Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions have changed everything in regards to funding an independent game project. After the final countdown to their kickstarter for Double Fine Adventure, which raised over three million dollars with a goal of $400K, Tim explained that consumers have a voice now and that publishers can no longer control the industry.
But, it's easy to forget that Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert have built a passionate following of gamers from over two decades of classic games. Giantbomb has an article showing that kickstarter does not always work out as well for everyone.
Although it seems that other indie game projects currently on kickstarter are definitely gaining momentum and benefiting from the success of Double Fine.
“We pretty much owe our success to Double Fine for bringing in so many supporters to Kickstarter,” said Sundberg. “All of that traffic seemed to hit right after the Double Fine project became popular.”
I am excited to watch niche ideas get decent funding and for developers to control all of the creative process.