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The grand adventure: Making a comeback photo
The grand adventure: Making a comeback
by Fraser Brown

Check out the first part of the feature, here!

The last few years have been an interesting time for the adventure game genre. After a decade of disappointment, fans finally started to see more and more titles appear and most importantly, become successes. Big changes in the industry, such as the rise of digital distribution and the popularity of episodic content created a more favorable environment to craft these games in. More opportunities for indie developers started to appear as well.

In this, the second part of the feature, I'll be taking a look at what impact these changes have had on the developers and their games as well as what we might be able to expect in the future (hoverboards, hoverboards, hoverboards.) Providing us with words of wisdom are: Al Lowe, creator of Leisure Suit Larry; Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games; Dave Gilbert, creator of the Blackwell series and founder of developer/publisher, Wadjet Eye Games; and Josh Nuernberger, creator of Gemini Rue.

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5:00 PM on 11.28.2010

Tim Schafer wants to make games for Nintendo consoles

I've always been baffled by the fact that no Tim Schafer games have ever made it to a Nintendo console (that I know of anyway). The man's irreverent sense of humor, general rejection of realistic visuals, and a focus on absur...

Jonathan Holmes

10:20 AM on 09.27.2010

Bobby Kotick destroys Schafer for calling him a prick

A while ago, Brütal Legend developer Tim Schafer called Activision CEO Bobby Kotick a prick, following the former publishers attempts to block Electronic Arts from releasing his game. Today, the flame-maned dem...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 08.10.2010

Double Fine taking gamers on a Costume Quest? (Update)

[Update: Well that didn't take long. The game's been announced -- it's a downloadable title being published by THQ. It'll hit Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in late October. More details here.] It’s already be...

Nick Chester

11:20 AM on 07.16.2010

There will be no Brutal Legend 2

Did you think Brutal Legend was a promising, if flawed, game that could have ironed out its problems in a sequel? Well if so, you've been DENIED! Double Fine has confirmed what many of us suspected, that Brutal Legend 2 would...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 04.28.2010

Tim Schafer to invade Europe, talk at Develop

Double Fine's Tim Schafer's a funny guy. Great talker. Talented industry veteran. Makes some pretty great, clever games. That's why he'll be giving a game design talk at this year's Develop conference in Brighton. Makes sense...

Nick Chester

4:00 PM on 04.09.2010

A charming skull-laden kickass world: The art of Brutal Legend

It has been said so many times that it now borders upon a meaningless cliché, but the fact remains: a lot of games look the same. I'm not going to lament the propagation of brown color palettes, generic RPG characte...

Andrew Kauz

2:00 AM on 12.23.2009

Brutal Legend will save you from a crappy Christmas

For those of you worried you'll be getting a sh*tty Christmas gift this week because you've been a naughty little bastard, then fear not! EA and Brutal Legend are hosting a contest where they want you to send in pictures of t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:38 AM on 12.09.2009

Brutal Legend DLC 'Hammer of Infinite Fate' announced

A second piece of Brutal Legend DLC is slated to hit PSN and Xbox LIVE soon -- as in December 17th, soon. Dubbed “Hammer of Infinite Fate,” the content adds several new Eddie Riggs outfits, a few item upgrades, an...

Brad Nicholson

6:40 PM on 12.04.2009

Double Fine would like to rock more Brutal Legend DLC

Can't get enough Brutal Legend? That's good, because Double Fine may not be done with it just yet.  In a recent post-game-release chat with GamePro, Double Fine's Tim Schafer reveals that the developer is keen on not onl...

Nick Chester

5:20 PM on 11.11.2009

These Brutal Legend shirts are f**king metal

Double Fine and Mishka NYC teamed up to produce two of the most metal f**king shirts you have ever seen in your life. The Headbanger graphic was created by James Callahan and "brings a scene of pure metal aggression to life, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





3:00 AM on 11.03.2009

Tim Schafer walks us through the Brutal Legend DLC

The new Brutal Legend DLC, "Tears of the Hextadon", is out this week and is bringing two new maps to multiplayer. To prepare players for the new content, Double Fine's Tim Schafer hosted a multiplayer match on the Death's Fj...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 AM on 10.29.2009

Eddie Riggs roadies for Dethklok, makes good sandwiches

When Eddie Riggs isn't busy saving an alternate dimension from pure evil, he's helping out the most metal band ever, Dethklok. He gets the band women, saves them from a demon and even cuts the crust off their peanut butter an...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:40 PM on 10.27.2009

Building the Brutal Legend Bus: The end [photoblog]

[Editor's note: TheBigFeel recapped his entire Brutal Legend soap box car that got him first prize at the Red Bull derby -- CTZ] So we built the Tour of Destruction from Brutal Legend, won a race, set a speed record, and then...

TheBigFeel

9:10 AM on 10.27.2009

Brutal Legend DLC incoming: 'Tears of Hextadon' announced

More is coming to Brutal Legend in Rock-November. Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Double Fine have just announced a downloadable map pack dubbed “Tears of the Hextadon.” The pack adds two additional maps -...

Brad Nicholson

9:50 PM on 10.19.2009

Watch out ladies, this Brutal Legend video is for you

EA and Double Fine’s Brutal Legend is available in stores, but that doesn’t mean the marketing for the pseudo-RTS/open world action game is toast. In fact, there’s still one demographic -- a veritable gold ...

Brad Nicholson