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  • Blog Post: Tim Schafer Narrates Grim Fandango Playthrough

    Formerly only available to backers of the Kickstarter Adventure, Double Fine recently released a video with Tim Schafer playing and narrating Grim Fandango. In the hour-long video, which you can see below, Schafer talks about why the game opted for Resident Evil-style tank controls, and how he and the... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Schafer Narrates Full Throttle, Shares How Mtv Almost Turned It Into Animated Show

    Formerly only available to backers of the Kickstarter Adventure, Double Fine recently released a video with Tim Schafer playing and narrating Full Throttle to all. In the hour-long video, which you can see below, Schafer talks about the difficulties related to developing the game, and talks briefly about... More
  • Blog Post: Last Life Kickstarter Gets Double Fine Stamp Of Approval

    Kickstarter is full of various video game projects seeking funding, but few of them get the endorsement of Tim Schafer himself. That lucky game would be Last Life , and is among the first to be part of the "Double Fine Presents" program. Why the game caught the eye of Schafer and Double Fine's... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Funds Broken Age Part 2 With Sales Of First Installment

    After delays and funding concerns, Double Fine has revealed that the second half of Broken Age is funded. The good news comes in part thanks to the studio’s shift to an episodic model mid-development. Speaking with GamesIndustry International , studio head Tim Schafer wouldn’t talk specific... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine's Broken Age Part 1 Arrives For Backers Next Week

    Double Fine's longer in development than we expected it to be, Kickstarted point and click adventure game Broken Age, will see the release of its first part to backers next week. According to a tweet from Tim Schafer, and a confirmation offered to Joystiq by Double Fine, the first part of Broken... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Reacquires Distribution Rights For Costume Quest And Stacking

    Earlier this year, we chatted with Double Fine founder Tim Schafer. During our conversation, he mentioned that he’d like to bring the distribution rights for the studio’s titles back home following the collapse of THQ. In an announcement today, Nordic Games (the new owner of those rights... More
  • Blog Post: Raptr To Host Developer Q&A In Preparation Of Upcoming Day Of The Devs Festival

    Double Fine is hosting the Day of the Devs Festival, which will give the public their first hands-on with Broken Age, as well as games from a number of other independent developers. Ahead of the festival, which takes place November 2, the video game tracking service Raptr will be hosting a Q&A session... More
  • Blog Post: Tim "The Raccoon King" Schafer Never Actively Tried to Sabotage The Development Of Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire

    Tim Schafer, seen above actively trying to sabotage a GI Spy photo of senior associate editor Tim Turi and Double Fine producer Greg Rice. While writing a story this morning about some of the changes to the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII movie , I learned that Double Fine's Tim Schafer served a surprising... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine's Broken Age: Part One Enters Internal Alpha

    Despite delays and extensions, Double Fine's Kickstarted Broken Age soldiers on. The first part of the game is now completely playable from beginning to end internally at Double Fine. It doesn't mean the game is ready for backer and consumer consumption yet, but it's a good sign that the... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile – Tim Schafer, Ben Cousins, And Grapefrukt

    This Week in Mobile brings some big names to the touch screen, as well as a few relatively unknown indies. If you play your cards right, you might also get a Swedish spelling lesson. Dropchord Developer: Double Fine Platform: Android ; iOS Price: $2.99 Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions isn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine's Broken Age Splits Into Two Parts, Part One Planned For 2014

    Double Fine's highly public and highly Kickstarted game, Broken Age, is getting split into two parts in order to get the game in people's hands, and keep the studio afloat while development on the game continues. Double Fine's CEO and Broken Age's designer and writer Tim Schafer updated... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Is Working On Two Unannounced Games

    Just because the biggest players have wrapped up their E3 press conferences doesn't mean there's nothing left to look forward to. The Horizon indie press conference is live this afternoon, and some exciting news has already come out of it. Indie Fund, an origination dedicated to funding new independent... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Shoves Most Of Its Games Into A Juicer For A Charity Humble Bundle

    The latest Humble Bundle, the pay what you want for video games program that donates proceeds to charity, collects games from Double Fine, and grinds them into a delicious juice smoothie. The bundle includes PC and Mac DRM-free versions of Psychonauts, Costume Quest, and Stacking. If you pay above the... More
  • Blog Post: Tim Schafer Waxes Poetic On LucasArts, Dumpster Diving

    Following the warm thoughts offered by Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert , Tim Schafer has passed along a note to Game Informer about today's LucasArts layoffs. While most recently known for bringing video games and Kickstarter together, Schafer's storied career includes the Monkey Island series... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Dominates The 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards

    Tim Schafer delightfully hosted this year's Game Developers Choice Awards with his trademark humor intact. No topic was off limits. Sorry SimCity, you're still in the hot seat. But the real thrill was seeing who won this year. Journey swept the show, garnering more awards than any other nominee... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine's Greg Rice Offers Advice For Kickstarter Success

    During a panel at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, Double Fine producer Greg Rice talked about what made the company’s high-profile Kickstarter for Broken Age such a success. The panel was aimed to equip independent developers seeking crowd-funding money with helpful... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Double Fine's Adventure Game, Broken Age

    Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Double Fine’s studio in San Francisco, California to see the company's Kickstarter project Broken Age . Double Fine founder and point-and-click legend Tim Schafer teamed up with producer Greg Rice to show me an exclusive first look at the adventure... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Officially Backs Away From Psychonauts 2

    It was always a bit of an unlikely dream, but now Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has officially stepped away from financing Psychonauts 2. The news comes from VentureBeat who confirmed with Double Fine's and Psychonauts' creator Tim Schafer that Persson wouldn't be funding... More
  • Blog Post: Looks Like Sega May Be Publishing Ron Gilbert's Double Fine Game

    Sega has made no official announcement of plans to publish Ron Gilbert's Double Fine game, but the evidence is strong. Sega recently posted the above left image on its Twitter account, and if you take the character designs that Ron Gilbert has been teasing on his blog and place them into the image... More
  • Blog Post: Episode 1 Of The Double Fine Adventure Documentary Is Available Now

    If you're one of the many gamers following the progress of Double Fine Adventure , then you'll be interested in the first episode of the 2 Player Productions' documentary about the title, Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert, and adventure gaming in general. Watch it below! But wait, there's more... More
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