Double Fine Productions has developed games for a publisher before. It has developed games that it self-publishes (happily, that's often the case at this point). But what it hasn't done is publish a game developed by someone else.
And don't expect this to be a one time thing, either. Reports Wired:
Double Fine, meanwhile, is looking to expand its publishing and has put the call out for other indies interested in working with the company to get in touch.
"I guess that IS pretty cool," said Tim Schafer of the plans in an accompanying press release. "I get to take credit for everything though, right?"