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Double Fine's Massive Chalice passes Kickstarter goal

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2013 8:30am PDT

Turns out, people are pretty keen to see more games from Double Fine. Who knew? The Psychonauts dev's pitch for roguelike-inspired strategy RPG Massive Chalice has apparently struck a chord, passing its crowdfunding goal of $725,000 in only five days. Gosh, and it still has ...

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"I wish I could trade in my Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter pledge for this one instead. Oh ..."

- PenicillinX57 see all 19 comments

Double Fine's Schafer sees 'big future' in crowdfunding

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2013 8:00am PDT

Double Fine head Tim Schafer talks about the crowdfunding trend, using the model regularly, and how the options give it more flexibility in making deals with publishers.

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"For twenty bucks, I could care less. I'm investing in the studio and the people, and at the end ..."

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Double Fine launches Kickstarter for Massive Chalice

By John Keefer, May 30, 2013 11:05am PDT

After it's successful push to fund Broken Age, Double Fine has gone back to the crowdfunding well again, launching another Kickstarter campaign to the crowdfunding well again, launching another Kickstarter campaign to fund a new turn-based tactics title set in a feudal fanta...

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"Not surprised after the XBone fiasco. And maybe the fact that Ps4 is 50 to 60% more powerful ..."

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Double Fine wants IP and distribution rights for Costume Quest, Stacking

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Double Fine is actively trying to get the rights for Costume Quest, Stacking, Brutal Legend, and Iron Brigade, according to CEO Tim Schafer.

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"Damn. I just realize that I slept at the wheel on the box set."

- NickDelios see all 24 comments

Humble Double Fine Bundle launched

By Alice O'Connor, May 08, 2013 6:00am PDT

Humble Bundle yesterday launched a new pay-what-you-want package of games that's more than acceptable, more than just fine, it's Double Fine. I'll explain the amusing pun: for as much or as little as you fancy paying, you can get Double Fine Productions' lovely games Stackin...

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"Sweet, got half this bundle for a dollar. Will give Double Find more in the future when less poor :("

- nwillard see all 4 comments

One year later: how Double Fine shaped its Kickstarter game

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 2:25pm PDT

We talk with Double Fine producer Greg Rice about the newly-named Broken Age, its crowd-funded adventure game.

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"Really wish I had gotten in on this Kickstarter. I didn't realize they were funding a making-of ..."

- MatthewPhillips see all 9 comments

Broken Age debut trailer is lovely

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 28, 2013 6:00am PDT

Gosh, the artwork Double Fine used when revealing its crowdfounded adventure game as Broken Age was so nice, if only the game could actually look like that. Oh! My my, it actually does. The first trailer debuted during the Game Developers Choice Awards last night and yes, it...

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"This is nice and all, but it doesn't sound anything like the trailer music? I'm pretty stupid, ..."

- filtersweep see all 15 comments

Double Fine releases Host Master Deux for free

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 3:15pm PDT

Double Fine has released a free game on the eve of Tim Schafer's GDC Awards hosting duties. Host Master Deux: Quest for Identity stars Schafer, attempting to take the stage at GDC.

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Broken Age is Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure game

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 6:45am PDT

In March 2012, Double Fine Productions kicked off the video game crowdfunding goldrush when it raised $3,335,371 in one month to make a new adventure game. Though part of the drive was to fund a documentary recording its progress, it has been a little secretive, but at least...

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"Couldn't agree more. The documentaries have been amazing, especially since I am a software ..."

- yourbuddypal see all 7 comments

Double Fine drops debut Dropchord trailer

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT

As pleasingly eclectic as ever, Psychonauts and Kinect Party developer Double Fine announced earlier this month that its next game is a rhythmic score-attack game made for a weird hand-tracking controller. If you had trouble imagining just what Dropchord would look like, her...

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"Now this one is a real epilepsy game from Schafer's people. But still intriguing."

- Kolzig73 see all 4 comments

Ron Gilbert leaving Double Fine, but staying in game biz

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2013 9:15pm PDT

Ron Gilbert is like a bird. He needs to be set free. The designer of The Cave has announced that he's leaving Double Fine Productions, "now that The Cave is done and unleashed."

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"That's a shame. The Cave didn't really feel completed to me, like it would have been awesome ..."

- thebigbeefsandwich see all 13 comments

Dropchord announced from Double Fine, Leap Motion

By Steve Watts, Mar 07, 2013 4:30pm PST

Double Fine announced its next title today, a joint effort with the Leap Motion controller to produce a rhythm score-challenge game called Dropchord.

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"they look like that from having a hot girl stomp on them.. how was YOUR thursday night, nerd"

- boring gegtik see all 14 comments

Brutal Legend PC could be expanded if sales support it

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm PST

One of the good things about Double Fine self-publishing the PC edition of Brutal Legend is that Tim Schafer's company can work on the heavy metal hack-o-RTS as much as they please without seeking publisher approval. On the downside, they will need approval from your America...

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"well it had a fleshed-out action mechanic but then they barely do anything useful with that. I'd ..."

- thebigbeefsandwich see all 18 comments

Brutal Legend coming to PC on February 26

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2013 12:30pm PST

Brutal Legend is launching on PC on February 26, and discounted pre-orders are open. Pre-ordering also gets you access to the multiplayer beta and two Team Fortress 2 items.

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"It's been years since I played this (PS3), but I was kinda disappointed. Wasn't terrible, but ..."

- bigimp see all 8 comments

Double Fine Adventure, The Cave coming to OUYA

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2013 9:15am PST

OUYA has secured games from Double Fine and the creator of Words with Friends, CEO Julie Uhrman announced at DICE.

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"Can I download from Google Play on this? Maybe even run an emulator or two?"

- silent prophet see all 13 comments