This is the thread for LucasArts alumni/DoubleFine/Telltale games: Psychonauts, Costume Quest, Brutal Legend, Deathspank, Sam and Max, etc.

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Ok, here's we'll post about games put of by ex-LucasArts crew who all split after the late 90's shift of the company towards nothing but mostly franchise crap.

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, 18 September 2005 19:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Tim Schafer's DoubleFine put out Pyschonauts, and wins points for having the main company news page being Tim's personal blog.

TellTale Games are the folks who put out Grim Fandango and were working on the Sam & Max sequel before LucasArts execs killed it at 90% completion. They're working on an adventure game for Jeff Smith's Bone, with is like $20 and downloadable straight from the company. Apparently, they plan to put out installments of the game in episodes, instead of the usual 3-5 year lag time between full sequels.

also, since Steve Purcell has full control over his Sam & Max trademarks again, word has it that he's working on a completely new Sam & Max episodic sequel with the Telltale folks....

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, 18 September 2005 19:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Holy shit, I didn't know about that Bone game. I've never dl'd a game before; this might be the first one.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Sunday, 18 September 2005 19:55 (fourteen years ago) link

and thanks to Huck for that game link on ILC

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, 18 September 2005 19:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Psychonauts is one of the best game experiences I've ever had.

That Bone game looks wack as hell and makes me fear the Sam & Max sequel. I know I should be all supportive of small companies etc but the graphics look like The 7th Guest and the voice acting (in the trailer at least) is awful. I'd rather play an old-school 2D Scumm-system-style thing--use the old technology and focus the energy and money on good writing and puzzles.

adam (adam), Sunday, 18 September 2005 19:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes, the playable demo of Bone appears to be ass. I'd tend to assume that Tim Schafer is responsible for most of the awesomeness of Grim Fandango, but then I would anyway.

Psychonauts isn't available for another month - I have to return the Xbox on about a week :(

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Sunday, 18 September 2005 23:15 (fourteen years ago) link

psychonauts didn't live up to my expectations, maybe I haven't given it enough of a chance though. Too much talking.

teeny (teeny), Sunday, 18 September 2005 23:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Whenever I get too stressed at work, I pick up my penguin shaped thermos and walk around squealing "OOOOOO MISTER POKEEEEEYLOOOOOOOPE! I LOVE YOU MISTER POKEEEEYLOOOOOOOPE!!!"

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Monday, 19 September 2005 01:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Psychonauts isn't available for another month

worst case scenario is that you can also order it from their website

maybe I haven't given it enough of a chance though. Too much talking.

how far did you get? and you did know that they deliberately designed it to be as much as an adventure game as the genre contraints of a platformer would allow, right?

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 19 September 2005 03:20 (fourteen years ago) link

We ordered it from Doublefine, cos it isnt being distrubuted in Australia (which is daft, no wonder it isnt selling, wtf?). Got a copy signed by Tim Schaffer :) Fabulous stuff!

Trayce (trayce), Monday, 19 September 2005 06:30 (fourteen years ago) link

(which is daft, no wonder it isnt selling, wtf?).

word has it that Majesco has massive, massive problems with distribution, both in the U.S. and elsewhere...

this is the downside of going from publisher to publisher, i guess. Yeah, they got the game out, but in such a fucked up way...

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 19 September 2005 13:57 (fourteen years ago) link

worst case scenario is that you can also order it from their website

Worst case scenario is that they don't release a PAL version. Also, see my note about not having an Xbox when it comes out.

I played the PC demo for a bit, I got the impression that a console version would rule :)

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 19 September 2005 14:04 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
http://www.doublefine.com/news.htm#27October2005

...Don't get me wrong--I love my sea monkeys. I raised them from when they were just a little sack of powder. I remember how proud I was when I first stirred them into this world! But our relationship is just going nowhere. They swim and swim, and they are beautiful and majestic in their own tiny little way. (Except for when they have that weird, turgid, black pouch on their... abdomen? Do they have abdomens? Anyway, I was going to go in there with an X-Acto knife and a crochet hook and see I can't extract one of the pouches for dissection--just in case it's delicious monkey caviar--but then I chickened out when I realized they're probably just constipated, or unable to fully scrape off the remains of some sort of conjoined twin.) They have many mysteries, but the only one left that I want to discover is how these beautiful, majestic creatures die, and how I can make it happen...

kingfish orange creamsicle (kingfish 2.0), Wednesday, 2 November 2005 07:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I am loving this blog, its fucked up.

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 2 November 2005 09:26 (fourteen years ago) link

mister pokey loooooooooooope

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 November 2005 21:59 (fourteen years ago) link

three months pass...
http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060224/waugh_01.shtml

Talking to the folks at Telltale Games. Covers the Bone games(and negative reaction to), the new Sam & Max, etc.

kingfish has gene rayburn's mic (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2006 22:32 (thirteen years ago) link

oh yeah, and new sam & max comics are here:

http://www.telltalegames.com/comics/samnmax

kingfish has gene rayburn's mic (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 28 February 2006 22:45 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
http://www.doublefine.com/news%20images/2006/kitten%20and%20secrets.jpg

"hundreds of secrets about DoubleFine's New Game" is all i can make out, along with the kitty whose as big as a mouse

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 1 June 2006 05:19 (thirteen years ago) link

OMG look at the widdle kitty!

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 1 June 2006 06:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Psychonauts is a lot of fun, but after the fantastically bananas Lungfishopolis and The Milkman Cometh, the opera level and the Napoleon level are really wearing me down.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Thursday, 1 June 2006 07:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Man, why can't I find Psychonauts anywhere for cheap?? I don't want to pay $35+ on a used copy.

Laurah (laurah), Thursday, 1 June 2006 12:20 (thirteen years ago) link

The opera level was enh, but the design of the Napolean was amazing for what they could pull off w/ a platformer.

also, the news post containing the image above mainly consists of Tim bitching about a nose pimple.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 1 June 2006 13:22 (thirteen years ago) link

the opera level was my least favorite in the game.

a.b. (alanbanana), Thursday, 1 June 2006 14:00 (thirteen years ago) link

OMG look at the widdle kitty!

Maybe it's just a really huge monitor?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 1 June 2006 14:37 (thirteen years ago) link

there's a mouse just to the kitty's left, for scale.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 1 June 2006 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Maybe it's just a really huge mouse for people with big hands?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 1 June 2006 15:47 (thirteen years ago) link

along with the extra big keyboard?

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 1 June 2006 15:53 (thirteen years ago) link

My least favorite level was easily the last level. Inside-out bunny rabbit things scared me. :(

polyphonic (polyphonic), Thursday, 1 June 2006 16:15 (thirteen years ago) link

i hated it just for that one overly demanding inverting climing spiral-jump thing.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 1 June 2006 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, that SUCKED. La di da di da fun fun for a few days then BANG: two days of frustrating hassle.
See also: Shadow of the Colossus

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Thursday, 1 June 2006 17:55 (thirteen years ago) link

I intend to!

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Friday, 2 June 2006 09:13 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...
I just got Psychonauts on rental. It's fun game.

treefell (treefell), Friday, 8 September 2006 13:18 (thirteen years ago) link

only just been talking about this game to a colleague, he got it last night. He doesn't seem overly impressed by it though.

Ste (Fuzzy), Friday, 8 September 2006 13:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I like to root for Psychonauts as a cult classic in the making, even though I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I wanted to. I also read so many people who say, "I know this is a classic, I'll play it someday" - and then they don't. It's obviously a good game but it's missing that hook.

But I wonder if the reason it didn't click is the protagonist. I never found Raz (was that his name?) that interesting. I liked the drama with his dad, and the way the final boss ties to his own neuroses more than some made-up external threat. They wrote some slick stuff in the story. But the noble boy with a heart of gold thing didn't do it for me. He's too Luke Skywalker, and maybe a maverick would've worked better?

That said, they got many things right - Peter McDonnell's music when you're wandering around the camp really sticks with me, and the camp's great - I took the time to find all 16 things in the scavenger hunt, just because it was so much fun to explore the place.

save the robot (save the robot), Friday, 8 September 2006 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

he got it last night. He doesn't seem overly impressed by it though.

It doesn't really get impressive until you get through the semi-disguised training mode.

The game really kicks in beginning with Lungfishopolis.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Friday, 8 September 2006 17:13 (thirteen years ago) link

But I wonder if the reason it didn't click is the protagonist. I never found Raz (was that his name?) that interesting.

What game protagonist is interesting? Leon from Resident Evil 4 is one of the least interesting characters in the history of video gaming. Most video game protagonists are relatively empty tough-guy vessels. I think Raz compares pretty explicitly with Jak from the original Jak & Daxter, or perhaps Ratchet from R&C -- two relatively-annoying cartoon characters who recede into the background in favor of the more entertaining Clank, or Daxter, or every other character in Psychonauts, or...

polyphonic (polyphonic), Friday, 8 September 2006 17:16 (thirteen years ago) link

That makes sense, but you still have to spend a lot of time alone with him. I guess I've been comparing Raz to Manny in Grim Fandango, who was really engaging - you could tell he had stories even though you never found out what they were, and his responses and side comments were fantastic.

To take another example, in Dreamfall, I liked April Ryan but hated the new character, whazzername. The game got better for me every time it switched over to April's perspective. But again, you had to spend a lot of time alone with them, listening to them talk about stuff.

save the robot (save the robot), Friday, 8 September 2006 19:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Ratchet has quite a lot of personality, and the dynamics between him and Clank are a reasonable amount of the plot (in the first one). Jak on the other hand is straight cardboard.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Saturday, 9 September 2006 08:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I only played the first two R&C games, but I found Ratchet to be annoying and pretty cookie cutter from the young cartoon hero mold.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Sunday, 10 September 2006 01:57 (thirteen years ago) link

From games.slashdot.org:

Tim Schafer's Double Fine Studios (originator of the double-plus awesome Psychonauts) has joined up with Vivendi to publish a title. The property, as yet unnamed, will be published under the Sierra Entertainment label.

From the article: "Said an atypically straight Tim Schafer, president and CEO of Double Fine Productions, 'The Sierra team has been awesome to work with. Everyone we've met brings experience from a small developer background, so they know where we're coming from and what we have to do to make a great game. Combine a developer-friendly attitude, support for innovation, major-publisher status with a worldwide scope and you have a perfect match for Double Fine.'"

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=10802

save the robot (save the robot), Sunday, 10 September 2006 18:48 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.doublefine.com/news.htm#14SEPTEMBER2006

now distro'd by Steam, and marked down for $10 for PC/PS2

kingfish prætor (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 05:05 (thirteen years ago) link

I've just bought Psychonauts. Will give it a whirl tonight and report back cos I know you're all dying to hear my opinion.

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 11:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Remember that it doesn't get good until Lungfishopolis so don't quit or judge until after that level at the earliest.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

The training level is tough, but the design is great.

kingfish prætor (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 16:58 (thirteen years ago) link

6 straight hours. That is all. More tomorrow, must sleep...

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Tuesday, 19 September 2006 22:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Hahah that Tim Schaefer is mentalistic. I love him.

Curse you, delicious marketing spokescar! (trayce), Wednesday, 20 September 2006 00:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Right:

I hate using the joystick for steering but I'll admit that's a personal choice. It does piss me off that every time I come out of saving I fuck up and go into my satchel! That habit will fade I hope.

I have completed the first training missions and was nearly finished the sharpshooter when, wouldn't you know it, I was killed at the very last minute! After that I thought "Well why not buy that arrowhead divining thingy and spend a few minutes doing that." Two hours people, two hours following vibrations and a piercing tone. That is how much I was enjoying the look and feel of this game!

I don't much enjoy the aiming and the floaty bear things freak me out (I was seriously knackered though which prob didn't help). The script is okay, was dead happy to hear Invader Zim again though (Richard Steven Horvitz) even without his wee robot buddy. I like the way that there is movement among the other characters and that they react differently at different points in the game. Tonight I have to go out (damn you social life) but I'll try to get some more in soon.

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Wednesday, 20 September 2006 09:30 (thirteen years ago) link

polyphonic otm, except i'd say it gets great just a bit earlier with the Lungfish boss battle. almost every level afterwards is utterly inspired, often in ridiculously varying ways

man, what a great game. it was one of those where i really had to go do something else (like sleep) but i just had to see what the next level looked like and once i got there, god DAMN it if i didn't have to play through it. wash rinse repeat.

lemin (lemin), Thursday, 21 September 2006 12:41 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?story=59

aw shit, missed this

kingfish prætor (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 22 September 2006 06:12 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
I LOVE PSYCHONAUTS

Tho the theatre / Napoleon levels are bumming me out slightly. Fuck a jumping puzzle. ESPECIALLY fuck a "must run max speed and jump at JUST THE RIGHT TIME else you fall to ground and must start over" puzzle.

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 23 October 2006 18:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Note, Broken Age Act 1 keys are available if you kickstarted - should be in your email and redeemable via Humble Bundle store.

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 05:44 (five years ago) link

Isn't released until the 28th, though. Darnit!

Nhex, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 05:47 (five years ago) link

I keep forgetting my steam password

Who is DANKEY KANG? (kingfish), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 18:32 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

Finally bothered to try Costume Quest in the spirit of the season; SO CHARM.

Nhex, Sunday, 26 October 2014 06:35 (five years ago) link

Need to try the sequel

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Sunday, 26 October 2014 07:19 (five years ago) link

i loved the first one... and that was the last double fine game i was into
in seeing this thread I remembered a dream i had a few nights ago where i was part of a military caravan going up a road surrounded by a vinery - some sort of mix of the vegetable garden hill climb from the film "Letter to Momo" and the storming of Normandy - and no one knew where we were going when it occurred to me that I had to explain to everyone we were going to DOUBLE FINE HEADQUARTERS
don't remember how that played out

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 26 October 2014 18:40 (five years ago) link

heavy hints that GOG are going to announce LucasArts PC games in a couple of days time

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 26 October 2014 18:51 (five years ago) link

whoo!

Mordy, Sunday, 26 October 2014 18:53 (five years ago) link

whoo x2
lol forks

Nhex, Monday, 27 October 2014 04:13 (five years ago) link

As expected GOG are going to have LucasArts games - 30 of them apparently! 6 tomorrow, rest to come later.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 01:52 (five years ago) link

the first six

Star Wars X-Wing Special Edition
Star Wars TIE Fighter Special Edition
Sam & Max Hit the Road
The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 01:58 (five years ago) link

hi dere my high school life

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 04:02 (five years ago) link

Much more excited than I expected to be about X Wing and Tie Fighter.

JimD, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:38 (five years ago) link

MAKE THOSE GAMES COME ON MY XBOX YE MIGHTY

Hopefully they DOSBox the '93/'94 versions for Mac - that had the better iMuse soundtrack anyway

Nhex, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 16:51 (five years ago) link

tie fighter is prob in my top 3 all time

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:10 (five years ago) link

Gog lets you choose versions of XW and TF

DG, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:50 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW8W42FXze8

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:35 (five years ago) link

That has really got the feel of Psychonauts. The music definitely helps.

hyggeligt, Friday, 31 October 2014 20:26 (five years ago) link

yeah, Peter McConnell always gonna have a place in my heart from the LucasArts days

Nhex, Friday, 31 October 2014 22:45 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

Broken Age has finally been released. Remember that kickstarter? that seemed to have huge backer money, before Exploding Uno came along? The documentary is probably more notable than the game. It shows how Schafer never makes budget or time concessions, hoping that the game will be a perrennial seller that revolutionizes gaming business.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIhLvue17Sd7F6pU2ByRRb0igiI-WKk3D

poxy fülvous (abanana), Friday, 1 May 2015 19:21 (four years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Didn't realize the Maniac Mansion thread was in ILM. I guess this is next most appropriate thread:


So the remastered Day Of The Tentacle is out for PC, PS4 and Vita now. Which is supposed to be great but which I've never played, so I'm mostly just excited about playing the embedded Maniac Mansion for the first time in ages.

― I am very inteligent and dicipline boy (Old Lunch), Friday, April 1, 2016 11:44 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Haven't played the remaster but the original DOTT was basically my favourite adventure game, probably my favourite game. I replayed it again recentlyish and I admit the whole point+click adventure thing is a little more frustratingly hunt-the-pixel/trial-and-"I don't wanna" than I'm used to these days but it still stands up pretty well once you get over that, I think. Have fun!

(I may have said this about some other Lucasarts adventure in my ILXing time because Grim Fandango and Monkey Island are up there too)

Any other Thimbleweed Park backers on here?

― a passing spacecadet, Friday, April 1, 2016 1:39 PM (11 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I am very inteligent and dicipline boy (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 April 2016 18:52 (three years ago) link

DOTT is a wonderful game.

Mordy, Friday, 1 April 2016 18:56 (three years ago) link

I like to root for Psychonauts as a cult classic in the making, even though I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I wanted to. I also read so many people who say, "I know this is a classic, I'll play it someday" - and then they don't.
― save the robot (save the robot), Friday, 8 September 2006 17:21 (9 years ago)

Hmm, this is me! I loved Lucasarts, loved the sound of this game, kept saying I would play it - and I still haven't. I even got it cheap in some bundle a while ago and it still sits unplayed in my Steam queue.

Also, re DotT, still after all these years it will strike me from time to time that I am walking in a slightly Laverne-like manner, or making a Laverne-like face, and I'll crack up. <3 Laverne

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 1 April 2016 19:25 (three years ago) link

...OK, Psychonauts downloaded, I'm going in!

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 1 April 2016 19:25 (three years ago) link

i should play it too. i actually have it installed and i still haven't touched it. i'll try to remedy that.

Mordy, Friday, 1 April 2016 19:27 (three years ago) link

In the same boat re: Psychonauts. We should all play together!

I am very inteligent and dicipline boy (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 April 2016 19:29 (three years ago) link

psychonauts advice: don't watch the intro movie right away. it's like half an hour long and not that good. play past the warzone area at least, then start a new game to watch the intro.

remove butt (abanana), Friday, 1 April 2016 20:50 (three years ago) link

some of the early levels are kinda nbd, but the mid to late levels are so awesome

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 2 April 2016 00:56 (three years ago) link

it's really a rare example where it really IS worth slogging through the mediocre 5-hour tutorial to get to the wackadoo stuff in the second half of the game

Nhex, Saturday, 2 April 2016 02:32 (three years ago) link

I'm having fun but I don't think I've ever had the 3d-jumping-puzzle skills required for this game

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 2 April 2016 17:10 (three years ago) link

the design and characterisation is lovely tho and yes I missed the voice of Invader Zim too

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 2 April 2016 17:12 (three years ago) link

This is such a wonderful game in its writing and art direction and level design (even with pretty mediocre platforming mechanics), but the meat circus has to be one of the most frustrating final levels I can think of.

one way street, Saturday, 2 April 2016 18:50 (three years ago) link

they fixed that one annoying jump in computer versions.

remove butt (abanana), Saturday, 2 April 2016 18:53 (three years ago) link

Yeah, I played it with those pc revisions, but I still found that level pretty thoroughly irritating. I'm not that invested in 3d platformers, though, and was mostly posting through this for the writing and level design, so that probably informed my frustration.

one way street, Saturday, 2 April 2016 19:14 (three years ago) link

*playing through this, I mean

one way street, Saturday, 2 April 2016 19:14 (three years ago) link

still in Basic Braining. hating the rotating log tunnel. resorted to watching a youtube in case there was one crazy trick, guy playing just breezed on through like it ain't no thing :(

tbf I am mainly playing (at least this level) with just the arrow keys as I'm on a laptop and touchpadding is too slow, but I'm also p. uncoordinated at all two-handed games so it's prob not going to go much better even if I hook a mouse/controller up

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 2 April 2016 21:06 (three years ago) link

psychonauts is 100% a pad game, definitely get one. besides the analog control you'll later use more buttons for the different powers you get

Nhex, Sunday, 3 April 2016 01:47 (three years ago) link

I still haven't beaten the goddamned Meat Circus :( On the PS2, it was That Jump; on subsequent playthroughs I either trailed off before getting that far (the asylum tower is pretty tiresome) or, latest attempt, got stuck on the horrible Little Oly/save-the-bunny section of the Meat Circus.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Sunday, 3 April 2016 20:05 (three years ago) link

I never got past the save the bunny thing either. Still think it might be my favorite game.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 3 April 2016 20:12 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...

about to get started on thimbleweed park!

sktsh, Friday, 31 March 2017 19:06 (two years ago) link

please let us know what you think, very curious about this game

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 31 March 2017 20:29 (two years ago) link

I'm about two hours in and really enjoying it. I'm not a big gamer anymore, and was a huge Lucasarts fan as a kid, so I'm probably not best placed to critique this. But so far it's a lot of fun. Certainly way more enjoyable than Broken Age.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 2 April 2017 22:25 (two years ago) link

i spent most of the weekend playing thru it, just finished. it was pretty good but not nearly as good as it could have been with more focused writing imo, it kind of just abandons the twin peaks/x-files premise after the first act and becomes pretty slapdash by the end.

ciderpress, Monday, 3 April 2017 04:31 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

Psychonauts is free today on Humble Store:

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/psychonauts

Hit to Death in the "Galactic Head" (kingfish), Thursday, 14 September 2017 21:39 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

As mentioned elsewhere, Grim Fandango(my personal fave Lucasarts game) is free today at GOG:

Is that a...
❄️G❄️I❄️V❄️E❄️A❄️W❄️A❄️Y❄️?!

The legendary and ridiculously delightful GRIM FANDANGO is FREE
Still pretty much the best adventure game you'll play in 2017

Just hit "Get It Free" on the front page, you can keep it where your heart used to be... 💀 pic.twitter.com/3SxSmfagY7

— ❄️GOG.com❄️ (@GOGcom) December 13, 2017

Google Murray Blockchain (kingfish), Thursday, 14 December 2017 02:37 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Double Fine bought by Microsoft.

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:19 (six months ago) link

Glad they have stability that they probably need. A little sad that the indie dream has died

Nhex, Monday, 10 June 2019 14:30 (six months ago) link

being bought or funded by one of the big pubs IS the indie dream in 2019

ciderpress, Monday, 10 June 2019 14:40 (six months ago) link

all too true

Nhex, Monday, 10 June 2019 15:17 (six months ago) link


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