Double Fine's Dwarf Fortress-like title, Spacebase DF-9, recouped its initial investment amount of $400k within two weeks of entering open beta, Indie Fund announced on its official website, promising similar funding ventures in the future.
"This is an important milestone for us because the success of this experiment opens the door for us to support more projects of this magnitude in the future," the update reads. "To be clear, this won't affect the number of smaller projects we fund. Our bottleneck has always been finding promising projects to invest in, not lack of funds.'
Indie Fund revealed that 15 percent of the revenue came through direct sales and 85 percent was through Steam Early Access. The space simulator's open access first rolled out Oct. 15 and is currently available via theSpacebase DF-9 website or Steam Early Access. Early access tiers begin at $25, which offers consumers Steam code for the Linux, Mac or Windows PC version of the game.
Spacebase DF-9 players are tasked with maintaining a spacestation while keeping its occupants sated and healthy. To learn more about the title, be sure to check out our chat with JP LeBreton, the game's project lead, who discusses in-game threats such as monstrous, centipede-like parasites.