Quantcast
Schafer tells the secret to Double Fine's fiscal success - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Schafer tells the secret to Double Fine's fiscal success


2:00 AM on 05.10.2013
Tim SchaferSchafer tells the secret to Double Fine's fiscal success photo



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 to inability to manage money, games are routinely trotted out with exorbitant sales goals in the mere hopes of breaking even.

Tim Schafer did a Reddit AMA and explained that Double Fine's approach is pretty much the exact opposite. When asked about the company's ability to stay relevant despite a lack of huge breakout games, Schafer said "Every game we've made at Double Fine has made a profit. We just haven't had a blockbuster yet. Luckily our business plan isn't dependent on blockbusters. You can make a lot of money off a game that sells less than that if you keep your costs down and plan ahead."

A company that properly budgets and doesn't spend money like it's going out of style has an easy time turning a profit and remaining financially viable? What a novel concept.

I am a Tim Schafer, AMA! [Reddit]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Double Fine

8:00 PM on 06.12.2014
You can play Broken Age now on your iPad

Double Fine's latest adventure game Broken Age has made its way to the iPad, and it's just as gorgeous as a mobile game as it was upon its original release. It's split up into two releases, and right now, you can catch Broke...more



8:54 PM on 06.09.2014
Yes! Grim Fandango remaster for PS4 and Vita!

I always complain about how hard it is to find a copy of Grim Fandango, which I desperately need to play. Well, Grim Fandango is getting a PS4 and Vita exclusive remaster. Of all the remasters, reboots, remakes shown off thus far at E3, this is by far the best.  Thanks you based Schafer.more



11:00 AM on 06.02.2014
Costume Quest 2 isn't for the hardcore, but it's for the hardcorn

If there's one thing that the folks at Double Fine aren't known for, it's being pigeon-holed into making the same game. In fact, almost all of its titles are wildly different from one another. From the likes of Brüt...more



View all Double Fine






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more