Funds are pouring in for the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter project started by Brian Fargo and InXile Entertainment to fund a sequel to the fondly remembered 1988 RPG, which paved the way for the now legendary Fallout series.
With the Kickstarter fund now standing just shy of the $2.1m mark, Fargo, writing on the project's Kickstarter page has acknowledged the project has nearly hit another funding milestone, which will allow them to welcome Interplay veteran Chris Avellone into the fold.
"We look forward to having Chris bring his style and prose to the game," wrote Fargo.
After that the Wasteland 2 project's next target is $2.5m dollars which will allow Fargo to bring in even more designers to create content and game areas.
"One of the questions I constantly get is an understanding of what happens when donations continue to grow. The question is especially important as I think there are more RPG gamers out there than almost any other category," continued Fargo.
"I would like to give a little visibility on what we would expect to add to the game if we hit $2.5 million and $3.0 million. And do keep in mind that ALL money raised goes into development."
"This will not only increase the overall size and depth of the world, but it translates to more story lines and more player options as well," wrote Fargo, who will also consider adding a level editor if funding continues to increase.
It's exciting times for this kind of crowdsourced development model following Tim Schafer's recent Kickstarter success which raised $3.3m for a new Double Fine adventure.
Be sure to give the Wasteland 2 page a bit of love if you'd like to see that sequel made, but it also had us wondering, what classic game remakes or sequels would have you reaching into your pocket to provide a bit of cash? Let us know in the comments below.