (that I was fond of) like Baldurs Gate and the Bards Tale series.
Are you as excited as I am? You can help fund the project and with a $15 donation, assure yourself a DRM free copy of the game here:
and dont forget to watch the video too...