Responding to fan demand for a modern re-release of its acclaimed classic RPG Wasteland
, InXile Entertainment is now offering up a repackaged version for purchase via Steam
and Good Old Games
Released in 1988 for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and DOS, Wasteland
puts players in control of a large and varied party of characters who wander the harsh deserts of the American Southwest in the aftermath of a nuclear war. Though subsequent attempts at a sequel met with limited success after its initial release, Wasteland
later served as inspiration for Interplay's Fallout series.
InXile is currently developing Wasteland 2
, a Kickstarter-funded follow-up that was delayed
past its intended October release due to its expanded scope and emphasis on player choice. Kickstarter campaign supporters received early access to the re-released Wasteland 1
, which has been downloaded more than 33,000 times since its backer-exclusive release last Friday.