bill-swift - March 14, 2012
How long has it been since you last heard about a new point-and-game adventure getting geared up for release in the video game market? Probably, well, close to a couple years or even more, right? Video games have evolved over the years, and while these types of games have a lot of fans, they're apparently not enough for some studio to develop a new one--with the exception of Double Fine, that is.
Double Fine Productions is an independent studio that was founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer. You might probably know him as the one who developed Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango, among others. His studio was also the one behind Psychonauts, BrutalLegend, and Stacking, which are only a few from the list of their highly-successful games.
Oh, and theSecret of Monkey Island series of games? Tim co-created those games, too.
At this point, you'd probably agree with me that Tim's one fine video game developer. But it's been a while since he's banged out a classic and completely old-school point-and-click adventure game--and lucky for all fans of this genre, he's ready to develop a new one.
That's why Tim set up the Double Fine Adventure project on Kickstarter to raise $400,000 in funds to make this game into a reality. What makes his project different is that aside from creating the game, Tim will be opening the doors and showing backers (and everyone else who's interested) a first-hand look at the entire video game development process.
Tim's decision to raise the funds by appealing to gamers young and old proved to be a huge success, because the project pushed past the $1 million mark just twenty four hours after it was posted. Over $3.03 million has already been raised with just a few hours to go before the project ends on Kickstarter.
Tim estimates the date of delivery for the behind-the-scenes documentary to be sometime this August, while the game will be released in October.
Article by Hazel Chua
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