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5:45 PM on 01.27.2014

Video: We played Broken Age with Tim Schafer

This past Wednesday, Tim Schafer and Greg Rice of Double Fine Productions brightened our doorstep and hung out in the Dtoid HQ studio. Tim was like a magical woodland creature, exploring the nooks of our office, and majestic...

Bill Zoeker

11:00 AM on 01.24.2014

Review: Broken Age: Act 1

The game formerly known as "Double Fine Adventure" has finally made its debut -- or should I say, half-debut. Broken Age: Act 1 is the culmination of almost 100,000 backers, over 3.5 million dollars, and nearly two years of...

Caitlin Cooke

9:00 AM on 01.22.2014

Tim Schafer muses on return to the world of Brutal Legend

Brutal Legend's development was marred by a series of unfortunate incidents involving IP rights, but eventually, it hit the market. Sadly, we haven't seen anything indicating that we'd ever get to return to the world, outside...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.01.2013

You should watch Videogames Changed the World

Following on from 2009's Gameswipe special, acerbic critic and former PC Zone writer Charlie Brooker has delivered another excellent videogames program this time on Channel 4. How Videogames Changed the World is a two-hour sp...

Alasdair Duncan

12:30 PM on 11.26.2013

Double Fine regains rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

In a recent press release from the San Francisco developer Double Fine, we have learned that the recent owners of the titles Costume Quest and Stacking, Nordic Games, have handed the rights back to the creators. Previously ow...

Alessandro Fillari

1:30 PM on 06.07.2013

Feel doubly fine with Adam WarRock's Psychonauts single

Asian sensation Adam WarRock is a pretty chill dude. Our own Tara Long of course loves him to pieces, but it was I who managed to score a brotastic fist bump at last year's Nerdapalooza in Orlando. He's so skilled, he can tu...

Tony Ponce

2:00 AM on 05.10.2013

Schafer tells the secret to Double Fine's fiscal success

We're living in a time when the terms "AAA game" and "financial success" seem to practically be mutually exclusive. The list of titles that companies have deemed a commercial failure feels as if it's growing by the day. Due t...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 04.05.2013

Play as Tim Schafer in Host Master Deux

Host Master Deux: Quest for Identity is a free, browser based sequel to 2009's Host Master. Once again, the player must help Double Fine founder Tim Schafer bumble his way through preparing for the GDC Awards. It may be the c...

Allistair Pinsof

1:00 PM on 04.04.2013

Looking back at Star Wars, Monkey Island, and LucasArts

With the Stars Wars license and money behind LucasArts, the studio only needed to follow. Instead, they innovated for 31 years. Not only did the studio have a hand in adventure, first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and f...

Allistair Pinsof

4:00 AM on 03.12.2013

Ron Gilbert announces departure from Double Fine

In 1990, Ron Gilbert made the genre-defining Secret of Monkey Island with Tim Schafer. Two decades later, Gilbert joined Schafer's studio, Double Fine Productions. And now, after releasing his latest adventure, The Cave, Gilb...

Allistair Pinsof

11:15 AM on 02.25.2013

Tim Schafer might add content to Brutal Legend PC

Depending on how well Brütal Legend does on PC, we may be able to take part in some new adventures in the world of metal. Schafer explains what he would change, speaking to Rock, Paper Shotgun: "I mean, we have a wishlis...

Chris Carter

2:15 PM on 02.05.2013

Notch backs away from funding Psychonauts 2

The mere possibility of Minecraft creator Notch funding the development of a creatively rewarding yet financially risky game like Psychonauts 2 was wonderful to see play out online, even if the odds were against such an arran...

Jordan Devore

7:45 PM on 12.04.2012

Win one of 10 early tickets to Ümloud! this Thursday

In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim...

Niero Gonzalez

1:30 PM on 06.03.2012

On The Media talks to Tim Schafer about being awesome

NPR is slowly but surely becoming the best "mainstream" media outlet for intelligent and well-meaning coverage of videogame news. Their coverage of Ian Bogost's Cow Clicker phenomena was fantastic, and I still ...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 AM on 05.24.2012

Preview: Double Fine ventures into The Cave

Double Fine is one of those rare anomalies that carries a truck-ton of admiration from its fans, almost no scorn or distaste from anyone in this industry, and yet it has still experienced a fluctuation of moderate monetary s...

Ryan Perez

4:00 PM on 04.26.2012

Getting It Right: Grim Fandango

Putting the things you loved when you were younger on a pedestal is as unavoidable a side effect of growing old as nose hair and weak joints. Will I ever taste breakfast cereal sweeter than the 2003 run of Ang Lee's Hulk ma...

Allistair Pinsof