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So we have a big backer forum section now, and a loooot of backers. It's going to be hard to keep track of everyone so why don't we all introduce ourselves so we can get this community feeling like a real community? Let's just tell a bit about ourselves and maybe post a picture? I know there's already a thread like this in the off topic forum elsewhere, but I'm interested in learning more about us backers, and keeping everything organized in our heads a bit better.

My name is Steven, and I am a 23 year old man from Minnesota. My favorite adventure game series is Monkey Island. I will be graduating from college with a bachelor in Economics this semester. I like cats and Welsh Corgis, play video games and watch anime, read dozens of Star Wars novels, and generally enjoy being a nerd. This is me:

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List of adventure games Played

The Secret of Monkey Island

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

The Curse of Monkey Island

Escape from Monkey Island

Tales of Monkey Island

Loom

Day of the Tentacle

Sam and Max Hit the Road

Sam and Max season one

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Full Throttle

Grim Fandango

The Dig

Maniac Mansion

Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Broken Sword

Beneath a steel sky

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (remake)

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble

The Longest Journey

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Puzzle games.

Myst

7th guest

11th hour

Phantasmagorical

Clandestiny

Tender Loving Care

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Puzzle Agent

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I've been playing adventure games a long time. I hope to have a positive impact on this game.

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I am Morpha. Male. From Australia.

I backed $110 on this project.

I have played many Point and Click adventure games, But only recent ones. I haven't played the old Monkey Island games, nor Day of the Tentacle. I dont understand how people can say Point and Click is dead, I have played over a dozen on the Nintendo Wii all have been released within the last 5 years.

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25 year old from Australia. Waiting to get my bachelor so I can hopefully start on a graduate program in the It industry (finger's crossed)

I first got into the classic Adventures games with a Lucas Art 5-pack of Sam and Max: Hit the Road, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Day of the Tentacle, some crappy Star Wars game and a demo disc. Played the heck out of the 3 adventure games, also played through Full Throttle, The Dig and Grim Fandango. Over the years I've gotten my hands on whatever new or old Adventure game I can find and just generally love old school click and point adventure games.

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24 year old, UK resident, software developer/uni student (2 months to go! woop! Then I get to run my company full-steam)

Not really a big Adventure game although I do consider Grim Fandango one of the best games ever made, I'm mostly an all-round gamer I'll play anything especially if it has a unique piece of tech or game mechanic (huge huge fan of things like Super Meat Boy, Shadow of the Colossus, Street Fighter, Resident Evil 2, etc) I really believe in this project and in kickstarter as a thing. I just wish they'd accept projects outside the US.

edit: Also loving the amount of bronies I'm seeing around here. Love and Tolerance, yo.

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29 year old, living in UK, aeronautical engineer, private aeroplane pilot, working towards commercial licence.

I grew up playing the MI, Indy and FF games, maybe a bit nostalgic, especially seeing how the majority of new games have a complete lack of good story telling, I would really like a nice, old school adventure game to play and relax with.

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My name is Michael (*hiiiii miiichaeeeel*), I'm 23 years old, live in Poland and have been playing games since I can remember. I'm a type-one nerd, with focus on video games and other computer-centric things. Also, music. Although I enjoy many genres of games (in fact, the only ones I don't enjoy are sports and "realistic racers"), adventure games hold a special place in my heart since that's how I've been learning English, with Ron and Tim adding significantly to my vocabulary ;) . I always wanted to work in the games business (as a musician/sound guy), but sadly it is a bit underdeveloped where I live, so I started around internet video game press - wrote for a free gaming internet e-zine called Sikret Serwis Next Generations which lasted 33 issues and for Możesz Grać Spokojnie, a paper publication (on paper!) which our team independently published (only one issue ever made it, the cost murdered us). Right now I have a column on gry.wp.pl called Gry z Podziemia (Games from the Underground), where i present/quickly review freeware Indie games (the column is on hold right now due to illness).

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My name is Stargazer, I am a 27 year old guy living in Norway, and I like pancakes. Other things I like include science, philosophy, movies, books (usually of a sci-fi/fantasy/mystery/popsci/philosophical sort), movies, music, painted art (no preference, actually), trailblazing, mountain-climbing, swimming, cycling, jogging, and more. Oh, and computer games. I have played games for at least the last twenty years of my life (I mean, on-and-off, I have done lots of other things too); simulators, space- trading and dogfighting games, strategy games, role playing games, some platformers, the very rare first person shooter (almost not at all anymore. Except Bioshock). The genre I am most passionate about is adventure games, though. The first game that was ever truly mine was an adventure game (Lost in Time - sorry, Tim). I grew up playing adventures from LucasArts and Sierra, and still enjoy the thinking-man's story-based games to this day.

My first Tim Schafer game was Grim Fandango, which I played soon after its release, and absolutely worship to this day. I have since played every other game Tim have made, and I love them all without exception! So naturally, when Double Fine; easily one of my favourite developers, showed up at Kickstarter and asked for money to make a new game in my favourite genre, I couldn't possibly refuse.

For occupation, I am something of a self-proclaimed freelancer. A go-to man. Can do a lot of things, as long as it's legit and fair.

Edit:

For political inclination, I am definitely a leftist, socialist, democratist. And proud.

Religious inclination: Humanist/atheist. I have no need for gods.

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I'm Paul, 24 years old, Australian, male, graphic designer/video editor. Big fan of MI, Zork, Double Fine stuff in general (I f*cking NEED that Brutal Legend sequel).

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Hi everyone,

Name: Fabian

Location: Germany

Age: 31 (yes, I still can operate a keyboard...it just hurts in the back)

Media Interests: Scifi/Fantasy books and movies, Anime (not as much as a couple of years ago though) and of course GAMES.

What kind of Games: Recently just RPGs (SKYRIM!!) and FPS, but from time to time there is an adventure among it. When I was younger I nearly played only adventures (Space Quest, Grim Fandango, Monkey Island etc.).

Occupation: electrical engineer

Looking forward to working with you on this very interesting Intention to bring back the great era of adventures! :]

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hi all-

Steve

23 years old

Chicago, IL (USA)

I love playing shmups, beat-em-ups, puzzle games, and point + click adventures

my favorite adventure game would have to be grim fandango (with full throttle being a close runner up)

I'm a benefits administrator/human resource manager

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I am Zebra3. I'm 30 year old female from the United States. I like pie.

My adventure game experience is very limited. I played Star Trek: Borg back in the day but I never finished it. I also tried playing CSI: Dark Motives but I didn't finish it. Er... in fact, I don't think I've ever completed an adventure game. This will be the first!

The only Double Fine game I've completed is Stacking, which oozes charm. I also wish they'd release a Stacking soundtrack.

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Hello everyone,

Chris

23 Years old

Austin, Texas, USA

Favorite game genres: I play pretty much every single genre except racing and sports games. I grew up playing LucasArts and Sierra adventure games, so they naturally hold a special place in my heart.

My favorite adventure game is probably The Secret of Monkey Island, although Quest For Glory IV is a close second.

I am a software engineer, and not the cool kind. I work on stuff to make sure that you can transfer money between your bank accounts without a visit from the feds. Fun.

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In the spirit of adventure games, I shall be mysterious.

My name starts with an 'E' and ends with an 'n'.

I am not the same age as anyone who has posted on this thread so far, but I am not the oldest.

I do not live in the country where I was born, but the region I was born in does share part of its name with where I live now.

I do a lot of work, but I don't technically have a job.

No pictures for you. The three headed monkey is enough.

I like most kinds of games that aren't FPSs, and even some of those.

I do not have a favorite adventure game, more like 1a-f. Thank you for your attention.

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Hello everyone,

My name is Berrin, I'm Taiwanese, I'm 22, a female, and I currently live in Istanbul, Turkey.

I graduated from visual arts and communications design last year in June, and I have always had interest in the game design field. Last year for my graduation project, I created my own game and did everything (art, programming, sound effects, music etc) by myself. In the end I had a complete game that I could be proud of, but well I think it still looks crude. I aspire to do game design, and last thursday I finished my temporary part-time job so that I could find a full-time permanent job. I'm currently thinking of moving back to Taiwan.

I think backing this project was a great idea, since I could learn much more about the process of game design, even though I know how the whole system works. Since I haven't worked in a company or studio that makes games (yet) at least I think I could see an example of the progress of one of them. I hope I could contribute in any way, and look forward to the development process

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I'm Matthew! I'm 27! This is my picture!

I don't want to give out too much of my other personal information in an open forum, though. Sorry! I'll just vaguely say that my job involves working with writers and their writing!

I play a little bit of everything, but what I really like most in a good game is an exceptional confluence of Art, World, Characters, and Story. I like a game to be fun and all, but I've been really spoiled by the likes of Double Fine and Valve, and by a few other games that surprised me with the richness of their characters and worlds, such as Beyond Good & Evil or Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.

Some recent games I would consider exceptional in terms of art, world, characters, and story:

Half-Life 2 and subsequent episodes

Portal 1 & 2

Psychonauts

Brutal Legend

Beyond Good & Evil

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Alan Wake

ICO

Shadow of the Colossus

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Hello everyone,

Last year for my graduation project, I created my own game and did everything (art, programming, sound effects, music etc) by myself. In the end I had a complete game that I could be proud of, but well I think it still looks crude.

I'd say that crude is good. It means you can work on a time budget, and produce something that has meaning, rather than getting stuck on the details.

That's a very important skill- you had time for a prototype, and so you put in the appropriate placeholders to show proof of concept - that's the ideal for the scenario, actually.

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Anyway - my name is, well, Ryan Fenton - I'm a (male, 34) programmer in the US, currently living in Florida.

I've worked on a lot of jobs, from ISPs, to software for lawyers, to core gameplay programming on the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game series. When I was younger, I also slogged through fast food jobs, and was even a radio DJ.

I'm currently writing software for the lottery industry, which isn't a sort of gaming most people think of - but which surprisingly is an industry worth more money than video games and movies combined! Lots of interesting challenges to provide tools to keep a lot of important details just like what many highly varied clients need, across mountains of data.

I play most kinds of games - but I really enjoy emulators. Machine save states are an amazing tool - makes even the harshest action game into a sort of adventure game in time. That, and using a turbo key to skip past unskippable cutscenes!

I'm interested in neuroscience, listen to science podcasts and audiobooks on the trip to work and back, and have really been liking embedding python scripting into projects to make portions of games scriptable in realtime. Python is really an elegant language once you get used to it, and its interpreter gives you enough tools you show users errors as they type, which is awesome. It isn't the most efficient - but who cares when you can swap the slow parts with any other language, thanks to it being an embedded language!

Ryan Fenton

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Hey, everybody. My name's Jeremy, I'm 23 years old, a Taurus, a North Carolinian, a deeply confused observer of the Twilight phenomenon, and a connoisseur of waffles of all shapes and sizes. I've never actually played a point and click adventure game before, but I hope this one will make up for it. The types of games that I usually play are typically RPGs (both Western and Japanese,) platformers, and side-scrolling shooters. Even though I have never played any point-and-click adventure games, I am a HUGE fan of Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, so hopefully that give me some street cred around these parts. Can't for this project to get into full gear, guys! Like, for reals!

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Well then, hello. I am Alaska_Gamer, which you can probably guess from the name means I am from Alaska. Name's Bryan, I am 18 years old, and am going to be graduating from high school this year. I've got college to go through after this, but I'm set to have a career in the video games industry as a designer.

Funny enough, I have never played any of the adventure games Tim Schafer worked on, but I loved Psychonauts and Brutal Legend, and seeing the kickstarter for this project, it felt like a good thing to support it, to give these guys the money necessary to make a point and click adventure game. The coming months will be exciting, for sure.

I play a whole lot of games, primarily on PC nowadays. I have a PS3, which is used by my family mainly as a blu-ray/DVD player, a Wii, PS2, Dreamcast, N64, and a 3DS. I also have a PSP I've been borrowing from a friend, but I haven't touched it in a while. I like all sorts of games, whether or not they're new or old. Regardless of age, I'm usually able to play old games in a vacuum and appreciate it for the game it was in the time it was released. Some of my favorite games include Super Mario Galaxy, Half-Life 2, Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask, Skyrim, Shadow of the Colossus, the list goes on. Besides games, I also watch a fair bit of anime.

So yeah, that's all I can think of for the moment.

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Hey guys, I'm Gabe and I live in Seattle. I own and operate a CrossFit box. Maniac Mansion is the earliest game I remember playing. After that Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle have always been some of my favorite games of all time and I continued to love and play them into adulthood through SCUMMVM. I actually didn’t even realize they all had the same people working on them until recently when I played and loved Brutal Legend and started reading up on Tim’s career. I had a sudden realization of “Holy Crap. All of the games I’ve ever loved have all been made by the same people!” Soon after I heard about DFA and fell in love all over again. Since, I’ve been catching up on things that I’ve missed like Psychonauts and Grim Fandango. I can’t wait to spend the next year immersed in this experience. Other than that I'm a PS3 gamer, but I run my own business and go to school so I don't have a whole lot of time to play.

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My name is Denis,

I'm 30 years old (still getting used to that)

I'm an Aquarius and I like... oh... not that type of forum? Well okay then,

I do freelance graphics work of multiple types to sustain myself, and I've been making video games for the PC and then tossing them out onto the internet without crediting myself since I was 12. I'm currently involved in an attempt to make an indie game.

I started with Q-Basic, moved to ZZT, then other things. It's good fun. The first adventure game I played was ... .. . . .... Day of the Tentacle, then Maniac Mansion, Then half of the first monkey island, which I finally finished on the HD re-release.

I can't think of what else to say without droning on and on and on.

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Hi,

I'm Roy, 24 years old male from Israel.

Currently, I'm an MSc student in Chemistry.

Play mostly adventure games and RTS (though less RTS in the last couple of years due to time constraints).

Aside from that my interests are science, programming, watching Eureka and The Big Bang Theory

oh, did I mention science?

P.S. wow, 50% so far are 24±1

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Hey !

I'm Joona, a 25yo male from Finland. Playing games is one of my main hobbies. Studying to become a restaurant chef. I backed the project because I cherish the creativity Double Fine has plus I wanted to make a statement that adventure games should still be made. I've also played many adventure games when I was young and I still play some of them to this day (Thank you SCUMMVM). I believe in the project and I'm wish best of luck to the crew !

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Hi all, I'm Nate Jones, an 18 year old from Michigan, USA.

I'll be graduating from high school in a few months. I've been accepted to the University of Michigan to study Computer Engineering (although I'm thinking about switching over to Computer Science...). My favorite games include Minecraft, Terarria, TF2, Portal, Chrono Trigger (<3), Frozen Synapse, Oblivion, as well as some others. I've never played any Double Fine games (for shame!), and dont have much time because of school work. I'm actually more interested in the documentary behind the process of making the game than the game itself. And I'm proud to be a pioneer to a new form of publishing!

Other stuff: I like animated television, including anime. My favorite TV shows include MLP: FIM (best fan community), Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra (SO EXCITED!), Death Note (Best writing I've seen in TV), FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and am currently watching Soul Eater. I have been learning Japanese over the last year, but I'm not that good at it yet. I listen to every kind of music imaginable, except rap and country. Currently I've been listening to a lot of trance and some movie soundtracks. I run a Linux Mint box as my normal PC, but dual boot into Windows when need be, so its a great thing that this game is getting Linux support! To the whole crew of 2Player Productions and Double Fine, I wish my luck! I'm looking forward to seeing your work!

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I am 28, ******, and my name is ****** ******. I am a translatorartistlinguist. I went to the University of Oregon so fistbump if there any other UofO alumni around here (unlikely). Pictures of me could probably be found fairly easily, but I'm not going to post any here. :3

My hobbies including reading, playing games of all kinds (as long as they're good), petting my cat, and studying historical linguistics.

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I'm Laura, 22 years old, and I currently reside in West Virginia, USA.

I grew up on console gaming, even though I play nigh-exclusively on PC now, so my introduction to adventure games was fairly late. I only seriously started playing them about 5 or so years ago. I was introduced to Tim Schafer through Psychonauts and I loved that game so much that I just had to see what other things he'd worked on, so I started digging through the backlog of LucasArts adventure games and fell in love.

My favorite games include Psychonauts, the Monkey Island series (sans Escape, though I didn't think it was horrible, I just certainly wouldn't list it among my favorites), Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, the Sam and Max series, the STALKER series, the Half-Life series, the Portal series, the Jet Set Radio series, Deus Ex 1 and 3, Beyond Good and Evil, and probably some other games that I'll remember later and want to punch myself for not listing.

I backed the project because I'm a big fan of Tim Schafer's work and I think he really deserves the opportunity to create a game in a genre he (as well as I) loves without having to worry about publishers. The fact that he's teaming up with Ron Gilbert to make it is just extra awesome.

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Hi I'm Sam from Barcelona, Spain and I'm 32 (WTF?! am I the oldest guy around here?!)

I work as a Network Administrator but I'm also a game analyst actually writting on Eurogamer.es and I have also been on many videogame podcasts for 7 years now.

I love videogames, not only playing them but also learn about all the industry around them. And here I am with Mr. Tim Schafer!!

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It was a dream come true to know him in person and interview him 3 years ago @ ArtFutura'09.

And here are some games I really loved:

Half Life series, Outcast, The Dig, Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, The Day of the Tentacle, Beyond Good & Evil, Shadow of the Colossus, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Super Mario World, Gauntlet II, Magicka, Limbo, Psychonauts, Broken Sword II, Simon the Sorcerer, Braid, World of Goo, Battlefield 2, Mafia, Team Fortress 2, Portal series, Deus Ex saga, The Witcher saga, Dragon Age Origins, Elder Scrolls saga, Machinarium, Zeno Clash, Arkham City or Starcraft saga.

Just to name a few.... :P

And Double Fine Adventure is my most anticipated game for 2012-2013.

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