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Costume Quest

3 years ago

Adventure Time Studio Making A Costume Quest Cartoon

It's like something you'd heckle in a moment of drunk inspiration while watching Dragon's Den: What if Double Fine and the guys behind Adventure Time joined forces for some reason? Double Fine Studios' Greg Rice has confirmed just that is happening. Frederator Studios, who you might know best as the folks behind Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, are adapting Costume Quest [official site] for cartoon format. A…

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4 years ago

Feature: Root canals in diguise

Costume Quest 2 review

Costume Quest 2 is a roleplaying and puzzle game from Psychonauts and Broken Age studio Double Fine. It's about kids' Halloween costumes actually transforming them, and thus enabling them to battle time-travelling dentists and candy-snatching aliens, in a fight to save the future from sugar-phobic tyranny. It's out now. "Is that a children's game?" she asked in confusion. "Uh. Not.. really," I spluttered in embarrassment.…

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5 years ago

Costume Quest 2! Costume Quest 2! Costume Que–

Ahem. So as you may have already surmised, there is going to be a Costume Quest 2. The original Costume Quest was a delightful Halloween-themed role-playing romp from Double Fine that warmed hearts and had Alec's internal, infernal grin factory working over time. But it was also a rather insubstantial snack of a game, all things considered. A sticky-sweet Halloween treat, but far from the…

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DF On Stacking And Costume Quest: ‘Anything Is Possible’

Hey! Did you hear the news about Stacking and Costume Quest? No? Oh, right, that's because I'm still in the process of reporting it. Well, the short version is, Double Fine - after what Tim Schafer describes as "a daring and top-secret midnight raid" on Nordic Games HQ - has reclaimed full rights to both Stacking and Costume Quest. Distribution, production, whatever else goes into…

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Don’t Go Broke Age: The Humble Double Fine Bundle

"Double Fine?" someone somewhere has probably said at some point maybe. "Who do they think they are, claiming to be twice as fine as the rest of us? I'm no fool. I don't believe it for a second." But, Mr Somewhere, what if you're wrong? Then you'll just look silly, your only solace coming in the fact that going off the grid in shame would…

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7 years ago

Feature: What the Dickens

Wot I Think: Stacking PC

Here's what puzzles me. We've all been so terribly excited about Double Fine making a new point and click adventure game and potentially making Psychonauts 2 - as though the idea of getting games like that had hitherto been openly insane. And yet, on console, they'd already released Stacking, which is positively dripping in adventurey leftfield puzzles and Psychonautsy surreal-slapstick humour. So, before we get…

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Double Fine Schafing At The Bit To Do Psychonauts 2

Update: Minecraft-master Markus 'Notch' Persson has been publicly trying to get Tim Schafer's attention today, saying "Let's make Psychonauts 2 happen" and confirming to us that he's serious. Who knows what, if anything, will come of this - but how exciting, eh? Ah, the fine art of reporting on non-events: not news as such, but they make us go all misty-eyed and slightly sad. In…

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Feature: A Good Year For Open Worlds

Is 2011 The Year Of Game World Exploration?

This year has been unusually rich in the kind of game that I most enjoy: those that are open-ended, or provide a sandbox world for me to mess about in. We usually get a couple of these every year, but in 2011 we seem to have run into a minor bounty of the open stuff, which is good news for explorers and meanderers alike. I've…

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Feature: Schafing at the bit

Wot I Think: Costume Quest PC

After far too long a hiatus, Double Fine Productions unexpectedly returned to PC last week, releasing their year-old, Halloween-themed RPG Costume Quest on Steam. Hopefully the rest of their games will follow, but in the meantime here's what I made of their dress-up duff 'em up. There aren’t enough costumes! Then again, any number of additional costumes probably still wouldn’t have been enough to dissuade…

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Costume Quest: Double Fine Return To PC

Gentlethings, prepare to perform your happy dance. Unexpectedly and suddenly, Psychonauts-makers Double Fine have ended their silly sabbatical from PC games, and announced that they'll be releasing their Halloween-themed RPG Costume Quest on Steam. When? Why, it's there right now. Happy, happy days. And hopefully CQ is but the first of many of the Tim Schafer-headed studio's titles due to return to the motherland. In…

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