Thursday, February 9th 2012

New Double Fine Adventure Game Funded by Fans

Shacknews is reporting a new adventure game from Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert, and the rest of the Double Fine Productions gang is on its way, having hit its funding goal of $400,000 only eight hours after launching a crowd-funding plan. What's more, Double Fine is now having "a lovely chat" with Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson about his offer to fund a Psychonauts sequel.

"If I were to go to a publisher right now and pitch an adventure game, they'd laugh in my face," Schafer said in a video for the KickStarter project. So Double Fine turned to its fans, seeking $300,000 to fund a new adventure game and $100,000 for video game documentary team 2 Player Productions to record its progress. The project launched at 6pm Pacific on Wednesday, and reached the $400,000 mark a touch over eight hours later.

Who knows if this will set a trend or not. One can only hope financial endeavors like this will reboot long forgotten licenses. Marathon anyone?Source: Shacknews
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15 Comments on New Double Fine Adventure Game Funded by Fans

#1
human_error
**edit**
TMM has changed the title now - thanks :toast:

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Bit of a misleading title as Notch hasn't agreed to fund a sequel to psychonaughts - he has offered to and they are in discussions with him. Tim Schafer has said that agreeing on funding for psychonaughts 2 will take a while to approve as there is a lot of terms and other things that would need covering.
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TheMailMan78
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by: human_error
Bit of a misleading title as Notch hasn't agreed to fund a sequel to psychonaughts - he has offered to and they are in discussions with him. Tim Schafer has said that agreeing on funding for psychonaughts 2 will take a while to approve as there is a lot of terms and other things that would need covering.
Ya know you are right. I just felt since he offered then he would follow through. I adjusted the title until confirmed. :toast:
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#3
Ahhzz
I pledged. I always got a soft spot for the smaller dev teams, like this, runic games, etc...
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Ahhzz
I pledged. I always got a soft spot for the smaller dev teams, like this, runic games, etc...
I want RUNE 2 already. I loved RUNE.
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: TheMailMan78
Ya know you are right. I just felt since he offered then he would follow through. I adjusted the title until confirmed. :toast:
Aye, read about it on Arstechnica a few days ago. Would be great if they do it.

I would rather see a sequel/conclusion to The Longest Journey/Dreamfall though. :(
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#7
Ahhzz
I've funded a few things on Kickstarter, and other than the very first one, which is a book that has not been published 2 years after the promise date :banghead:, I've been very pleased.
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#8
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: TheMailMan78
I want RUNE 2 already. I loved RUNE.
OMG yes. I can't find any servers anymore.
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#9
m4gicfour
+10,000 internets to Notch if he manages to get Psychonauts 2 on the table.


I don't know what he'll do with those internets, probably throw them on the pile and shrug.
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#10
Dj-ElectriC
by: TheMailMan78
I want RUNE 2 already. I loved RUNE.
Hell yeah, beating your opponents with an axe has never been so much fun :nutkick:
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#11
LifeOnMars
I want Brutal Legend on PC, I loved it on Xbox 360 and at 60 fps with better textures it would be double fine!!
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#12
NC37
I just hope this doesn't make a new trend. Might as well make all games F2P if it will take investment money from us to get them made.
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#13
hellrazor
by: NC37
I just hope this doesn't make a new trend. Might as well make all games F2P if it will take investment money from us to get them made.
What's so bad about it?
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#14
BTime
Article is a little off. After 8 hours they actually reached over $1 million dollars. Goes to show how much producers know about what the public want
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#15
Ahhzz
Hahaha they hit 1.6mill with 30 days to go ;)
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