Double Fine’s Adventure Game Will Have The Longest Credits Sequence Of All Time

Double Fine’s Adventure Game Will Have The Longest Credits Sequence Of All Time

If you even thought about giving money to Double Fine’s Kickstarter project for a new adventure game, you’d have seen that the minimum contribution was $US15. That got you a copy of the game when released, so it wasn’t a bad deal.

Here’s where it gets cool, though; while the $US15 was the most popular option for backers, it’s well below the average amount kicked in by Joe Public.

With 87,139 people contributing money, and a grand total of $US3,335,325 raised, the average amount donated by each person comes to $US38.27.

That’s astounding. For a breakdown of how the numbers and donations went, see below:

$15 (or more) – 47945 $30 (or more) – 24635 $60 (or more) – 1090 $100 (or more) – 11530 $250 (or more) – 900 $500 (or more) – 148 $1000 (or more) – 100 $5000 (or more) – 10 $10,000 (or more) – 4

So, yeah, the $US15 option was the most popular. Interesting seeing the $US100 one doing so well in comparison, though considering you got a “Special edition box containing both the game disc and a DVD or Blu-Ray of the documentary, Double Fine Adventure Backer T-shirt, original “Double Fine Adventure” poster (suitable for framing), special thanks in the game’s credits, and all previous reward tiers”, it’s not that surprising.

Man, that is going to be the longest end-game credits sequence in the history of video games.

UPDATE: Forgot to add, there was actually a bonus $US110,000 kicked in by “premium backers”, shadowy types who are excluded from this piece because they light cigars with $US100 bills.

Double Fine Adventure [Kickstarter]


    • Tim actually said (in one of the videos or another interview – can’t remember) that the credits would likely be interactive.

      • “Interactive” meaning a database of everyone who donated & a link to click to search for your own name?

  • I didn’t contribute, but I will most definitely be buying the game. (Possibly twice on the PC and iOS.) Can’t wait to see what they’ve got for us.

    • exactly what I was going to say, this won’t be a problem.

      Also, the lord of the rings extended editions have like 30 minute credits because they list every member of the fan site.

  • I was going to contribute, especially to get a big oldskool cardboard case & the bluray documentary but I found it a bit risky for a game I know absolutely nothing about aside from the genre – its kinda like a mystery game.

    I do trust Double Fine & love clicknpoints yet I’d rather wait & see what the result is. Hopefully they’ll come out with equally cool special editions for retail

  • If they make the credits roll through like they did in the original Sam and Max game it won’t matter, we will still be there wishing for more.

  • Kickstarter preorders and funding drives are going to end up filling a niche during months or periods that do not see major/core releases, I predict.

    *puts on wizard robe and hat*

  • Nitpick Re. “[$15US is] well below the average amount kicked in by Joe Public”, what would you expect given that $15 was the lowest contribution level? It’s not as though the average was going to be lower than $15. The average of any set of varying numbers is always going to be larger than the lowest number in that set.
    /nerdy rant

  • I’m guessing with the emphasis being on fans making this possible they’ll really go out of their way with the credit sequence. It won’t just be black with scrolling chunks of names.
    With all that extra money they could probably spend the initial goal of $300,000 for the game on making the credit sequence a game of it’s own. That’d be great. An adventure game within the credits of a bigger adventure game. =P

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