Double Fine says that it has enough money on hand to develop and release the second chapter in its Kickstarter-funded adventure game Broken Age. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Double Fine studio head Tim Schafer said that enough people had purchased Act 1 to fund Act Two.
"We've shipped enough that people can see we weren't kidding, and that's a big relief," said Schaefer. "Because I think there's a lot of pressure on Kickstarter projects, especially the really big Kickstarter projects, to just not screw it up for everybody else. It's such a great, positive thing for us, and being able to be funded by our fans opens so many doors for us to do original, creative things that we just wanted to live up to [expectations]."
Last year Schafer shocked the community by saying that the millions of dollars raised through the Kickstarter campaign might not be enough to see the entire project through to completion. Luckily the company worked things out and released Act One to Kickstarter backers on January 14. The game was distributed for general sale on Steam shortly thereafter.
Schaefer did not indicated when Act Two would be complete and available for sale.