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Double Fine Adventure raises over $1.2 million

Fan-funded game from Tim Schafer's studio breaks records

Double Fine Productions has raised over $1.2 million for a new project from 33,809 backers in a little over a day.

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The studio founded by Monkey Island, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango creator Tim Schafer is using Kickstarter, a funding platform where creators can pitch ideas to the public, who in turn donate money to get the project off the ground.

Double Fine Adventure has now broken Kickstarter records for most funds raised in 24 hours and the highest number of backers.

Double Fine initially aimed to raise $400,000 for the project, with the development process set to be captured by 2 Player Productions and edited into a documentary for those who donate to watch.

"Over a six-to-eight month period, a small team under Tim Schafer's supervision will develop Double Fine's next game, a classic point-and-click adventure," reads the project page. "Where it goes from there will unfold in real time for all the backers to see."

The developer said after reaching its initial funding target: "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!"

[ SOURCE: Kickstarter ]