In case you’ve been hanging out in a hole recently, let me just give a quick recap: back in early February, Tim Schafer, head of Double Fine studios – the name behind titles like Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, and the downloadable titles Costume Quest and Stacking – decided that, in order to fund a new old-school point-and-click adventure game, he’d start a funding project on Kickstarter, which is a platform for creative projects to get a little funding to get them started.
Schafer’s initial goal for the project, which is currently known as Double Fine Adventure, was $400,000; a goal that was reached and then surpassed in only eight hours. Since then, several special offers have been added to specific donation tiers, and the funding has just kept coming.
Recently, Schafer set out another challenge to the project’s backers: to see if the fundraising could surpass $3 million, which was the budget for Schafer’s classic adventure title Grim Fandango. Well, the donation window is nearing its close, and as of the time of writing, Double Fine Adventure has received over $3.1 million from its backers.
Funding closes on March 13th at 8 P.M, which, as of time of writing, is about 5-and-a-half hours. If you’re interested in donating to the project, now is your last chance to help out an amazing game studio, and maybe get a shot at some of those cool rewards that Schafer is offering.