# Doublefine does an end run around a publisher

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### #1fireside

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:41 AM

As of right now, they've passed $1.2M. Here's the link you forgot: http://www.kickstart...0809/1929840910 http://iki.fi/sol - my schtuphh ### #3TheNut Senior Member • Moderators • 1719 posts • LocationCyberspace Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:49 PM I'm surprised they pulled that off. By their numbers, an average of$36 was contributed by each supporter. Probabilistically, I'm sure some gave $10 or$20, which leaves others giving well over $50 to compensate. Kudos to them for raising such funding, although their team photo has quite a lot of bodies. Dividing up a mill between them is stretching funds thin. http://www.nutty.ca - Being a nut has its advantages. ### #4fireside Senior Member • Members • 1620 posts Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:21 PM Thanks, Sol, I should have posted that. Quote I'm sure some gave$10 or $20, which leaves others giving well over$50 to compensate.
They have some stats on Sol's link:
Someone gave 10,000 for a lunch with Ron Gilbert and Tim Schaeffer. I think they're nice guys and did some awesome games, but ...

I think it proves that adventure games aren't quite dead yet. There just isn't enough profit to satisfy publishers.

Everyone is testing new business models with digital distribution, the internet, etc. It should lead to some better choices for small to medium productions. I don't even know how Kickstarter, works, actually. Is it simply a donation, or a loan?
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### #5Reedbeta

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:51 PM

It's a donation, but the payments only go through if the project reaches its funding goal. If it doesn't reach the goal, none of the donors pay anything. In this case they've already trebled their goal and are still going.
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### #6TheNut

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

fireside said: