Double Fine Adventure, will be an "old school" adventure game that is completely 2D, according to studio boss Tim Schafer in a Q&A posted on the game's .
"One of the reasons I was excited about making an adventure game was working with Nathan Stapley who's an artist who has a great painting style. 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," stated Schafer.
Writer Ron Gilbert added, "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."
Schafer also took the time to add new rewards for backing Double Fine Adventure, whose fundraising is still running for another 16 days. The new donation rewards include a Digital Soundtrack of the Documentary ($30 reward tier), a special edition box containing both the game disc and a DVD or Blu-Ray of the documentary ($100 reward tier), and The Double Fine Adventure Book ($60 reward tier for a digital PDF, $500 reward tier for a physical copy)
Also included in the update was a 35 minute video that was filmed between Schafer and Gilbert on the nature of adventure games. This was shot in January, well before they realized what kind of windfall awaited them (the game has raised $2.2M to date.)