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Wasteland 3 Fig Update #7: Colorado Lore, New Stretch Goal
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Sat 22 October 2016, 02:31:00Tags: inXile Entertainment; Thomas Beekers; Wasteland 3
The Wasteland 3 Fig campaign inched past $3M of funding yesterday, unlocking the Morningstar car companion stretch goal. With two weeks still left to go, today's update announces a new stretch goal at $3.25M - the "Bizarre", a high-end post-apocalyptic black market. It's also got an introduction to the Colorado setting and its ruler, a fearsome but aging quasi-feudal clan leader known as the Patriarch. I quote:
To celebrate the $3M milestone, the narrative team has written an introduction to the Colorado Territories that you’ll be exploring in Wasteland 3.
It never quite did, though. The cold never left Colorado, and the storied Hundred Families that survived Armageddon found that their former land of plenty had become an icy, bandit-haunted wasteland. We fought battles over every bite of food. Sickness came then. Starvation. Cannibalism and atrocities uncounted.
No one knows when the Patriarch was born. We only know the stories of his family’s rise to power. We know he killed his twin with his own hands, and hung his mother for stealing from him. We know that the Dorsey clan crossed him, and what happened to them after, down to the smallest child. We know he hacked and hammered his nation into place until every family and faction answered to him. Even the savages roaming the frozen plains fear the Patriarch.
No one knows when he was born, but he won’t live forever neither. His sons and daughters are fighting, breaking his nation into scheming factions. The warlords and the refugees from the dying east are already clawing at his borders.
At best, a war is coming. At worst?
Our next stretch goal at $3.1M is the Customizable Ranger Squad Insignia, a fun gameplay element where your custom insignia which will appear around your Ranger Base and elsewhere in the world.
But what comes after? At $3.25M, we’ll be adding the Bizarre!
The Bizarre is a marketplace of the expensive, the dangerous, and the weird. It was built into a half-buried ancient mall, difficult to reach even if you know where it is, and acts as a safe haven for the kind of deals that are best kept from any scrutiny. Once you have access to this place, you’ll be able to browse the high-end stock, purchasing your pick of the Bizarre’s valuable and dangerous items, or perhaps you’ll have more nefarious plans for the place...