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    Double Fine is attempting to fund a Point and Click Adventure game on Kickstarter

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...fine-adventure

    The (traditional p&c) adventure genre sells very poorly these days, despite having a loyal following. Unfortunately since they tend to have awful sales, publishers are incredibly skeptical of new adventure games. Double Fine decided to try to fund a game with only money from fans. Donating certain amounts can give you rewards (such as a copy of the game on Steam).

    Double Fine's goal was to raise $400,000. They still have 27 days left and they've already managed to get almost two million dollars. The game has plenty of money now, but there's still reason to donate. After all, the rewards are still available and they plan to use all their excess money to make the game even better (and to port it to other platforms).

    This was a brilliant idea. The problem with cult classics is that everyone pays the same amount. This discourages appealing to niche markets. However, with a platformer like kickstarter a fan that would have only payed $60 (at most) normally might pay obscene amounts of money (one person donated ten thousand dollars to Double Fine's game). Adventure games are my favorite genre, so I'm very happy to see this happening.
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    Re: Double Fine is attempting to fund a Point and Click Adventure game on Kickstarter

    Additional recent Double Fine good news:
    Notch has offered to completely fund a sequel to Psychonauts, which is something Tim Schafer has wanted to make for a while now. He got the rights to the series not too long ago.
    Anyway, it looks like this is going somewhere, and Psychonauts 2 is going to happen.

    http://kotaku.com/5884958/the-past-a...-psychonauts-2

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    Re: Double Fine is attempting to fund a Point and Click Adventure game on Kickstarter

    Additional additional recent Double Fine news (although this isn't really good):

    Notch stated that his tweet about funding Psychonauts 2 was "semi-jokingly". He also said that while he is still interested in funding Pyschonauts 2, the budget was three times as much as he anticipated. On the plus side, he said other investers might be interested and that he and Tim may be meeting up at GDC to work something out.

    For more (accurate) info, here's his blog, and here's a Kotaku article.

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