LucasArts is one of those studios that I really appreciate. Twenty some years ago, they released a string of excellent adventure games that went WAY outside of the bread and butter of Star Wars. Day of the Tentacle was one such game. Set up as the sequel to Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle carries over many (though not all) of its characters, and takes place five years later. I really enjoyed this game when I was in High School, and was thrilled to be able to play it again over the last few weeks, via GeForce Now.
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Adventure game fans, take note: One of the genre’s best specimens, Grim Fandango Remastered, is now available on Nvidia’s Shield family of devices including the Shield Android TV via Nvidia’s cloud-based game streaming service GeForce Now.
Amazon has a couple of games available for free today that you might want to pick up when you get a minute. Actually scratch that, you’ll want to pick either, or both, of these games up if you have access to Amazon’s AppStore. While the main one we are talking about is Double Fine Production’s The Cave, the challenging puzzle game Cogs from Lazy 8 Studios is also available for free as Amazon’s free game of the day.
Being middle management is an interesting role in any company. You’re somewhat important to the every day functionality of that company but you’re not that important that you can’t be replaced by someone else. Double Fine is sticking you in that role in their new game Middle Manager of Justice which is now available on Google Play.
Double Fine already has a couple of games slated for release onto Android as well as Ouya although they seem to still be in development right now and taking much longer than anticipated. However, they do have other titles already developed for other platforms and one such game is called Dropchord.
Yesterday Nvidia announced that their Android-powered handheld gaming system, now official called just ‘Shield’, has gone live for pre-orders to those people who have subscribed to the Shield’s newsletter. Everyone else has to wait until May 20th, 2013 to pre-order a unit. Double Fine has come out today to announce that their Costume Quest game will also be heading to Nvidia’s Shield system as well.
For those of you familiar with Double Fine’s upcoming game that had a very successful Kickstarter campaign, it was originally called Double Fine’s Adventure. It has been officially renamed to Double Fine’s Broken Age and now we have a first trailer available to watch. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this game, this will mostly be a point-and-click adventure game that features two stories that co-exist and intertwine with each other.
As we have seen in the recent past whether it is from all the submissions in OUYA’s CREATE competition or just from news from developers making games, OUYA has a lot of developers interested in the Android-powered console. We now have a really big list of confirmed games heading to OUYA which includes some rather big titles like Square Enix’s Final Fantasy III, Adhesive Games’ Hawken and Double Fine’s The Cave and Reds.
Currently the D.I.C.E. summit is happening and today some interesting news regarding OUYA has been announced. Actually it is in regards to two new partnerships with studios to create games for the Android-powered console. First, two titles from Double Fine Studios will be bringing two of their games over to OUYA while Words with Friends creator Paul Bettner and his company Verse Studios have two games under development for OUYA as well.
By now we have all heard about the Kickstarter Project for Double Fine Adventure by Tim Schafer and 2 Player Productions which has received, as of the time I’m writing this, close to $1.9 million in crowdfunding. This point-and-click adventure game now has a list of platforms it will be arriving on.