Double Fine Adventure, a game crowdfunded by fans of Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert and the team at Double Fine, will most likely be a 2D adventure title, says the duo.
In a Q&A video on the game’s kickstarter page, Schafer said, “One of the things I missed about the 2D graphic adventures is that you would be able to have a great artist expressing themselves directly on the screen; not having to go through 3D shaders or any other complicated technology that might change or alter their vision.”
“So I do like the idea of hand-painted backgrounds. Then it's just a question of whether the characters should also be hand painted and animated.”
Gilbert agreed. “I think it should be all 2D. Old school.”
“I just think it's a lot more interesting than 3D. 3D does buy you a lot but for a project like this, just doing something that really emphasises the art of the artist - I think 2D would really give us that.”
The Q&A was created on the 13th of January, before Double Fine Adventure was announced and received unprecedented backing. Double Fine had originally sought US$400,000: $300,000 for development and $100,000 to shoot a documentary detailing its creation. As of writing, Double Fine Adventure has received $2,228,275.