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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





8:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Double Fine's Spacebase DF-9 covers its investment

Spacebase DF-9 seemed to be one of the natural fits for Steam's Early Access program; like Prison Architect, it's a management sim that's added new features (a large update came out at the end of last week) as development has...

Alasdair Duncan

6:30 PM on 11.04.2013

Pendleton Ward joins the voice cast of Broken Age

Hot off the heels of Day of the Devs, a video was posted on Double Fine's YouTube account today announcing -- and showing proof! -- that Pendleton Ward (best known as the creator of Adventure Time) will be lending his v...

Brett Zeidler

2:30 PM on 10.15.2013

Spacebase DF-9 is a space-station sim from Double Fine

Double Fine has a space-themed sim game in the works, and its origin can be traced back to the studio's Amnesia Fortnight game jam last year. While the concept of running a space station is still in tact, Spacebase DF-9 has ...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 10.10.2013

Surprise! Costume Quest is now out on iOS

Just in time for Halloween is Double Fine's Costume Quest, now available for iOS devices. Sweet! It's available for $4.99 on the App Store, and the Grubbins on Ice DLC pack can be picked up for $1.99.  We loved the game when it came out back in 2010 for XBLA and PSN originally. I wonder how well it translates to touch devices. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 10.10.2013

Play Broken Age at Double Fine's Day of the Devs

Double Fine and iam8bit are throwing a party open to the public on November 2, 2013 that's been described by CEO Tim Schafer as "a Night of 1,000 Hugs." The event, Day of the Devs, will be the first chance to play Broken Age ...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 08.10.2013

Bread Kitty, Knightmare Tower, Amateur Surgeon, & Nuns

Bread Kitty by developer Bake450 is kind of like Pokemon, except it involves all real world cats. You collect, battle, and train these cats, and part of the battling system involves you equipping various types of bread aroun...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



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Review: Dropchord
by Chris Carter

It's not hard to be mesmerized by Dropchord's art style. It's equal parts psychedelic and vibrant, and with the combination of an arrangement of electronic music, there's a lot of room for potential here -- especially when Double Fine is involved.

But with Dropchord, a focus on style is exactly what you're getting, with a distinct lack of gameplay variety to back it up.

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4:00 PM on 08.02.2013

A Ride into the Mountains is a great mobile experience

We're back with another round of mobile titles you should take a look at. It's no easy task finding actual good mobile titles as we get a couple of dozen requests A DAY, from indies to major companies. It's no wonder many ded...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 08.01.2013

Psychonauts, Brutal Legend soundtracks now on Bandcamp

Double Fine has uploaded six game soundtracks to their Bandcamp page. They're all available for purchase, and you can stream them too. Middle Manager of Justice soundtrack is $2.99, Psychonauts: Original Cinematic Score is $7.99, Psychonauts: Original Soundtrack is $7.99, The Cave: Original Soundtrack is $7.99, Brutal Legend Original Soundtrack is $9.99, and the Dropchord soundtrack is $9.99.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 07.31.2013

SDCC-exclusive UDON books up for pre-order August 1

San Diego Comic-Con came and went, and despite my best efforts to use the Dtoid team to my own ends, I was unable to score the coveted hardcover edition of MM25. Thanks a lot, DALE! But no worries! UDON promised that all its ...

Tony Ponce



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How to avoid being sad about Kickstarter projects
by Jim Sterling

Kickstarter has proven itself to be a controversial method of funding your game. At once a promising liberator from corporate thralldom and a minefield of shattered expectations, the idea of crowdfunding is sound, but the realities are bitter pills. 

Once the darling of the crowdfunding boom, Double Fine ran into trouble when it made more money than it expected, and subsequently forged bigger plans than its newfound wealth could stretch to. The studio is now trying to find ways to release its ambitious game, and make more money, while many who backed the original project are now angry at not getting what they expected when they plonked down the cash. 

As a backer of Double Fine's, I've found it a fascinating thing to watch unfold, and, taking into account all the other Kickstarter controversies that have happened, I feel we could all learn a thing or two. There's nothing inherently wrong with crowdfunding, I don't think. However, we're all starting to learn that we need to go in with the right attitude. 

To avoid disappointment in future, take on board these handy rules for dealing with crowdfunded projects. Follow them, and you'll be a happy little backer in no time!

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5:30 PM on 07.02.2013

Double Fine taking Broken Age to Steam Early Access

In an update issued to backers of Broken Age, Double Fine CEO Tim Schafer explains that he's designed too much game for the studio to be able to stay on a reasonable schedule. Recent estimates put the first half of the point-...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 06.27.2013

Double Fine's Massive Chalice is officially funded

Late last month, Double Fine announced its second Kickstarter campaign, with the idea for a tactical combat game spanning multiple generations called Massive Chalice. Just five days into the campaign, backers had pledged enou...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 06.24.2013

UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books

As it does every year, comic and videogame art book publisher UDON Entertainment will be attending San Diego Comic-Con with a bunch of event-exclusive goodies in tow. Technically, all these books will be available elsewhere i...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Broken Age, Below, and more: The games of HORIZON

As previously discussed, Venus Patrol and MOCAtv's "alternative E3 event" HORIZON was pretty interesting both conceptually and in how it was executed. But what about the games?! That's why we're even here, right!? A few of the larger announcements to come out of the event have already been covered here at Dtoid, but what about those smaller, beautiful indie games HORIZON promised?

Liz Rugg