Double Fine's Kickstarter Adventure
In what is a first of most likely many not-quite successful attempts to follow – the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter project raised over 1 million dollars in a single day.
Given the ease of distribution of HTML5 game and the tendency for the platform to currently skew towards Indies, many HTML5 Game developers are salivating at the idea of kickstarter-funded game projects.
However, before everyone get’s excited about the demise of the overbearing game publisher industry, remember you are not Tim Schafer. He has been a driving force behind award winning games for almost two decades. The money rolled in not because of a great idea and prototype, but rather because of Double Fine’s long track record of fine games.
Bocoup’s Darius Kazemi has an interview on Kotaku about the phenomenon and it’s implications.
The consensus in the industry is pretty well summed up from the end of the Gamasutra post: “For DoubleFine, it’s a new day. The rest of us have some work to do.”
It also might have something to do with the brilliant video: