Brian Fargo, inXile Entertainment

Source: inXile Entertainment

Brian Fargo, founder and CEO of inXile Entertainment, raised a combined $7.12 million on two Kickstarter campaigns—"Wasteland 2" and "Torment: Tides of Numenera."

He also started Kicking It Forward, a campaign where project creators that feature his site on their Kickstarter page agree to put 5 percent of their finished-product profits back into other Kickstarter projects, meaning after the product ships and all expenses have been paid.

Prior to founding inXile Entertainment, Fargo was the founder of Interplay Entertainment, which was one of the most successful publishing and development companies in the history of the video game industry.

Still from "Torment: Tides of Numenera"
Source: inXile Entertainment
Still from "Torment: Tides of Numenera"

About "Wasteland 2" and "Torment: Tides of Numenera"

"Wasteland 2" is a sequel to the original 1988 role-playing game of the same name, and "Torment" is a single-player role-playing video game that allows users to create their own narrative.

Crowdfunding campaigns

  • "Wasteland 2" raised $2,933,252 out of a $900,000 goal on Kickstarter, with more than 61 thousand backers.
  • "Torment: Tides of Numenera" finished its campaign with a total of $4,188,927 out of a goal of $900,000.
  • Both campaigns had a combined total of more than 135,695 backers.