Double Fine raises over $1 million in 24 hours for new adventure game
Several days ago, Double Fine Productions announced that Minecraft creator Markus Persson began talks with them to create a sequel to Psychonauts. Nothing was made about the announcement until yesterday when the studio announced they are raising money via Kickstarter for a new adventure game from none other than Mr. Tim Schafer.
“Crowd-sourced fundraising sites like Kickstarter have been an incredible boon to the independent development community,” reads the description. “They democratize the process by allowing consumers to support the games they want to see developed and give the developers the freedom to experiment, take risks, and design without anyone else compromising their vision. It's the kind of creative luxury that most major, established studios simply can't afford. At least, not until now.”
Double Fine set a goal of $400,000 within 33 days, and lets just say that the community responded...overwhelmingly. Yes, as the title states, after just 24 hours they have reached their goal, and are now well over the $1 million mark with almost 30,000 backers. The team is still asking for donations, which will all help the quality of the title increase. They confirmed that the campaign will still run the entire 33 days, which will be ending on March 13 at 8:00 P.M. EDT.
The game will be developed over six-to-eight months, with the target being a PC release over Steam in October, and now that they've raised over $400,000, an iOS/Mac version will also be considered. As some wise man probably stated, "The bigger the budget, the better the game." Keep on donating and maybe we'll see a console version as well.