Making a Million Easy

Studio heads behind Skyrim, Arkham City, Alan Wake, and The Old Republic sound off on the success of Double Fine's Kickstarter project.

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44 comments
Gliave
Gliave

Damn, the subtle playa-hatin insinuated in those interviews, disgusting... Bottom line is simple: the ONLY reason why the public is backing up this approach, is Tim Schafer's sincerity and genuineness as a person, and regardless of his gaming background. The same applies to his firm and team as well. Heck, I've played Brutal Legend alone, and though it's not even my type of game, though creative, I'm donating to the project regardless. Just as a token of appreciation of Tim's humble and straight forward nature.

ManfromRedRiver
ManfromRedRiver

Heck, yes! I became a backer of this project partially because I'm excited for the game, but mostly because I want to make Activision rue the day they decided to screw over Tim Schafer and every single Brutal Legend fan out there...

bramterris
bramterris

@001011000101101 Yeah...you get the game when it comes out if you donate 15$. Get your facts straight next time before commenting.

wolfbm
wolfbm

I like how Matias tries to down play the million dollars by saying "it's one thing to get a million it's a different thing to get 50 million". Well many never expected Tim to get even close to a mill and no one expected him to get a mill in one day. Either he is sour grapes or i'm reading into it wrong and he is saying you can't get a game like Skyrim on pure user donations.

groowagon
groowagon

this is awesome. where can i fund a game like Shadow Complex with a larger scale and lenght?

001011000101101
001011000101101

Paying for the development of the game, and for the game itself.. why?!

Jato_81
Jato_81

Fk we're mugs in Australia. Everyone goes on about $60 for a full priced game. Here in Oz we pay $89-$99 for PC games and $99-$129 for console games and our dollar is stronger than the US. No wonder piracy is so high. Well done Doublefine you make kickass games and market them at affordable prices keep up the great work.

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

Doublefine made one of my favourite games.....Iron Brigade(trenched) love your work!!

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I'll gladly pay $200 each, for "The Longest Journey" sequel or "Anachronox"... or "Omikron The Nomad Soul"... yea.. It's all sequel though :P

waZelda
waZelda

@Subgogo: Did you see that Notch expressed interest in funding Psychonauts 2 on Twitter? I'm quite optimistic about it.

no_fear_in_hell
no_fear_in_hell

I'm a huge fan of Tim Schafer and his team, and great fan of the Monkey Island series. Having said that, not all Double Fine games have grabbed me. I haven't still tried "Brutal Legend"(so cant commit myself on that), "Psichonauts" I didn't really like, nor "Stacks"... I dont fault the guy for that, it's just they weren't the games for me... So as I'm truly happy for him and this project to come about... I'm not 100% too eager to spend my moneys into this without any knowledge at all about it... If I had at least the impression I would be liking his future game, I'd support it, no doubt... Maybe we can have a sneak-peak of smthg before the March pledge is ended...?

daabulls23
daabulls23

It's not a new model, but it's becoming a more popular model. The company that's making CARS is using a similar model, and the pay-for-beta exploded after the success of Minecraft.

CerpinCygnus
CerpinCygnus

@Gh05t_ There is a big difference between helping a developer fund a game that they truly want to make and just throwing money at people to bribe them into throwing together/rushing some garbage that they don't even care about.

lifemeister
lifemeister

He's definitely right about one thing - not every game is worth $60!

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

@Dr_Corndog I hate that too, I never watch videos on here.OT: I don't see this type of strategy working for every developer.

Hurvl
Hurvl

1,5 million dollars and counting! Even though their goal was quite moderate, I doubt any other developer says things like, "Oh, our budget just got four times bigger".

Subgogo
Subgogo

They need to make Psychonauts 2!!!! I loved the first one for all the dialogue and awesome gameplay. I still play that game til this day.

DuaMn
DuaMn

People are giving money because they trust Double Fine, their employees, and they have proof from the past that they can deliver. This is not a blind investment out of generosity or curiosity. It won't turn out this way all the time.

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

Yes publishes, there are some gamers who happen to be humans...

Grovilis
Grovilis

Holy cow. I bet the developers nearly keeled over. :P

Nodashi
Nodashi

You people want to help devs and play inovative games for kickers? Join Desura. Buy games in alpha state. But bashing bid publishers for being conservative is an exercise of futility for obvious reasons.

finalfantasy94
finalfantasy94

Didint this start out for psyconauts 2? Now he changed his mind and insted is doing point and click adventure. Why?

heroesfan261
heroesfan261

@Tripwolf correction. It's the dragon age 2 team that spat on the customers. The Mass Effect 3 team listened to the fans by A. bringing back the weapon upgrade system from ME1 B. Putting in branching upgrade trees for abilities, and C. putting Kai Leng, a central character from the books into the game as a major character.

heroesfan261
heroesfan261

people looking at this page. If you want to support developers doing their own thing and taking donations to essentially bypass publishers and give you early versions of the game i.e. (the minecraft sale strategy) Check out Project C.A.R.S. from the guys who made the need for speed shift game. It's a racing sim with some of the best graphics I have ever seen in a game. Also, look at a certain kung fu rabbit game called overgrowth. viva la indie revolucion!

psuedospike
psuedospike

What a brilliant idea! I am a $15 backer now.

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

@hippiesant I think of hungry kids in America.

Morphic
Morphic

point andclick games will always make me smile.

kkxtrouble
kkxtrouble

Does anyone know if the game will be 2d or 3d? Gh05t_ Yeah but in those cases it would have to be much more than just 400k.

Gh05t_
Gh05t_

Kingdom Hearts 3, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Halflife 3!!! Heck, lets get Te Last Guardian finished!!!!!

R3FURBISHED
R3FURBISHED

great developer, shame they aren't more of a commercial success

Hatemachine25
Hatemachine25

Look and learn gaming industry, this is what happens when you produce games that MOVE people and entertain rather than try to fleece them every which way possible. Good games, good games developer, happy customers a simple formula if I do say so.

R34Vegeta
R34Vegeta

@hippiesanta - And I think of naked women in a jello wrestling ring. What's your point?

coj04
coj04

I would like to start funding kingdom hearts 3,beyond good and evil 2, psychonauts 2 i can go on....but if only it was that easy.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

Does anyone else hate it how you click a link, thinking you're about to read an article, and it takes you to a video instead?

AceJakk
AceJakk

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King9999
King9999

I think it's incredible how they were able to secure funding in such a short amount of time. I hope that this becomes a trend, because it opens up whole new possibilities. Whenever a good game idea gets shot down, a developer could turn directly to the community, allowing the developer to self-publish their game, and they get 100% of the revenue..

arto1223
arto1223

@ AceJakk: Are you bumb? If you payed $15 or more, you get a copy of the full game. So if you backed the game you have already purchased it and will not pay again for it. Can I make this any clearer for you?

AceJakk
AceJakk

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Sweendrix
Sweendrix

Please make another Psychonauts. Please. Pretty Please? Please? C'mon, please?

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

This is truly a magnificent news. Now, gamers can directly influence the development of a game by funding it entirely, which is something we never could dream of before.

SunSpot
SunSpot

And also I would fund The Witcher 3 get cracking!

SunSpot
SunSpot

I would donate to have Indiana Jones and the fate of atlantis made as an remake or just to make it available on my Ipad without having to use frowned upon methods. There is a ton of old amiga games I would like to see on modern tablets.