Wasteland 2

This is one of the more interesting applications of the Internet I have seen.

I do not have much time for computer games. But I used to. In the late 80s, a buddy and I spent many, many hours playing Wasteland on his Commodore 64.

Wasteland is one of the two best computer games I ever played. (The other is Fallout, created by many of the same people.) It was certainly much too intelligent to get published today. The creators have wanted to do a sequel for a long time, but they could not find a publisher. So a few weeks ago, they decided to try something different: They started a fundraising drive with the goal of raising $900,000. The team lead volunteered an additional $100,000 of his own money if that goal was met.

With just over two days left, they have raised more than $2.5 million. I guess I am not the only fan of the original game.

The video below pretty much explains everything. Learn more at the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter page, and please consider giving them your support. Just $15 entitles you to a copy of the game when it is released late next year. It will be worth it.

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