Double Fine's Massive Chalice passes Kickstarter goal

Turns out, people are pretty keen to see more games from Double Fine. Who knew? The Psychonauts dev's pitch for roguelike-inspired strategy RPG Massive Chalice has apparently struck a chord, passing its crowdfunding goal of $725,000 in only five days. Gosh, and it still has 23 days left to run.

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Turns out, people are pretty keen to see more games from Double Fine. Who knew? The Psychonauts dev's pitch for roguelike-inspired strategy RPG Massive Chalice has apparently struck a chord, passing its crowdfunding goal of $725,000 in only five days. Gosh, and it still has 23 days left to run.

The Kickstarter campaign passed its goal this morning, and continues to chug merrily upwards.

Oh, yes, Double Fine made a squillion dollars with its first Kickstarter, and it sees the model as a sustained and sustainable way of funding games.

"I don't think [crowdfunding is] limited, really. I see a big future for it," Double Fine head honcho Tim Schafer recently said. "We definitely have to treat each one like an original story. Each Kickstarter pitch is a story and I think we have a different one this time, with having a fresh-faced project leader like Brad Muir doing it. And he's doing it with a new IP that's not a sequel or an old genre like I was doing [with Double Fine Adventure]."

Pledging at least $20 will get you the finished game for PC, Mac, and Linux, both DRM-free and on Steam. Paying more gets you blah blah etc etc you know how crowdfunding video games works.

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    June 4, 2013 8:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Double Fine's Massive Chalice passes Kickstarter goal.

    Turns out, people are pretty keen to see more games from Double Fine. Who knew? The Psychonauts dev's pitch for roguelike-inspired strategy RPG Massive Chalice has apparently struck a chord, passing its crowdfunding goal of $725,000 in only five days. Gosh, and it still has 23 days left to run.

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      June 4, 2013 8:44 AM

      I bet Dyack is having a hissy fit. His hasn't even made it to 10% with 14 days left.
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617502838/shadow-of-the-eternals/posts

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        June 4, 2013 8:48 AM

        Beyond all the past history and scamming Dyack has done before, also keep in mind no one can say no to Brad Muir because he is the happiest man on earth

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      June 4, 2013 8:51 AM

      I keep saying to myself "just one more Kickstarter.. then I'll stop. This is a special one... this deserves my money!" I think I need to put some kind of Kickstarter filter on my PC to prevent any news coming to me. I'm going to go broke! Robotech... I'm looking at you! You evil bastard! NOW THIS!? How can I turn down Double Fine?! They are so damn awesome and sweet. AHH!

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      June 4, 2013 8:52 AM

      I'm really tempted to do the $100 buy in so I can make my own house.

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        June 4, 2013 8:54 AM

        Then, if a member of your house inherits a duchy, he'll be called Duke Duke.

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        June 4, 2013 9:41 AM

        I did it. Just to make a name in there

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          June 4, 2013 1:23 PM

          You and 1200 other people. Not sure they thought that one through.

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            June 4, 2013 1:25 PM

            Since things are randomly generated, the more they have the better.

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              June 4, 2013 1:26 PM

              You mean they have to randomize to 4 digits instead of 3???

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      June 4, 2013 8:56 AM

      Awesome, I wonder what stretch goals they'll be able to add.

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      June 4, 2013 9:39 AM

      Fine. Take my money. Again.

      At least these documentaries are well worth the money.

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      June 4, 2013 3:55 PM

      This sounds pretty cool, might be the first kickstarter i back.

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      June 4, 2013 4:03 PM

      I wish I could trade in my Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter pledge for this one instead. Oh well, at least the documentary has been worth it.

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