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XBLA Primer: Double Fine Productions
7 years ago

XBLA Primer: Double Fine Productions

XBLA Primer is an on-going feature in which we delve into the history of a given developer, catalog their XBLA releases, and look at why they make great games.

Way back in the 1980’s, a game designer named Tim Schafer started to make a name for himself at LucasArts. Working on and later leading development on cult classics such as Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, Mr. Schafer quickly garnered a reputation around the industry as one of the most creative minds in the business. At the turn of the century, Schafer left LucasArts and started his own development studio which came to be known as Double Fine Productions.

Double Fine blew out of the gates with a platformer named Psychonauts, a game that literally put you inside the minds of others. You can only imagine the crazy things you’d find in the depths of people’s minds. Next up, Double Fine released Brutal Legend, an action/real-time strategy hybrid centered around the fantasy world of heavy metal. While both Psychonauts and Brutal Legend were received very well by critics and gamers alike, neither game managed to create the bucket loads of cash that publishers now look for.

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Rumor: Ron Gilbert’s project at Double Fine teased
7 years ago

Rumor: Ron Gilbert’s project at Double Fine teased

By  •  News, Rumors

Once upon a time many eons ago, two men teamed up at LucasArts and created classic games such as Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, and Maniac Mansion. One of those …
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Double Fine set to make multiple announcements on Friday
7 years ago

Double Fine set to make multiple announcements on Friday

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Game Informer has received word that Double Fine Productions will be holding a press conference this Friday, October 14th where they will make multiple announcements. The invitation (which can …
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Double Fine gets publishing rights to Psychonauts
8 years ago

Double Fine gets publishing rights to Psychonauts

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Recently Double Fine obtained the rights to their cult classic Psychonauts. This means once all the paperwork has been finalized they will be receiving the finances that come along …
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