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.
Today, Double Fine art director Lee Petty (project lead on Stacking, among other things) tweeted the picture above, saying "This is what happens if you leave things on your desk at Double Fine…"
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.
If we had any quibbles with Stacking, Double Fine's acclaimed downloadable game, it's that it felt held back in a semi-conspicuous way - one that might have foretold a sequel or a DLC extension. Lo and behold, the latter is indeed coming.
Stacking is a game about Russian stacking dolls. Matryoshka dolls. You know, the dolls that fit within shells of shells of other dolls.
Tim Schafer is a funny guy. He makes funny games like Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. And the idea for his newest game comes from an unlikely place.
Double Fine's Stacking, the gorgeous, funny, inventive adventure based on Russian matryoshka dolls arrives February 8 for PlayStation Network, a day later for Xbox Live Arcade. Playing with dolls will cost $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points, depending on your platform.
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.
The people who made heavy metal fantasy adventure Brutal Legend and Halloween role-playing game Costume Quest have revealed their next game, Stacking, a simply named game with many layers. And Russian nesting dolls that emit vicious gas in gameplay.