We all thought it was a great idea when Double Fine's Tim Schafer took to Kickstarter to raise funds for a new point-'n'-click adventure title. After all, the idea came with the blessing not only of the Psychonauts maestro himself but of Markus “Notch” Persson, the anointed Nicest Man In Modern Videogaming. But in a series of scandalous new photos, shown at GDC and obtained by VentureBeat, Schafer's finally shown his true, fan-abusing, money-squandering colors.
We don't want to say we told you so, so we won't: after all, while Dave H found time to raise a few questions regarding the campaign's wider implications, even his patented brand of well-informed cynicism turned out to fall far short of the mark here. Tim Schafer is a monster who must be stopped before he wreaks more havoc.
Or we could just let him keep the money and see what he does with it. The dev says he'll still be putting it all into the promised title, and giving us a series of documentary shorts to show the title's progress. In the meantime, does anyone know if Double Fine is hiring? Word is those guys have a bit of cash to throw around...
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