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Double Fine Kickstarter program nears its end, raises $2.7m

A month ago, game developer Double Fine decided to try an experiment. It asked the general public to fund one of their upcoming games, a point-and-click adventure title, by using the Kickstarter web site. It was the first time that a major game developer had used the Kickstarter service.

The response to the Kickstarter campaign was unprecedented. The goal was to reach $400,000 in funding in 35 days, and that goal was met and exceeded in just eight hours. In less than 24 hours the project raised over $1 million and now, with less than two days to go, the project has raised over $2.7 million at the time of this post.

While the fundraising portion of the game is due to end soon, Double Fine is making one last push to get as much money as they can. They have added more rewards to the $100 pledge tier: one is a t-shirt; the other is a version of the final game shipped in an "old school" large PC game box. The box will also contain a DVD or Blu-Ray disk of the planned documentary of the game's development.

The team has already pledged to use the extra money to help develop the still untitled game even more, along with adding more platforms such as Mac and Linux along with more languages. If you are interested in helping to fund the game you have until 8 pm Eastern time Tuesday to send your money.

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