Double Fine Kickstarter Project Breaks $1 Million Barrier in Less than a Day
Yesterday, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine made waves by meeting and breaking its $400,000 fundraising goal on a newly announced Kickstarter project in about eight hours. The project being funded is a new point-and-click adventure game, and as of this writing, the Kickstarter fund has already hit $1.3 million, breaking the million-dollar mark in less than 24 hours, according to a post on Joystiq from late yesterday. It was already confirmed yesterday as having been the fastest-funded project in Kickstarter’s history, while also having more backers than any other project on the site. And that number continues to grow, with over a month left to go until fundraising is over.
The huge amount of support that’s been thrown Double Fine’s way has not gone unnoticed, as Schafer has updated the project’s page to acknowledge the massive success.
“We did it! 100% funded in just over eight hours,” writes Schafer. “You people are amazing! But it’s not over yet. The number keeps going up and now the question is just how much news do we want to make with this? We’re getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself.”
Schafer goes on to explain that the extra money will go towards improving the quality of the game and the documentary about the project—which “means [the game] can appear on more platforms, be translated into more languages, have more music and voice, and an original soundtrack for the documentary, and more!”
I’m a big fan of that more platforms thing…that means it’s entirely possible that we’ll get to see this mysterious new project on consoles in addition to Steam.
In addition, the higher-tiered donation slots are getting snapped up, too. The one slot for a $10,000 pledge was already taken by the time Double Fine hit their $400,000 goal yesterday, but now the ten slots for the $5,000 pledges have been taken as well. Only 19 of the 100 $1,000 pledge slots remain as of this writing, and the pledge total and number of backers keeps rising every time you refresh the page.
How high will this go? And how long before other major game studios start turning to Kickstarter for projects like this?
How long before Sony starts their own Kickstarter page?