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Double Fine raises $3.25 million on Kickstarter for new game

March 13, 2012|By Deborah Netburn
  • A screen grab from the final moments of Double Fine's fundraiser on Kickstarter.
A screen grab from the final moments of Double Fine's fundraiser on… (Kickstarter )

And now, the thrilling conclusion to video game designer Double Fine's amazing Kickstarter adventure: With one hour of fundraising left to go, Double Fine productions has raised more than $3.25 million from 85,350 backers for the development of a new point-and-click adventure game.

Video game funding may never be the same.

Double Fine has been smashing through Kickstarter records from the moment the company launched its project on the site, in February. The Double Fine project hit its original goal of $400,000 in eight hours, and generated $1 million in backing in just 24 hours. It was also the first project to earn more than $2 million through the crowd sourced fundraising site.

(The first project to hit $1 million was the Elevation Dock for the iPhone, posted on the site in December by Elevation Lab of Portland.)

If you are so inclined, you can celebrate with the Double Fine team by tuning into a live stream of its office celebration. You'll know you're in the right place when you see an office filled with streamers and a hand-painted sign that reads "Thank you backers!"

When we tuned in, Tim Schaefer, founder and director, was answering questions from viewers, including how long he expects the development stage to last. The answer? One year.

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