Just the other day we brought you word that Tim Schafer, the man behind some of the adventure gaming genre’s finest, is close to getting a sequel to Psychonauts funded by unusual means. Now he’s at it again, pitching an adventure game to it’s next investor: you.
The Physchonauts sequel may be funded by Minecraft developer Notch, if Twitter’s anything to go on, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of odd funding for Schafer’s company Double Fine.
The new adventure game up DF’s sleeves wants to be funded by all comers on the fund-raising site Kickstarter.
“Adventure games are a lost art form,” says Schafer, the man behind such classics as Day of the Tentacle. He claims that publishers would laugh in his face if he pitched an adventure game these days, what with all da yoof wanting nowt but Call of Duty sequels. And so to Kickstarter.
The company’s looking for $300,000 to make the game and $100,000 to film to process, with rewards of various sizes to generous donators. And, staggeringly, it’s made it in under 24 hours, proving the demand is still incredibly strong for this style of game.
More than anything, though, it shows that you can get the game of your dreams into production without the backing of a major publishing house. You know… As long as you’re Tim Schafer. Check out the video below for the full lowdown:
Picture courtesy of @richardcobbett