Double Fine's new adventure game shatters Kickstarter records

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    Less than 24 hours after its creation, the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter drive has broken the $1 million mark.
    That's more than double their $400,000 goal, and well beyond Kickstarter's 24-hour fundraising record.



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    You should mention that the drive was to finance the development of a new point-and-click adventure game (and not, say, Psychonauts 2).


    And it's not a bad deal. Pledging $15 gets you a copy of the game once it's released (sort of a very very early preorder), access to the Steam beta, and access to monthly video updates on the development progress. I'd say it's worth it.



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    This sort of activity is what makes for an entitled captive audience, look at Minecraft and all the fans that are very demanding for a better quality product they likely didn't receive, just for their $10 Alpha purchase.

    How did this all kick off? Did Notch just whisper someone on twitter and the donations exploded?
    The goddamned speeddemosarchive speedrun-athon only raised 149 thousand dollars for charity over 5 days, and provided some entertaining skillful playthroughs of fan-favourite games.
     
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    What does Notch have to do with it?
     
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    I don't know, I thought maybe someone this thing got the attention it did because of Notch.
    You tell me, how did Double Fine get a million dollars in donations in 24 hours? Who exposed them?
     
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    Word of mouth.
     
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    Think i think somewhere Notch did donate 10 grand to this project, so you may not be far off.
     
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    The game is actually just an interactive tour of the mansion you're buying for Tim Schafer.

    Seriously, though, this is pretty wild. I think it will be interesting to see where this all goes next; for smaller scale projects, publishers may become obsolete in a world where smart guys with great ideas can get their funding from those interested in the game.

    ...Or it could end up meaning nothing. Who knows?
     
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    Tim Schafer and Double Fine's been around a lot longer than Mojang and notch and has a following aswell. Especially fans of the game genre in which they're basing their new game on. It's fair to assume it funded itself.

    Think I read about it on Joystiq too.
     
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    Pretty sure I came across it on Kickstarter itself when it was at around ~30k. Didn't think too much of it until I caught up on Dirt Nap and realized that it was the same Double Fine. =P

    Being linked on Penny Arcade probably didn't hurt public awareness either.
     
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    It's over 2 million :ph34r:
     

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