Tim Schafer Gets a Million Bucks in a Day

Via Kickstarter (where I helped fund the project).

Tim Schafer makes adventure games. Games like these:

Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle

Grim Fandango

The problem is, most publishers think adventure games are unmarketable, unsellable – in short, not worth making. Well, Tim disagrees. So he started a Kickstarter project to fund a new adventure game and cut out publishers entirely:

Double Fine’s Kickstarter Video

It earned upwards of a million dollars in 24 hours, breezing right past its funding goal of $400k.

Why is this a big deal? Well, because if this works it’ll go some way towards proving that publishers are getting edged out of the game industry; customers can interact directly with studios and fund the projects they actually want to buy. It’s too early to tell for certain.

I’m just really stoked to get a new adventure game. Something like Grim Fandago, if at all possible.

~ Alice M.

The project will be open for funding until March, so you still have time to take part.


2 responses

  1. Slythe

    That impressive, but looking at their website I see that the order of the stick reprint funding drive has reached over 1000% of the requested amount: well over half a million US dollars! …And they still have 11 days left. Holy carp!


    February 10, 2012 at 12:53 am

  2. They have great ideas for games and execute them very well so it’s no real surprise. If this is even half as good as Stacking then it’kl be awesome.


    February 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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