Remember yesterday when Tim Schafer asked fans to fund Double Fine’s next project? Over the next 24 hours, more than 30,000 people responded, pledging a combined total of over $1.2 million.
The game itself was already covered at $400,000, but the cash is still coming in.
“We did it! 100% funded in just over eight hours,” wrote Tim Schafer over on the game’s official Kickstarter page. “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.
“All money raised will go to make the game and documentary better. Additional money means it can appear on more platforms, be translated into more languages, have more music and voice, and an original soundtrack for the documentary, and more!”
Fans can invest in the game with a minimum donation of $1 (about R8 or so), although there are incentives to increase that – from $15, your donation basically buys you the game too, with additional goodies like signed prints and a personal portrait by the game’s artists also up for grabs. The one-of-a-kind lunch with Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert, plus a tour of the Double Fine offices (with unspecified “MORE REWARDS”) has already been snaffled up for a $10,000 donation.