Here's the launch trailer for Double Fine's fantasy hacking adventure, Hack 'n' Slash. Does it remind you of anything? 'Cause it really should, at least if you're old enough. Or you like retro commercials. Anyway, the game launches on Steam Early Access in "just a matter of weeks"—check out our impressions here. » 4/11/14 5:20am Friday 5:20am

Adventure Time Creator Has Four Game Ideas For Double Fine

Pen Ward's been involved in a couple of games in some way or another, but never quite like this. Thanks to Double Fine's two-week-long game jam—Amnesia Fortnight, aka the reason why Double Fine made Costume Quest, Stacking and others—you'll get to vote on several pitches to see which the developers will prototype, four … » 2/06/14 4:30pm 2/06/14 4:30pm

Broken Age, Act 1: The Kotaku Review

This is what you wanted from Double Fine Adventure: A cartoony stylized world, lovingly rendered in 2D and fractured in ways that only nonsensical combinations of random items can fix. What you're getting in Broken Age, Act 1: All of that, but with a level of cuteness, humor and heartache that's exceedingly rare in the … » 1/28/14 12:30pm 1/28/14 12:30pm

Why Tim Schafer Doesn't Make A Lot Of Sequels

These days it can seem like every other video game is a sequel. Everyone loves sequels, right? They're familiar, they let game-makers perfect their formulas and expand the worlds they've created. But a few developers still make mostly new games. » 9/16/13 8:00pm 9/16/13 8:00pm

I Wish All Video Games Had Premises This Good

A good video game can get a lot of mileage out of its premise. Lots of games sell themselves on some sort of gameplay hook: It's a stealth game… and you can fly! But how about old-school adventure games? They're all story. To hook you, they've gotta start strong. » 9/12/13 9:00pm 9/12/13 9:00pm