Double Fine Productions have managed to raise over a million dollars in less than 24 hours for their new crowd funded game project. They surpassed their original goal of $400.000 in just over 8 hours which was the estimated cost of making the game and producing a documentary about the project.
The Kickstarter Page for the project states that any extra funding will put back into the game and documentary and would be used to port the game to more platforms, make more languages available, more music and voice-over, original soundtrack for the documentary and more.
Tim Schafer, founder and head of Double Fine, revealed on tweeted that this is a record for most funds raised in the first 24 hours on Kickstarter and the highest number of backers of all time.
The people have spoken and they say adventure games are not dead. This astounding success represents a new way for game studios to fund their games for developers who already have a loyal fanbase. This was made possible by the fact that Double Fine has been making quality games for years and Tim Schafer is off course a celebrated game designer with titles like The Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango under his belt.
It will be interesting to see how much money Double Fine will be able to raise. With 33 days left and donations show no signs of slowing down at the moment we wouldn’t be surprised if they manage to raise another million.