How Westwood Made The Lion King, One Of Gaming's Finest Platformers

In the first episode of Double Fine's new "Devs Play" series, Westwood Studios co-founder Louis Castle explores the challenges of turning one of Disney's most beloved animated films into a 16-bit platformer. I've learned so much. » 12/23/14 2:00pm 12/23/14 2:00pm

Please, Don't Hurt Day Of The Tentacle

I hope that when Day of the Tentacle is remastered, all they do is clean up the audio and very gently increase the native resolution of the game. Because to mess with this kind of art is to mess with pixel perfection. » 12/07/14 9:54pm 12/07/14 9:54pm

Day of the Tentacle Is Getting Remastered

A whole new generation of gamers will finally get to play Day of the Tentacle, one of the greatest adventure games ever created, thanks to a newly-announced remaster from Double Fine. » 12/06/14 2:38pm 12/06/14 2:38pm

The Crazy Journey To Save Grim Fandango

Snazzy, beloved noir adventure game Grim Fandango is getting resurrected: better graphics, new controls, new music—the works. Not so long ago, however, the game was seemingly lost to time, and Double Fine had to go on a journey involving chains of people, stolen hard drives, and lost code to save it. » 11/05/14 8:45pm 11/05/14 8:45pm

Tim Schafer Dreams Of An Open-World Grim Fandango Sequel

A sequel to Tim Schafer and co's classic skeleton noir LucasArts adventure, Grim Fandango? Be still, my non-beating heart. This is only an idea that's been kicking around in Schafer's skull for a while, but it's an exciting one nonetheless. And it's inspired by Grand Theft Auto, of all things. » 11/04/14 7:35pm 11/04/14 7:35pm

The Slapstick Fighting Game That Took Over An Entire Festival

"I think the game is kind of horrifying," one game developer tells me over drinks. "Its violence... the intent behind it, is a little too real." His comments strike me as strange, given that Gang Beasts reminds me of watching slapstick comedy from The Marx Brothers and The Three Stooges as a kid. » 9/26/14 5:13pm 9/26/14 5:13pm

Double Fine Struggles Show The Problems With Steam Early Access

Once upon a time Double Fine hoped to keep in-progress space station sim Spacebase DF-9 going for five years. Now, however, they're abruptly pulling the plug, omitting many planned features from the "final" version. Fans are, understandably, upset. Double Fine says it all comes down to one unfortunate reality: money. » 9/22/14 4:30pm 9/22/14 4:30pm

The Most Realistic Fighting Game, In A Manner Of Speaking

I believe that Double Fine's latest venture into indie publishing, Gang Beasts, is one of the most realistic depictions of combat ever seen in a game. This is because 90 percent of fights are sloppy, awkward affairs where all involved fall down and give each other angry hugs. » 8/29/14 5:00pm 8/29/14 5:00pm

That HD remake of Grim Fandango, announced at Sony's E3 press conference last month, isn't just for PlayStation—it'll be out on PC, Mac, and Linux too, Double Fine just announced. » 7/09/14 1:09pm 7/09/14 1:09pm

Meet The World's Most Useless RPG Character

An RPG party member who can't attack or even move, who spends every turn being the butt of more than a hundred jokes? Yes, he's real, and I learned all about him at E3. » 6/17/14 9:00pm 6/17/14 9:00pm

Broken Age Is As Charming As Ever On The iPad

The Double Fine adventure game that launched a million Kickstarter campaigns has finally made it to mobile, just as witty and charming as it was on the PC and a tad bit more intimate. » 6/12/14 10:01am 6/12/14 10:01am

Watch Tim Schafer Play Grim Fandango

This is the latest in a series of videos featuring Tim Schafer playing classic games he designed—90 minutes of Tim playing Grim Fandango and providing commentary on the making of the game. Nod knowingly (grimly?) as he says, "We're about to experience the most perfect and most infallible control scheme ever invented… » 5/31/14 1:38am 5/31/14 1:38am

Outer-Space Noir Adventure Game Looks As Cool As It Sounds

If you're one of the (many) people who's overjoyed by Kickstarter's impressive ability to revive underappreciated video game genres, then you should be excited about Last Life. » 4/11/14 1:30pm 4/11/14 1:30pm

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 4/11/14 5:20am

Costume Quest Goes From RPG To Comic Book

Double-Fine's Costume Quest is getting its own comic series. That shold be good enough news for fans of giant french fries monsters, but the even better news is that it's being done by fan artist extraordinaire (and former Kotaku contributor) Zac Gorman. » 4/10/14 11:00pm 4/10/14 11:00pm