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Tim Schafer confirms funds for Broken Age Act 2

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Despite raising an exorbitant amount of money through Kickstarter, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine needed more funds to make Broken Age. This is mostly because the scope of the project just kept growing. They decided to release the first part in order to fund the second – and they have enough funding to complete the project.

While Schafer wouldn’t discuss sales figures, he did confirm to Games Industry that we’d be seeing Act 2:

We’ve made enough that we can make the second half of the game for sure. And we’re not done making it to all the platforms because we haven’t released it on iPad yet. I feel that’s going to be a really interesting platform for adventure games. It’s such a fun place to play point-and-click graphic adventures, and so many people have them. That’s exciting to me.

I’m definitely glad to hear it – I know many had their doubts about the direction the game was going in due to funding problems. However, Schafer explained that there was a serious difference between backers and non-backers, mainly due to information.

That was really a lesson for us, learning that even though our backers are really well informed, the rest of the world hadn’t really heard of us since the Kickstarter happened. It’s weird because the Kickstarter experience had been wading in a sea of love from the fans. Because you don’t just get money. You get all this positive support from the backers who believe in what you’re doing. They hang around and cheer you on. And it was like being dumped from that into this cold pool of Internet Twitter hate. And that was crazy. It was like, ‘Oh yeah, right! There’s a bunch of people who hate the idea of what we’re doing and are waiting to pounce on us if we make a single mistake.’

I think this is an important lesson for any studio, no matter the size. You may think that interested parties are well informed about the game, yet there can be an entire population that feels uninformed and misled. This issue isn’t just limited to QCF’s Desktop Dungeons. We have all become accustomed to a glut of information at our fingertips; if we don’t know something, there must be a problem or coverup. Let’s hope that we see Double Fine up their PR game for Massive Chalice.

Last Updated: February 24, 2014


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 24, 2014 at 11:04

    Exactly, he should have kept members & non-members informed & listened to their feedback. Oops, I mean backers 😉


    • General JJ the ashamed

      February 24, 2014 at 11:10

      I actually already mentioned this to you in another message, but I was a bit late on the comments section, but I’ve got a 25% off on Broken Age on Steam. It pays to craft badges. Except I have nothing to do with it.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 24, 2014 at 11:16

        I’ve got that coupon too. Along with another one for something called Aqua Kitty for 35% off. Not going to use either of them, so if anyone wants…


        • General JJ the ashamed

          February 24, 2014 at 11:23

          I had something else too, for 90% off. But it eventually ran past it’s valid date. Now if Steam could check according to my games and give me a coupon accordingly…:)
          I know that’s not how it works. But a man can dream.


          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 24, 2014 at 11:31

            Indeed, some (most) of the coupons are crap

        • Mark Treloar

          February 24, 2014 at 11:25

          Aqua Kitty? Too much innuendo.


          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 24, 2014 at 11:31


  2. melodicmizery

    February 24, 2014 at 11:11

    these pictures hahaha oh man


  3. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 24, 2014 at 11:30

    Now I’m hungry 😐


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