Wasteland 2 is one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories, but creator Brian Fargo doesn’t think it’s a once-off deal. He’s expressed his belief that crowd-funding is the way to go for all future projects, even if it’s possible to secure funds elsewhere instead.
“Yeah, I still would [return to crowd-funding],” said Fargo to Games Industry International. “It allows us to give things to people that they can’t get from just buying a product. Some people want to be an NPC, or they want a shrine in their honour in the game, or they want a boxed copy, or a novella. These things aren’t just gimmicks; they add real value.”
“It’s also a great way of vetting the product in general,” he continued. “I like having that communication, because when people put their money down they’re more invested emotionally. And when you have this army of people who are a part of it, when you do launch you don’t need a big marketing campaign.”
Source: Games Industry International