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Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter closes with $3.3 million

Wednesday, 14th March 2012 00:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

In a raucous livestream, Double Fine celebrated the most successful Kickstarter project to date.

The month-long fundraiser drew $3,334,890 in what essentially amounts to pre-orders for Double Fine’s new adventure title along with some sweet bonuses.

Over 47,000 people gave the base amount of $15, which is the minimum required contribution to net a copy of the game.

Over $24,000 gave $30; more than 11,000 gave over $100 to net a place in the game’s credits; and 148 backers gave $500 or more. 87,138 backers funded the game in total.

Double Fine Adventure backers will have access to a Two Play productions-made documentary throwing open the entire development process, access to exclusive developer forums, and even the opportunity to shape the game.

During the celebratory livestream, Double Fine boss Tim Schafer promised the game will be “ten times as good as Grim Fandango”, one of his most celebrated releases.

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  1. LOLshock94

    bet this games shit

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Len

    Bet it isn’t but who cares either way it has shown what can be done which is great.

    I couldn’t resist raising my pledge at the end. Good luck to ‘em… :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    Ten times as good as Grim Fandango.

    *cereal guy*

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ejams

    Well I for one am not sitting through that credit reel :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    Good shit.

    I for one am looking forward to seeing how this goes.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. frostquake

    This has opened a Pandora’s box, and the Giants are watching!!!

    Fans must pay MORE!!

    Want a New Call of Duty 8..Must hit $20 Million!

    Want a New MOH 12 or BF7..Must hit $50 Million!

    Want a Final Fantasy 26..Must hit $100 Million!

    The Industry Insiders have watched this closely and are amazed what happened and the amount of money raised.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Except this is an exception to the rule look at other crowdsourced game projects they rarely make it.

    Tim is a brand he can do it because he has a long list of great games along with his attitude and humor.

    This is a great idea for Indies but only if the scope of their game is small along with being able to sell that you can the fact they can make a game.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. fightclubdoll

    Vid of the Victory Party: http://www.gamersvlog.com/?videos=gamersvlog-com-double-fine-kickstarter-final-moments-of-funding

    It’s been a wild ride already… now it just gets better!

    I’ll re-read this when I’m playing my DFA game! Wearing my t-shirt… ;-)

    #8 2 years ago