Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen’s Kickstarter reached its goal of $300,000 over the weekend, which means adventure game fans will now have two new titles to look forward to in the near future.
Now that the project is fully funded, Jensen and her new studio, Pinkerton Road, will get to work on their first game, a third-person point-and-click adventure called Moebius. It will be about 10 to 20 hours long and will have a graphic novel look and feel, according to the Kickstarter page. It will also feature both a Casual Mode — complete with hints, a hotspot finder, and a simplified interface — and a True Adventure Mode for those looking for more of a challenge.
With 10 days left on the clock, Jensen is hoping for extra funding to make the game even bigger and better. “It would be fantastic to see this Kickstarter reach $400K by closing to be able to make the dream as big as it can get,” she says. If the goal reaches $400K, she says the studio will be able to add an additional area (3 screens) and puzzle set, along with a longer, fully cinematic opening trailer.
Details on Pinkerton Road’s second game, currently dubbed “Mystery Game X,” have not been announced, but it will be awarded to those who donate $50 or more.
Jensen is not the first adventure game veteran to turn to Kickstarter in recent months. Double Fine Productions Tim Schafer got the ball rolling back in February when he raised over $3 million for a new adventure title. Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe has also turned to Kickstarter in hopes of rebooting his classic franchise, which sold more than 10 million copies in the 1980s and 1990s.
If this trend of Kickstarter adventure games continues, which classic franchise would you like to see make a comeback?