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InXile consults academics to create Wasteland authenticity

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InXile consults academics to create Wasteland authenticity

Development Info - posted by Zed on Thu 25 October 2012, 21:42:42

Tags: Brian Fargo; inXile Entertainment; Thwacke; Wasteland 2

Brian Fargo retweeted an interesting press release from some sort of "academic think tank" called Thwacke. It sounds like Fargo is bringing these guys on board to add some sprinkle of science, bitch! to Wasteland 2.

From the press release:

While a post-apocalyptic future is a bleak one to imagine, with the right minds, it is a feasible one to speculate. In order to bring a novel sense of believability to narrative, inXile will be working with the Montreal-based science consultancy, Thwacke. Thwacke will bring in experts in the realms of evolutionary biology, nuclear physics, and medicine to add depth and believability to the wasteland, its people, its creatures and its afflictions. As part of their collaboration with inXile, Thwacke, will be working closely with the writers and producers behind Wasteland 2 to enrich their fiction with interesting science. Thwacke CEO and molecular biologist, Sebastian Alvarado, has ensured that his entire team will align good science from their respective expertise to build rich stories. “We’re interested in creating moments where the player feels the line blur between reality and fiction, ultimately impacting gameplay and narrative”.

"The more smart guys we have in room looking at the writing and design is always a good thing and in this case we have a group of very bright people checking our work." –Brian Fargo​

Update - Brian Fargo writes:

Don't worry...Wasteland will still keep its odd humor, mutants and Scorpitrons etc. Thwacke helps with overall logic and science in parts.

Fun factor is most important element for Wasteland 2.​

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