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I'm Ohnhai (On-High) and in the real world I go by Stephen Rushbrook.

I'm a Veteran Games Artist/Designer currently taking a sabattical (thank you SOOO much THQ for closing your Australian Studuios... :( ) I have over 20 published games to my credit (Uridium 2, Carmageddon 2, De Blob 1&2, Barnyard, Nicktoons: Unite..........)

I love adventure games and think Grim Fandango is posibly the best. I think the Telltale games are brave attempts but are fundamentally flawed through lack of true understanding of the art of adventure game creation. (Too many utterly meaningless converstation choices that lead to the same responce no-matter what. there should be a concequence of each choice)

I believe tallent should be funded and left to do its thing and that the mega corperate nature of game publishing had strangled the very golden goose they bought into all those years ago.. thats why im moe than happy to fund games through kickstarter. (feed the dev, clean his cage, let him run free)

I like designing/building furniture

TV programs of note : Dr Who, Castle, Glee (dont hate me), SG1, West Wing Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory...

Music: Reel Big Fish, Kate Miller-Heidke, TMBG, Tim Minchin, C64 remixes...

Butterscotch...

HMMMMMNNNN...

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where was I?

Oh yes. Back to my art.....

if you wanna see what I get up to Click Here!

yours Stephen 'Ohnhai' Rushbrook

PS, It was I who upped my pledge from $110 to $510 just at thr right moment to push it over the $3Mill mark thank you, thank you :D

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Hey everyone!

My name is Dean but technically I'm posting for both myself and my daughter Addy.

This experience is kind-of a joint one between my daughter (8) and I (35) so she can see how a video game is made via the Double Fine Adventure experience. We're both big fans of Double Fine and I'm so excited, as gamers and as a father/daughter team, to watch this all come together.

We live in Richmond, Virginia and like music, Legos, games, comics and air guitar.

Great to meet everyone!

Cheers,

Dean

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Hi!

My name is Chris, I am 32 years old and I live in Berlin, Germany. I'm a comedy writer, proofreader and freelance programmer. I have played all the classic Lucasfilm/LucasArts Adventures up until Grim Fandango. I've also played later adventures like Longest Journey, the Telltale Sam & Max Adventures and Tales of MI. Nowadays I mostly play Fallout 3 and Fallout: NV. (And Minecraft, but who doesn't?)

Last year I've written the dialogue of the free online point-and-click adventure "Pirates of the Undead Sea" by PahuPahu, of which I am very proud of. It's surprisingly hard to be funny in another language.

Anyway, I am happy to be here. :)

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My name is Kenny as one might be able to guess from my username.. I am currently 24 years old and live in Sweden.. Work at a small local company as a programmer.. I love math in all its forms, and also I wear glasses but never contacts..

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Hi! I am Steve from Athens, Greece. I am 30 years old and I am a web developer.

I love adventure games and I am very happy I participate in an effort like this! :)

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Hi!

Name's Ran.

As a kid, the Lucasarts adventure games helped me learn English, and have a great time all the while.

I contributed as a way to say thanks- I hope this project will end up amazing.

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I'd imagine only folks from the UK will appreciate this, and I'm probably showing my age a bit too, but this thread reads like the most bizarre episode of 'Blind Date' ever...

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Blind dates so old school. If its not Take Me Out, I'm just not interested.

anyways, I'm Mike, 28 from merry ol' England, and am very happy to be here.

Hope everyone is well.

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I'm Jon and I supported Double Fine because I've always enjoyed their games, especially the stories they tell. I started school as a computer engineer, got into engineering school, and then made a U-turn because I suddenly realized I hated math when the numbers continued to disappear. I made films as a hobby so after receiving an IT degree in Audio/video media, I went to a film school, graduated and am currently in thesis for a masters in professional screenwriting. I work as a video production manager for a non-profit and also do projects with a production company myself and fellow filmmakers started. We've done shorts, music videos, etc. and plan to start production on a feature this year.

I'm probably more curious about the development of the game and the 2 Player Productions documentary. While making narrative stories is what I prefer, I make short documentaries for my nonprofit work and I'd like to see something that fully explores the development cycle of a game. The documentary and the game itself are helpful to me two-fold because my production company also has ties to aspiring game developers and some of our stories would fit better in a game than a movie. We've only recently considered getting involved in game development in some capacity, so seeing how this project plays out will answer a lot of questions. This Double Fine project is very interesting for several reasons and I'm glad to be a part of it.

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Hey guys, I'm Greg! I'm 28. I'm originally from Iowa and now living am in SF. I went to school for Music, then Med School, then worked at a Hollywood talent agency, and am now the Producer on this project!

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Hi everyone,

I'm Matt, 31 years old from the UK.

I started out playing Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island on the Atari ST and Amiga platforms. I also dabbled a bit with the Sierra adventured games but struggled a little with the fact you could walk off the edge of a cliff (which I often did). The Leisure Suit Larry games were always a favourite growing up but I really struggled to get past the questions on Leisure Suit Larry 3 - hey who needs parental controls?. Then again, in this day and age it would be easy enough to pull out a smart phone and find all the answers. Anyway, I digress, point and Click games were always my favorite type of games.

Moving on to the PC, one of the first games we got was the 7th Guest, enjoyed that. I remember picking up a boxed (cardboard box style) Day of the Tentacle from a computer fair(I remember it coming along with a sealed hints booklet) along with Beneath a Steel Sky a year or so later.

Full Throttle followed and I've built myself up a collection of original boxed games all of which I've imported into ScummVM so that I can dip into some old school point and click gaming when I feel like it.

Playing through Monkey Island is like watching a movie you've already seen before. I know exactly whats going to happen, exactly what I need to do to finish but the journey is oh so much fun.

I pledged $110 to the project as this was about the highest my budget would allow with an 8 month old baby. I'm looking forward to seeing the project develop, getting my hands on the game and hopefully it becoming a classic along with the rest of my adventure games.

One of the biggest things I'm looking forward to going into the future is introducing my son, Harry to these games. Whilst it's still a little while off yet, playing through The Secret of Monkey Island with him is going to be so much fun.

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Hello fellow backers. I'm Rob 34 from Salt Lake, I'm a software engineer and have been playing adventure games since I was tiny. Loved the Kings Quest/Space Quest games, played Maniac Mansion and Absolutely fell in love with DOTT and replay it about once a year. I would love to see what another Shaffer/Gilbert Adventure brainchild can produce. I think publishers have lost touch with the consumer and this is why Indie game development is eating the big studios lunch. That is why I backed the project. And I think if anyone can pull it off Double Fine can.

Hey! Glad to see another Utahn around here!

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I go by Jeremy, Jezza, or hey that guy. I'm 23, and live in Utah. Currently going to school for Digital Media, thinking about going into web design with it, but we'll see. I enjoy a wide gamut of video games, and after having so much fun with the small games Costume Quest and Iron Brigade, I figured what the hell, lets see what Double Fine can do(though I haven't actually played any of Tim and Ron's original games). I'm a rather late comer to video games, as my parents didn't support them growing up, nor did they or I have the money for them til I moved out. I also speak very basic Russian.

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I have played more than any human should have ever played of games. I have beaten most of them. I also decided to watch a hell of a lot of movies. My name has a bunch more meaning than you'd think at first or second glance. I have a really good sense in writing and design(or so I'm told, I dislike myself so I can't say) and I'm working towards becoming a game Dev. I live north of DF. Not that north.

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Hey everyone!

My name is Dean but technically I'm posting for both myself and my daughter Addy.

This experience is kind-of a joint one between my daughter (8) and I (35) so she can see how a video game is made via the Double Fine Adventure experience. We're both big fans of Double Fine and I'm so excited, as gamers and as a father/daughter team, to watch this all come together.

We live in Richmond, Virginia and like music, Legos, games, comics and air guitar.

Great to meet everyone!

Cheers,

Dean

This is awesome!

Glad to have you guys on board, I love legos too. :lol:

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My name's Jeremy and I'm a couple weeks shy of 26. I have a BFA in Cinema & Photography (emphasis in screenwriting) and I work a dead-end job. Gotta pay off those school loans before heading out West/East/whichever direction will take me. I'm your typical anime-loving, film-adoring, game-playing, neckbeard-ed elitist (one of the nicer ones though!) Paying off those loans would be easier if I hadn't stumbled upon Kickstarter. I backed this project for $100 and The Banner Saga for $50. Credit cards are great!

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Joe. I got my start in gaming from Sierra adventure games! (And the old D&D RPGs.. back when games were mostly just text - no graphics.) I, like many others apparently, was very disappointed when the adventure genre fell out of favor with publishers.

I went to school for illustration and fine art.

As for a photo...

<----------- That's a self-portrait of me, in pastel.

Now for a confession. I didn't even know who Tim Schafer was until this whole thing started... but then I heard about what games he made and most of them were on my top twenty list! So here I am! Go Tim, Go!

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Name is Alex. If I'm not playing games I'm probably watching cartoons. I'm a big fan of animation. I've always liked drawing and aspired to make cartoons once upon a time but no more. I mostly just take commission work these days for cartoon pin-ups.

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My name's Matt. I'm a 25-year-old editor of movies and such living in Southern California. I've got a wife and a job. I VERY much prefer my wife to my job.

I've got a long-standing addiction to video games of all sorts. I also like books, television, movies, and ducks.

Thank you all very much for enabling my addiction! I look forward to being a part of this community.

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The name's Cody.

26 year old game tester from the Greater Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada.

Most recently worked at Radical Entertainment, before that Electronic Arts and Propaganda Games.

Backed $110 for this project.

Longtime adventure game fan of Tim's games, starting with the original Monkey Island. Also a fan of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games. Still a fan, though it's difficult these days.

Favourite games: Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Skies of Arcadia, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and The Secret of Monkey Island.

Aspiring game developer and regular game jammer at the Global Game Jam (http://globalgamejam.org/) and other jams around Vancouver. My first student game design project was a point and click adventure in the same vein as Tim's classics.

Had the pleasure of chatting with Ron Gilbert at PAX a few years back, but missed Tim Schafer. He's faster than you'd think.

Fun facts:

- Martial artist of over 15 years, but have never been in a fight.

- An avid baker, mostly of pastries, cakes and bread.

- A self professed Brony. Look it up.

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Name: Swiss Calavera (real name)

Location: Toronto

Age: Old Enough

I am into comedy, video games, and making sure people I know think I'm better than them in some or most ways. I appreciate deep critical thinking and conversations about video games but find that most people lack either the knowledge of video games or the knowledge of how to critically think in general, thus I am left a bitter recluse. Adventure games are by far my favorite games and I would give another hundred after this one to keep more getting made.

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heyyooo

I moderate /r/diablo on reddit. Love adventure games (even though I haven't played as many) and good games in general.

Adventure games:

Played sam and max

monkey island

puzzle agent

(not the most impressive list I know, there are probably more.)

Games I am currently working on/need to beat

psychonauts

saria

machinarium (close)

Limbo

longest journey

I sold my soul to gaming and will support/promote/live it until the day I die.

Can't wait to see what the double fine people are going to do and how much they will interact with the community, hopefully this will set the industry standard with what works and doesn't work, and keeps gaming alive as an art form.

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Hello!

My name is Andreas, Im 22 and I live in Sweden. I love to make music and graphics on my free time for games etc. Here are two games I have been part of making graphics and music for:

GraviMaze - IOS (2012)

http://gravimaze.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ZgDjIbcfM

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GeoSnake - IOS (2010)

http://www.didev-studios.com/?p=207

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And here is my little site to see some art and listen to some music I have made:

http://andreas.inghe.se/

My favorite traditional adventure game is DOTT and The Longest Journey! :)

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Great read everyone, nice to see so many different people around here.

To myself: My name is Christoph from beautiful Bern, Switzerland. I'm a 25 years old PhD student in Virology/Biochemistry (no, you can't eat that) and a passionate gamer. Played almost all LucasArts adventures and many of the point & click adventures from the last few years.

Can't wait to see where this promising project is going.

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Hi, my name is Patrick

I'm a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and I'm getting my degree in 3d character animation.

I enjoy long walks on the beach, margaritas, and spending my Saturday nights playing old school D&D with my friends (2.0 and sometimes 3.5).

Favorite Games (to name a few): Mass Effect Series, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy 9, Halo 1, Psychonauts, Portal 2, Half Life 2, Guild Wars Series.

Current Books: The Great Hunt (WOT Book 2), Catching Fire (HG Book 2)

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My name is Jonathan Graeme Grier and I'm addicted to gaming.

I'm a husband and Dad from Scotland who's looking to get into paid games journalism, freelance or otherwise. Currently I'm a writer for www.ready-up.net, which is pretty awesome.

My favourite adventure game is probably Discworld 2, it's the one I remember best of them all from when I was a young 'un. Eric Idle was wonderful as Rincewind.

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Eric Idle is pretty amazing in everything he does!

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Hi my name is what it says right there.

I'm a 27yo PhD student in Computer Science from Paris, France and my colleagues think I'm writing my dissertation right now and not writing random stuff on the internet, the fools, although I probably should be doing that if I ever hope to defend. Meh, tomorrow. When I'm not writing math about how computers would work if they were anything like the theory says (and they're not,), I'm trying to cut down on my gaming cause it's entrenching on my work time. I also like to play bass guitar when nobody's looking but the neighbours don't have to see to complain about my not being good at it. I eat unattended children and dislike cats.

I've played several adventure games, mostly those Lucas Arts riddled with funny-dialogue and absurd situations. I also loved Psychonauts which is the only DF game I have played so far and otherwise tend to play anything from action to strategy games, via rpgs, digitalized board games and puzzle games. And I totally did not back this just for the T-Shirt.

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Okay, why not. No photo though - just imagine a mad scientist's unholy genetic crossbreed of Stephen King and Dan Akroyd and you'll know approximately what I look like. I'm Dave (open up, I got the stuff!), I live in Massachusetts, I'm 40 years old, and I am a computer/network engineer and programmer, web developer, project manager, AV specialist, and occasional music producer, online DJ, e-zine music reviewer, mixing/mastering engineer, and semi-competent musician (guitar, bass, and keyboards).

Regarding the five latter entries, while I enjoy a good range of musical genres and play a few different styles myself, I am first and foremost an unabashed and highly devoted metalhead. Thus, Brutal Legend is a much-loved game and was in fact the reason I finally broke down and bought a PS3.

My favorite games are adventures and RPG's, though my collection contains a little of almost everything. I tend to complete games verrrrry slowly...primarily because I allow myself to get distracted too easily by other things I find interesting at the moment.

Other interests include the usual gamut of nerdy stuff: sci-fi and fantasy, wacky humor (Python fanatic, of course), a very little bit of anime, PNP role-playing games, comic books, all that good type o'stuff. Aaaaand...that's enough about me.

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