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THQ Would Love To Keep Working With Schafer And Co.

If you're a fan of studio Double Fine and Tim Schafer, you really ought to reward them for their latest projects.

Double Fine gave us Costume Quest last year and we're expecting Stacking this year, and if you want to see more, THQ says you should give the games a try. THQ boss Danny Bilson says he wants to keep working with Schafer and Co. because he has a ton of respect for them; said Bilson:

"I really wanna do a lot more with Tim [Schafer]. I've always been a huge Tim fan. Grim Fandango to me is one of the greatest works of art in gaming. Stacking I fell in love with. When Tim brought that in, I was like, 'Let's do this game! This is fantastic!'"

Right now, THQ only has a two-game deal with Double Fine, to handle the two games mentioned here. But it's important that that the publisher see some bucks for their efforts, so they can continue to support Schafer's visions. "We've gotta get some hits rolling so I have more money to spend, to be honest with you," finished Bilson. Yeah, well, Schafer has never gotten his just due in the industry and that may never change.

By the way, what do you think of THQ's new logo?

Tags: thq, tim schafer, costume quest, double fine

1/12/2011 9:14:32 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 10:17:55 PM
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Lame logo.

Hate to say it because I like innovation in gaming, but Schafer should probably take on something that is more likely to please more people and then put that patented Double Fine edge on it rather than try to reinvent the wheel every time they make a game.

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PorkChopGamer
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 11:45:38 PM

Yeah, I agree, the logo is weak. I'd rather see Double Fine go out of business being unique then stay in business as a sell out. Reminds me of when Lorne and Co. turned Oddworld into an FPS. Though, in it's defense, it was a friggin' great one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 12:48:45 AM

Selling out is going uber mainstream like CoD, I'm not suggesting they do that.

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Geobaldi
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 11:21:40 PM
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I haven't played his last two games as of yet, but starting with his first game, Maniac Mansion, every game he has been involved with has been a blast. Grim Fandango is probably his best work in my opinion, but I loved Full Throttle as well. Wish it's sequel hadn't been canceled. Hope it all works out for him.

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___________
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:37:41 AM
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im worried about THQ.
they use to be such a small publisher, they use to release one or 2 games in a blue moon but they were always pure gold!
now there bigger, have more developers and are working on more projects.
im just worried there going to turn into $E!
please THQ, please dont sell out on me!!!!!

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kevinater321
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 2:43:42 PM

It's fine by me if they have more developers if they still release great games. There is Nothing wrong with making a bigger profit as long as they don't make crappy games just for the profit.

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___________
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 9:07:08 AM

of course not, more developers = more games.
im just saying i hope they dont turn into the next antivision, $E, crapcom, ubisoft.
all use to be the industries best publishers, now all sellouts!

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natclark619
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 2:43:57 AM
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Aww I hope they don't lose it, by the looks of that logo the company might go into the crapper like the end of the Q.

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DrRockso87
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 1:42:01 PM
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Tom Schafer always seemed like the Kevin Smith of video games to me. He makes amazing work but they're never blockbusters. I just hope he doesn't become *exactly* like Kevin Smith and making a generic, unfunny "buddy cop" game. *shivers*

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Imagi
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 6:14:05 PM
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Grim Fandango, I would buy that again, needs a rework and fresh release on PSN just like Monkey Island.

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 1:47:40 AM
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I read somewhere that Tim want's to concentrate on doing small DL games now.
I sure hope that isn't so, because I think it would be a waste of his talents.

Not that smaller games are bad, but as a collector, I just don't want DL games.

BTW, I could kick myself because I had a PS2 copy of Grim Fandango in my hand along with another title. And at that moment, I only had enough $$ to buy 1 game, so since I know, and wanted the other game, I put G.F. back.
And now I can't find any console version of it anywhere. And other than lots of the PC version still selling today, it seems like F.D. doesn't even exist anymore in consoleland.

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