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A project in San Francisco, CA by Double Fine Productions

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A tactical strategy PC game on an epic fantasy timeline from the creators of Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, and Iron Brigade!
Backers: 31770
Average Pledge Per Backer: $39

Funded: $1,228,935 of $725,000
Dates: May 30th -> Jun 27th (29 days)
Project By: Double Fine Productions
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Latest News

Are AAA Game Developers Hurting Crowdfunding?

February 20th - via:
Are AAA game developers hurting Kickstarter and crowdfunding? Are they too big to ask for donations? (Read More)

Massive Chalice - A Visually Distinct Strategy Game

December 10th - via:
Massive Chalice from Double Fine is a great Kickstarter funded strategy video game. Now lets look at the games' unique art style. (Read More)

Massive Chalice Early Access Review

December 5th - via:
Double Fine hit it way out of the park with their first Kickstarter – Double Fine Adventure. Even with that game pending release at the time, the developer set up another campaign. Massive Chalice looked to be an intense new XCOM-like strategy title and again drew tons of funding. After that runaway success in 2013 the game is finally in playable form on Steam. Of course, it’s not done yet so it’s currently wearing the Early Access moniker. How does the game fare right now? (Read More)

What Not to do in Massive Chalice. A Strategy Primer.

November 25th - via:
Massive Chalice is a strategy game funded on Kickstarter from Double Fine Productions. Here's our guide on what NOT to do. (Read More)

Massive Chalice Is an Xbox One Console Exclusive

June 16th - via:
In an update on the game's Kickstarter page, Double Fine's Brad Muir announced that in addition to PC and Mac, Massive Chalice will also be coming as a console exclusive to Xbox One. He also reiterated that the game will be coming to PC and Mac first and foremost. (Read More)

Massive Chalice Announced for Xbox One

June 9th - via:
During Microsoft’s E3 Press Briefing, it was announced that the Kickstarter funded, Massive Chalice, by Double Fine Adventures will be coming out on PC as well as Xbox One. (Read More)

Think Kickstarter frees creators? Tim Schafer says otherwise.

December 31st - via:
It’s generally accepted that crowd-funding services are invaluable to games, allowing creative types to get things done without the oversight of a greedy publisher, who’d typically push for safe bets. However, in a recent interview, comments by Tim Schafer of Doublefine, whose game Broken Age was funded on Kickstarter and is under development, shed a little doubt on the wisdom of the crowd. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie: $23 million raised in six months

December 11th - via:
The past six months have proven fruitful for crowdfunded games. In total, 186 different Indiegogo and Kickstarter video game projects earned $23,914,666 from the months of June through November. Those numbers are courtesy of 500,467 backers in the six-month period, who raised $13,173,182 beyond the combined goals of the projects to reach stretch goals that will bring games to additional platforms and grant players more content. (Read More)

How devs manage the energy of their crowdfunding communities

November 29th - via:
The video game industry owes a debt to Kickstarter. Without the crowdfunding platform, many independently created games may have never made it into development. But every success story has its own bumps in the road — although when it comes to the backer community, the tools with which to make it over these bumps aren't always available. (Read More)

If you back a Kickstarter game, don’t be surprised when it’s late

July 5th - via:
Thousands of backers gave money to Double Fine Adventure for their latest point-and-click game, only to be demoralized by a two-year setback on their game. Kickstarter gamers, it’s time to expect the pain of delayed games. (Read More)

Double Fine Wasn't Being "Greedy" With Second Kickstarter

July 2nd - via:
Massive Chalice lead Brad Muir says that big name Kickstarter campaigns help smaller projects find funding. (Read More)

Massive Chalice Kickstarter Closes

July 1st - via:
Massive Chalice's Kickstarter campaign has ended, with a total of $1.3 million in backing, considerably more than the original asking of $725,000. (Read More)

Double Fine's Massive Chalice Ends Its Kickstarter Run

June 30th - via:
Massive Chalice, Double Fine's upcoming tactical fantasy title, has ended its time on Kickstarter with plenty of development money made. (Read More)

Double Fine's, Massive Chalice fully funded

June 29th - via:
Last month, Double Fine announced it’s new Kickstarter for Massive Chalice a tactical combat game spanning multiple generations. Just under a week into the campaign, backers had put enough money into the title to surpass it’s $725,000 goal. The Kickstarter is now over, with a final pledge total of $1,229,015, making leaps and bounds over it’s original goal. (Read More)

Massive Chalice Kickstarter ends successfully with $1.2M raised

June 28th - via:
Double Fine has successfully funded another new project via Kickstarter, Massive Chalice, and it raised nearly double of it’s original goals. The campaign, which launched back in May, had a funding goal of $725,000 — this goal was reached and surpassed in early June. Project lead Brad Muir, who has worked on Double Fine titles like Iron Brigade, Brütal Legend and Psychonauts, spoke to Polygon and he was surprised at how successful the Kickstarter was. (Read More)

Double Fine's Massive Chalice Kickstarter campaign ends with $1.2 million raised

June 28th - via:
Double Fine Production's Kickstarter campaign to fund an upcoming strategy game called Massive Chalice recently ended with a total of $1,229,015 raised. (Read More)

Backers-Only Livestream Call-In Info!

June 27th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Today is the Day!

June 27th - via:
Hello MASSIVE CHALICE fans! It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN! Closing Livestream TODAYWe’re going to be running a livestream starting at 11am Pacific (18:00 GMT) running all the way to our closing at 2pm. Come join us on our channel for special... (Read More)

How Double Fine's happy-go-lucky designer won Kickstarter

June 27th - via:
Double Fine may have blown the doors open on video game crowdfunding, but that didn't make Brad Muir any less nervous about leading the studio's second Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Two Big Kickstarters Concluded Today – ‘Massive Chalice’ And ‘Kickstarted’ – Did You Kick In?

June 27th - via:
It’s not terribly often that two (or more) major Kickstarters conclude their campaigns within hours of each other, but that’s what happened today. Often times, we give our dollars and they just kinda go on without us until we get the e-mail that they’re done and our bank accounts were charged. While it’s too late to chip in now, let’s go over and see what you may have missed! Disclosure: I’m running my own Kickstarter campaign at the moment and I backed both of these projects. (Read More)

Board Game Livestream with Tim TONIGHT, Art Livestream with Derek, Brad’s Interview Pt. 3, Call into Closing Stream TOMORROW

June 26th - via:
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Fans! It's our penultimate update! :D Board Game Stream with Tim TONIGHT! Our last board game stream was so much fun that we’ve decided to do another one. And this time we’re bringing in Tim Schafer and Chris Remo! We’ll be... (Read More)

'Massive Chalice' Kickstarter Campaign In Final Stretch

June 26th - via:
In creating Massive Chalice Double Fine was inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind the developers are creating an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where the player, as an immortal king or queen, will develop a powerful dynasty over an epic century-spanning timeline, training generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion. (Read More)

Raptr Q&A Today, Team Roundtable Discussion, Environment Art!

June 25th - via:
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Fans! Raptr Q&A Session Today! We’re holding a Q&A session with the Raptr community from 11am-6pm Pacific. John and Brad will be in the comment thread answering questions about MASSIVE CHALICE. Feel free to come by and... (Read More)

Brad Talks Audio, X-COM Livestream Today!

June 24th - via:
Happy Monday MASSIVE CHALICE Fans! This is it, backers - the final week of the Kickstarter! The more pledges we raise, the more programmers, artists, and designers we’ll have to make the best MASSIVE CHALICE possible, so keep spreading the word!... (Read More)

Extra Digital Copy for $35+, Demon Concept Art, Artist Livestream #2, E3 Selfie Videos!

June 21st - via:
Hello again MASSIVE CHALICE backers! Happy Friday! Extra Digital Copy of MASSIVE CHALICE at $35+MASSIVE CHALICE is a game designed to inspire awesome emergent stories and experiences that you'll want to talk to your friends about—now you can share... (Read More)

House & Sigil Editor Details, Meet John!

June 20th - via:
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Fans! We’re one week away from the end of our campaign! We can’t wait to cross the finish line with you guys and start making MASSIVE CHALICE. But today we’ve got an interview with designer John Swisshelm and details on how... (Read More)

Board Game Night Tonight and Brad Interview #2!

June 19th - via:
Hey Everyone! We are still reeling from raising over a million dollars due to your MASSIVE support! We’ve got just over a week to go and it’s going to be packed with art drops, design updates, livestreams and games! We’re particularly excited... (Read More)

Double Fine’s Massive Chalice Kickstarter Hits $1 Million

June 19th - via:
Three weeks ago, Double Fine started up another massive Kickstarter project, asking fans for $725,000 in pre-funding for Massive Chalice. The game studio has now proven that its success with Broken Age was not a fluke. (Read More)

We Broke a Million! Brad AMA on Reddit Today, and Hero Concept Art!

June 18th - via:
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Backers! We Broke a Million!WE BROKE A MILLION DOLLARS TODAY! Thank you guys so much! We’re really excited to commit to the MILLION DOLLAR TEAMSTREAM twice a month where we’ll share news about the game design, development... (Read More)

Brad and John Skype with Jake Solomon, Reddit AMA Tomorrow, Bitcoins!

June 17th - via:
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Fans! E3’s over and we’re moving into our final full week before we close on the 27th. We’ve got a lot of exciting updates planned this week, so let’s get into it! :D XCOM’s Jake Solomon on MASSIVE CHALICE Recently Brad... (Read More)

Brad Muir on building trust with Double Fine's Massive Chalice

June 17th - via:
Double Fine is using a second (and already successful) Kickstarter to produce "Massive Chalice," an ambitious turn-based strategy game that hinges on the lineage of your kingdom. Project lead Brad Muir is candid about the early delta between the game's promises – allowing you to produce and raise multiple generations of heroes in a war against demons – and the reality anticipated by those committed to its crowdfunding drive, which exists independently of that for Broken Age. (Read More)

Giant Bomb Stream and E3 Selfies!

June 15th - via:
Happy Post-E3 Weekend! Brad and Anthony couldn’t have been more thrilled to meet all the MASSIVE CHALICE fans who came up to them and shared their support. You guys are the best! :D! Giant Bomb Twitch StreamDuring E3 Brad had the opportunity to sit... (Read More)

Podcast Episode #1, Artist Livestream

June 14th - via:
E3 has come and gone and the weekend is almost upon us. It was really great to have the opportunity to talk to people at the show about MASSIVE CHALICE! We laughed, we cried, we drank, we held our heads high. Ok so maybe it wasn't that dramatic but... (Read More)

Double Fine Gets Indie Fund Backing For Two More Games

June 13th - via:
The Brutal Legend studio is adding two more titles to its catalog of games in development. (Read More)

Art Commentary with Mark Hamer, Influences from Peter Chan, Brad and Tim on Giant Bomb tonight!

June 12th - via:
We’re having a blast at E3 due in no small part to you guys and gals! Thanks again to all of the backers that have come up and said hi at the show. It’s really great to see your smiling faces in person! :D! Art Commentary with Mark HamerEarlier... (Read More)

Get to Know Brad - Part I, Podcast Version of Design Chat

June 11th - via:
Greetings from E3, MASSIVE CHALICE fans! The constant flow of :D’s from you guys has been overwhelming, so we thought we would return the love in a more personal way today. Interview with Brad: Part 1 The talented guys at 2 Player Productions... (Read More)

Million Dollar TeamStream and E3!

June 10th - via:
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE backers! The response to our support of new languages and PayPal option has been super positive—thank you! The MASSIVE CHALICE MILLION DOLLAR TEAMSTREAM MASSIVE CHALICE just cracked $900,000 today! Thanks so much for your... (Read More)

Double Fine's Massive Chalice Almost Didn't Have Same-Sex Marriage

June 8th - via:
Following suggestions from fans and Kickstarter backers, Double Fine intends to implement same-sex marriage into its upcoming turn-based strategy game, Massive Chalice. (Read More)

Tim Schafer discusses Double Fine’s second Kickstarter, and Microsoft’s lack of indie outreach

June 8th - via:
I keep hearing the silly argument that Double Fine just opens their hands and free money falls into them, but this is a company that has been delivering games that people love for over a decade, and they've always treated their fans with respect. That's step one to finding this sort of success on Kickstarter, and there's no shortcut to that approach. Other companies are welcome to emulate it. (Read More)

New Languages, PayPal, Final Fantasy Tactics Live Stream!

June 7th - via:
Hello! Salut! Ciao! Hallo! ¡Hola! New LanguagesNow that we've cleared our goal by a significant amount we’re super pumped to announce that in addition to English, we’ll be able to translate MASSIVE CHALICE to French, Italian, German and Spanish... (Read More)

How Kickstarter Got Gay Marriage Into Massive Chalice

June 7th - via:
In Double Fine’s Massive Chalice, heroes follow one of (videogame) life’s most well-worn paths: fight demons, fight demons, fight demons. But these heroes age, and their blood slowly ceases its boiling. They grow old and begin to seek out someone else to warm their weary bones. Also, to birth and raise the most powerful combat babies in all the realm because, you know, demons. Still, it’s a rather traditionally minded system at heart, so I had to ask: where do gay couples enter the picture, if at all? Massive Chalice lead Brad Muir was honest: that issue totally slipped his mind… at first. But then Kickstarter backers swooped in to save the day. Hurrah! It is, however, an ending that Muir doesn’t think would’ve been quite so happy had a traditional publisher been in the mix. (Read More)

Design Chat!

June 6th - via:
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Fans! Our pledge total keeps going up and we’re so thankful for your support! Design ChatWe’ve got a special treat for you today: a lengthy video from 2 Player Productions documenting an early design conversation between Brad... (Read More)

Game Gets Gay Marriage, Because Kickstarter

June 6th - via:
Double Fine's strategy game Massive Chalice will let you get married, and make babies. But wait a minute. What if two dudes/ladies want to get married? (Read More)

Brad Plays XCOM, Avatars/Backgrounds and More!

June 5th - via:
Hey Everyone, The love keeps coming in for MASSIVE CHALICE which is phenomenal -thank you so much again! The more money we can raise the deeper we can take the MASSIVE CHALICE experience! We’ve got some great things lined up for you guys including... (Read More)

We Made Our Goal!

June 4th - via:
A big :D to all you guys and a huge thanks for hitting our goal! We’ve been listening to a lot of your feedback and we’ve got some great things to share. Two New Reward Tiers!You’ve been asking us to tweak our reward curve, and we think it... (Read More)

Double Fine’s Massive Chalice Kickstarter Has Been Successfully Funded

June 4th - via:
Despite the fact that Double Fine still has it’s previously crowdfunded Broken Age in production and not even a weeks time has passed since it’s launch – Massive Chalice has been fully funded. We covered some of the early details when the campaign launched. Stretch goals aren’t neatly outlined, but the team simply says the scale of the game will grow based on the amount of funding they receive. More on Massive Chalice as it becomes available. (Read More)

Double Fine's Broken Chalice Kickstarter campaign hits goals in seven days

June 4th - via:
Just seven days after Double Fine started its Kickstarter campaign to fund a new game—dubbed Massive Chalice—the company has met its goals. With 23 days to go, the Kickstarter campaign sits at $734,403. The original goal of the Kickstarter campaign was to get $725,000. This would be the second game that Double Fine has decided to fund through a Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Double Fine Kickstarter Reaches Target In Six Days

June 4th - via:
Tim Schafer's Double Fine launched a Kickstarter for its turn-based strategy title Massive Chalice back on 30th May, within one day it raised half its ask, and within six days it reached and surpassed its $725K target. The funding total stands at $736,306 at time of writing, and there are still 23 days to go. Stretch goals ahoy! When the Kickstarter launched, Double Fine promised that the game would grow depending on the amount of funding received, but was coy about the specifics. "Ongoing conversations with the community" is Double Fine's stretch goal mantra; no doubt those conversations will start any time now. (Read More)

Double Fine's 'Massive Chalice' crushes its Kickstarter goal, and still has 23 days to go

June 4th - via:
Double Fine's 'Massive Chalice' Kickstarter reach its funding goal of $725,000 after less than a week. It's Double Fine's second successful Kickstarter campaign, after the one for the adventure game that became 'Broken Age' earned many times its original goal last year. (Read More)

'Massive Chalice' Kickstarter Campaign Successful After Mere Days

June 4th - via:
In creating Massive Chalice Double Fine was inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind the developers are creating an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where the player, as an immortal king or queen, will develop a powerful dynasty over an epic century-spanning timeline, training generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion. (Read More)

Double Fine's second Kickstarter successful

June 4th - via:
Brutal Legend studio's crowd-funding campaign for Massive Chalice crosses $725,000 target, extra funds to be used to expand game's scope. (Read More)

Double Fine's New Kickstarter Game Inspired By X-COM, Fire Emblem, And 'Game Of Thrones'

June 2nd - via:
It’s hard to talk about the rise of Kickstarted video game projects without mentioning Double Fine. After all, it was the record-breaking Double Fine Adventure campaign that started a chain reaction of video game projects on the crowdfunding site. (Read More)

Massive Chalice: Double Fine's New Kickstarter Project

June 1st - via:
After setting records on Kickstarter, and pretty much starting the Kickstarter revolution– Double Fine is back with another amazing looking game. MASSIVE CHALICE! for the PC, Linux, and Mac. As of this posting, the project is at $566,469 of its desired $750,000 goal, with 26 days still remaining. (Read More)


May 31st - via:
Hello MASSIVE CHALICE Backers! Wooooo! :D! From the moment we launched the MASSIVE CHALICE Kickstarter it has been crazy around here. We are blown away by your support. The MASSIVE CHALICE team and all of Double Fine can’t thank you enough. You are... (Read More)

Double Fine comes back to Kickstarter for 'Massive Chalice' funding

May 31st - via:
Yesterday, Double Fine Productions returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for their new IP "Massive Chalice." After raising a record-breaking $3,336,371 for "Broken Age", Double Fine is asking for $725,000 to fund their new project which will be a tactical strategy game that will play like "X-Com" and have a setting similar to "Game of Thrones". (Read More)

Double Fine's Latest Kickstarter Is XCOM Meets Game Of Thrones

May 31st - via:
Double Fine reveals its latest Kickstarter, a turn-based permadeath strategy RPG with flavours of Game Of Thrones. (Read More)

Super Joystiq Podcast 052: Fuse, Grid 2, Double Fine Kickstarter, Tropes vs. Women in Video Games

May 31st - via:
In news, Alexander, Jess, and Sinan kick things off with Nintendo's Best Buy E3 plans. In other news, GameStop stock prices are suffering over the Xbox One used games controversy, Sony confirmed that PS4 games will support remote play on PS Vita, Double Fine has launched another Kickstarter, the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games discussion continues, and more. (Read More)

Double Fine launches second Kickstarter, 'Massive Chalice'

May 31st - via:
Double Fine's first Kickstarter was, for most of 2012, the fundraising service's most successful video game project. Now the San Fran studio returns with Massive Chalice, a generational game of kingdom management and enthusiastically cute warriors. (Read More)

Double Fine Launches Kickstarter For Massive Chalice

May 30th - via:
Double Fine, the creators of one of the most funded Kickstarter campaigns in the history of the popular crowdfunding platform have unveiled their newest project – Massive Chalice. Whether it’s their previous interactions with Kickstarter, or their high profile game portfolio, Double Fine has amassed over 120k of their targeted 725k goal since launch (mere days). (Read More)

Double Fine Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Massive Chalice

May 30th - via:
Double Fine has launched a new Kickstarter project. This time the studio needs your help funding a turn-based strategy title dubbed Massive Chalice. (Read More)

Double Fine Bets on Kickstarter Again With 'Massive Chalice' Campaign

May 30th - via:
"If turn-based tactics and feudal fantasy had a lovechild, and that offspring founded a mighty century-spanning dynasty, it would be Massive Chalice," (Read More)

Double Fine asks crowd to lift 'Massive Chalice' game

May 30th - via:
Renowned video game studio Double Fine turns to Kickstarter to fund a new project, a fantasy strategy game with a dose of 'Game of Thrones' family values. (Read More)

Double Fine launches second Kickstarter game, SRPG Massive Chalice

May 30th - via:
Almost a millennium ago (in internet time), Double Fine kickstarted the Kickstarter craze for the video game industry with what is now known as Broken Age. Since then, it seems nearly every game developer — indie or otherwise — has attempted to gain funding for a project through the crowdfunding platform. Now, even though Broken Age has yet to release, Double Fine is throwing another plea into the please-give-us-money engine in the form of Massive Chalice, a strategy RPG. (Read More)

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