Hey all, we’re about to head out to Las Vegas for a weekend packed full of video game fun times! Award shows, trailers, announcements, and demos are all in store! Here’s the full rundown in hopes you can join us either in person or over the internets…
We’ll be in attendance for The Game Awards Friday at 6:00 pm PST where we’re nominated for TWO awards! Broken Age is up for Best Indie Game and our DF Presents title, Mountain from David OReilly, is up for the Games for Change category. You can follow along at home on The Game Awards website, or pretty much any service ever made that streams video from the internet. And keep your eyes peeled for a fun little Broken Age interstitial we created for the show, as well as an appearance from Tim himself!
As soon as the awards are done we’re off to the inaugural PlayStation Experience! It’s a two day public convention that’s shaping up to have a toooooooonnn of awesome games from amazing developers. We’ll be there in full force with a Double Fine booth packed with Grim Fandango Resmastered demo machines! Stop by and say hi if you can make it! And luckily, for those who can’t get to Vegas there will be a stream on the PlayStation Twitch channel, so everything that happens in Vegas doesn’t have to stay in Vegas! Highly recommend at least tuning in for the press conference Saturday at 10:00 am PST.
With the Premium Backer Beta in full swing we’ve had a lot of MASSIVE CHALICE $20+ backers asking when they would be able to get their hands on the game, as well as folks who missed out on the Kickstarter. The answer is, TODAY! MASSIVE CHALICE backers should be expecting a code in their email today and the game just launched on Steam Early Access at 25% off right over here:
Fancy new launch trailer riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight here:
Do you smell it? Halloween is in the air! The time has come for costumes and candy and fallen leaves and flickering pumpkins and most importantly, Costume Quest 2 on consoles! So, here’s the complete rundown for you!
We’re live now in the North American store for both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4! Still waiting to clear certification on the European storefront, but we’ll push the game live there as well as soon as that happens! And Playstation fans will be pleased to hear that we’ve got a special exclusive costume in this version, Little Big Planet’s Sackboy from our pals over at Media Molecule! Check him out in action right here:
We also released worldwide on Xbox 360 and Xbox One today!
And rounding out the console list is the Wii U, which should be hitting worldwide TOMORROW!
PHEW, that’s a lot of platforms. Hopefully there’s something there for everything to get a little CQ2 love in before the holidays. And if you need another excuse for some festive fun, head on over to Facebook and join in on the Costume Quest 2 pumpkin carving contest! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spacebase DF9 was just updated to the 1.0 build on Steam! In addition to hundreds of bug fixes and polish items, this release adds a Tutorial Mode for newcomers and a Goals screen that gives players objectives to work toward. These and many smaller improvements knit the game together into a more complete experience for 1.0.
The game’s Lua source code is now available in the game’s install directory on all platforms. Usually this will be in your Steam directory, under SteamApps\common\SpacebaseDF9\Data\Scripts. If you own the game you can modify these files and distribute your modifications to other users as you like. A large portion of Spacebase is written in Lua, so there are relatively few limits on what you can do with this.
The 1.0 release also sees the game’s price drop to the science-fictionally appropriate price of $20.01 US. In addition we’re introducing a new bundle of our two community-voted Amnesia Fortnight turned Indie Funded projects, Spacebase and Hack ‘n’ Slash, for $24.99. As a bonus for the customers who have supported us thus far, anyone who already owns the game gets a free copy of Hack ‘n’ Slash and anyone who owns Hack ‘n’ Slash gets a free copy of Spacebase.
As we’ve done with all our alpha releases, we’ll roll out minor updates in the next few days or weeks to fix any issues that come up.
Thank you so much for your support and patience for the past year. We’ve learned a lot and are proud of what we managed to accomplish, and it’s all thanks to your support.
Oh and check out the rad new website! http://www.spacebasedf9.com/
Hey everyone, we’re doing another Day of the Devs this year! As was the case last year it’s free and open to the public. This year it’s all ages too, so come one come all! It’s November 1 at the Old Mint Building downtown San Francisco. And holy moly do we ever have a good lineup of stuff. Check it out below and head on over to our Facebook event to RSVP!
The time has come to light your pumpkins, pour yourself a nice glass of the finest apple cider, and sit down for some Halloween RPG fun times. Costume Quest 2 is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux on Steam right here!
Wren and Reynold are back with a cast of friends both old and new as they save Halloween from a demented dental overlord hell-bent on a tooth-centric future that shuns candy, costumes and fun. Local Auburn Pines dentist, Dr.Orel White, DDS has a long, troubled history with Halloween and has dedicated his life to ridding the world of this menace to society. Teaming up with a powerful Time Wizard, the deranged dentist seizes a magic talisman that releases the Grubbins from their prison and destroys Halloween once and for all…or has he? With the help of some friends from the future, our stalwart adventurers jump through space and time with all new costumes and abilities to make things right and save Halloween.
Here’s a slick new launch trailer so you can see for yourself!:
Put your thinking caps on, Hack ‘n’ Slash is now 1.0! The Early Access community has been a huge help to the game, in providing fantastic feedback and finding clever ways to break the game. Now it’s ready for you to dig into and break to and mold to your heart’s desire. It’s currently 33% off on Steam for a launch special.
The biggest change from the Early Access version is the inclusion of the final act. You’ll have to use the knowledge you’ve developed throughout the game and some clever thinking to break into the castle, ascend the tower, and take down the wizard.
We’ve also now added mod support and Steam Workshop integration, which is especially interesting because we’re shipping the game with the source code. The Hack ‘n’ Slash engine is flexible in a lot of interesting ways because of the hacking mechanic, and we’re really excited to see the clever things people can produce with it. Here’s a fun lil video we made to promote this feature. Keep an eye on the game’s Steam Workshop page where all these trailer assets will soon appear as a shipping mod!
Gang Beasts, the most recent addition to Double Fine Presents, is now available on Steam Early Access for $14.99! Gather your friends for some super silly punchy punch kick times. For more info, head on over to the fancy new website at http://gangbeasts.com/ or check out the launch trailer below:
The sequel to everyone’s favorite Halloween-themed RPG is coming so very soon! Evidence of such can be seen on Steam, where pre-orders for the game are now available!
$14.99 will get you all set to download that Costume Quest 2 goodness at launch this October, and there’s also a bundle that includes the original game and its Grubbins on Ice DLC for $19.99 for those who may have missed it.
As a bonus for those who pre-order through Steam, we’ve included four costumes from the original game that can be used in the sequel, the Robot, Unicorn, Pumpkin, and Eyeball.
Head on over to the game’s new website at http://www.costumequest2.com for more info or check out the new teaser trailer below:
Lots of fun Double Fine stuff going on this weekend up at PAX! Too much for just a simple blogpost, really. Here’s a fancy graphic to help you take it all in! Stop by and say hi if you’re up in Seattle. SEE YOU ALL SOON!