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Kickstarter campaign for Wasteland sequel a success

A successful Kickstarter campaign is to bring the sequel to Interplay's 1988 classic Wasteland to PC gamers.

A Kickstarter campaign has successfully raised $2,933,252 (£1,835,683) to fund a sequel to the post-apocalyptic role-playing game (RPG) Wasteland.

Over 61,000 backers smashed the goal of $900,000 (£560,000) in order to develop Wasteland 2, which will be a direct sequel to the original that was developed by Interplay Productions and came out in 1988.

It was one of the first games to offer players the chance to make moral decisions that led to direct consequences in the game, parties could be split to allow for tactical considerations and it was even the first title to offer the one-key-for-one-lock form of puzzle solving.

The game was so groundbreaking that IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games of all time.

Interplay explained its 1997 post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout was the spiritual successor to Wasteland. However, fans can now get what they have been waiting for over the last 25 years: a true sequel to the game.

Wasteland 2 aims to bring all that made the original game special in the late 1980s into the next generation of modern gaming.

The team that made the original a computer gaming classic has been brought back together, including Brian Fargo, the executive producer of Wasteland and Fallout as well as Alan Pavlish and Mike Stackpole, the original's primary designers, who will provide their artistic vision.

Mark Morgan who provided the music for both Fallout 1 and 2 has been enlisted and storyline has been written by the co-creator of Fallout Jason Anderson.

With the funding, the developers will aim to make the world bigger, develop extra characters and a more complex storyline as well as bring the title to OS X and Linux.

Due to the success of the campaign, the company has pledged to give five per cent of all profits of the game back into the Kickstarter community through Kicking it Forward.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801342944-ADNFCR