History Creator / DoubleFine

10th Aug '16 9:48:55 AM WillKeaton
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The company's next game was ''[[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'', which had a troubled publishing history. Though expecting to develop a sequel, publisher ElectronicArts showed no interest in funding it, and for the first time, Double Fine faced the prospect of lay-offs in order to remain afloat. The company was saved by prototypes staff members developed during the "Amnesia Fortnight" in the middle of Brütal Legend's development, a two-week period in which employees halted all work on the company's current projects to work on game concepts proposed by employees, and inspired by similar breaks taken by Hong Kong film maker Creator/WongKarWai. The resulting products, small but full games in their own right, were showed to various publishers and became ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest'', ''VideoGame/{{Stacking}}'', ''VideoGame/IronBrigade'', and ''Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster''. Double Fine also received financial support by "fun investor" [[http://www.dracogen.com/ Dracogen]], who funded the Mac port of ''Stacking'', the PC port of ''Costume Quest'', and the company's first iOS and free-to-play game ''VideoGame/MiddleManagerOfJustice''.

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The company's next game was ''[[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'', which had a troubled publishing history. Though expecting to develop a sequel, publisher ElectronicArts showed no interest in funding it, and for the first time, Double Fine faced the prospect of lay-offs in order to remain afloat. The company was saved by prototypes staff members developed during the "Amnesia Fortnight" in the middle of Brütal Legend's development, a two-week period in which employees halted all work on the company's current projects to work on game concepts proposed by employees, and inspired by similar breaks taken by Hong Kong film maker Creator/WongKarWai. The resulting products, small but full games in their own right, were showed to various publishers and became ''VideoGame/CostumeQuest'', ''VideoGame/{{Stacking}}'', ''VideoGame/IronBrigade'', and ''Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster''. Double Fine also received financial support by "fun investor" [[http://www.dracogen.com/ Dracogen]], Dracogen,]] who funded the Mac port of ''Stacking'', the PC port of ''Costume Quest'', and the company's first iOS and free-to-play game ''VideoGame/MiddleManagerOfJustice''.



"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]][[note]]The incorrectly labeled San Francisco level of VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is set on this zone.[[/note]]. According to Tim Schafer he "ingeniously selected the name Double Fine so that when people drove over the bridge they would see the name 'Double Fine' and think, not just that [the company] had purchased ad space on what must be the most expensive billboard in California, but that [they] owned the city and all of San Francisco had been declared to be a 'Double Fine Zone'." Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".

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"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]][[note]]The Bridge.]][[note]]The incorrectly labeled San Francisco level of VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is set on this zone.[[/note]]. [[/note]] According to Tim Schafer he "ingeniously selected the name Double Fine so that when people drove over the bridge they would see the name 'Double Fine' and think, not just that [the company] had purchased ad space on what must be the most expensive billboard in California, but that [they] owned the city and all of San Francisco had been declared to be a 'Double Fine Zone'." Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".
10th Aug '16 9:48:33 AM WillKeaton
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-->'''-- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPTYGyIMAiI Various]]''', ''[[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'' intro

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-->'''-- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPTYGyIMAiI Various]]''', Various,]]''' ''[[VideoGame/BrutalLegend Brütal Legend]]'' intro
9th Aug '16 4:13:31 AM jormis29
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* ''[=HeadLander=]'' - 2016

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* ''[=HeadLander=]'' ''[=Headlander=]'' - 2016
30th Mar '16 9:22:29 AM Atelm_Goldsmith
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* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' (UpdatedRerelease) - Future

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* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' (UpdatedRerelease) - Future2016
7th Dec '15 9:52:40 AM DragonRanger
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* ''VideoGame/TheCave'' (PC, Unix/Linux) - 2013
* ''Autonomous'' (PC/Leap Motion Controller) - 2013
* ''Dropchord'' (PC/Leap Motion Controller) - 2013

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* ''VideoGame/TheCave'' (PC, Unix/Linux) - 2013
* ''Autonomous'' (PC/Leap Motion Controller) - 2013
* ''Dropchord'' (PC/Leap Motion Controller) - 2013


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* ''Psychonauts 2'' - Future
* ''Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin'' - Future
* ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'' (UpdatedRerelease) - Future
1st Nov '15 1:16:23 PM ElliottB1
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* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Dropchord is this, but without the 'battlefield' part.
5th Sep '15 9:47:08 AM Dinjoralo
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* ''[=HeadLander=]'' - 2016
2nd Aug '15 1:32:10 AM Blackie62
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"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]][[note]]The incorrectly labeled San Francisco level of VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is set on this zone.[/note]. According to Tim Schafer he "ingeniously selected the name Double Fine so that when people drove over the bridge they would see the name 'Double Fine' and think, not just that [the company] had purchased ad space on what must be the most expensive billboard in California, but that [they] owned the city and all of San Francisco had been declared to be a 'Double Fine Zone'." Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".

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"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]][[note]]The incorrectly labeled San Francisco level of VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is set on this zone.[/note].[[/note]]. According to Tim Schafer he "ingeniously selected the name Double Fine so that when people drove over the bridge they would see the name 'Double Fine' and think, not just that [the company] had purchased ad space on what must be the most expensive billboard in California, but that [they] owned the city and all of San Francisco had been declared to be a 'Double Fine Zone'." Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".
2nd Aug '15 1:31:51 AM Blackie62
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"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]][[note]]The incorrectly labeled San Francisco level of VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is set on this zone.[/note]. According to Tim Schafer the name comes from "a sign on the Golden Gate Bridge that, until recently, said 'Slow to 45 mph Double Fine Zone.' I ingeniously selected the name Double Fine so that when people drove over the bridge they would see the name 'Double Fine' and think, not just that we had purchased ad space on what must be the most expensive billboard in California, but that we owned the city and all of San Francisco had been declared to be a 'Double Fine Zone'." Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".

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"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]][[note]]The incorrectly labeled San Francisco level of VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is set on this zone.[/note]. According to Tim Schafer the name comes from "a sign on the Golden Gate Bridge that, until recently, said 'Slow to 45 mph Double Fine Zone.' I ingeniously he "ingeniously selected the name Double Fine so that when people drove over the bridge they would see the name 'Double Fine' and think, not just that we [the company] had purchased ad space on what must be the most expensive billboard in California, but that we [they] owned the city and all of San Francisco had been declared to be a 'Double Fine Zone'." Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".
2nd Aug '15 1:30:59 AM Blackie62
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"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]]. Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".

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"[[MeaningfulName Double Fine]]" refers to the double fine zone on the Marin side of the [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Golden Gate Bridge]]. Bridge]][[note]]The incorrectly labeled San Francisco level of VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare is set on this zone.[/note]. According to Tim Schafer the name comes from "a sign on the Golden Gate Bridge that, until recently, said 'Slow to 45 mph Double Fine Zone.' I ingeniously selected the name Double Fine so that when people drove over the bridge they would see the name 'Double Fine' and think, not just that we had purchased ad space on what must be the most expensive billboard in California, but that we owned the city and all of San Francisco had been declared to be a 'Double Fine Zone'." Their mascot is affectionately referred to by staff members as the "Double-Headed Baby" or "DHB".
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