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Retail Releases of Costume Quest, Stacking, and Psychonauts As Double Fine Now Owns The Full Rights

28 Nov, 2013, 19:30 | Posted by: Jennifer | Source: Double Fine Action News
Double Fine acquired the full rights to Costume Quest and Stacking from Nordic Games, who previously acquired the distribution rights after THQ declared bankruptcy earlier this year.

Because Double Fine now owns the properties outright, they have decided to make retail releases of Stacking, Costume Quest, and Psychonauts for Windows and Mac. The releases will be published by former rights holder (of Stacking and Costume Quest), Nordic Games. This will mark the first time Costume Quest and Stacking has been available at retail, as they were previously only available through digital distribution.

In other Double Fine news, another one of the excellent Double Fine Comics has received the book treatment, as Mark Hamer's Snapshots (formerly known as Polaroids) is now available in softcover or hardcover format from the Double Fine store. Both versions contain a foreword by Tim Schafer and an introduction by Scott Campbell.

To celebrate, Double Fine is holding a contest to give away five signed copies of the book to five people who make the best caption for the five uncaptioned snapshots posted here. You have until Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:59pm Pacific time to enter, so if you think you can come up with some clever captions, be sure to enter for your chance to win.

Additionally, fans of Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight two week game prototype developing sessions will be happy to know that Tim Schafer recently posted on Twitter that the next Amnesia Fortnight session will be occurring around February of next year.

To wrap this post up, one more bit of Double Fine related news. former Double Fine intern Marius "Majus" Winter has been making a game each month this year with Benedikt Hummel at Major Bueno. To celebrate a year of games, they are making Major Bueno Party and they are enlisting the help of everyone. For a few more hours (until November is over) Until December 3rd, you can submit a character to be part of the game, and have your character appear with those made by such artists as Broken Age lead artist, and creator of My Comic About Me, Nathan "Bagel" Stapley, former Double Fine art director, and creator of Double Fine Action Comics, Scott Campbell, and former LucasArts and Telltale lead artist, and the creator of Grickle, Graham Annable. So, don't be shy, and submit a character now. I've submitted about a half a dozen myself.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 07 Dec, 2013, 19:02 | Quote
    I always suspected they just never found the time to squeeze in another Costume Quest. I'd love to see one.
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    Comment by: Melancholick | Posted 02 Dec, 2013, 20:29 | Quote
    I maintain a vague hope that increased sales of Costume Quest will finally spur forth new DLC or a legitimate sequel. It's a foolish love, this love.
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 29 Nov, 2013, 17:20 | Quote
    Some productive bastards at Double Fine.

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