The Original Wasteland Is Coming to GOG & Steam

In a Kickstarter update, the Wasteland 2 team announced that Wasteland 1 will soon be coming to GOG.com and Steam.

The original classic has gone gold and been submitted to the distributors for approval, so it won’t be long before you can party like it’s 1988 — the game’s original release year. The critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic game broke new ground as one of the first cRPGs to have an open, reactive world with persistent consequences to your actions.

InXile Entertainment has enhanced the re-release by ensuring it will run on modern machines and higher resolutions, adding a music track from Wasteland 2 composer Mark Morgan, integrating texts from the paragraph book and manual, and providing additional save game functionality.

All Wasteland 2 backers will receive a free copy of Wasteland 1 as soon as the game goes live on GOG.com and Steam, which could happen as early as Friday. Access will be limited to backers only initially.

My first cRPG was Fallout — Wasteland was before my time. What was your first cRPG?

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3 Comments on The Original Wasteland Is Coming to GOG & Steam

Roy Batty

On November 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Let’s see if you don’t include text adventure (colossal cave or Telengard) – then it would have to be Ultima III. Of the early 80s RPGs, my favorite was Autoduel.

But then came Wasteland and it blew me away (loved it then still love it now). Best NPC (Vax) he doesn’t say much but he came with doctor skills, a laser rifle, power armor (and oddly pseudo chitin armor as well) – like opening a can of whoop-ass.

I will buy it when offered. I hope WL2 is every bit as good.

psycros

On November 8, 2013 at 9:07 am

My cousin had Wasteland on his C-64..I never really played it myself but watching him play it was fantastic. What a great gift to the backers..can’t want to get my copy :)

Roy Batty

On November 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

I just downloaded it from steam.