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Brian Fargo Doing Wasteland 2 with Crowdsource Funding!

Wasteland II!Wasteland II!This just in from Brian Fargo: "I thought you all might be interested to know we are seriously looking at bringing a new Wasteland back with crowdsource funding. If we get enough support it could finally happen. Nothing would make me happier."

This of course, follows in the wake of Doube Fine's success raising money to produce a new game in the style of the classic click-and-point adventures (Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, etc.") Well, thanks to good ol' Brian Fargo, the many fans of Wasteland might get to experience the same thrills!

Imagine it: A core group of CRPG experts making a CRPG the way THEY want to make it, with no clumsy, stupid interference from PUBLISHERS and their armies of clipboard-wielding nincompoops.

For you young pups, Wasteland is a 1988 classic that inspired the Fallout series. Fargo was part of the original team. I've always thought of it as a post-apocalyptic Bard's Tale. It's widely celebrated for its amazing atmosphere and fun gameplay, and of course the box and manual are true collector's items (not the made-to-be-collectible junk we get in "special editions").

As soon as I learn more, I'll pass the news along.

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Matt Chat 91: Game Over at Interplay with Brian Fargo

In this last segment of my interview with Brian Fargo, we talk about the end of Interplay (at least the end of the Interplay that dared to take the big risks). We also discuss Brian's new game, Hunted: The Demon's Forge. Enjoy! Download audio here.

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Matt Chat 90: Wasteland, Fallout, and Stonekeep with Brian Fargo

This week, I'm back with part two of my interview with Interplay founder Brian Fargo. In this segment, we talk about Wasteland, Fallout, Stonekeep, and modern CRPGs vs. the great classics of the 80s and 90s. Download the audio here (also available on iTunes). Click here if you'd like to donate to the show. Enjoy!

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Matt Chat 89: Interview with Brian Fargo

Welcome back, Matt Chatters! This episode features the first part of my interview with Brian Fargo, founder of Interplay and CEO of inXile Entertainment. I was able to sit down with him for an hour and talk about everything from the original Demon's Forge (a 1981 adventure game for Apple II) to Hunted: The Demon's Forge (the upcoming action game). We also talk about the origins of Bard's Tale, the impact of Wizardry, the humor of Battlechess, and much more.

Download the audio here (also available on iTunes).

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