Thousands back Schafer's crowdsourced project

Double Fine kickstarter making $839 per minute

San Francisco studio Double Fine is currently making $13 each second through a new crowdsourcing initiative that has gripped both game developers and enthusiasts.

At the time of going to press, Double Fine has raised $400,000 though the funding initiative, reaching its 30-day investment goal in about eight hours.

Overnight the studio launched a new adventure game and documentary series to be funded by the online crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter.

People can pledge cash to fund the project in return for rewards. In the case of Double Fine’s project, a $15 investment will guarantee the donator a copy of the game when it’s finished.

Those who pledge $30 will receive a documentary on how the project was made. The investment tiers scale up to $250, $1000, $5000 and $10,000 – each with their own rewards.

The person who put forward $10,000 will be given a tour of Double Fine as well as lunch with Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert, on top of all rewards ion the previous tiers.

In just five hours, the project raised more than $250,000.

2 Player Productions will be documenting the adventure game project, and will post monthly video updates available only to backers. In addition, a community will be set up for contributors to share their thoughts with the developers, and will even vote when Double Fine is unsure which road to take.

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