Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Studio have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $400,000 to fund “a classic point-and-click adventure utilizing modern touch technology”. In the eight plus hours since the initiative has been launched, they raised the cash they needed. Incredible.
The initiative comes at a time when Schafer himself has expressed difficulties in acquiring publisher interest in ceratin projects and genre types. Schafer has always expressed his dissatisfaction with the publisher model. The oft pitched but never green lit Psychonauts 2 is just one example. Kickstarter was set up to prove that fans still want adventure games, regardless of what publishers think. The fans have spoken….and how.
After pitching the fundrasing inititaive to fans, Schafer wrote: “Think it will work? I hope so, because I would rather work directly for the fans than for anyone else.”
“If the Double Fine Kickstarter Adventure is a success, it could open the doors for all sorts of new funding possibilities, and all kinds of new games that could never happen in the old system. So basically I’m just talking about changing the entire world forever for the better. And getting a game out of it.”
You can jump on board for yourself for as little as $15. There’s a number of neat little extras for you too if you decide to invest some more money into it. Check out the Kickstarter click above for more details. I wonder what game he’s going to make with all our money?