Double Fine studios, the game developer founded and worked at by point and click industry legends Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert, has made over a million dollars in just 24 hours after launching its Kickstarter campaign.
Initially looking for just $400,000, Double Fine posted the campaign in order to get funding for a often requested, but never funded modern day point and click adventure in the same vein as some of Gilbert and Shafer’s previous games; like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango. However, less than a day after posting that target was well surpassed, with Double Fine posting a short update to comment:
“We did it! 100% funded in just over eight hours. You people are amazing! But it’s not over yet. The number keeps going up and now the question is just how much news do we want to make with this? We’re getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself.”
One of the interesting things about this project – beyond the fact that it’s point and click, hell yea – is that Double Fine will be making use of 2 Player Productions, the guys behind the Notch/Minecraft documentary, to film the entire development process. This will not only give contributors to the project an insight into the making of a game and its progress, but also give an opportunity for fans of the game to have an input if the developers come up against a brick wall or can’t decide on certain aspects.
Shafer has said that the extra money garnered by the project so far will be used to improve the documentary, commission an original sound track for the game and film as well as adding extra voice overs.