The Cave: review

The Cave: review

Jan 28, 2013

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), 360, Wii U, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sega (PS3, 360, PC), Double Fine (Wii U) Developer: Double Fine Players: 1-3 (offline only) Site: http://thecavegame.com/ On paper, it’s a formula that can only result in greatness. Double Fine (Psychonauts) + Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island) x “game I’ve wanted to make for a long...

Kinect Party trailer is kind of nuts

Kinect Party trailer is kind of nuts

Dec 7, 2012

Kinect Party may be a generic name when compared to its predecessor Double Fine Happy Action Theater, but if this newly released trailer isn’t lying through its teeth, a massive dose of maniacal absurdity is on the horizon. The motion-controlled silliness includes families wading through molten lava, game journalists dancing about dressed as hotdogs, and...

The problem with Kickstarters

The problem with Kickstarters

Apr 27, 2012

There is a growing concern at the back of my mind about gamers being so readily willing to throw their money away at any old project that tugs at nostalgic memories, entices with promises of grandeur, or even perhaps genuinely has strong pedigree behind it. A Kickstarter fund was made famous by Tim Schafer, a well known game developer who asked for $400,000 in...

Stacking: review

Stacking: review

Mar 4, 2011

Format: PSN (version reviewed), XBLA Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: THQ Developer: Double Fine Productions Players: 1 Site: www.facebook.com/stackingvideogame Let’s face it: Stacking has a weird, weird concept. In a world populated solely by Russian nesting dolls, Charlie Blackmore (a diminutive fellow with a plucky spirit) must struggle against the...

Schafer vs Schafer

Schafer vs Schafer

Nov 9, 2010

Tim Schafer is one of the most famous names in the games industry, and not without reason. He played an important part in the making of the first two Monkey Island games, played a larger part still in Day of the Tentacle, and was the driving force behind Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. Everybody had high hopes for Double Fine Productions, the company he formed...