Wasteland 2 needed to meet its funding goal of $900,000 in order for development to happen. Not only did it meet this goal, it is currently climbing towards $1.5 million with 26 days left on its Kickstarter page. So Wasteland developer Brian Fargo has decided to extend the generosity of those who backed his project — by using some of Wasteland 2′s future profits to back other projects.
Once Wasteland 2 is released, Fargo intends on using a percentage of the game’s sales profits to back other Kickstarter projects.
“It occurs to me that we can harness the power of Kickstarter in a more meaningful way,” Fargo wrote in his latest Kickstarter.
“Fan funding is bigger than me or Wasteland 2 as I have remarked before. The development community has come together to support us in ways that I didn’t think possible and our power as developers will ultimately come from us sticking together. Both gamers and developers have so much more strength than they realise.”
Fargo suggests that those who receive support from crowd-funding services should consider giving 5% of their profits to back other Kickstarter developers, an idea he has named “Kick It Forward”.
“I am not suggesting taking a backers money and moving it to another project,” he clarified.
“I mean once a game has shipped and created profit that we funnel that back into the community of developers to fund their dreams.”