Agree, Irishmile. I'm quite leery about taking advantage of PC adventure gamers' love for old franchises and using the funds to make games targeted at the mobile device market. I thought I saw another one that just came out with the same kind of issue.
I'm not sure I'm thrilled with the idea of Kickstarter for remakes, either. Fan remakes, where you can feel the love and dedication put into them and money is not part of the equation, are far more appealing to me. And I thought the DF project was exciting in large part because it's about new IP created for the purpose; the investment is in the creative people who have proven track records (in adventures as well as gaming more generally) and structural resources for producing for PC/console.
With King's Quest, I'd have to guess they're talking about remakes there, too. At least I can't imagine Telltale wouldn't have gotten exclusivity for new, original titles. But who knows?
I was never a Larry fan anyway, so I'll pass on this one. I have to wonder whether he'll have the same appeal today as he did 20 years ago. To me, Freddy Pharkas was Al's best work.