The lights are on
Brian Fargo's inXile entertainment is about to reduce you to a thin red paste. The developer has a struck a deal with EA to bring the original Wasteland to digital platforms.
According to an update on the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter page, once the game has been tested to work with contemporary hardware and operating systems it will be released into the wild. Backers of the Wasteland 2 campaign will get it for free. It will also be available on GOG.com and Steam.
Wasteland was originally released in 1988 for Apple II, Commodore 64, and MS DOS. Because of the memory issues inherent in those systems, a printed book was used to help tell the story. Players were told to read paragraphs at certain times during the game, and it's hard not to imagine that a PDF will accompany the re-release.
[Source: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter]
Our TakeWasteland was a groundbreaking game that set the stage for the Fallout series and other RPGs of its ilk. Its dialog and unique companion book make it stand out as an important title in PC gaming history.
Whether Wasteland holds up after 25 years doesn't matter. Even if you just dive in for a taste, understanding where Fallout and, of course, Wasteland 2 come from is exciting historical perspective.
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Awesome! If this is anything like the original Fallouts then I'm gonna have fun!
I found my uncles used copy when I had my c64...no book, so I literally played it for a fraction of a day and haven't had a chance since. I'm looking forward to be able to rectify that, consider my digits crossed.
As a fan of all of the Fallouts, I might check this out
I would love to play this. I wonder how the story would be told in this one?
Hmmm... I wonder if it'll hit the Wii U given that there was a Commodore64 Virtual Console on the Wii.
In this day in age expect EA to releases it for $5,lol
Wow, will be getting this
YES! It's such a pain in the ass to find this game online to download. I've played it in the past and beat the life out of it. I need this again.
Great to see it coming out, I will definitely be buying this off of GoG once it hits, I have always been interested about the game the gave birth to the Fallout franchise.
Awesome! I don't care if it holds up, it'll still be fun to play again.