Gaming the system
Kickstarter has aided many artists and entrepreneurs in launching ideas. The makers for the video game Broken Age (formerly known as Double Fine Adventure) raised a whopping $3,336,372. The concept is quite simple, harkening back to old-school point-and-click adventures. The storyline follows two parallel lives. In one, a girl fights fellow villagers who are trying to sacrifice her to a monster. In the other, a boy is trapped in a computer-run spaceship and is trying to escape. The game is available for preorder for $15 or $30, depending on the package. www.brokenagegame.com.