It might take a while to be released though, since Iron Brigade showed up in the registry almost a year before its Steam release.
It's delayed another week according to a Steam forum post by Justin from Double Fine:
"The Linux version will be released for anyone on Linux. It's delayed another week unfortunately, due to some tricky driver/GL bugs we still have to resolve. Sorry for the delay guys =/"Original Post:
Those of you who are waiting for the Linux version of The Cave won't have to wait very long.Ron Gilbert has updated his blog with news that the Linux version of The Cave will be released next week.
Middle Manager of Justice receives update; fans celebrate as they finally can properly play the game31 Jan, 2013, 13:31 | Posted by: A Pirate! Yar! | Source: Double Fine | Be the first to comment!
That's right, that infamous bug has been fixed, the one that stopped your branch rating from going up. And many other bugs have been squished too. Celebrate!
There's new stuff too: Another hero, for example, and new office items. New neighborhoods have opened up. A new scheduler UI. Double Fine has them all listed, so go read.
And A Pirate! Yar! has returned? What the hell?
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"But the thing about it that really started to intrigue me was talking to people who played Maniac Mansion, and it really became clear to me that people had their favorite characters, their dream team for going into the mansion.
They love Bernard, they love Razor, so they just always play with those two characters. I wanted to capture a little bit of that with this.
But to make sure that the characters, unlike some of the characters in Maniac Mansion - like Jack, I mean, who plays Maniac Mansion with Jack... nobody, right? - so it was kind of about making each of the characters very, very different, each of them having a very ,very different ability to allow them to solve puzzles differently from the other characters and everyone having their own story, their own themed areas of the cave.
So I wanted to re-look at that, learning what I'd learned from Maniac Mansion."
Update 2 by Jennifer: It looks like The Cave made it's January 23rd release window on Steam afterall. So, it's totally out now.Original post: Word has it you can find The Cave on Wii U in the US. PS3? Well, that's supposed to happen too. The rest of us will have to wait until tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the reviews have started to come in. Kotaku tells us we should play the game, while IGN is restrainedly positive about it. Digital Spy, meanwhile, just says meh. Mojo? We will review it... Someday.
So good, OK, or meh? Run and download The Cave as soon as you can to find out.Update by Jennifer: It's out now on Xbox Live Arcade too. The Steam release has been pushed to tomorrow, the 24th of January.
Update by Mr We Just Say Manager: Ronzo "Ron" Gilbert has confirmed a January 23rd release date for XBLA and Steam -- PSN and Wii U will see The Cave one day earlier. (That's the 22nd.) And, it will also hit Mac and Linux! What?!
Remember when Mojo almost shut down because we didn't have any new games to write about?
Original post: According to MyXboxLive, The Cave has appeared on the Xbox Live Marketplace with a release date of January 23rd! How much space will it use? Exactly 1010.70 MB according to Greg Rice at Double Fine!
Among the studios that have requested THQ's bankruptcy filings, implying an interest in the Company of Heroes publisher's properties, is none other than Double Fine Productions. This helpful paragraph from Gamespot's coverage of this development explains why you probably don't need to get too intrigued:
A Double Fine representative told GameSpot, "Double Fine owns the full intellectual property rights to Costume Quest and Stacking. However, THQ retains certain limited distribution rights that have not expired yet, and we are exploring our options with respect to those."
People who pre-order also get some Cave related Team Fortress items.
Update: Looks to be US$14.99 on Greenman Gaming, regardless of territory.
You guys realize that The Cave comes out this month, right?
A Soundtrack album for all five prototypes is also available at the same location for those that supported the Amnesia Fortnight Humble Bundle.
1UP's Retronauts have managed to steal Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer away from making games of the year and kickstarter-backed adventures to talk about their classic adventure game Day of the Tentacle which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Listen to the resulting conversation in the latest Retronauts Live podcast and also, as their own site points out, check out our own awesome Secret History feature while you're at it!
Kinect Party, Double Fine's upcoming mini game compilation for Xbox Live Arcade using all of the Kinect's abilities (and the sequel to Double Fine Happy Action Theater, which was released earlier this year) will be released on the 18th of December.Even better, Microsoft's Major Nelson announced on his blog that Kinect Party will be free for a two week period upon it's release from December 18-December 31. In 2013, it will be sold at its regular price of 800 Microsoft Points ($10 USD).
I'd totally bid myself if I had the money and lived on the correct side of the United States. If you are lucky enough to have those two important qualities that I lack, then bid now.
The game was accidentally released in September, and project leader Kee Chi decided that release would become a beta and people who downloaded the early beta would be beta testers. The team has been tweaking the game since then, fixing bugs, and adding improvements to the game play. It's now ready for it's original plan, a small release in Canada, followed by a worldwide release soon after. There's no news on when the game will be available on the US, UK, and other iTunes stores, but it should be within the next few weeks.
And you must be dead inside if you're not at least a little bit intrigued by this...
The Double Fine Amnesia Fortnight Humble Bundle Votes Have Been Cast, and the four pitches to become prototype games have been decided:
Hack n' Slash led by Brandon Dillon: an action-adventure (2D Zelda-style) where a young elf uses her hacking skills to cheat her way through.
Spacebase DF-9 led by JP LeBreton: a simulation game where you build a space base where aliens can live and work, and watch interesting stories emerge from their simulated lives.
The White Birch led by Andy Wood: an ambient platform game (in the style of Ico or Journey) in which a young girl climbs a tower to escape a dark, hazardous forest.
Autonomous led by Lee Petty: a first person perspective construction and action game where you where you collect primitives and energy to build self-directed automatons to both explore and survive the hazardous environment of the futuristic "junkyard world".
Also, make sure to check the Double Fine Amnesia Fortnight Humble Bundle site at 2PM PST today, where Double Fine will have a live stream going.
Update: The list of games being made into prototypes has expanded to five! The additional pitch being made into a prototype game is:
Black Lake led by Levi Ryken: an action-adventure where you track animals trough a folk tale forest and purge evil from their dreams which have spilled out into the world.For those who missed the voting period, you can still donate to the bundle and get the five new prototypes, and prototypes for Costume Quest and Happy Song (which became Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster). If you donate more than the average (currently $7.22 USD), you'll also get the prototype of the stop-motion and Monster Hunter inspired RPG Brazen.
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