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Last Life, a narrative-focused adventure game, has launched its Kickstarter campaign. Its creator, Sam Farmer, hopes to raise $75,000 in order to make the first episode of his three-part brainchild a reality. Luckily for Farmer, he has some high-profile support; the Kickstarter campaign’s webpage has a video of Double Fine chief Tim Schafer announcing that his company will help promote and distribute the game.

Double Fine will also be advising Farmer during development. Its flagship adventure game, Broken Age, raised over $3.3 million, 834 percent of its initial funding goal, on Kickstarter in 2012.  Broken Age, like Last Life, was split into three parts. “Act 1” released on Jan. 28 with mostly positive critical reception.

The developer ran another successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, this time for its upcoming tactical strategy game, Massive Chalice. Last Life is the first game from outside the studio that the company will distribute under the label “Double Fine Presents.”


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Farmer was the lead game designer for BBC Worldwide before he founded indie team Rocket Science Amusements. Before that, two of his independent games, Paper Cakes and Spectre, earned awards at the Independent Games Festival (IGF).

“This is a developer and a game that we really love, and we think you will, too,” said Schafer.

If it reaches its funding goal, Last Life will be coming to PC, Mac, and Linux.

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