Three weeks ago, Double Fine started up another massive Kickstarter project, asking fans for $725,000 in pre-funding for Massive Chalice. The game studio has now proven that its success with Broken Age was not a fluke.
The Massive Chalice Kickstarter project has now surpassed $1 million, with eight days left to go. The quickly-funded project shows just how much trust gamers put into Double Fine, the creators of games such as Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Other developers have not fared as well, namely Precursor Games, which recently halted its Kickstarter campaign for Shadow of the Eternals when it became clear its funding goal would not be met.
For hitting the million-dollar mark, Double Fine has promised to produce biweekly “teamstreams” with developers showing off their latest work. Massive Chalice Project Lead Brad Muir stated that the livestreams will include concept art and prototypes as the project ramps up – all the way to alpha and beta tests.
“We’re really early with Massive Chalice, we’re still in pre-production,” said Muir. “It’s just really inspiring to me and the team that people believe in this idea and they believe in the studio, and I’m super-excited that we’re gonna get to make this game. It’s awesome. Thanks.”