Holy shit. $212,851, and every few minutes I refresh and see an extra thousand or so tacked on.
This is fucking incredible. I knew people wanted another classic adventure game badly, but who knew Double-Fine's strenuous publisher relations had such a profound impact on what they ended up making?
Iron Brigade did well, Stacking did well, Costume Quest did well; I guess, finally, somebody sat down and said, "You know what? Who cares if we're a AAA creative studio? Publishing deals haven't always been the best for us. Let's just ask for our fans to invest."
And baddabing baddaboom, the new business model is born. Independent investment from privately-owned firms (Mojang), and crowd-sourced investment from people who actually want the products. I dare say it's Double-Fine's destiny.
All we ask is that Brad Muir make more games about love.