What was only a glimmer in Brian Fargo’s eye two weeks ago is now growing into a healthy fetus (I can’t believe I made that metaphor either). Despite the time that has passed since the 1988 release, the original composer of the Wasteland game and the original Fallout games, Mark Morgan, has agreed to work on the new Wasteland reboot Kickstarter project.
Inspired by the success of Tim Schafer’s Kickstarter-funded Double Fine Adventure, Fargo, the CEO of inXile Entertainment, has begun to take the first steps in reviving the 1988 game that gave rise to the Fallout franchise. With no funding and no publishers willing to pick up the game, Kickstarter has come a god-send to developers wanting to work outside the “system.” Via Kickstarter, fans can directly fund the projects they want to see completed. Wasteland’s Kickstarter page should be up by next month, but Fargo has already been taking steps to get the old team back together.
In addition to composer Morgan, according to VG24/7, the original designers Michael Stackpole and Alan Pavlish are also on board with the project. Fargo said he would be speaking with Wasteland writer Ken St. Andre soon as well.