Double Fine raises $1.2m on Kickstarter


Double Fine's Kickstarter project has raised $1.2 million, three times the amount the studio originally sought from fans to fund development of a PC graphic adventure.

The project raised a million dollars within 24 hours of launch, and has more than trebled its funding target with 32 days to spare.

"We did it! 100 per cent funded in just over eight hours," studio founder Tim Schafer writes on the project's Kickstarter page. "You people are amazing! But it's not over yet. The number keeps going up and up and now the question is just how much news do we want to make with this? We're getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself."

Of the $400,000 originally sought, $300,000 was earmarked for the game's development, with the remainder used to fund a monthly documentary series produced by 2 Player Productions. Where's the surplus going?

"All money raised will go to make the game and documentary better," Schafer writes. "Additional money means it can appear on more platforms, be translated into more languages, have more music and voice, an original soundtrack for the documentary, and more.

"Your backing and comments have been truly inspiring to me and the team, so on behalf of Double Fine and 2 Player Productions I want to say thank you. I can't wait to see where this thing can go."

Those contributing $15 will be given access to the documentary series, as well as a private forum to discuss development with the studio, a beta invite, and a copy of the finished article. As is typical with Kickstarter projects, there's a sliding scale of rewards based on the size of your contribution; for more, follow the source link below.