Gamers Donate $400,000 IN ONE DAY To See Their Heroes Make A New Game

Gamers Donate $400,000 IN ONE DAY To See Their Heroes Make A New Game

Wow. Good job, internet! Despite the fact the project was announced less than 24 hours ago, Double Fine’s Kickstarter campaign for a new graphic adventure has reached its goal of $US400,000.

That means around 10,000 regular humans on the internet (maybe you!) donated $US400,000 out of your own pockets to see some legends of an old genre try and make something new, and dear, to your hearts.

Who needs publishers? Not these guys. Not now.

Now that the goal has been reached, every extra cent that goes into the Kickstarter fund is being directed towards both improving the project further and the quality of its accompanying documentary.

Double Fine Adventure [Double Fine Adventure]


  • They will most likely double, triple or quadruple what they were originally after. Hell it is almost at $500K right now with 33 days to go. Good for them. Cannot wait to see what they produce.

  • I pledged. I hate the current publisher model the games industry relies on. It’ll be nice to see a company make the game THEY want to without any strings attached.

  • Unleashing the brilliant minds of Tim Schafer and Double Fine into a project they have complete control over? Yes please. I’m happy to pledge. I’d pledge for their next game, and their next, and their next too.

  • It would be interesting to see if this becomes a growing trend in the future.

    That said, I think it is safe to say that there aren’t very many developers on the planet that could say “We want to make an adventure game, give us money”

    Best of luck to them

  • YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH! I gave been waiting for YEARS for another Psychonaughts or Day of the Tentacle!

    Freakin’ free love and peace on earth baby yeah!

  • so they better be giving it away for free seeing as their fans are paying for all the dev costs or ill probably loose all respect for them.

  • I have never played any of their games. I have never played a point and click.

    I pledged money to this because I’m a big supporter of different business models and shakin shit up.

    $15 is cheap for a game and I’m a gamer. I also suspect well get our money’s worth.

    Just think, what type of innovation this will lead to in risk adverse times. This is the second project and not my last.

    I’m Roy’s to be part of this shift away from multi layered publishing and lack of transparency. Good on em

    $780k last time I checked!!!!

    • It’s being released on Steam which most people don’t realise is a form of DRM… it is however the least draconian and most users prefer it for the bonuses it provides.

  • And the old business model shits itself again after doing so before hearing about Louis C.K’s million dollar Internet show.

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