Double Fine is a game studio best known for “Psychonauts” and being where all the great artists from LucasArts went to make adventure games once George Lucas decided the best use of his time was to strip mine “Star Wars” for every last nickel. It is beloved by gamers, especially old-school gamers.
How beloved? So beloved that two days ago, it asked for $400,000 to make a new adventure game, and so far, they’ve gotten three times that, with an entire month to go. Odds are pretty good it’ll cross at least $2 million, and so far it’s shattered every record Kickstarter has.
We guess the moral of the story is that if you’re a universally beloved game developer who happens to also have another universally beloved game developer working at your studio, gamers will give you a million dollars. Either that or the games industry has really lowballed the interest in point and click adventure games.
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