Wasteland 2 raises $3 million

Brian Fargo's bid to fund a sequel to revered top-down RPG Wasteland on Kickstarter has come to a close, raising a total of $2,933,197 from 61,289 backers.

A further $107,137 was pledged through Paypal, taking the project past the $3 million barrier, meaning Fargo's team will now produce mod tools for the game.

Following Double Fine's lead, Fargo's studio InXile Entertainment counted down the project's final hours in a live web stream featuring the likes of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and Obsidian's Chris Avellone.

Avellone – who worked with Fargo during the Interplay days – became involved when the project hit $2.1 million in funding, and is assisting in writing and designing Wasteland 2