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News Double Fine Adventure seeks public funding

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 9 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. bowman

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    Suggestion: Don't say 'public funding', say 'funding by the gaming public' or something like that. Your current title makes it seem like they're trying to mooch money from a government 'culture fund' or something.
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Do those who contribute funds also get a say in the game development?
     
  4. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I think they do if the dev team can't agree on something, and no doubt the forum only backers get to access would be read by the team as well.

    They're up to nearly $700,000 - it seems all the kids who grew up playing LucasArts adventure games are now older and much wealthier...
     
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    Either that or the kids who grew up pirating LucasArts games are paying for a little penance.
     
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    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I was listening to a Radio4 programme (I think) the other week about crowdsourced funding, and it was saying how the UK & Europe are far ahead of America in terms of the idea because it's currently illegal under US legislation - presumably that's now changed if Double Fine are using it a?

    I think these kinds of microfinancing projects are the way forward - if the banks won't fund new businesses, then get the people to fund those new businesses instead.

    As for new Schafer/Gilbert game, all I have to say on the matter is: w00t!
     
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    Donated! and I don't even really like Adventure games. Hell I bought monkey Island 2 a year ago and still haven't bothered playing it (please put the hammer down Joe) but I will support the Hell out of a company like DoubleFine on a mission like this.

    I won't touch Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 or Assassins Creed 2 (amongst others) due to the ******** online only restrictions but I just paid £60 towards this.
    I piss on publishers and developers that try and screw me and treat me like scum for buying their product and I reward those that offer clever original ideas. Take my money DoubleFine, you deserve it. Oh, and **** you Ubisoft!

    PS Seriously though, Pyshonauts 2, hurry. Really, get on it soon. I mean it!
     
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    Up to $943k already....
     
  9. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    They are now nearly at 1.2 million. All this at day 1. This is really cool. I love point and click adventure games. And these guys are legends at it. It would great to see such game come to life, and not "another Call of duty imitation, because that is what sales" game.

    I think at the end, they'll have enough for developer the game in full package (full voice acting, nice music, and longer play (no cuts)), and delivered on multiple platforms.
     
  10. Xir

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    Go to France and Germany...where the point-n-click Adventure never died
     
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    I HATE point and clicks because I am endlessly frustrated by them, and yet I buy every single one I come across and bludgeon myself in the face with my keyboard until I break down and go to GameFAQs.

    So...Donated. Besides Ben There, Dan That and the Penny Arcade adventure (which was an awesomely strange action-point-and-click-adventure-rpg amalgamation), I can't think of a single point and click from the last decade.

    And Tim Schafer? Gilbert? Seriously? F-Yes!
     
  12. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Just donated. Even if this game is awful, hopefully it'll kickstart (duh-dun tish) the genre back into life.

    Day of the Tentacle 2 please!
     
  13. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Errr.

    Right.

    2002: Syberia
    2004: The Black Mirror
    2004: Syberia II
    2005: Fahrenheit (aka "Indigo Prophecy")
    2006: Secret Files: Tunguska
    2006: Scratches
    2006: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
    2007: Sinking Island
    2009: Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
    2009: Machinarium
    2010: Heavy Rain

    :D
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'd say that's stretching the definition a bit.
     
  15. Xir

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    Yeah, probably :D
    Farenheit is MOSTLY P-n-C though.
    In my defense, my wife is the Adventure-player, I live for Kane :thumb:

    My point was, there have been some great ones in the last decade.
     
  16. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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