I love Tim Schafer’s work. He’s so awesome. Who’s Tim Schafer you say? Why he’s the fantastic guy (along with his awesome art, programming, and other useful things Team) who brought Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and helped to bring in the Secret of Monkey Island. I am proud to say that I’m a kickstarter backer of his fabulous new game from Double Fine called Adventure! (probably a placeholder name) but it’s an Adventure! game – so why not? Yaharr!
He was looking to raise $400,000 but – no doubt because he is so awesome and gave us such stellar adventure games that we’ve been craving his games for the past umpteen billion years! (at least I have) – he raised over $3,300,000! My gosh that is not only so cool, but it’s also exactly what he deserves. To know that we love his talent and style and we bloody well want adventure games to come back!
I’m so excited about his endeavour that I’m beginning my own little adventure game (I’m only a team of one at this point). I’ve got the concept of a kid going out in the rain with his umbrella and meeting various characters (thinking talking ducks, cats, etc.) but I also just want him to muck around in puddles and such and go on an adventure in his mind. So perhaps I’ll scrap any dialogue and make a voiceless adventure. That would be fun (maybe have little “Whees!” when the kid jumps or “ouch!” if the kid does something wrong or something like that.) Oh and yes, I specifically want this to be a kid so bundled up in his rain coat that the kid is whatever gender you want. (That’s not so important to the story so I want everyone to put what they feel is important into the character themselves.)
Anyway, that’s my thoughts for now. I love Double Fine! I love Tim Schafer! and I love adventure games! whoo!!! *runs off with arms gesticulating wildly*