News: The Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter has officially ended, raising a phenomenal $3.3million.
February 8th. It seems so long ago now. That was the day Tim Schafer came begging to us all, on his hands and knees, grovelling for petty change that he promised he would turn into a game. His money-grabbing ways were not met with scorn, but quite the opposite, as the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter raised $1million within its first day.
Since that first day, people pretty much stopped donating. It has now ended, and only managed to gather another 2million or so dollars after that initial burst. In total, the project raised $3, 335, 265 – that’s over eight times the amount that Double Fine needed to make the game. The greedy so-and-sos won’t be giving refunds, they’ll just be spending the extra money on booze and drugs instead. Or, they’ll be making the best damn adventure game (trademark pending) you’ve ever played – Grim Fandango only cost $3million to make, afterall.
If you somehow managed to miss out on the Double Fine crowdsourcing shenanigans (the only reasonable excuse being that you were distracted by a three-headed monkey), then you’ll be pleased to hear the Kickstarter bug has caught on. The next big name trying to get funding is Brian Fargo, as he wants $900, 000 to make a sequel for Wasteland. It’s not even been a day and that’s already raised over $300,000, so methinks we’ll definitely be seeing a Wasteland 2.
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