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Double Fine Campaign Update

The Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Page has an update on the startlingly immediate success of this effort at crowdsourcing the funding for Double Fine's next adventure game, which may or may not be Psychonauts 2. The project has now raise over triple its $400K goal, and here's word:

UPDATE: We did it! 100% funded in just over eight hours. You people are amazing! But it's not over yet. The number keeps going up and now the question is just how much news do we want to make with this? We're getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself.

All money raised will go to make the game and documentary better. Additional money means it can appear on more platforms, be translated into more languages, have more music and voice, and an original soundtrack for the documentary, and more!

Your backing and comments have been truly inspiring to me and the team, so on behalf of Double Fine and 2 Player Productions I want to say THANK YOU!!!

I can't wait to see where this thing can go!

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22. Re: Double Fine Campaign Update Feb 10, 2012, 14:41 Dev
 
Remember, all this extra money isn't "profit" that they can use to make anything they want.

a) kickstarter takes a big chunk, I think 30%?
Edit: Apparently its more like 10% depending on amazon payments. However, that doesn't change the rest of my points.
b) everyone paying at least $15 is buying a copy of the game and the video series. So they aren't donors they are customers. Putting the game on steam isn't free, steam will expect some compensation, and I imagine that's based on # of customers. I'm not sure that they can do the video updates on steam, so they will have to pay for bandwidth for those too, and the more customers, the more bw.
c) There's probably some sorta contract in place between kickstarter and him, or the people and him (at least an implied one) so that this money has to go to this project.

Its similar to the difference between a general fund part of a state budget and dedicated portions. The dedicated parts by law have to be spent on that particular thing.

This comment was edited on Feb 10, 2012, 22:39.
 
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