10 years ago this month, we launched the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter - a crowdfunding campaign that would set a world record, and forever change how we would seek to fund our games, while paving the way for other games to be funded similarly.
We wanted to raise $400k to make a teeny adventure game with a small tem and also fund documentary film makers 2 Player Productions to film the process and share the journey. By the end of the campaign we had raised over 3 MILLION DOLLARZ, which meant we could create a much bigger and better game, which would eventually become Broken Age. You can play it today on a multitude of platforms, and it’s even available on Game Pass.
With the scope of the game increasingly dramatically, so too did the scope of the documentary, which was broadcast episodically while the game was being made and quickly established itself as the most honest look into the process of video games development the world had ever seen. To this day it remains just as unique and insightful as ever, and every episode is available for free on our youtube channel - and on this very website in our DFTV section!
Let's Birthday Binge!
But hold your horses and clear you schedules people! This weekend, for one weekend only, we are going to broadcast the Double Fine Adventure in its entirety, from Saturday morning until sometime late into the night on Sunday.
We’ll be airing the Blu Ray Edition (that’s is on sale right now for $5 btw) which compared to the Youtube edition has higher resolution, sexier colors, and all the spoilers un-blurred. We’ll also be airing sidequests 1-16 which take a deeper look into the stories of individual Double Fine developers, along with both 2012 and 2014 Amnesia Fortnight Game Jams, which happened right in the middle of Broken Age's development.
Once it’s all over we’ll start from the beginning again and air all 20 of the main episodes again, but this time with developer commentary!
Whatever you were supposed to be doing this weekend, call your friends and tell them its cancelled. Better yet, tell them to hot-tail it over to your place and bring their sleeping bag and all the caffeine they can fit in it, so you can watch all weekend long together.
Join us this Saturday morning 2/19/22
Starting at 9am PST / 12 Noon EST
Schedule of Events
Saturday AM (PST)
9:00 - Kickstarter Pitch Video
9:24 - Sidequest 1: Tim Schafer pt1
10:00 - Sidequest 2: Tim Schafer pt2
10:11 - Ep3: Codename Reds
10:38 - Sidequest 3: Lee Petty
11:44 - Sidequest 4: Anna Kipnis
Saturday PM (PST)
12:07 - Ep5: It’s Gonna Get Hairy
12:31 - Sidequest 5: Brandon Dillon
12:53 - Ep6: That Bagel Filter Thing
1:23 - Sidequest 6: Ray Crook
1:45 - Ep7 We’ll Handle It
2:16 - Sidequest 7: JP LeBreton
2:37 - Amnesia Fortnight 2012
8:40 - Sidequest 8: Oliver Franzke
9:04 - Ep9: Broken Age
9:47 - Sidequest 9: Dave Gardner
11:18 - Sidequest 10: Peter McConnell
11:33 - Ep11: Ship It
Sunday AM (PST)
12:20 - Sidequest 11: Khris Brown
1:49 - Ep13: Crash Landing a Plane
2:40 - Sidequest 13: Justin Bailey
3:32 - Amnesia Fortnight 2014
9:41 - Ep15: Evergreen Games
10:27 - Sidequest 14: Ben Peck
11:18 - Sidequest 15: Matt Hansen
Sunday PM (PST)
12:07 - Ep17: Deadline for Tim
12:37 - Sidequest 16: Malena Annable
12:53 - Ep18: Constipation and Defcon 4
1:20 - Ep19: Last Call
2:20 - Ep20: We Did Our Job
Now let's start Again with commentary!
3:09 - Ep1: A Perfect Storm for Adventure (Developer Commentary)
3:29 - Ep2: A Promise of Infinite Possibility (Developer Commentary)
3:51 - Ep3: Codename Reds (Developer Commentary)
4:18 - Ep4: Walking Around in our Drawings (Developer Commentary)
5:01 - Ep5: It’s Gonna Get Hairy (Developer Commentary)
5:25 - Ep6: That Bagel Filter Thing (Developer Commentary)
5:54 - Ep7 We’ll Handle It (Developer Commentary)
6:25 - Ep8: Adventure Games are not Dead (Developer Commentary)
7:03 - Ep9: Broken Age (Developer Commentary)
7:46 - Ep10: Part One of Something Great (Developer Commentary)
8:25 - Ep11: Ship It (Developer Commentary)
9:13 - Ep12: A Whole Different Game Experience (Developer Commentary)
9:51 - Ep13: Crash Landing a Plane (Developer Commentary)
10:42 - Ep14: I think This is a Winner (Developer Commentary)
11:15 - Ep15: Evergreen Games (Developer Commentary)
Monday AM (PST)
12:02 - Ep16: This time it’s Just for Love (Developer Commentary)
12:29 - Ep17: Deadline for Tim (Developer Commentary)
12:59 - Ep18: Constipation and Defcon 4 (Developer Commentary)
1:26 - Ep19 Last Call (Developer Commentary)
2:26 - Ep 20 We Did Our Job (Developer Commentary)
3am - Go to sleep now!
Or just dive into the full thing right here and now on DFTV!