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Introducing the NEWS THREAT LEVEL

I know if people come here looking for exciting and long-awaited Brütal Legend news, and find instead a picture of a dead weevil they might be understandably disappointed. And yet my unquenchable lust to inform can not be quenched by the small setback of having no knowledge or information. So I must keep posting news, even if that news is the complete lack of news, and contains only weevils, or deformed bowling pins that look like our company logo.

So I am instituting a “News Threat Level” to give you readers some warning as to what to expect. The News Threat Level is an easy to understand, color-coded, early warning system that will let you know how close we are to hearing actual Brütal news. Here are the settings, as introduced by a deformed bowling pin that looks like our company logo:

Toasted Salmon I have no idea what is going on, or when I will be able to talk about it.
Charred Topaz News coming probably before your next doctor’s appointment.
Metallic Chartreuse News coming probably before your next haircut.
Haunted Sandalwood Omg I think there may be some news this month.
International Ochre WTF? News this week? Yes!
Violated Lemon I hear news knocking at the door!
Subpoena Blue Keep hitting the refresh button because I feel big news coming on like a sneeze.
Skinned Teal False alarm. No news.
Irreverent Periwinkle News is here! Run for your lives!!!

In the days, weeks, and probably years to come, watch the news banner above for any changes, and set your “expectations gland” accordingly.
11/26/2008 - 10:48 PM
11/27/08 - 12:08 AM

"skinned teal sounds painful for some reason"
11/27/08 - 12:08 AM

"Tim, as a longtime fan and follower, I am deeply concerned. Double Fine seems to be crumbling, Brutal Legend is churned for god knows how long, Lucasarts destroyed any remnant we may have of Grim Fandango. I Have but one request. If Double Fine as we know it ceases to exist, and dies before its time, would you please, please come back to the adventure game business? We need you. -Icebox"
11/27/08 - 12:34 AM

"So we're at Skinned Teal right now I assume? And Icebox, why so serious?"
11/27/08 - 12:41 AM

"Toasted Salmon would be disappointing if it weren't also pretty and tasty. God bless you all."
11/27/08 - 01:23 AM
Apple Pop:

"Violated lemon?! OH NO! D: The bowling pin is a mixture between "give-me-nightmares-by-looking-at-it-horrifiying" and "enchant-me-in-awe-of-incredible-awesomeness"."
11/27/08 - 02:17 AM
Tim Schafer:

"Yeah, cheer up, Icebox! Did you not see the smiling bowling pin?"
11/27/08 - 02:34 AM

"But, but, but ... What if you only read news via RSS? WHERE'S OUR WARNING LEVEL NOW?! YOU DECEITFUL, RSSist BASTARD."
11/27/08 - 08:40 AM

"What can we, your loyal fans, do for you, Mr. Schafer? I *need* Brutal Legend (and I'm sure you do, too :)."
11/27/08 - 08:48 AM

"Thank you for the update, Tim. I do not doubt that the new colour coding system shall appease the more inquisitive of us."
11/27/08 - 01:40 PM

"Best two-headed bowling pin ever! Thanks for the update Tim."
11/27/08 - 03:29 PM

""In the years to come?" YEARS?! I CAN'T WAIT FOR YEARS! But what do you mean by "the small setback of having no knowledge or information?" I mean, you're the lead designer... Surely you have SOMETHING to tell us about Brutal Legend."
11/27/08 - 10:01 PM
The Monarch:

"Damn it time give us some Subpoena Blue"
11/28/08 - 12:12 AM

"Now is this Brütal News threat level only? Because I still hold the news of exploding Volkswagens and rat fights in high newsworthy standing!"
11/28/08 - 12:28 AM

"Wow, Icebox up there is ever the optimist. I hope my room mate doesn't mind if i now use my toaster in one of my "Food in the incorrect appliance" experiments/appliance breaking. I could go for some toasted salmon right about now and wash it down with a Quizno's Sub smoothy."
11/28/08 - 03:05 AM

"in the meantime, please put the bowling head thingie in shoppy time :)"
11/28/08 - 04:12 AM

"LOL!!! xD . It's great, now I know when I can pause on checking for Double Fine news, many times a day :D!"
11/28/08 - 10:23 PM

"I wonder if (politics aside) the game is close to done?"
11/29/08 - 07:20 PM

"Disappointed there wasn't any Expired Gamboge or Uneasy Zinnwaldite. But in this ever changing world, I believe these colour alerts will help put all our fears to rest."
11/29/08 - 10:31 PM
Crazy Sunshine:

"is it just me, or do all of these colors sound delicious ...mmmm Irreverent Periwinkle"
11/30/08 - 03:18 PM

"I am pleased."
11/30/08 - 04:56 PM
Mystical Chocobo:

"A very descriptive system I see. But what level are we at now?"
11/30/08 - 05:09 PM

"We are now in a state of 'toasted salmon'. Check the banner on top of this page. The one with the two awesome-soon-to-be-sold-in-the-webstore bowling pins."
11/30/08 - 07:25 PM

"The side head would help drag down extra bowling pins. Think of the strategic advantages! Now THAT'S the inventive invention sure to make Double Fine a household name, like Fred."
11/30/08 - 11:30 PM
Bob Loblaw:

"Metallic Chartreuse, the cruelest color of them all. Two years since my last hair cut and I plan on going for a few more. I suppose if that color ever shows up, I'll just have to take one for the team to hasten the future."
12/01/08 - 01:30 PM
Joe Slap:

"I hate the Toasted Salmon level. =|"
12/01/08 - 07:15 PM

"This is glorious. Thank you for this. I look forward to hearing more about this awesome game you are making. The trailer alone has me sold on the game but more info would make me very happy."
12/02/08 - 10:16 PM
Hot Yams!:

"Oh yes, haunted sandalwood"
09/06/15 - 08:37 PM
James 33:

"We come from Pulau Tidung and I really like to play games, especially after the games associated with war. My house is a tourist place which makes it increasingly crowded with visitors tour after i play games. For those of you who would like to know more details where I live you can read my post entitled Paket Pulau Pari"
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