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...

KBA Voice Productions’ Khris Brown on twenty years of voice casting for LucasArts, and beyond

KBA Voice Productions’ Khris Brown on twenty years of voice casting for LucasArts, and beyond

Jul 20, 2011

Award-winning casting director and creative direction consultant Khris Brown is considering a major shift in her career that might just be coming up with a new project she’s working on, but sadly can’t say anything about just yet. What we do know is that with two decades of experience in the game industry and with her own company KBA Voice...

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...

Brutal Legend: review to be sung to the tune of ‘Paranoid’

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), 360 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: EA Developer: Doublefine Players: 1 (offline), 2 – 8 (online) Site: www.doublefine.com To be sung (badly) to the tune of ‘Paranoid’ by Black Sabbath (Intro) Brutal Legend, here it is. First In the courts now In the shops. Your avatar is Eddie Riggs A roadie...

Brutal Legend

What:    Brutal Legend Who:     Double Fine Where:  PS3/360 When:   13th October Why:      It’s the latest game from Double Fine (Psychonauts), the developer founded by Tim Schafer (Day of The Tentacle, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, loads more). A mostly brilliant metal soundtrack has been announced. The voice cast includes...