Tim Schafer, the founder of Double Fine Productions best known for games like Maniac Mansion, The Secret of Monkey Island, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, has turned to crowd-funding service Kickstarter to fund an adventure game.
In a statement to Double Fine fans, Schafer wrote:
Publishers tell us that adventure games are dead. Our fans tell us they aren’t. Who is right? Well, I think it’s about time we found out! Into the THUNDERDOME!
And by THUNDERDOME, I mean KICKSTARTER!
Kickstarter allows regular people to pool their money to make awesome things happen.
While no details have been released on what the adventure game will be or what shape it will take, those who make premium pledges will be rewarded with the following:
Pledge $15,000 or more: Dinner with Tim Schafer and key members of the dev team.
Pledge $20,000 or more: Dinner and BOWLING with Tim Schafer and key members of the dev team.
Pledge $30,000 or more: Picture of Ron Gilbert smiling.
Pledge $35,000 or more: Undoctored picture of Ron Gilbert smiling.
Pledge $50,000 or more: Become an actual character in the game.
Pledge $150,000 or more: Tim Schafer (that’s me) will give last four remaining Triangle Boxed Day of the Tentacles, in original shrink-wrap.” (Limit of 1) (Holy crap, what am I thinking? I only have four of those!)
To our knowledge, this is the first time a studio of the size and scale as Double Fine has turned to a crowd-funding site to fund their project. We wish Schafer the best of luck!
Visit the Double Fine Kickstarter page here.