Double Fine's Tim Schafer has said that the developers are looking to reacquire the distribution rights for digital title Costume Quest and Stacking.Click here to read more...
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Broken Age (AKA The Artist Formerly Known As Double Fine Adventure) has received its first trailer, depicting its two protagonists living parallel lives, but separated by time and space. With over 90,000 Kickstarter and PayPal backers on board, not to mention being the project that started our love affair with crowd funding, it's fair to say that Double Fine have some fairly high expectations to live up to.
Double Fine have unleashed the first footage of Dropchord, a game created specifically for the hyper-accurate Leap motion control camera peripheral. It's largely inexplicable (we posit that you'll use both hands to control a bar linked by two points on a circular gameplay grid), but since it's being developed by team behind Double Fine Happy Action Theater, it's probably going to be a psychadelic good time.
The Leap is set to launch in May for PC, so it's likely that Dropchord will emerge shortly thereafter.Click here to read more...
The Double Fine Adventure will make its debut on PC, Mac and Linux, but the Ouya has managed to court the Kickstarted darling as a console exclusive.Click here to read more...
Remember last year, when it looked like, for a split-second, Tim Schafer and Markus Persson might team up to bring Psychonauts 2 to fruition? Apparently at the time, Notch was willing to match Schafer's valuation at $13 million.
Except it seems the number was wrong. And Notch is out.Click here to read more...
SEGA has announced that adventure-platformer hybrid The Cave will release on January 23rd (next Wednesday), gracing Steam and the European PlayStation Network for £9.99. It will launch simultaneously on XBLA, costing 1200 Microsoft Points.
The Wii U version hasn't been dated, though details will be forthcoming "soon."
Ron Gilbert and Double Fine have collaborated on a very quirky affair that compliments traditional logic-based adventuring with plenty of platforming, dark storylines and seven unique playable characters with different storylines to experience during multiple playthroughs. You can read our The Cave hands-on preview and Ron Gilbert interview for more details.
Platforms: PC, PSN, Wii U & XBLA
Developer: Ron Gilbert & Double Fine
When the creator of Monkey Island teams up with Double Fine, the result is a talking cave.
Ron Gilbert's latest game lets us assemble a team of three reprobates from a selection of seven, each of whom has a unique ability and a seriously dark past. Perhaps you'll choose the time traveller on a mission to prevent a future disaster, the heartbroken hillbilly, a chivalrous knight or the cute-yet-twisted twins, who just want to play (honest). Your characters assembled, you'll embark into the eponymous cavern: who is wry narrator, friend, mysterious antagonist and enormous sprawling environment all in one. By replicating key moments of their past - and future - The Cave will reveal who they really are... and what horrible secrets they possess.
It probably won't surprise you to learn that The Cave is an adventure game, considering its pedigree, but you probably wouldn't know it from the screenshots. Indeed, Gilbert feels that the genre is due a serious overhaul.
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One can't help but wonder if the timing of Kickstarter hitting the UK and the grumbling rumblings of backlash that we've spotted dotted around the corners of the internet over the past week or so aren't something more than purely coincidental. We are, after all, a nation rather more in tune with failure than success - one only has to look at the broad spectrum of a century of comedic output, let alone tabloid gossip "journalism", to note that us Brits have a predilection for placing people on pedestals one moment, and then mercilessly ripping them to shreds for shits and giggles the next.
The perception is that, for whatever reason, our friends across the pond are more encouraging, particularly when it comes to the rugged individualism of the American Dream that Kickstarter so readily presents, whereas we're a little more sceptical this side of the Atlantic, demanding to be won over. Why else would industry luminaries such as Tim Schafer, Brian Fargo, and Chris Roberts be met with open arms and oodles of cash, and Peter Molyneux, the Oliver twins, and David Braben find themselves attracting a certain amount of heat?
Well, plenty of reasons actually.Click here to read more...
Double Fine's annual Amnesia Fortnight is in full swing, a festival of blue sky brainstorming followed by prototyping the most promising (and bizarre) ideas. This year, however, they're asking fans for feedback on what projects ideas they should turn into prototypes.
To participate, head over to the Humble Bundle page and donate a minimum of $1 to the cause. You'll get the right to vote on your favourite pitches, receive two previous prototypes, watch live streams of the development process and eventually get to play the completed projects.
Costume Quest, Once Upon A Monster, Stacking and Iron Brigade were conceived in previous Amnesia Fortnight brainstorming sessions, so you might just end up playing an early version of the next big thing.
Tim Schafer's Double Fine has kicked off a sizeable sale on PC and Xbox Live Arcade in order to celebrate "rocktober." Though some of the deals are better than others, and some are US-specific, we've rounded up some of the best below courtesy of Double Fine's blog (and changed the US XBLA links to GB-friendly versions).
Psychonauts, Costume Quest, Stacking, Super Happy Action Theatre and others are on offer.Click here to read more...
Double Fine's mech shooter/tower defence hybrid Iron Brigade will be available on Steam from August 13th, including the Rise Of The Martian Bear expansion as a free bonus. We rather liked it on XBLA, and here's hoping that a Steam release will help create a lasting multiplayer base.
Tim Schafer has spoken out about the dangers possibly facing publishers in the near future, suggesting that we're going to see "a lot of migration from developers" as they look towards more open environments that offer greater flexibility.Click here to read more...
Ron Gilbert dropped another load of concept art for some new playable characters that'll be appearing in his upcoming Double Fine project. You can check out larger images of the adventurer, the scientist, and the knight over on Gilbert's blog.
Just what is Ron Gilbert cooking up over at Double Fine? Well, we don't know. Not yet. But Gilbert's gone and dropped another artwork tidbit over on his Grumpy Gamer personal blog. The two characters presented - the monk and the hillbilly - fit together to make a curious tableau. What does this mean? What do we read into this convergence of a wise man and an idiot? What's the hillbilly staring at? Is it food? Can we have some?
Hopefully all questions will be answered at this year's E3.
We’ve seen cheaper deals emerge in the past, but Steam’s current offer sees Psychonauts halved in price, providing everyone a chance to see what sort of quality to expect when Double Fine get to work with all that Kickstarter money.
You will probably want to use a USB controller to help get around the occasionally clunky platforming, but Psychonauts is a twisted yet brilliant game worthy of your attention. At £3 it’s a grand bargain, and you have until next Tuesday to decide if you want it at that price. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD!