I am not sure I can express, in words, how happy I am over this news. As anyone who listens to our podcast knows, I love Monkey Island as much as Rick loves him some Joss Whedon (Hi Rick!). With that said, Ron Gilbert created Monkey Island and Tim Schafer worked on the game, so you can imagine my delight upon hearing (well, reading) something like this. My eyes came across this late last night and I thought to myself that I probably should get some sleep just to be sure I am not hallucinating. Well, I woke up to find out that not only was I not hallucinating, but the project had come one step closer to fruition.
For those who are not aware, Tim Schafer of Double Fine announced a Kickstarter project yesterday where he asked for donations to fund a classic point-and-click style adventure, currently untitled and only known as “Double Fine Adventure.” As the video above details, Schafer and company requested donations of $300,000 towards the game development and an additional $100,000 for an accompanying documentary about the making of the game for a grand total of $400,000. Well, they not only reached their goal in a mere eight plus hours, but they also shattered Kickstarter records for most backers and funds raised in a 24 hour period. As I am writing this, the project has 26,000 backers and a total of $1,001,988 raised.
All additional money will continue to be put towards the game and documentary, thus making both even better with the extra financial support. As far as I’m concerned, we should keep supporting this and really stick it to all those publishers who have refused to back graphic adventures, citing that the genre was dead.
Lastly, for anyone who was wondering, I did not actually have a wet dream (or so I claim), but including it did make the title of this post far more interesting…or disgusting. You decide.