If you were a backer for Wasteland 2's Kickstarter, today is the first time you will be able to get your hands on the game.

Backers who donated $55 or more can download the beta and start playing an early version of the game today. Brian Fargo, the mastermind behind Wasteland and its return, makes sure to point out in the latest update on the game's Kickstarter page announcing the beta, that this is an incomplete version of the game. Player should be prepared to encounter bugs. If you're participating in the beta, there is a detailed process to log bugs and let the development team know how to recreate them and hopefully fix them for the full release.

Likely due in part to the recent controversy surrounding YouTube's new copyright concerns, Fargo outlined what kind of video and written coverage of the beta can be posted online, and it's pretty open.

For the Wasteland 2 beta, we are not putting any restrictions on written and video coverage. Feel free to stream the game, produce YouTube videos, blog about it or write articles about it. You’re free to use any revenue programs available, such as the YouTube Partner program. The only thing we ask is that you explicitly mention that this is a backer/early access beta, and not necessarily representative of the final product.

If you missed the opportunity to be a backer on Wasteland 2's Kickstarter, but are still interested in becoming a backer for the game, developer inExile will still accept your money and allow late-comers to check out the beta. You can learn more about that here.

For more Wasteland 2, check out our interview with Brian Fargo.

[Source: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter]


Our Take
The progress of some Kickstarter projects that initially created a lot of excitement have been disappointing. It's good to see Wasteland 2 keeping on track with its promises. The game did receive a delay earlier this year, but development seems to be moving along smoothly for the most part, and the beta is proof.