I spent most of my formative days of computing playing puzzle adventure games like Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, Maniac Mansion, and of course its sequel Day of the Tentacle (which actually included a hidden copy of the full Maniac Mansion game IN GAME)
Now, Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert – the brains behind many of the titles I mentioned above – are attempting to develop a brand new game in that classic adventure puzzle style, but they need your help. They have started a Kickstarter page hoping to generate the funds to back this project.
And why should you donate? Well in the same comedy styling found in those incredible games, Schafer makes some pretty bold promises on their Company page for those willing to lay down some significant coin.
Pledge $15,000 or more: Dinner with Tim Schafer and key members of the dev team.
Pledge $20,000 or more: Dinner and BOWLING with Tim Schafer and key members of the dev team.
Pledge $30,000 or more: Picture of Ron Gilbert smiling.
Pledge $35,000 or more: Undoctored picture of Ron Gilbert smiling.
Pledge $50,000 or more: Become an actual character in the game.
Pledge $150,000 or more:
Tim Schafer (that’s me) will give last four remaining Triangle Boxed Day of the Tentacles, in original shrink-wrap.” (Limit of 1) (Holy crap, what am I thinking? I only have four of those!)
The goal is to generate $400,000, which despite being exactly the kind of money they will need to get this ball rolling, is exactly $400,000 more than I have. I am pledging a few bucks in hopes anyways. I still hope they manage to get the game made.
Trivia fact: I once owned that triangle boxed version of Day of the Tentacle. I still have the disk, but not the box!