Tim Schafer tells Game Informer that his studio, Double Fine, still is trying to buy back the rights to Stacking and Costume Quest from the dissolved THQ, and also Brütal Legend from EA and Iron Brigade (formerly Trenched) from Microsoft. "We can still make more of those games," he says.
Now that we had the Oscars last night, it is time to gather a list of games that enhanced their storytelling by featuring real-life actors, actresses and other celebrities—not just as voice actors, but sometimes even as the main characters.
As one of the most imaginative video game developers in the business, it's a pleasure today to highlight the work of one of the artists at Double Fine, the studio behind games like Brutal Legend, Psychonauts and Trenched.
Once upon a time, game designer Tim Schafer called Activision honcho Robert Kotick "a total prick". ("Once upon a time" being this past July). Then, Schafer said his remark was an "accident". The "total..." exec has retorted.
The creators of Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend aren't making a sequel to their Jack Black-starring heavy metal action game. Instead they're making four new games, one of which is the Halloween-themed role-playing game Costume Quest.