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Double Fine's The Cave hitting Wii U too

Double Fine's The Cave hitting Wii U too

Nintendo's downloadable offerings on the Wii, DSi, and 3DS have been a bit lacklustre, but at least one corker's in the bag for the Wii U. Ron Gilbert and Double Fine's platforming adventure game The Cave is coming to Nintendo's new console via the eShop, DF confirmed over the weekend at PAX Prime. Which is about all we know, really.

Look: New screenshots from PAX Prime »

"Cool, not sure if I'll pick up this version or the PC one but it's nice to have the option!"
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Middle Manager of Justice is Double Fine's foray into iOS free-to-play

Middle Manager of Justice is Double Fine's foray into iOS free-to-play

Tim Schafer's Double Fine studio is the latest to chase after mobile riches. Middle Manager of Justice is not only the team's first mobile game, but it's also their first free-to-play title. It will be available "soon" on iOS.

"Wow, a game about Superheroes AND middle management! That's what I've always wanted!," a fictional orphan said in the game's announcement.

Watch: Between good and evil, operational staff and senior management »

"This looks awesome, in the forums they said that they're currently focusing on one mobile ..."
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Psychonauts coming to PS3 next week

Psychonauts coming to PS3 next week

Double Fine's very first game is coming back to PlayStation. Psychonauts is getting a PlayStation Network re-release next week, August 28th. As part of the Store's "PS2 Classic" series, don't expect any of the enhancements made for the recent Mac release. Instead, this is a pure port of the original PS2 game.

Read more: And why we're yelling at Chris Remo »

"Game still looks good. The game chose a humble aesthetic and it still captures it just fine."
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Double Fine Happy Action Theater sequel revealed

Double Fine Happy Action Theater sequel revealed

Dubstep is the new zombies. Just as those shambling corpses were exciting in video games, then a bit tedious, next horribly over-used, before being redeemed by DayZ and The Walking Dead, so Double Fine Productions has saved dubstep from its dark path in the sequel to Double Fine Happy Action Theater. Revealed on Friday, the yet-unnamed follow-up brings new toys including building then smashing castles, faeries, and the most amazing video game dubstep sequence you've ever seen.

Watch: The 38-minute demonstration »

"Ahahahaha, laughed my ass off and not just at the dubstep mode! The entire video is hilarious! xDD"
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Iron Brigade coming to PC next week

Iron Brigade coming to PC next week

The game formerly known as Double Fine's Trenched is finally making its way to the PC. Iron Brigade released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2011, after a lengthy trademark dispute caused some release scuffles.

Combining mech action with tower defense, Iron Brigade was well received by the critics. Thankfully, it won't be long until keyboard and mouse folk can play the game.

Read more: PC version includes DLC »

"Yay. My 360 died before I could put much time into this (and it won't be getting replaced). I'll ..."
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The Cave preview

The Cave preview

It's not often that I end up grinning ear-to-ear throughout the course of a hands-off demo presentation, but Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions' upcoming adventure game, The Cave, had exactly that effect on me. Gilbert's best known for classic adventure titles like Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island, and more recently, the DeathSpank games. As such, it's not really that surprising that The Cave retains the developer's quirky sense of humor. What was surprising, however, was how his new game presents a more modern and engaging take on adventure gaming and eliminates many of the genre's annoyances, while simultaneously keeping the core of what made them successful in the first place.

Read more: Fulfilling desires »

"this does actually look pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing more as the release date approaches"
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The Cave coming from Ron Gilbert and Double Fine

The Cave coming from Ron Gilbert and Double Fine

When Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert joined Double Fine Productions in 2010, he teased an adventure game project that'd been rattling around his head for a few years. Today, after a little hint, it's finally been revealed as The Cave, coming for download on PC and consoles in early 2013.

Watch: The announcement trailer »

"Also, this: /{This no no mere cave, no no no, rather The Cave}/ broke me."
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Sega teases Double Fine's Ron Gilbert project

Sega teases Double Fine's Ron Gilbert project

Sega appears to be in some form of cahoots with Double Fine, and it seems likely that the company will publish Ron Gilbert's long-standing project. A teaser image from Sega matches the various images that Gilbert has been posting, but no formal announcement has been made by either Double Fine or Sega itself.

Read more: Images line-up implying a deal has been struck »

"It's a bit bizarre to see Sega publishing a Double Fine game. I hope it's working out for them."
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Double Fine's Kickstarter fund ends as a huge success

Double Fine's Kickstarter fund ends as a huge success

Update: 7:15 p.m. with Double Fine web site comment and Schafer tweet.

Slightly more than a month in the making, Double Fine's Kickstarter adventure came to a close as a rousing success. The final tally of the company's fan-funded campaign had more than 87,000 backers who donated $3,335,371 by the time it ended at 8 p.m. EDT today.

Read more: Reached more than 800 percent of its goal »

"yeah it should be on steam and other digital distribution channels"
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Double Fine adventure nearing Grim Fandango budget

Double Fine adventure nearing Grim Fandango budget

Double Fine's Kickstarter adventure funding soon will be coming to a close after a month of steady support pledges. Its budget has been slowly ticking upwards, and as we approach the finish line, studio head Tim Schafer has put the current budget figure in terms everyone can understand. It currently stands at $2.8 million, and Schafer says that's almost the amount that went into Grim Fandango.

Read more: $3 to make Grim Fandango »

"So if the reward for spending $10k or more is lunch with Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert, do you ..."
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Stacking shuffles onto PC via Steam

Stacking shuffles onto PC via Steam

Double Fine's charming Stacking is now available for PC through Steam, as was promised. Thanks to a launch discount, it'll only cost you $9.99 for now. It also comes complete with the matryoshka doll puzzler's trampy console DLC, The Lost Hobo King.

Read more: Discount Double Fine bundle on sale for $20 »

"Nothing like DOTT or Monkey Island, but it has good humor in it. You're playing as Charles ..."
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Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert talk adventure games for 2079 seconds

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Between them, Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert have masterminded such classic adventure games as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango, so it's a treat to hear the pair talk about the genre. In a 35-minute video recorded before kicking off Double Fine's instantly successful fan-funding campaign for a new point 'n' click, they have a good old chat about everything from their histories to hopes, which all makes for wonderful watching.

Watch: Schafer and Gilbert talk for 35 minutes »

"I picked up Ceville for $2.50 on the Steam sale, its a traditional point and click adventure. ..."
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Minecraft creator tempers Psychonauts 2 expectations

Minecraft creator tempers Psychonauts 2 expectations

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson gained a lot of attention for his offer to chip in personal funds towards Psychonauts 2. The internet responded the way you'd expect for a dormant, cult-hit property, so Persson has taken to his blog to set reasonable expectations.

Read more: 'I would not be investing in this as a charity' »

"Notch always seems to say outlandish things on Twitter then acts surprised when his legion of ..."
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Double Fine's Kickstarter adventure coming to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android

Double Fine's Kickstarter adventure coming to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android

Since Double Fine's Kickstarter experiment started moving like a runaway freight train, the team has promised that the extra money would go towards additional platforms, languages, music, and voice work. The company has outlined a few of those expanded plans, including mobile platforms and language options.

Read more: Coming to iOS and some Android phones »

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Notch 'can do' $13 million for Psychonauts 2

Notch 'can do' $13 million for Psychonauts 2

Sure, Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions are swimming in a boatload of Kickstarter'd funds for their upcoming adventure game. But, $1.7 million isn't enough to make a new Psychonauts game. How much would it take? The original game cost $13 million to make; a sequel would have to match the budget of its predecessor.

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson has been sitting on a lot of cash since the runaway success of his blocky creation game. Notch offered to support a sequel, with the multi-million dollar sum no problem for the designer-turned-publisher. "Yeah, I can do that," he told Schafer.

Read more: Being 'proposed to on the Jumbotron' »

"I always fantasized about doing something like this if I ever hit the lottery for a large ..."
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