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Announcing Devs Play, a New Series from 2 Player Productions

2 Player Productions and Double Fine Productions are proud to announce a new video series, Devs Play, that pairs the running commentary of a “Let’s Play” with the insight of an experienced game developer. The series will be hosted on the Double Fine YouTube channel, and the first episode is available now right here!:

Featuring personalities from within Double Fine and special guests from outside the studio, six episodes comprise the eclectic first season. These episodes of Devs Play are scheduled to release for free on Youtube starting December 23, 2014, and continue weekly through January 27, 2015:

The Lion King - Featuring Greg Rice with guest Louis Castle
Double Fine’s Greg Rice is joined by Louis Castle, co-founder of Westwood Studios, for a full play-through of the classic platformer The Lion King.  Louis tells the story of how, with a small team and a tight schedule, Westwood developed the spiritual successor to the classic Aladdin at a time when action platformers were still king and the Disney Renaissance was in full swing.

Earthbound (The Mother Trilogy) - Featuring Ben Burbank
Programmer on Costume Quest 2 and Mother superfan Ben Burbank shows off selected scenes from the entire trilogy and explains the complicated history of this beloved cult series.  Featuring a mix of Japanese and English releases, fan translations, and imported hardware, Ben takes us on a journey through the bizarre cultural mashups and heartfelt story that define Mother.

Gauntlet DS - Featuring Anthony Vaughn and Geoff Soulis with guest Mike Mika
Massive Chalice producer Anthony Vaughn and artist Geoff Soulis take a trip to the legendary game dungeon of Backbone Entertainment head Mike Mika to play the unreleased Gauntlet DS.  The plug was pulled on Gauntlet DS shortly before its release after unfortunate events caused the title to be bumped from one publisher to another.  In true Gauntlet fashion, Mike, Anthony, and Geoff tackle the campaign in multiplayer wireless before jumping in to some local deathmatch action.

The Legend of Zelda - Featuring Brandon Dillon and Matt Hansen
Hack N Slash creator Brandon Dillon and producer Matt Hansen get to the roots of Brandon’s inspiration by cracking open the NES classic The Legend of Zelda, literally.  After taking apart the cartridge, de-soldering and dumping the rom, and booting the game up in an emulator, Brandon sets about altering the running memory of the game to cheat his way through and unlock some unexpected secrets about how the game was developed.

Doom - Featuring JP LeBreton with guest John Romero
Doom history enthusiast and Spacebase creator JP LeBreton joins id Software co-founder John Romero as the two play though the first episode of Doom, “Knee Deep in the Dead,” in its entirety.  John Romero’s run through each level turns up fresh and encyclopedic insight into how this genre-defining title was designed and set the stage for first-person action games for years to come.

Psychonauts - Featuring Tim Schafer, members of the original development team, and special guest Stephen Kiazyk
This very special episode features many of the original members of the Psychonauts development team watching in frustration and amazement as speed runner Stephen Kiazyk blows through the entire game faster than they thought possible.  The creator of many popular techniques used for running Psychonauts, Stephen takes the team through many of his tricks step by step, explaining what he’s doing while receiving insight from the team as to how the glitches are possible in the first place.  Perhaps most upsetting to Tim, much of the dialogue is skipped.

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12/23/2014 - 07:15 AM
12/23/14 - 01:33 PM
SmashManiac:
"Amazing ideas for this series, looking forward to it! The Gauntlet DS episode in particular interests me as I worked on this game and never got to know why it got canned so close to completion. Now I'll finally learn what happened behind the scenes! :)"

PlayStation Experience News Wrapup

Ahhhhhhhhhhh, did you see all that Double Fine goodness that went down on the PlayStation Experience stage?! So much fun stuff! Here’s the wrapup for those who missed it!

We just unveiled a new teaser trailer for Grim Fandango Remastered! The game will be launching next year on January 27th accross PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux! The game’s shaping up really nicely sporting new hi res visuals, a live orchestral soundtrack, new control schemes, director’s commentary, and more! Here’s a quick look.

We also announced a couple of our in development games making the move to PlayStation platforms. First, Broken Age is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita! The complete adventure will hit early next year day and date with the Act 2 PC release. And Boneloaf’s Gang Beasts will also be joining the PlayStation 4 portfolio alongside it’s PC release next year!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, last but not least…WE’RE BRINGING BACK DAY OF THE TENTACLE!! More info on that one down the road. BUT YAY!!!!!!

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12/07/2014 - 10:51 AM
12/10/14 - 04:55 AM
macacom:
"I'd totaly pre-order Grim Fandango, specialy if it comes with some goodies, like pre-renders or scripts, or whatever."
12/09/14 - 12:39 PM
compholio:
"Any chance you guys will be doing pre-orders for these? I'd be very happy to buy these games again for a Linux Steam key :)"

Double Fine in Vegas

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. wink

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12/04/2014 - 01:46 PM

MASSIVE CHALICE Early Access Now Available

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:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/246110

Fancy new launch trailer riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight here:

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11/11/2014 - 10:15 AM

Costume Quest 2 Hitting Consoles Near You!

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!

Playstation
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:

Xbox
We also released worldwide on Xbox 360 and Xbox One today!

Wii U
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10/29/2014 - 12:43 PM
12/05/14 - 08:19 PM
jack89:
"great video... my web : link source urappedas resepkita"
11/17/14 - 02:41 PM
Kuzco99:
"Hey guys is there any news on the European version of CQ2 on PS4 yet? We're on our way to a month!"
11/02/14 - 01:38 PM
ACuterTriangle:
"Nice! Is a DRM-free PC release planned?"

Spacebase DF9 1.0 Released

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/

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10/27/2014 - 11:25 AM
12/11/14 - 11:12 PM
T1BillionX:
"I never got my copy of Hack n Slash."
12/05/14 - 08:08 PM
jack89:
"its great thanks tamparpisang resepsederhana cakalangmurah"
10/30/14 - 01:07 PM
juanmower:
"No voucher here either, I was pretty excited to see this announcement too."
10/30/14 - 12:01 PM
Ottochops:
"yeah, no voucher for me either, who do we contact?"
10/30/14 - 05:35 AM
MichaelM:
"Dident get Hack n Slash aswell."

Day of the Devs returning for round 2!

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!

 

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10/21/2014 - 01:42 PM

Costume Quest 2 Now Available on Steam!

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!:

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10/07/2014 - 10:58 AM
10/20/14 - 01:57 PM
ryanhast:
"XBOX ONE? Will it at least come out before Halloween? Love y'all!"
10/18/14 - 02:51 PM
sicjimmy:
"This game is great. So much personality and awesome sense of humor. The expansion on game-play is awesome too. Here's hoping for CQ3!"
10/08/14 - 07:34 AM
BiggBad:
"Damn it get us some information about the consol versions, instead of keeping us in the dark. Will the DLC costumes also be available for consoles and when will it be out?"

Hack ‘n’ Slash now 1.0 and Extra Hackable!

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!

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09/09/2014 - 10:32 AM
09/25/14 - 09:10 AM
ThunderPeel:
"What does "1.0" mean? When is the game going to be actually finished?"

Gang Beasts Now Available on Steam Early Access

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:

 

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08/29/2014 - 12:22 PM
08/30/14 - 05:06 AM
SickBoy:
"Definitely seems amazing, but going to have to wait until a single-player option is in. I don't do MP very often, and my ability to do local in particular has dropped to zero in recent years. Still, looks really great and will be first in line when/if SP ends up an option!"
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