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  • 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 Lending A Publishing Helping Hand So Other Indies Can ‘Stay Indie’

    Today’s release of Escape Goat 2 on PC is important to developer MagicalTimeBean, but what you may not know is that Double Fine is part of the celebration. The studio known for Psychonauts and Broken Age is lending a helping hand by helping other indie developers publish their titles. We spoke... More
  • Blog Post: Costume Quest 2 Announced

    Double Fine’s Amnesia Fortnight, a two-week period each year during which employees drop what they are doing to prototype new games, has born a number of exciting projects. Some of those titles, like Stacking, even go on to become full games. It’s rare that Double Fine revisits a series,... 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 Streaming Amnesia Fortnight Development

    Double Fine has announced that its two-week break from core projects, affectionately known as “ Amnesia Fortnight ,” is in full swing. The studio is live-streaming the development of four different small games. The four titles were selected from a number of pitches to studio head Tim Schafer... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Starts Amnesia Fortnight 2014 Via Humble Bundle

    Double Fine has started Amnesia Fortnight 2014 via Humble Bundle, allowing you to not only vote on ideas for game projects by staff members at the studio, but also to give charity as well. Amnesia Fortnight is a game jam where members of the studio pitch their ideas internally with the winners going... More
  • Blog Post: Broken Age Arrives Tomorrow For Backers, Skipping Early Access

    Double Fine’s Broken Age will arrive for backers tomorrow , and the studio has revealed that the game will be skipping Steam Early Access. The developer says that part one of the Kickstarter-funded title will be ready for a traditional release when it’s made available for purchase. The public... 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 Announces New Game Hack 'n' Slash

    One of the game prototypes made during Double Fine's annual Amnesia Fortnight game jam is going to see formal release, the action/puzzle title Hack 'n' Slash. Hack 'n' Slash was one of 23 Amnesia Fortnight prototypes that the public was allowed to vote on , and received the most votes... More
  • Blog Post: Elijah Wood Takes A Starring Role In Broken Age

    Tim Schafer was on hand at VGX to show a new trailer and announce Elijah Wood playing the role of Shay in Broken Age. Schafer also showed the game's first direct-feed gameplay. Gameplay from the young girl's section of the game was shown where Jack Black's character, Harmony Lightbeard ,... 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: 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 Announces Day Of The Dev Festival

    Looking to get your hands on Double Fine's upcoming adventure game Broken Age and hang out with other independent developers from studios like Super Giant, Gaijin, and Honeyslug? Then you should check out the studio's upcoming fan event this November. Double Fine is teaming up with Iam8bit, for... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine's Costume Quest Out On iOS Now Just In Time For Halloween

    Double Fine's Costume Quest was originally conceived during Double Fine's original Amnesia Fortnight . The company event is a two-week period during which everyone on staff stops what they are doing, breaks into teams and creates a game concept. Now, you can play the charming RPG adventure on... 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: Nordic Games Plans The Future Of THQ's Titles

    Back in April, Nordic Games walked away from the second THQ intellectual property auction $4.9 million poorer, but dozens of properties richer. Included in the publisher's haul are Darksiders, Titan Quest, and the console distribution rights to two Double Fine digital titles (Costume Quest and Stacking... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Creating Content For PS4's The Playroom

    Last week at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany, Sony announced that The Playroom will come pre-installed on all PlayStation 4s. The game shows off the system's augmented reality capabilities with a collection of games that can be played with multiple people. Today at PAX Prime 2013 event in Seattle... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Announces Indie Deals With VVVVVV, Dustforce, And More

    Today during an event PAX 2013 event in Seattle, Washington, Sony announced a slew of upcoming indie games heading to the PS3, PS4, and Vita. The newcomers to the Sony family include Divekick on PlayStation 4, VVVVVV for Vita, and Octodad: Dadliest Catch getting PlayStation Move support. Sony drove home... 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’s Massive Chalice Kickstarter Exceeds Goal

    Last month Double Fine announced another Kickstarter, something completely separate from the adventure game, Broken Age . Massive Chalice , a tactical strategy PC game in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics, and it looks like gamers want it because the campaign has overflowed with support. The initial... More
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