“I haven't made my best game yet," says Tim 01 Jun, 2018 / 2 comments

Nor will he, until he can snag the rights to make Zak McKracken 2. But that is Tim's cross to bear. All you need to worry about is reading the full and rather encompassing interview he gave with

Looking back on his portfolio, it's easy to see why he has been added to the ranks of Fellowship winners, alongside Shigeru Miyamoto, Gabe Newell, Peter Molyneux, Nolan Bushnell and more. Although not in name, the Fellowship is viewed by many as a 'lifetime achievement' award - does that mean it's time for Schafer to think about retirement?

"I see it more as a challenge," he laughs, speaking to at EGX Rezzed. "This sort of award feels like something you get when you're done, but I still feel like I'm working towards figuring out how to make games. Slowly, over time. I don't think I've made my best game yet, and I feel like that's something I want to work towards.

"I don't know what it is yet. I've always wanted to try new things with experimental stuff. I'm trying to structure things at [Double Fine] where I have time to mess about on my own with prototypes. Because most of my days are spent writing Psychonauts 2 or creative directing and helping with someone else's project. But I still like to set aside a little R&D time, just trying new ideas."

We now return to the Leisure Suit Larry coverage for which we are so famous.




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    ThunderPeel2001 on 06 Jun, 2018, 18:19…
    It's weird to think that he's only really been fully creatively control of 6 games:

    Day of the Tentacle (1993)
    Full Throttle (1995)
    Grim Fandango (1998)
    Psychonauts (2005)
    Brütal Legend (2009)
    Broken Age (2014)

    That said, each and every one of these games is in my top 20 all time, so not bad going ;)

    I'd love for him to make good on his original pledge of Broken Age and genuinely return to a retro-adventure, where he could really play around with the code himself like he wanted to. That would be wonderful.
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    J0j0 on 04 Jun, 2018, 06:39…
    I am looking forward for the e3. Grim Fandango will be played with the voices of the original cast and live symphonic music. Hmmm... I am hoping also for some announcements!!

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