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Double Fine acquire distribution rights to Costume Quest and Stacking following “top-secret midnight raid on the Nordic Games headquarters”

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Double Fine acquire distribution rights to Costume Quest and Stacking following “top-secret midnight raid on the Nordic Games headquarters”

The gaming press are rarely interested in the boardroom chat of big publishers. The talk is dry, involves big numbers, and the chance of a good biscuit is practically nil. However, that often means we miss out on the talk of daring midnight-raids involving gyrocopters flying low over the Wien river.

If the reports are true, this is exactly what Double Fine did to secure the distribution rights to Costume Quest and Stacking, two of their games which were bundled up and sold to Nordic Games during the auction of THQ’s assets.

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Psychonauts' Raz returns to guest in Bit.Trip Runner 2

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Psychonauts' Raz returns to guest in Bit.Trip Runner 2

Bigger studios take note: cross-reference doesn’t have to be cause for copyright lawsuits or the sole preserve of pre-order bonuses - it can make everything better. Many of us were first introduced to Bit.Trip’s CaptainVideo through his featuring spot in Super Meat Boy, and now Gaijin Games are in a position to pass the goodwill forward. Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien’s Good Friends DLC pack is to host some notable protagonists of other games, including one we haven’t had cause to control for the best part of a decade: Raz.

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Humble Double Fine Bundle: “I can taste the value”

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Humble Double Fine Bundle: “I can taste the value”

Having already had one exclusive Humble Bundle back when they ran the Amnesia Fortnight Bundle, you would have thought Double Fine would have other things to do than offer all their lovely and awesome games in a low price juicy package.

Luckily, they don’t so read on to find out how you can buy Brutal Legend, Stacking, Psychonauts, and Costume Quest for less than $10.

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Notch won’t be funding Psychonauts 2

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Notch won’t be funding Psychonauts 2Sometimes, Twitter is the electric blue conduit that joins the dots between human beings and makes things happen - campaigns, revolutions and running jokes. But on other occasions, it’s a hub of hubbub, misinformation and exciting propositions that end in disappointment.

See, when Notch told Double Fine’s Tim Schafer via Twitter that the pair should “make Psychonauts 2 happen", he really meant it. But that was before he’d seen the price tag.

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