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!
Drinks? Yep. A quintet of game developers? You betcha. If you’re coming to PAX or are in the greater Seattle, WA area, come join us at Devs & Bevs! Five independent game developers—including us, naturally—are hosting a bar night at the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, August 31st from 6:00 to 10:00.
The lineup for the evening is extraordinary.
6:00—Fantasia from Harmonix
6:30—Firewatch from Campo Santo
7:00—Tharsis from Choice Provisions
7:30—Below from Capy
8:00—MASSIVE CHALICE from Double Fine
8:30—Costume Quest 2 from Double Fine
9:00—Gang Beasts from Boneloaf
And more! Facebook event right here. Hope to see you there!
Thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Double Fine Presents lineup, Gang Beasts. The title comes to us from UK-based studio Boneloaf, which was founded by three brothers James, Jon, and Michael Brown (awwwww) who joined up with artist Jason Pugh to create experimental party games. That’s just what they’ve done with Gang Beasts, which very quickly became a go-to title for all our multiplayer gaming needs.
The game is a local multiplayer brawler in the style of Streets of Rage or Double Dragon that allows you and your buddies to fight alongside each other and face off head to head. It’s a jolly good time full of silly procedural animation and ragdoll physics that will no doubt insight giggles and guffaws.
You may have seen Gang Beasts on one of the many popular Youtube videos that are already floating around, or perhaps you even played the pre-Alpha build that has been available for a while now. Well the team has been hard at work at preparing a shiny new alpha build that is going to be landing on Steam Early Access on August 29th!
Should you happen to be heading to PAX Prime, we’ll be there alongside the Boneloaf guys demoing the game at our booth (#117)! Come by and check it out. If not there, then hopefully we’ll see you at Fantastic Arcade where the game will also be shown as a one of 8 Spotlight games alongside fellow DF Presents title, Mountain, which as of today is newly available on Google Play, Amazon, and Steam!
Looking for more info on Grim Fandango Remastered? Well, we have just the thing for you. We’re having a panel at PAX Prime entitled Grim Fandango: Bringing the Dead Back to Life! Join Tim Schafer, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell, Matt Hansen and moderator Sony’s Gio Corsi for a conversation on development of both the original game and the new remastered version. We’ll also be unveiling a new development documentary episode from 2 Player Productions!
The panel is Saturday, August 30th at 4:30 in the Main Theater. Hopefully we’ll see you there!
Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!
And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)
But hopefully, after all those years of patience, you can hold out just a BIT longer.
We’re really pleased to announce our next Double Fine Presents title, David OReilly’s Mountain. You may know David’s work from his amazing animated short films, his crazytown Adventure Time episode, or most recently the incredible hologram video game sequences in Spike Jonze’s film Her.
Mountain is David’s first step into the interactive world and it’s beautiful, relaxing, and most definitely unlike anything you’ve played before. It is a completely procedural terrarium of sorts that provides an ambient, minimalist, zen-like experience full of secrets and mysteries. It’s something that is begging to live in a small window of your desktop at all times and be taken in passively over time.
The game is now available on iOS and PC, Mac, and Linux for $.99. Launch trailer of pretty mountain scenery below!
Broken Age Act 1 for iPad is now available on the App Store!
We’re really pleased with how the game looks and plays on the device, with beautiful hi-res art and all the fancy touch controls we added to the PC build a few months back. Here’s a new iPad trailer we put together to help spread word about the new version:
We’ve also released Broken Age on the Mac App Store as a $24.99 season pass. This will include Act 2 when it’s done, just like Steam!
NOW, back to work on the next documentary episode and Act 2 development!!!