Wasteland 2 is coming, but only with your help

I graduated from high school the year Wasteland hit the PC. Over one epic summer, the game not only blew my mind but completely changed the way I thought about gaming.

Looking back at how that game looks today, especially compared to the likes of Fallout 3 and Skyrim, it might be hard to appreciate why it retains such a huge fanbase ... but imagine what producer Brian Fargo could deliver using today's technology.

If you're willing to part with a little cash and a lot of faith, soon you won't have to imagine. Fargo, who obtained the rights to Wasteland back in 2003, just launched a Kickstarter to help fund Wasteland 2. The Kickstarter has already pulled in more than $200,000 of the requested $900,000 and it still has 34 days to go.

A donation of $15 nets you a DRM-free digital copy of the game for PC. Donating more gets you things like the soundtrack, a boxed copy with a real, made-of-paper, honest-to-god instruction booklet and cloth map or an in-game statue of your likeness.

I'm planning on dropping $75 in the pot, not just because I really want this to happen but because – in a moment of cash-less, teenage weakness, – I totally pirated the original Wasteland. So, hopefully this makes up for that decades-old indiscretion. If it helps, I'm really sorry and I honestly love the game.

Watch their video below to help determine if Wasteland 2 can convince you to part with buckets of cash.

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