VIDEO [kickstarter] Tim Schafer & Ron Gilbert (ex-Lucasarts) to make 'point and click adventure'

Discussion in 'Games' started by jp-30, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure

    [face_hypnotized]

    Half way to their target ($260,000) of $400,000 on day 1, and raising at about $1000/minute. I think I can stump up $30 or so.

    Before you say 'Who?' kiddies, Monkey Island 1 & 2, Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, plus newer stuff like Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Deathspank...
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  3. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I'm gonna have to chip in for that, but not just yet. I need to know I can afford to do it, but hopefully soon! :D
  4. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    Man I wish I had $1000 to chuck in there.

    I'll be donating when I get back home.
  5. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    $535,951
    pledged of $400,000 goal [face_hypnotized]

    This was up for like a day or two, wasn't it?

    I guess we'll be seeing a new game from them at some point. Let's all rejoice! [face_dancing]

    I also would LOVE to know who made that $10,000 donation [face_money_eyes]
  6. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    I pledged $15 last night. [face_dancing]
  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    It's still less than 24 hours. They hit $400,000 in under 8 hours!

    I put in $30 yesterday.
  8. hansen Force Ghost

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    I woke up this morning and saw this just as they hit the $400000 goal. I've loved Schafer and the Doublefine guys for a long time and really want to see the documentary, so I ended up pledging $30.

    It feels great to have (marginally) helped to make this a great day for some people I really respect and like.
  9. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    At the time I post this they are at $902,000...still under 24 hours I believe. I guess this just proves how dead the adventure genre really is.
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  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    [image=http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/dr-evil.jpg]

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Slashdotted, or whatever the 2012 equivalent is.
  12. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Just pledged $30 to the cause! :D I decided that I wanted the HD documentary downloads and soundtrack. :) The current total at the time of posting this was $1,604,258 so over four times the original target!

    Also, this update was added to the kick starter page:

    Exciting stuff!
  13. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    New video message from Tim Schafer. Platforms, Translations, DRM etc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKwplDBmgg
  15. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS![face_dancing]
  16. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Force Ghost

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    I got my donation in because I want to be part of gaming history. :p

    Given how far off the game is, right now I'm excited for the documentary. I love looking into game development and seeing the all the work that goes into it.
  17. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    $2,000,000 hit yesterday.
  18. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Only a couple of days left. Almost at 2.75 million.

    New rewards announced, etc etc.

    Interview


    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    87,134
    Backers

    $3,335,205
    pledged of $400,000 goal

    Funding Successful
  20. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    That's nearly ten times what they wanted! :eek: It's great to know that every bit extra will go towards making the game bigger and better. I can't wait to see what they get up to. :)
  21. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I know it's 15 years ago, but they have exceeded the $3,000,000 budget of Grim Fandango.
  22. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I've been enjoying the updates and documentaries they've been doing. The great thing about the documentaries is that it's not just about the game, it's about the workings of the company and everything surrounding it too!

    Oh, and Ron Gilbert has a new game out next year (I think). I don't think it's this one due to art and play style, but thought you guys might appreciate a heads up if you didn't know about it.
  23. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Are you talking about The Cave? It looks like a lot of fun.
  24. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Just watching the latest episode of the video documentary and it is looking so good right now. There's some demo animation in there which is funny. Also, Amnesia Fortnight is coming up! It might affect the work on this but Costume Quest came from it as well as other games, so it's a good thing.
  25. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    The latest episode of the documentary was a bit doom, but I'm confident that they'll figure it out. Who else has been watching the documentaries? I'm finding it to be really interesting, seeing all the ins and outs and behind the scenes processes that go on at Double Fine.