“This, at long last, is the FINAL UPDATE for this thing we have called the Double Fine Adventure,” designer Tim Schafer wrote last night. It marks the end of one hell of a journey for the Kickstarter, which broke crowdfunding records and raised over $3 million when it launched in early 2012. Four and a half years later, it’s over.
Anyone who backed the Kickstarter will finally get their physical rewards, including a Blu-ray version of the Double Fine documentary, which took a while, but is required watching for anyone who cares about video games.
Seriously, if you haven’t watched this documentary already, there’s really no excuse. It’s an incredibly revealing peek at what it’s like to make video games. It’s both heartbreaking and hilarious, striking the perfect balance between the cold realities of game development and the warm charm of Schafer and his gang of misfits.