I backed this game because i loved Lucas Arts games. Back in the day i used to live in a post-communist country and there were no ways to buy original games. Original games were a myth, the only way to get a game involved taking boxes of floppies over to a guy who was the local supplier of games (read pirate who had a limited game inventory of older games and copied floppies for you. Some of them even had extra floppy drives and jury rigged hard drives with like 60MB storage, OH MY!). Some of them even had access to the internetuh. I loved all of them and enjoyed them first on my trusty Amiga, later on my PC. The humour, style and presentation enamoured me and helped me learn of a different world filled with sillyness and amazing stories.
Heck, by now i have CD reissues for practically all the games, and once i heard Tim and Ron were up to making something new, how could i pass up? I grew up with their games and deeply enjoyed their style, so paying a stack of dollars is nothing for the chance to participate in helping them make more stuff i enjoy.
... oh, and does anyone else remember getting stuck in games and then having to find people who passed that point to help you out or finding/borrowing/stealing game magazines used by a dozen other people that had printed out walkthroughs for the game you got stuck on?