Posts Tagged ‘Day of the Tentacle’

Connecting The DoTTs: Schafer Plays Day Of The Tentacle

By Graham Smith on May 15th, 2014.

Dave The Tentacle.

What are your personal memories of Day of the Tentacle? Mine is that for years before playing it, I thought it was called “Dave the Tentacle” because I’d only ever heard it mentioned in conversation with Scottish accents. Tim Schafer’s memories of the game are considerably more interesting. Not only does he know the name of the LucasArts adventure game, but over the course of this forty-minute video he talks about the inspirations behind the characters, the process of brainstorming the story, production details of particularly fine animations… It’s almost as if he worked on it.

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Interview: Tim Schafer On Adventures

By John Walker on February 28th, 2012.

Preparing to defend himself against the avalanche of money.

In the second part of our interview with Double Fine‘s Tim Schafer (the first part is here), we get to talking about the nature of the adventure game, and reflect on some of Schafer’s defining classics from the 90s, Day Of The Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango, to consider what lessons they offer for today, the reasons for avoiding 3D altogether, and I almost trick him into making a sequel to Day Of The Tentacle.

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Day Of The Tentacle Screenshot Gallery

By John Walker on March 29th, 2010.

This may seem a bit strange, posting a gallery of images from a seventeen year old game. But as I replayed Day of the Tentacle last week, every scene made me take a screenshot out of the pure pleasure of looking at it. And you know what else? Those scenes are already in the shape of an RPS image. It’s meant to be. It’s divined from above. And so here, two decades late, is a gallery of DOTT images. It’s like looking through a photo album of a favourite holiday. For me at least. And I suspect for quite a few others too.

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Eurogamer Retro: Day Of The Tentacle

By John Walker on March 29th, 2010.

OMG spoilers.

Day of the Tentacle is one of those exceptional games. A game that occupies a place in my memory as a defining game, and one that remains every bit as brilliant when played seventeen years later. In order to celebrate this, and discuss just why it’s so brilliant, I replayed it and wrote about it for Eurogamer, which you can read here. It contains this:

“I think if you surveyed people for their favourite LucasArts adventure, the chances are Grim Fandango would come top. For me it’s always been Day of the Tentacle. Not because it’s a deeper story, richer idea, more brilliant world, because it’s definitely none of those things compared to Grim. But because it’s a pure comedy. And that’s one of the rarest gems in the world of gaming.”

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Maniac Fashion: Day Of The Tentacle Shoes

By John Walker on April 16th, 2009.

So pretty!

Maya Plisetskaya, whose Monkey Island shoes we were so enamoured with last month, emails us to let us know her next footwear-framed masterpiece is unveiled. Day of the Tentacle All Stars! Day of the Tentacle is obviously the best of all the LucasArts adventures, and anyone who would disagree is clearly a dangerous lunatic, making these the ultimate Converse of all time. Maya has optimistically put them for sale on eBay for €250 (and not the rather more optimistic €250,000 I first misread the European money-punctuating comma to denote). If I had oodles of money I’d be buying them immediately – they’re my size! Someone else should, because they’re utterly lovely. More fun than a jumpsuit full of weasels.

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