Tim Schafer, founder and CEO of Double Fine Productions, today shaved off his beard. This event was shown live to more than 700 viewers.
Until about, oh, early last week, Psychonauts 2 seemed like an idea—or maybe a wish—that would never become a video game.
Like, totally out of nowhere, Double Fine just hit us with an update to the PC version of "excellent game" Psychonauts, adding Steam Play cloud saves, achievements and support for Mac OS X. Additionally, there's a "slightly modified Meat Circus."
The people at Double Fine Productions, of Brutal Legend, Costume Quest and Stacking fame, are releasing their next game in June. That's Trenched, remember?
Creating a brand-new official Muppet character is a task few people in this world have the opportunity to undertake. Double Fine Productions Scott Campbell is one of those people, and this is what his effort has wrought.
How best to explain the wonderfully unusual Trenched? It's true that it's a tower defense game. It's also a third-person shooter, a deeply customizable war game with loot drops and online player progression. This is World War I-era trench warfare, only this time, the good guys have giant gas-powered mechs and the bad…
The people behind games as diverse as Brutal Legend, Costume Quest and Stacking are making a war game. A World War I game. With giant mechanized robots. Trench warfare from an alternate reality is the next downloadable game from Double Fine Productions. It's called Trenched.
Stacking is a game about Russian stacking dolls. Matryoshka dolls. You know, the dolls that fit within shells of shells of other dolls.
Don't let the farting, the peeing of pants and the tossing of cookies let you think that Russian doll adventure game Stacking is just about sophomoric humor. There's depth to this downloadable game, layers to this tale of a pint-sized chimney sweep.
Halloween has come and gone, but Double Fine Productions' candy-coated role-playing game Costume Quest will continue. The first add-on for that downloadable game, Grubbins On Ice, is coming soon.
Tim Schafer, creative force behind Grim Fandango and Brutal Legend, is ready and willing to give you that Psychonauts sequel you've been dreaming of. Now he just needs a publisher to finance the damn thing.
Super Mario cakes? Doom jello sculptures? No edible homage to video games would be surprising unless the edible homage was... healthy? One inspired cook made a dish of Costume Quest for her boyfriend to eat and for us to admire.
Costume Quest, the next game from the Psychonauts and Brutal Legend studio DoubleFine — and more importantly, the only trick-or-treating role-playing game of the year — will be released on October 20, the game's publisher THQ revealed today. Price: $15.
When news hit that Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer were working together again at the same studio, all thoughts seemed to shift to Monkey Island.
Double Fine Productions' Psychonauts, the classic psychic adventure, when cut to ape Christopher Nolan's Inception scene-by-scene works shockingly well. Either consider this fan-made mash-up a dose of clever nostalgia or a reminder that, yes, you really should play some Psychonauts.
The house of Brutal Legend and Pyschonauts has Costume Quest next. And then? "A third-person adventure digital game scheduled to be released in early 2011," according from publisher THQ's press release today. What should it be?