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Valkian 02-09-2012 03:03 PM

Double Fine Adventure!
 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...fine-adventure

Am I the only one having mental orgasms? It has already made double of what they asked for ONE MILLION DOLLARS TWO MILLION DOLLARS THREE MILLION DOLLARS (they have the Kickstarter record for most funds in 24hs and the largest number of backers! and now hold the record for the largest amount of funds ever, beating the first ones to make a million). This is big, really big.
So many questions!
Is this the start of a revolution?
Will this change how independent games are made?
Will this encourage big studios to invest in smaller riskier games?
Will this shake the Hollywood business model in the video game industry?
Is this the beginning of the singularity?
Or does this simply mean we are getting a cool new game?

In the media for grown ups:
CNN: When making a game is a game in itself
USA Today: Video game makers use crowd-sourced funding for new project

Alexrd 02-09-2012 03:28 PM

Would this project had so much support if Tim Schafer wasn't there?

Sven_Q45 02-09-2012 03:35 PM

@Valkian
No. Bloody marvellous! :)

Valkian 02-09-2012 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2803921)
Would this project had so much support if Tim Schafer wasn't there?

Of course not, the big names attached to it make a difference, and not just Tim and Ron but Double Fine itself, which has a good fan base that doesn't come from adventure games.
Yet, I think this is just the second video game I see on Kickstarter, I'm pretty sure there must have been others, but if anything, I'm sure this means we'll be seeing a lot more from now on. It's going to be a very interesting phenomenon to observe.

Thrik 02-09-2012 04:28 PM

Schafer's earnt his admiration by being good to his fans and making excellent games, and this is the result. :) It probably leaves a sour taste in other indie developers' mouths to see this kind of support while they struggle to get $50 of support, but once they get that first game out after putting their own money/time on the line — even if it's not a very big one — then other people will be willing to risk their money for them.

Gabez 02-09-2012 05:42 PM

This is pretty cool. I love the video as well, especially the Ron Gilbert bit!

I love the atmosphere in Double Fine games though the gameplay doesn't always appeal to me (though I've only played Psychonauts so I'm talking out of my arse, maybe). Also Telltale do some good stuff but often their games lack the magic spark that I think Double Fine has. I think their adventure game will be closer to Classic LucasArts than what Telltale produce now. I might be wrong, but it will be interesting to see!

Erwin_Br 02-09-2012 05:56 PM

Oh man. I don't think I've ever been this excited before about a game we don't know a single thing about. - Just that it's a traditional adventure made by Shafer and Gilbert is enough. I'm looking forward to the behind the scenes videos as well.

Sven_Q45 02-09-2012 06:13 PM

Itīs like the Sam and Max petition but this time there are guys who CARE about that. :D

1 Mio and Iīll get to bed!

TestType 02-09-2012 06:15 PM

While this is awesome on every level, I think some people here are getting ahead of themselves by thinking Ron Gilbert is making this game and this is some holy grail of dream team team ups. Nowhere does it say he's involved, except the video where Tim says he might help. The kickstarter page says the project is headed by Tim and Ron's busy with his own game anyway, so this will probably be a Schafer game all the way with perhaps a little input or brainstorming from Ron, more on the lines of what he did on Tales.

Valkian 02-09-2012 06:46 PM

They just made ONE EFFIN MILLION in 22 hours!

Erwin_Br 02-09-2012 06:50 PM

$1,000,000!!!

Erwin_Br 02-09-2012 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TestType (Post 2803944)
While this is awesome on every level, I think some people here are getting ahead of themselves by thinking Ron Gilbert is making this game and this is some holy grail of dream team team ups. Nowhere does it say he's involved, except the video where Tim says he might help. The kickstarter page says the project is headed by Tim and Ron's busy with his own game anyway, so this will probably be a Schafer game all the way with perhaps a little input or brainstorming from Ron, more on the lines of what he did on Tales.

You're right. But it wasn't only in the video; several sites mentioned Gilbert as well, adding to what is probably a false expectation.

TestType 02-09-2012 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erwin_Br (Post 2803950)
You're right. But it wasn't only in the video; several sites mentioned Gilbert as well, adding to what is probably a false expectation.

Yes I have noticed that as well, I guess people will find out once they start watching the documentary.... but, 1 MILLION!!!

Sven_Q45 02-09-2012 07:33 PM

Well Ron Gilbert is at DF Games. And Tim is not at DF rigth now. Ron to Tim:
"I'm making everyone stay at their desks and work. You're not missing anything."

Tim and Al Low @ Dice:
https://twitter.com/#!/TimOfLegend/m...#37;2F1HH6cKQ9

DF Games:
https://twitter.com/#!/doubleanna/st...390848/photo/1

Ron Gilbert: "I think this proves that adventure gamers are the best gamers ever. Thank you everyone from everyone at Double Fine."

These are all comments and links from twitter. (I´m not registered at twitter)


And now over 1 million and I´m going to bed rigth now.

Alexrd 02-10-2012 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valkian (Post 2803927)
Of course not, the big names attached to it make a difference, and not just Tim and Ron but Double Fine itself, which has a good fan base that doesn't come from adventure games.

I know. It was a rhetorical question. ;)

Valkian 02-10-2012 09:25 AM

Ahh, you forgot to use the rhetorical tags. :P

I'm under the impression that they have nothing serious planned for this game. I think the date around October has been set because an adventure game CAN be done in that time frame (all LucasArts adventures from the days of Secret of Monkey Island were made in under a year).
The original $300,000 (+ $100,000 for the documentary) was supposed to pay 3 people for 6 months. So, I'm sure they must have ideas of things they want to do, but I believe there is nothing written in stone. Otherwise they could have made the video selling an actual game idea as well, which is what everyone else does.

Longcat 02-10-2012 02:27 PM

well, Ron Gilbert posted this last year, so it might have been underway for quite some time, even back in the maniac mansion days;)

http://grumpygamer.com/5694081

edit; nevermind; just noticed this:P "*UPDATE:* I just want to clarify, these are not from the kickstarter adventure game, these are from the game that is the real reason I'm at Double Fine."

SyntheticGerbil 02-10-2012 07:19 PM

I love that this happened and I am amazed on how much press and Facebook shares it's gotten, even by people who have never played an adventure game (or Double Fine one) in their lives.

I think a lot of people are also excited about the prospect of someone releasing a game well funded directly by the fans. It's nice Double Fine is in the middle of this.

Valkian 02-10-2012 07:25 PM

"Q: What will the game be?
A: Other than that it will be an old school adventure, we're not sure. That's the beauty of it! Everything will unfold in front of the cameras with help from you!" (From the Kickstarter FAQ)

Seems I was right.

Sven_Q45 02-11-2012 05:53 PM

110$ from me! :) I wanted to fund 250$. But the poster is gone. :(

SurplusGamer 02-11-2012 09:36 PM

So it will be 2D. Good news for people who were hoping for that:
http://twitter.com/#!/TimOfLegend/st...71171480817664

Strayth 02-12-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TestType (Post 2803944)
While this is awesome on every level, I think some people here are getting ahead of themselves by thinking Ron Gilbert is making this game and this is some holy grail of dream team team ups. Nowhere does it say he's involved, except the video where Tim says he might help. The kickstarter page says the project is headed by Tim and Ron's busy with his own game anyway, so this will probably be a Schafer game all the way with perhaps a little input or brainstorming from Ron, more on the lines of what he did on Tales.

You are wrong.
After I stated something similar to what you posted (that he would just give some inputs and not really be working on the project), he answered that :

From Ron's blog :

Quote:

Posted by Ron Gilbert on Feb 10, 2012 five to eight pm
Why would you ever think I wasn't taking it seriously or not going to be working on it?
So that's pretty much a confirmation that no matter what he does, he will actually be a part of the game, which is what we "expected" (or not, in our case ah ah).

Good news, right ?

Valkian 02-12-2012 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strayth (Post 2804265)
So that's pretty much a confirmation that no matter what he does, he will actually be a part of the game, which is what we "expected" (or not, in our case ah ah).

You are doing it again, assuming things that you don't really know for sure. I think it's ridiculous to speculate on the level of involvement that Ron Gilbert will have in this game, it's simply not clear at this point. But of course he will be involved in it, he hasn't worked on an adventure game since the Putt Putt games probably.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sven_Q45
110$ from me!

Way to go!

SurplusGamer 02-14-2012 05:12 AM

https://twitter.com/#!/timoflegend/s...05227986608128

That tweet seems to pretty much confirm Peter McConnell for the project. :thmbup1:

Thrik 02-14-2012 08:18 AM

There aren't enough thumbs up in the world for that news. :thmbup1:

gos 02-14-2012 01:53 PM

:thmbup1:

i wonder how much does it cost to buy full throttle's rights !

Bagge 02-14-2012 02:48 PM

Lucasarts IPs are not for sale, sadly.

https://twitter.com/#!/TimOfLegend/s...32129849098240

Sven_Q45 02-14-2012 03:17 PM

On adventure-treff I read that Tim said that the licence of Dott oder FT would cost ca. 10 million dollar!

Don´t forget that a star trek adventure game sometime in the 90ths did cost 25 mio. dollar. 5 mio the game and 20 (!) million the star trek licence.

Strayth 02-15-2012 04:15 AM

Actually Ron Gilbert said that.

He said :

- Lucas would barely start negociation with 10 M

- They are not worth that price, it's just that George doesn't need money and doesn't like to sell anything

- Licensing the games is not a solution because according to Ron, they could never do what they have in mind and would have to follow way too many rules

So yeah, pretty much doomed. But if the DFA is great, maybe we'll have a new licence to expect sequels from ah ah.

ThunderPeel2001 02-15-2012 07:12 AM

That's good to know. I guess Lucas got seriously burned when he was forced to sell Pixar to Steve Jobs for next to nothing. Still, I have a feeling that Lucas is about to retire, so the company policy may change -- It'd be amazing if DF could buy Grim, Tentacle, and DOTT!

gos 02-15-2012 01:57 PM

Grim, Tentacle, and DOTT!??

whats the difference?

you mean GRim , FT, Dott.

actually i prefer full throttle sequel. but i don't think it will ever happen :mad:

Sven_Q45 02-15-2012 07:26 PM

Just got an e-mail:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKwp...ature=youtu.be

gos 02-17-2012 03:53 PM

Psychonauts 2 is a joke !
 
notch has confirmed psychonauts 2 isn't real. he said he was joking. :confused:

source: http://www.gamespot.com/news/psychon...reator-6350572

SurplusGamer 02-17-2012 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gos (Post 2804851)
notch has confirmed psychonauts 2 isn't real. he said he was joking. :confused:

source: http://www.gamespot.com/news/psychon...reator-6350572

That story has been around for a few days, and that's not really what it says at all. All he's saying is that they're just talking right now, nothing has been agreed and it may very well not happen.

gos 02-17-2012 04:56 PM

quote: Finally, Persson said he wishes the Internet would "stop hyping over this."

quote: however, Persson cautioned fans that the project is far from a reality, and his original offer was made "semi-jokingly."

that what it says in the gamespot.

SurplusGamer 02-17-2012 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gos (Post 2804854)
quote: Finally, Persson said he wishes the Internet would "stop hyping over this."

quote: however, Persson cautioned fans that the project is far from a reality, and his original offer was made "semi-jokingly."

that what it says in the gamespot.

Yes. SEMI-jokingly. As in, it was a casual Tweet, he didn't really expect it to explode in the way it did, but he wasn't entirely joking. And he wishes the internet would stop hyping it because nothing has been agreed yet. Nowhere does he say that it isn't happening, and in fact he confirms that they will be talking about it some more.

ThunderPeel2001 02-17-2012 07:15 PM

Ugh. That is a completely BS article. Its only source is a blogpost. If you want to know what notch REALLY thinks, then read the actual blogpost: http://notch.tumblr.com/post/17681692985/hype

Why this is being discussed in the Double Fine Adventure thread, I don't know. Gos, please open a new thread next time. This isn't the "Double Fine" thread, it's the "Double Fine Adventure" thread.

In on-topic news: It looks like $2 million is going to happen!

gos 02-18-2012 03:49 AM

An ingame video will be made after 24 days? or not necessary ?

i am really excited and everyone to see what this game will be !
and does he want to sell the game? or he will make it free because it was backed by fans?

Strayth 02-18-2012 10:25 AM

It will be free for the fans who backed. Others have to pay OF COURSE.

No gameplay video, they will create the game "in real time" and show everything from A to Z.

gos 02-18-2012 10:31 AM

well ingame video i mean something about game, Whether 2playerprodcutions videos or other.

what i was asking is : are they going to start developing game after remaining 24 days or not.


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