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Wasteland 2 Looks Towards Linux Client

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Published on 16 March 2012 05:47 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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It looks like another game is likely to come to Linux: Wasteland 2. Wasteland 2 is the sequel to the wildly successful post-apocalyptic role-playing video game from 1988.

Following in the success of Double Fine Adventure on Kickstarter, Brian Fargo and others involved with the original Wasteland game from more than two decades ago have gone to Kickstarter to crowd-source the funding of a sequel. This game has also been extremely well received on Kickstarter and has raised more than $1M USD.

There's still 31 days left before their round of community funding will be complete. Their original goal was to raise $900k~1M USD, but they're already at $1,211,165 from more than 22,000 individuals. If they pass $1.5M USD, which looks like it shouldn't be much of a challenge to do in the next month, they will provide a Linux client of Wasteland 2.

From their Kickstarter page, "Linux is go at $1.5 Million. If we hit that milestone we will be adding a Mac OS X AND Linux version of the game!!!!!"

It looks like many Linux gamers are already quite excited about this likely Linux-native game. There's already been a fair amount of discussion in our forums and numerous emails have been sent into the Phoronix news box about this game.

For some additional details about the Wasteland 2 concept, "Wasteland 2 is the direct sequel to the first ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG. The original Wasteland was the inspiration for the FALLOUT series of games, and the first RPG to allow players to split parties for tactical considerations, to face players with moral choices, and to make them deal with the consequences of their actions. It was the first to provide far more than the one-key-for-one-lock style of puzzle solving. It was groundbreaking, which is why IGN named it one of the top 25 PC games of all time, Computer Gaming World named it the Adventure Game of the year in 1988, and it was short-listed for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution’s current “Art of the Computer Game” exhibition."

Those wishing to contribute to this game, there's the Kickstarter page. Embedded below is a video regarding plans for Wasteland 2.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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