Double Fine starts fundraiser for new game, gets funds in hours

Last night, Double Fine announced that it was looking to make an oldschool point-and-click adventure game, but it needed the help of fans in order to make it happen. The developer started a “Kickstarter” fundraiser, with the goal of reaching $400,000 in donations over 33 days.

As it turns out, gamers really want to see Double Fine make a point-and-click adventure game. In a matter of hours, Double Fine not only reached that $400,000 goal, but actually surpassed it. As of writing, Double Fine’s Kickstarter fundraiser has raised more than $660,000 with 16,347 backers, and there’s no sign of the donations slowing down anytime soon.

“To finance the production, promotion, and distribution of these massive undertakings, companies like Double Fine have to rely on external sources like publishers, investment firms, or loans,” Double Fine said on the developer’s Kickstarter page. “And while they fulfill an important role in the process, their involvement also comes with significant strings attached that can pull the game in the wrong directions or even cancel its production altogether.”

Double Fine said that any excess funds–which now they have a ton of–would go right back into the game. Among other things, gamers can expect a developer documentary and other such goodies to accompany the game thanks to the extra funding.

The developer says it’s shooting for an October release date for the unnamed adventure title, but that it would be held back if the developer felt it didn’t quite meet Double Fine’s standards.