We've at last reached the end of the March 13th for Double Fine's Kickstarter crowd-sourced fundraising drive, and what a run it was. Tim Schafer's studio confirms it has secured no less than $3.33 million USD in donations from some 87,139 viewers like you, which is a hell of a lot more than the $400,000 USD target it originally set for the deadline.
In an incredible show of community support, Double Fine would reach its humble goal in less than a day. Not only that, but the donations kept coming in through Kickstarter to the point where the pot reached well over a million dollars shortly afterward.
Double Fine's intention was to welcome any faithful to help crowdfund an adventure game project which normally wouldn't take off, had it gone through the traditional publishing avenues. The studio wanted to invite the community to show support for a project it would have the greatest level of control over. And you most certainly expressed your enthusiasm through your donations, thoroughly vindicating Double Fine's decision to try its luck through Kickstarter (as well as its faith in the community).
The success has inspired other developers to try their hand at fan funding through Kickstarter as well.