How Tim Schafer Got His Start

These days, Tim Schafer is known as the man behind Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. But everybody has to start somewhere, and Schafer got his start at Lucasfilm Games, a job he won after sending in this crazy-ass application.

I read about this a few months back in Rogue Leaders, the book on the history of Lucasarts, but was sad that the book didn't actually feature the thing. Now, I am sad no more.

Because Schafer has posted the entire application on Double Fine's site, which was submitted in the form of a game design document for an adventure title. As the man says, it "will surely become the standardized template for all future job-getting letters".


TWENTY YEARS, only a few tears. [Double Fine]