I contacted Brian Fargo, and I've made him aware of the Kickstarter service. It's a virtually unknown website that's definitely going to grow in popularity now that a professional game has been announced on it, from a well-known developer.
Brian Fargo has just tweeted that he is seriously considering using this new crowd-sourcing model to bring back Wasteland.
He also tweeted the following:
Pondering bringing Wasteland back through this crowdfunding. It's a world I have longed to work with again.Wasteland is one of my all time favorite RPGs, and this is something I will definitely be supporting financially if he moves forwards on this.
I would recommend adding yourself as a Brian Fargo Twitter follower, and please continue encouraging Brian with this latest development.
The faster he can get something off the ground with the momentum that Kickstarter is currently experiencing, the better position he'll be in. Other game developers, like Obsidian, will also no doubt be moving to Kickstarter. Eventually, it will be saturated with video game proposals. So, whoever can get in there first will be far better off (e.g. in funding and interest.) When everyone starts doing it, Kickstarter (for gaming development) loses it's novelty, and also potential funding.
This will get a lot more traction (and fan site coverage) once DuckandCover and NMA pick up on it. If you're not familiar with Wasteland, you can learn more about the game and it's history at the (now abandoned) Wasteland Ranger HQ-Grid. I have been communicating with as many different media and industry contacts as possible, and I'm getting them to motivate Brian to release Wasteland 2 through Kickstarter. Let's see how far I can take this!