Massive Win for Double Fine as Massive Chalice is Fully Funded
Double Fine’s massive Kickstarter campaign for the turn-based tactical game Massive Challice has panned out in a mass…err, big way since it was first launched last month, with an ending tally of $1,229,015, nearly doubling that of its $750,000 goal.
The campaign didn’t do anywhere as well as the studio’s first Kickstarter, Double Fine Adventure, did—perhaps indicating a wariness towards Kickstarter campaigns in general, or perhaps because Double Fine has yet to deliver on its first campaign. Double Fine Adventure, now known as Broken Age, garnered up to $3.3 million in funding and can be regarded as the first major gaming Kickstarter that started off the whole craze of using Kickstarter as a legitimate platform for funding game development.
Both titles are being developed simultaneously at Double Fine, which appears to have the manpower to commit themselves to multiple simultaneous projects.
Earlier this month, Massive Chalice’s lead developer, Brad Muir, announced that the game would incorporate same-sex marriage, which he apologized for overlooking when initially designing the game.
The game is expected to come out in September 2014 for the PC, Mac, and Linux.