Tim Schafer

Happy late FemShep Friday, everyone! Or at least, that's what 99% of my Twitter feed was saying when I woke up yesterday. I can't keep up with all these made-up Internet holidays, damnit! On yesterday's show, we went live an...
Double Fine's attempt at securing funding for an adventure game that everybody seemingly wants has resulted in a massive crowdsourcing success story in less than a day. It sure didn't hurt that you could basically pre-order a...
Could it be that all our dreams have suddenly been answered in just one, 13-minute news program? I hope not, otherwise I may as well pack up my desk and non-existent belongs RIGHT NOW. (Don't worry, I'll never give you the s...
Perpetual maker of doomed games Tim Schafer has confessed that, no matter how many times he's tried to pitch a sequel to the critically acclaimed Psychonauts, he has never found anybody willing to make it. However, he's still...
It comes as no surprise that Microsoft has an overly pretentious family enjoying the Kinect in this trailer. Looking past that, the video does a great job showing off how damn fun this game looks. It also gets me all nostalg...
Perhaps the stars are aligning for a follow up to Double Fine's 2005 cult classic, Psychonauts.  Yesterday I noted that series protagonist "Raz" made an appearance in Spicy Horse's Alice: Madness Returns. Now Double Fine...
After some technical difficulties last night, the great eye of the universe has finally opened. Gaze into it, and you will see the yesterday's episode of The Destructoid Show. In this episode, Nick Chester goes ove...
Psychonauts developer Tim Schafer is known for putting a heavy element of humor in his games, but the cult designer wants more. He believes that games aren't funny enough, and it's because of studios vetting their own materia...
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...
I'd like to imagine that today, all around the world, the rabid fans of Psychonauts will read this news and have involuntary muscle spasms of joy. Yes, their master, Tim Schafer, has seen fit to throw his wisdom down fro...
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...
[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...
Double Fine has made Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. That's it, as far as retail is concerned. Now, according to founder Tim Schafer, the studio is currently working on four games. Wait, what!? Since a follow-up to Brutal Lege...
Yesterday, Double Fine CEO Tim Schafer had some choice words about Activision CEO Bobby Kotick published in an interview with Eurogamer. Words like, "total prick," as an example. After giving a talk at the Develop conference,...
Doublefine 's Tim Schafer is no fan of Activision. After all, the evil publisher did refuse to publish Brutal Legend, then attempted to block Electronic Arts from publishing it out of sheer maliciousness. It's no wonder, then...
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...
Rhianna Pratchett (Overlord series), Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Brutal Legend) and Sean Vanaman (Tales of Monkey Island), three of gaming comedy's biggest names, got together to do a panel at GDC this year. The...
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...
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...
For the past couple of weeks, Jack Black has been going around dressed up as Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend promoting the game at various venues. His latest appearance as the roadie hero took him on The Jimmy Kimmel Show last...
It’s easy to assume Tim Schafer misses the adventure genre. The man established his name a billion years ago at Lucasfilm Games, at a time when the adventure game was king and Lucas better than the rest. But even after ...
The Brutal Legend Demo-o-thon is on now! Well, if it's 12pm PST (3pm EST) you can click the jump and watch it live. So wait, what's going on? Double Fine's streaming a live Brütal Legend video "Demo-o-Thon"...
In celebration of hitting his twentieth year of being involved in the games industry, Double Fine's Tim Schafer has posted an insightful, entertaining, and decidedly honest look at what it took for him to push his way in and ...
Tim Schafer. Tim f**king Schafer. He's a man that most of us know. One of the writers behind The Secret of Monkey Island, and the man behind Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts, and Brütal Legend, Schafer has remai...
One of the things I did with my interview with Tim Schafer was allow some community members to offer questions to ask the guy. I liked what DaedHead8 and Krow asked: How is Tim able to be so creative, and how does he get thos...
By now you've heard about the multiplayer for Brütal Legend, as well as the yet-unseen 4v4 mode. But, as we all know, Tim Schafer is a man of many hats, and one of the hats he wore was writer for the original The Secret ...
Hopefully, by now, you've had the chance to take a look at Hamza's preview for the upcoming Brütal Legend. Now, while he was getting some solid hands-on time with the multiplayer, I was, uh... getting some solid, uh... o...
Do you have 22 minutes to spare? In that case, may I recommend viewing this fine gameplay video for Brütal Legend? Like the video from last week, it features commentary from Tim Schafer. And, deciding that he alone is in...
We at Destructoid cannot get enough of Brütal Legend. Everything about this game is going to be so awesome! A new video for the game was released and it shows off the first 17 minutes of the game. All of this was covere...
This October, Double Fine's Brütal Legend will rock the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 so hard that the name of said month has been changed to "Rocktober." And while it's not been confirmed by the developer or its ...
This latest "Brutal Thoughts with Jack Black" promotional video for Brütal Legend isn't quite as funny as some of the previous ones. We blame it on the suspicious lack of Tim Schafer. Well, at least Schafer get...
We don't do "check out this box art" posts that often, but we make our exceptions. Double Fine's Brütal Legend is one of those exceptions. So, you know, "check out this box art."Of note is designer Ti...
When I met with Telltale Games to take a first look at their upcoming series of Monkey Island episodic games, I was pleasantly surprised to have the opportunity to meet Dave Grossman, writer/programmer of The Secret of Monkey...
Brutal Legend. You've seen it, heard it, and most likely have waited for it in great anticipation. I know that Anthony and I both have. And today, we finally got to have some hands-on time with a pretty extensive demo. We wer...
As revealed during EA's press conference yesterday, Brutal Legend is getting another rock icon added to its already impressive roster of stars. Joining Lemmy, Lita Ford, Rob Halford, and Jack Black in providing voice work for...
Right here is where I'd normally say a few things (perhaps some of them "funny") about this new clip Electronic Arts sent us to promote Brütal Legend, but it would be mostly pointless. After the break, there's ...
Proving that most corporate executives know jacksh*t about anything, Tim Schafer has revealed that when he started pitching Brütal Legend many years ago, the bigwigs in charge wanted the game to be based upon country or ...
If anybody knows a thing or two about good games selling poorly, it's Double Fine's Tim Schafer. His last game, Psychonauts, was notorious for a disappointing sales performance despite widespread critical acclaim, but unlike ...
It was tough for me to come up with a concept for this article.You see, I had the grand fortune of attending the Spike VGAs on Sunday night. It was an amazing opportunity and I had a blast ... but afterwards I had no idea wha...
So, you heard the news about Activision Blizzard possibly dropping a few Sierra-published games? Arguably the two most significant titles to not make the cut were Ghostbusters and Brütal Legend. We already know about Gho...