Double Fine

Double Fine is one of my current favorite video game companies. It was formed by Tim Schafer, the co-creator of The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2, and Day of the Tentacle, and creator of Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. It began in 2000, and was originally staffed by much of the former Grim Fandango crew.

They are dedicated to creating games with quirky styles and usually interesting characters and story lines, continuing in the tradition of the games that Tim Schafer made while at LucasArts.

To me, the combination of Telltale Games and Double Fine continue the LucasArts that I knew and loved, as so many of the creators of my favorite games work at those companies or have worked there, and since LucasArts is no longer a developer, these companies continue their tradition. Both companies have also licensed LucasArts properties to make games (Tales of Monkey Island in the case of Telltale, and Grim Fandango: Remastered and Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition in the case of Double Fine).

Double Fine's games include Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Costume Quest, Stacking, Iron Brigade, Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, Double Fine Happy Action Theater, Middle Manager of Justice, Kinect Party, The Cave, Dropchord, Autonomous, My Alien Buddy, Broken Age, Hack 'n' Slash, Massive Chalice, Costume Quest 2, and Spacebase DF-9. They also sometimes take a two week break to make prototypes, which they call their Amnesia Fortnight. In 2012 and 2014, these sessions were made public and fans were able to vote on the pitches they wanted to see made into prototypes and then got to play the prototypes once they were done. This openness with their fans is one of the main reasons why I love Double Fine so much.

In 2014 I got to give back a little bit to the company that I love so much, as I became a volunteer moderator for their forums.

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