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Double Fine Kickstarter campaign raises over 700k in one day -- make that 1+ million

By Shawn Knight
Feb 9, 2012
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  1. Video game developer Double Fine Productions recently launched a joint campaign with 2 Player Productions on Kickstarter to raise money for the development of an upcoming point-and-click adventure game. In…

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 965   +99

    Nice, this is great! Very passionate bunch of people ^^ Good luck to them and their future projects.
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    It's past $800000. I imagine it will hit a million be week's end.

    Was never a fan of adventure game, but I'm glad to see publishers getting a boot in the nads. It's about time publishers keeled over and died.
  4. I'm certainly happy for them, it's a tough arena fighting with publishers when you want to maintain creative control of an original IP. This support certainly should show publishers that new and creative titles are certainly still in demand and sought after by the gaming market.


    I'm a huge personal fan of the Psychonauts and Costume Quest, so I have no ill will against their success. As a small developer, however, I'm concerned to see what trend this will set in the future concerning game developers. The crowd funding initiative spearheaded by Kickstarter has been a very useful tool for innovative games to be made and shipped with much more modest funding goals. Our company, Mighty Rabbit Studios, launched our Saturday Morning RPG campaign literally one hour before Double Fine, much to our dismay. I fear ours may fail on account that regular contributors are all funneling money into Double Fine well past their campaign goal, where we will have much difficulty releasing our game and staying afloat with the goal we stated.

    As mentioned, I'm a huge fan of Double Fine and very happy for them, but I wonder if this isn't a precedent that will lead to have a detrimental effect on small creative developers in the future if more prominent studios begin stepping into the arena. Just a thought...
  5. If they do this well it will start a whole new wave of game development funding. If they botch it up it could close the doors on this opportunity for future game developers.

    Good luck, Mr. Schaefer!
  6. There have been a lot of projects hitting the top ten lately, like the elevation dock. I'm really excited that projects like double fine and the Order of the Stick are making money too, as creative projects!
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599092525/the-order-of-the-stick-reprint-drive
  7. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    Technically, it would help old developers. I think the only reason this did so well is because of Psychonauts/Monkey Island influences.
  8. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 186

    It would be interesting to see if this could work with new indie developers too, though somehow I'm not as hopeful.
  9. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    kickstarter is a great tool if you have something good to campaign. i don't fully understand how it works but i've seen some pretty interesting things on there. a lot of people are getting funded and the numbers are pretty impressive. makes me wonder who is actually backing the projects...


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