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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 to inability to ...

 
 
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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 closest thing to...

 
 
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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 flight sim games...

 
 
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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, Gilbert is leaving ...

 
 
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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 wishlist from when we ...

 
 
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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 arrangement. In a re...

 
 
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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 Fandango, and&...

 
 
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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 regularly link ...

 
 
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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 success. And eve...

 
 
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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 marshmallow cerea...

 
 
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Tim Schafer demoes Double Fine Kinect prototype 'Specs'

“This thing that I’m going to show you is a really weird thing,” said Tim Schafer, the founder of beloved studio Double Fine Productions, during a recent presentation at New York University. He had come to speak at the sch...

 
 
 
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The DTOID Show: Bioshock, Mechwarrior, & Kickstarter

Hey guys! Here we are again! Today's show, we talk about how Kickstarter is the hottest thing on the web right now, and how Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure raised 3.3 million dollars, and how inXile's Wasteland 2 is in the process of be...

 
 
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How Double Fine used their creative juices to survive

In their GDC session "Creative Panic: How Agility Turned Terror Into Triumph," Double Fine's Tim Schafer, Brad Muir, Lee Petty, and Nathan Martz talked about how they used a two-week break during Brütal Legend's production to focus on ...

 
 
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Tim Schafer is Scrooge McDuck

With a mere three days left before donations are no longer accepted, Tim Schafer's adventure game Kickstarter has accrued over $2.6 million. That's well beyond the stated goal of 400 grand. What's a man to do with all that extra green? Tim ...

 
 
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Notch begs internet to chill out over Psychonauts 2

Just as Double Fine were about to announce their now highly-successful Kickstarter campaign, an interesting Twitter exchange between founder Tim Schafer and Mojang founder Notch set the online world into fits of hysteria, as Notch made an o...

 
 
 
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The DTOID Show: FemShep, Kickstarters, & Jackie Talbott!

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 and talked all ab...

 
 
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Dream games we'd like to see Kickstarted into reality

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 game you trust...

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Mass Effect on iOS and Psychonauts 2?!

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 satisfaction.) T...

 
 
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Schafer wants to make Psychonauts 2, and so does Notch

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 more than keen...

 
 
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New Once Upon a Monster trailer is good old family fun

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 nostalgic and fuzzy in...

 
 
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Double Fine nabs Psychonauts publishing rights

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 has revealed t...

 
 
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Destructoid Show: Dragon BJs, Sony Baloney, and Comedy

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 over new releases ...

 
 
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Schafer: Self-censorship stops games being funny

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 material.   ...

 
 




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