The Double Fine Kickstarter is now complete
Thank you to all the backers.
Possibly one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns, the Double Fine Adventure has finally completed its funding. Starting in early February of this year, the campaign quickly grew, eclipsing the initial goal of $400,000 within just 24 hours. Now on March 13, 2012, the final tally has come in. Reaching an astounding $3,335,000, over 8 times the original goal!
This is just a simple reminder that when given the opportunity, the fans will rise up for their favourite games and show that by banding together they can do the impossible. Having an entirely fan funded game just goes to show that publishers are not always needed, and that we truly control the success of a franchise.
Thank you g1s, and all other that have helped fund this amazing company and hopefully bring a revival to the greatest genre in gaming.
Well I love those games you mentioned, minus Half Life, but I've just been raised on this type of thing.
Understandable. I won't argue your personal preference.
As Double Fine and Cinemassacre indicate, crowd funding may well be responsible for the the creative integrity of many a venture in the future, hopefully reconnecting audiences in a close way with the kinds of things they truly want to watch/play/see/read/whatever. All creative industries need to re-connect closely with their fanbases, it's sorely overdue, because only with a genuine rapport between creators and audiences can commercially viable yet original work stand a chance of flourishing in the 21st Century.
Don't lose hope!
What you have to consider is, the people who want to get the game have probably already purchased it through funding. It will still sell well through all the hype that it has gotten. Thankfully, unlike other niche games, we don't have to worry about limited runs due to online sales.
Amazing how much people will do for a new Adventure Gaming. If marketed right, this could be a best seller. This is a game truly owned by the fans.
I'm sure they will have something left over from that 3.3 mil
They should demand a shrubbery
Well, it is my all time favourite, so a bit biased.
Yes, Tim said in an update that this had turned from a 6 month project with a small development team to a big serious project (for an adventure game). I really, really think they are going to deliver something special!
That's amazing, although I wouldn't go so far as to say the greatest genre in gaming.....just my preference of FPS's I guess. Half Life, Bioshock, TF2, Portal, that kind of thing. :P
The thing is, they aimed for 400k, so they were prepared to make a great game for that amount. Of course the additional money will make the game that much better.
I hope thats not the case, or this could be the beguinning and end of this type of things. I gave my money not to fund a studio (although I love Double Fine) but for them to make an adventure game. The best they can with the money we lend them. This is not a preorder. This is us funding a project (like a publisher would do) Tim pitched an idea to the fans and we said, ok, heres our money. If backers feel cheated, from a big name like this, they won´t pledge next time. I wont. And about psychonauts, personaly I think thats a BIG game that will get a publisher behind eventually, although I would definetly give some money for it to happen too!! I prefer things like this or Wasteland 2. The games I used to play and love growing up, made by the people who used and know how to make them.
I have feeling that it will happen eventually.
Well they were aiming for 400k, so I think this is more of a sign of the strength of adventure gaming rather than trying to get as much money as possible to make a great game. I'm sure it will still be great, but I think they would still get a similar result with the $400,000.
Congrats Double Fine. This game better be good with all that cash...
All that and still no Psychonauts 2....