Tim Schafer has been in the video game business for a while now. He started as a play-tester at LucasArts and then went on to co-write and program the point -and-click adventure game The Secret of Monkey Island, which was released way back in 1990. He also worked on the sequel to Monkey Island, a sequel to Maniac Mansion, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango before leaving LucasArts in 2000 to form his own company.
Double Fine Productions was born! In 2005 Double Fine and Majesco released action platformer Psychonauts. It was very critically acclaimed. Two months from today, on Rocktober 13th, Tim Schafer’s Double Fine will release Brutal Legend. Brutal Legend stars Jack Black as Eddie Riggs and features what is probably one of the best game soundtracks of recent years. It was first supposed to be published by Vivendi games, but Activision pushed it to the side after their merger with Blizzard/Vivendi. EA picked up Brutal Legend and Activision then sued to delay the release of the game. Long story short, Double Fine counter-sued Activision, both parties reached an agreement, and according to unnamed sources Activision is said to be receiving very little if anything. Go Tim Schafer! Go Double Fine! Boo Activision!!
Remember what I said, Brutal Legend releases Rocktober 13th and it looks like it’s going to be one hell of a game.
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