Double Fine's adventure game Kickstarter was one of 2012's great success stories, bringing in over $3 million in community funding. A year later, though, it turns out that wasn't enough money to get the game finished.
Its a an inventive solution alright and I am happy they are not asking backers to give me. I was surprised the game will be in development for another year. I trust Tim to make an awesome game at the end of its development.
I'm sorry but that is the dumbest thing. You can disagree with me but to be honest, for a kickstarted project that only asked for $400,000 and got more than $3,000,000, and ontop of that is still asking for more money is super bull, and not all the money was spent on the project. Come on, they almost got 8 times more than for and it is not enough? Now they say we wanted to add more as if all the money was spent purely on the game.
Double Fine makes great games but clearly their studio is out of control.
Clueless? Its a milking scam, buddy.
how so when they are not asking any extra money? You buy part 1 and then get part 2 as a free update.. its the same as if they had release the whole game and you had paid for it. How about reading the article(or the letter for that matter) before making clueless comments
It's not the same at all. They're releasing it in two parts to get more money.
@Onilink: Might look like a scam because of following: 1. They received close to 3.5m USD in crowdfunding campaign. 2. It's still not enough, and they aim to sell early access(which most probably excludes people who chipped in for Kickstarter campaign). 3. There's absolutely no guarantee he won't charge for the second act. I suspect he will find a way to do that. It's the same problem he had with Brutal Legend(24m budget, I like the game 'cause of being a headbanger, but was atrocious for that kind of money. Assassin's Creed 2, Crysis cost similar, and more than Crackdown and a bunch of other games). He devoured too much money, and I can guess, he might do the same with DFAdventure. And the last one is why I personally think it's far from being right.
Tim Schafer needs more money.
read Title and then see a picture, hahahahha feed me more lol
I wonder how much of the money went into donuts? Hmm.
Not saying it's DF but you always hear about studios blowing through cash and missing deadlines. I feel like these kickstarter devs should be more transparent and provide evidence that a game is actually being developed as well as providing and adhering to a proper schedule. Actually, all devs should do this.
I can't remember all the details, but didn't Schafer mention weekly/monthly commentaries given about the game's development to those that kickstarted the project? And if THIS sort of financial problem can happen for DF, which got 8 times what it was asking on there, imagine the implications for studios that we know less about their past business history burning through cash and those kickstarting X title receiving a rushed product--possibly no product at all.
If a senator or mayor is capable of spending taxpayers' dollars on nights on the town...what do you think is possible with these kickstarter projects?
Schafer originally only asked for $400,000 for this project. But in the end, he and Double Fine received more than $3 million for the game. Now they're asking for MORE money? I'm sorry but no, that sounds like a scam. Sure he makes good games. But you'd have to be crazy to see something just isn't right here
Without publishers to set guidelines and budgets, the developers are free to do and spend however they see fit. Case in point, Double Fine asked for $400,000 yet received over 3 million. Yet now they ask for more money even though they beat their original asking by more than five times the amount. What makes this worse is that this isn't some "no name" developer. This is Double Fine. So if respected developers can do this, that will make it much harder for the ones that are trying to make a name for themselves to be trusted on kickstarter. Reason being people will be less trusting in giving them start up money
Has he even made a good game so far?
wow.... people cant read shit in this site... he is not asking for more money from anyone, he explicitly said that going to a publisher or back to Kickstarter was a big NO NO. They are just splitting the release into 2 parts. But you still only pay for 1. Part 2 will be a free update. They will just use the earnings from part 1 to finalize funding on part 2 Also, no one has seen ANYTHING about the game, to go on complaining about how the funds have been used
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