Double Fine Adventure nets $1 million, shatters Kickstarter records

Thursday, 9 February 2012 22:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Crowd sourcing platform Kickstarter has confirmed suspicions by admitting Double Fine’s Adventure has broken more than one record in raising $1 million in less than 24 hours.

“Double Fine Adventure has broken Kickstarter records for most funds raised in 24 hours and highest number of backers,” the company revealed on Twitter.

The records were smashed hours before the fundraiser hit $1 million, less than 24 hours from inception. It

The independent developer initially requested just $400,000 – $300,000 to make the game and $100,000 to develop a documentary delivered to the project’s backers – and has promised to roll extra funding back into the project.

Double Fine boss Tim Schafer told Kotaku the extra money could fund a number of special effects and extras beyond the initial budget.

“If we really really really exceed the goals, I think it will make people really notice, and see that there are a lot of different unique, creative ways to fund a game,” he said.

Industry insiders have been quick to point out that Double Fine can use every cent it gets; BioWare’s Manveer Heir estimated that $1 million would pay around 20 people for five months at an average studio when all costs are considered.

Double Fine’s success hints at a future for games foreshadowed by the music industry.

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