Double Fine raises more than $1 million, promises 'better' game
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 10, 2012 8:30AM PST
To say that Double Fine's experiment with crowd-sourcing is working out better than expected is an understatement. Not only did the company reach its goal of $400,000 in a scant 8 hours, the famed developer of Psychonauts broke some Kickstarter records in the process.
With over a million dollars raised, Double Fine's next project will be even more ambitious than planned. With the additional funds, the team promises to offer more platforms, more languages, more music and voice work, and an original soundtrack for the documentary. "We're getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself."
The Kickstarter page currently stands at over $1,300,000, with 35,901 backers. Studio head Tim Schafer tweeted early yesterday that it set the records for most funds raised in 24 hours, and highest number of backers, so all the funds since then are serving to make that record higher. The Kickstarter still has 32 days left, so suffice to say Double Fine overestimated how long this would take.
"Guys, I'll make you a deal," Schafer tweeted as it ticked toward the million mark last night. "If we hit $980K I'll add RTS elements to the game," Schafer said, making an obvious nod to Brutal Legend. "And if we hit $1M, I'll take them back out," he added, as a jab to the game's mixed reception.