Double Fine Adventure: Episode One Released for Free

By now, we all know about Double Fine’s landmark Kickstarter campaign, which netted them millions of dollars from gamers seeking a classic adventure game. Even though this has spawned a number of copy cat attempts and some obnoxious reporting from other video game websites (do we seriously count Kickstarters running short of their goal as news, now?), I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for an update from Tim Schafer about the progress of the project.

Well, here it is. If you’ll recall, part of the funding for the project was going towards a documentary of the game-making process, as filmed and created by 2 Player Productions. Funding the Kickstarter gives access to these documentary pieces, giving an in-depth look at every stage of development. But if you didn’t fund the project, fear not — Double Fine was gracious enough to release Double Fine: Adventure: Episode One for free.

While we don’t see a whole lot of the game in development at this point, it’s certainly a well made introduction to the entire series, giving a run down on Tim Schafer’s background in the adventure genre, as well as the reactions at the studio upon seeing the success of the Kickstarter campaign.

What do you guys think of Episode One? Who else backed the Double Fine Adventure? Go!

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3 thoughts on “Double Fine Adventure: Episode One Released for Free”

  1. Episode 2 released for us backers a few days ago and I gotta say, Two Player Productions is doing a fantastic job. Ep. 2 really goes more in depth with the beginning of a game’s development and I find it very intriguing, especially the bits about how Tim Schafer locks himself in his office for two hours and literally writes down everything that comes to mind. And watching Ep. 1 I constantly had a stupid smile on my face, because how could you not enjoy Tim Schafer finally getting the love he deserves?

  2. They also opened up contributions again if you missed out the first time –

    If you aren’t in yet I really really recommend you do it. Even if you aren’t that interested in adventure games it’s already been really interesting to see the progress of the game. I can’t say too much because there’s an NDA but there are already a good amount of forum posts by DF devs and videos by 2PP.

  3. Wow, I also had a stupid smile on my face the whole time. I’m definitely a sucker for a good documentary, and for $15.00 I’ll absolutely support them. This is awesome.

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