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!
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!