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Double Fine Adventure Crosses $2.5 Million In Kickstarter Funding 114

Posted by Soulskill
from the people-pay-for-things-they-want dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Double Fine Adventure, the crowd-funded adventure game from Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert (of Monkey Island fame), just crossed the $2.5 million mark in funding on Kickstarter. So far, about 73,000 enthusiastic backers have contributed an average of $35 dollars each, with 3 extravagant backers going as far as to contribute $10,000 (earning them a lunch with Schafer and Gilbert, among other goodies). The total sum is over 6 times the amount Schafer and Gilbert were initially hoping to raise ($400,000). Schafer released a few pictures showing what he's doing with all the money. The project has received attention in mainstream media (sort of), with NPR's Morning Edition covering the story."
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Double Fine Adventure Crosses $2.5 Million In Kickstarter Funding

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  • by airfoobar (1853132) on Sunday March 11, 2012 @12:22PM (#39318483)
    A few of days ago I submitted a story about another high-profile game creator following Schafer's lead by using Kickstarter, but /. mods chose to post ads about Apple TV instead (because obviously Apple needs the help more than an indie team).

    "..an independent team led by Chistian Allen (lead designer/creative director for games like Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Halo: Reach) has launched a Kickstarter for a new hardcore tactical shooter."

    Their PR is nowhere as good as Schafer's, but tactical shooters deserve some love too! [kickstarter.com]

  • by elifer (1840010) on Sunday March 11, 2012 @05:17PM (#39320335)

    There are at least two succesful open source projects in kickstarter:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/149077132/a-house-in-california-a-point-click-art-game?ref=live

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1384519763/pissed-off-penguins?ref=live

    Just because people backed the project doesn't mean it can be released freely afterwards. They still can get their recognition through the rewards

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