Double Fine Crowdsourcing Funds For Point-And-Click Adventure
Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle developer Tim Schafer has revealed that his studio hopes to start work on a brand new point-and-click style adventure game – and gamers can help fund the project.
“Publishers tell us that adventure games are dead. Our fans tell us they aren’t. Who is right? Well, I think it’s about time we found out,” Schafer wrote on the Double Fine website.
Gamers can contribute to the $400,000 target (already at $375,000 within hours of going live, at the time of writing) with a minimum of $15, which will bag you “the finished game in all of its awesome glory on Steam, exclusive access to the PC Beta on Steam, access to the video series, and access the private discussion community.”
The video series is a behind the scenes doc being created by game-themed documentary company 2 Player Productions.
Larger pledges of cash will bag you even more, from posters to bespoke art or even dinner with the Double Fine team.
“if we go OVER our goal, it means we can add more platforms for the game, more voice, more music, more awesomeness,” Schafer said on Twitter.
Check out Double Fine’s Kickstarter page to find out more about the project and help the studio reach its target.
As for Notch’s offer to help Schafer get a Psychonauts sequel off the ground? “All I can say is that we are having a lovely chat about it” Schafer said on Twitter. “These things take time to figure out – if they can be figured out – so please don’t expect any Psychonauts 2 announcements any time soon,” he added.