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New Double Fine Adventure Game Funded by Fans

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  1. TheMailMan78

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    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.

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    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?

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    burtram, human_error and cadaveca say thanks.
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    **edit**
    TMM has changed the title now - thanks :toast:

    **original**
    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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    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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    I pledged. I always got a soft spot for the smaller dev teams, like this, runic games, etc...
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    I want RUNE 2 already. I loved RUNE.
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    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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    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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    +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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    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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    What's so bad about it?
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    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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    Hahaha they hit 1.6mill with 30 days to go ;)

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