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This is really, really, really good news. It's not just good news for Unity Technology because the Unity Engine gets tons of exposure but it's good news for the gaming industry as a whole: a highly requested game is being designed on a cost effective engine.
inXile entertainment's Kickstarter fund-raising drive for their post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 has concluded. The Newport Beach-based developer managed to raise nearly $3 million dollars through the crowdfunding site.
In a lengthy interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, chief creative officer Chris Avellone from Obsidian Entertainment talked about working with inXile on the upcoming Wasteland 2 as well as the role of KickStarter in getting games made that players want.
According to a press release from inXile, if Wasteland 2's Kickstarter surpasses $2 million they will bring some of Obsidian Entertainment into the fold to help design the game.
Lead designer for the Kickstarter funded Wasteland 2 basically breaks down and explains that it's not all peaches and roses between developers and publishers, and oftentimes gamers assumptions about the poor quality of a product being the publisher's fault, is correct.
inXile entertainment's decision to fund post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 through Kickstarter has proved to be a smart one. The gaming community has coughed up over $1.5 million for the project.