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March 15th, 2012, 09:24
…and we're done. InXile's Wasteland 2 Kickstarter has officially passed the $900k required for funding in under two days!
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March 15th, 2012, 09:25
Good for us then I hope in a really good game.

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March 15th, 2012, 09:26
It really is hard to not be excited about this.

Not so much for the game itself (which I'm excited enough about), but just for what this symbolizes.

In just about any creative medium, from books to movies to music to TV, there's always a publisher or producer that acts as a gatekeeper between artistic creators, and the fans who want what they can produce. This crowd-sourcing phenomenon has the potential to blow the doors off that, and it just strikes me as really wild, and with all sorts of wonderful opportunities. I'm excited to be a part of this project.

Here's hoping to Wasteland 2's success…
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March 15th, 2012, 10:04
Don't stop pledging!

I would love to see this become the big "FU" to the modern game industry and the way the modern CRPG has become a watered down husk of it's former self! This could easily reach 4 or 5 mil in a month and then who knows what we could get!
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March 15th, 2012, 10:16
I just woke up and $920K!!!!!

Let's make it go over $1.5 mil

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March 15th, 2012, 10:18
Excellent news! All of the 10K slots are taken too (not by me).
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March 15th, 2012, 11:19
Yes it is awesome news and I hope it keeps rising. The more they get beyond $900,000 the more elaborate the game will be. It is still early and the sky is the limit!

This and the Double Fine one feel like great victories for empowering developers and their fans. I hope this marks the start of a revolution in the industry that brings us a greater diversity of games.
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March 15th, 2012, 12:46
Originally Posted by CutLunch View Post
Excellent news! All of the 10K slots are taken too (not by me).
Two of them were taken by Notch and Razer's CEO Min-Liang Tan, dunno who the other lucky ones are btw…

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March 15th, 2012, 14:12
This is awesome news! Just one question. The the link states that the kickstarter will end in 33 days. Does that mean no one will be able to contribute after that? Why would there be a cutoff period?
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March 15th, 2012, 14:35
Called it.

All right, it wasn't that hard to call. Whoever is monitoring their comments also asked me to spread the word that the final release will be available as a direct download, sans Steam if that's not your thing.

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March 15th, 2012, 14:37
Just gave them $150 because of all the great memories I had of the first game back in the late 80's. It better come with a clue book that has a fake martian storyline A top five game in my book any day.

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March 15th, 2012, 15:02
"Kickstarter takes 5% of the funds raised; Amazon charges an additional 3-5%", so it's not entirely perfect - even with no publisher, there are still money leaks here. But, triumph anyway. Also: royalties to the developer. Unprecedented.
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March 15th, 2012, 15:09
Originally Posted by Daddy32 View Post
"Kickstarter takes 5% of the funds raised; Amazon charges an additional 3-5%", so it's not entirely perfect - even with no publisher, there are still money leaks here. But, triumph anyway. Also: royalties to the developer. Unprecedented.
you forgot 30-40% (Steam), i dont know what the other DD sites charges, but probably less (20'ish %).
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March 15th, 2012, 15:49
Originally Posted by Daddy32 View Post
"Kickstarter takes 5% of the funds raised; Amazon charges an additional 3-5%", so it's not entirely perfect - even with no publisher, there are still money leaks here. But, triumph anyway. Also: royalties to the developer. Unprecedented.
Source? *edit, found it: http://www.kickstarter.com/start …personally, I think that's kind of high for a couple companies standing around and doing nothing. Still better than a publisher's dictates I suppose.
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March 15th, 2012, 15:57
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Source?
here (@Kickstarter.com)

As for distribution fees - those are percentages from potential earnings, not the funding. But yes, funding and distribution (+marketing) is basically what classic publishers are about.
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March 15th, 2012, 16:30
3-5% just to process the credit card charge?

That's fucking ridiculous.
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March 15th, 2012, 16:32
2-3% fee's for credit card charges is pretty standard.
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March 15th, 2012, 16:56
I go through BMT Micro and Plimus - they are more "full-service" shops, handling things like affiliate sales, chargebacks, etc. - and they charge about 10%.
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March 15th, 2012, 17:15
Closing in on 1 million.
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March 15th, 2012, 17:19
Well done Mr Fargo. Now don't mess this up. Even though I kicked in 50 bucks, I'm still a bit skeptical given Inxile's past history. Still hiring all those guys who worked on Wasteland was a great PR move.
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