Brutal Legend Not in Danger of Being Canned, Says Developer Double Fine

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Following word that newly-formed publisher Activision Blizzard will not be picking up every Vivendi title in the company's merger transition, developer Double Fine's upcoming heavy metal action title Brutal Legend was seen as a possible casualty.

Now a fresh update to the Double Fine Action News blog has assured fans that the game is in good hands.

Mouse-over text on an image of a dead weevil posted today reads simply, "Brutal Legend is fine." No further details were provided.

Starring Jack Black as a heavy metal roadie forced to battle demons in a fantasy realm, Brutal Legend is being headed up by longtime LucasArts developer Tim Schafer. The third person action game is planned for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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    July 29, 2008 12:36 PM

    a while back i had read they were developing this using some agile methodologies; does anyone know of a precedent for this involving a game of this scale?

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      July 29, 2008 12:55 PM

      I'm not sure how many devs out there are using agile/scrum. It seems to be making some inroads into the industry however. On the Demigod team at GPG we're actively using sprints/scrums, but I'm not familiar enough with the Brutal Legend project to know if we are on the same scale or not.

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      July 29, 2008 1:33 PM

      There have been a few articles in the trade mags about agile stuff. I remember one in Develop, for certain.

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        July 29, 2008 3:01 PM

        i've seen a few articles here and there, but i haven't come across anything that goes into great detail regarding serious and specific usage of agile on an AAA-type game.

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      July 29, 2008 2:50 PM

      im sorry, what are 'agile methodologies'?

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        July 29, 2008 3:58 PM

        Customer satisfaction by rapid, continuous delivery of useful software!

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      July 29, 2008 7:41 PM

      We used it in Test-Drive Unlimited.

      (Now replying to the correct post! :()

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