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 >Wasteland


Box art by Barry E. Jackson

North American artwork, published by Electronic Arts in 1988.

Designed for the European and American markets.  Apple II version pictured.  

Also available on: Commodore 64, DOS, Linux and Windows.                               


Alone, confronted and in danger… Barry E. Jackson’s Wasteland would synthesize a classic apocalypse evoking human trepidation and conflict.  


The post apocalyptic setting would be fresh in 1988 and Jackson’s box art would stunningly evoke the intensity of nature’s sun scorching man’s crumbled cityscape. The title strikingly crafted out of the original art work confronts the viewer with the bluntness of its meaning helping to set the game’s tone further.


With a direct and long over due sequel available, artist Andree Wallin has bravely and successfully paid homage to Jackson’s original in Wasteland 2.





Other notable Barry E. Jackson box arts.

1988

>Project Firestart (EU/ NA) Commodore 64.




If you like Wasteland you’ll love…

1990

>Outer World (EU/ JP) Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Mega Drive.

2001

>Ico (EU/ JP) PlayStation 2.


Sources and further reading:

>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_2

>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_E._Jackson

>http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/art-print



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Posted - 5/1/14, by Adam Gidney

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