You must really want a taste of whatever Double Fine will be cooking with your help, as studio founder Tim Schafer confirms on Twitter that Double Fine has met its target crowd-sourced funding goal of $400,000 USD in less than a day, setting a new record for the most number of funds raised through Kickstarter within 24 hours.
Since reaching its target by the originally proposed March 13th deadline is obviously not an issue at this point, Schafer now pledges to ensure that any additional donations Double Fine receives will be used to make its proposed adventure game even better. For staters, he teases localization efforts in multiple languages "and not just with Google translate."
"We did it! 100% funded in just over eight hours. You people are amazing! But it's not over yet. The number keeps going up and now the question is just how much news do we want to make with this? We're getting a lot of attention already and it seems like this little project could have an impact beyond itself.
"All money raised will go to make the game and documentary better. Additional money means it can appear on more platforms, be translated into more languages, have more music and voice, and an original soundtrack for the documentary, and more!
"Your backing and comments have been truly inspiring to me and the team, so on behalf of Double Fine and 2 Player Productions I want to say THANK YOU!!!
"I can't wait to see where this thing can go!"
While Double Fine's proposed adventure title remains a mystery at this point, Schafer yesterday cautioned against expecting any announcements for a possible Psychonauts sequel anytime soon.
Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson earlier this week proclaimed through Twitter that he would unabashedly provide any support required for the development Psychonauts 2 after reading about the hurdles Double Fine was facing with getting the project off the ground. This certainly didn't escape Double Fine, and Schafer confirms that the two studios have been talking since.
That's very good news for Psychonauts fans, but in the meantime they will need to be patient and keep any expectations in check as according to Schafer, "these things take time to figure out--if they can be figured out."