Grim Fandango

by LucasArts

Developed by LucasArts

One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time is now back, better than ever. Grim Fandango Remastered has the all the beautiful art and engaging story fans remember, but has also been remastered to look, sound, and control even better than the award-winning original release.

Wanted to share this Noclip interview / doc where Tim Schafer outlines the history of Double Fine and it's roots at Lucas Arts. It's fun that it came full circle where Tim could return to the ol' Lucas Arts adventure games and properly remaster them. He also provides an interesting explanation for selling to Microsoft. I don't love seeing huge tech giants own more and more of the gaming pie but on the other hand, Double Fine no longer has to worry about how to fund their next slate of games.

"Tim Schafer explores 20 years of Double Fine Productions by telling us about the design and development of games like Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, Grim Fandango Remastered, Happy... Read All
This was too awesome for me not to share. A friend of mine baked this cake to commemorate the re-release of Grim Fandango. Personally I think more game releases should be celebrated with baked goods!

Grim Fandango Remastered dropped a few days ago and according to the reviews i've been reading, if you loved the original you will love this. This morning I found a comprehensive article about resurrecting this classic on Polygon. If you are interested in reading the story of how Double Fine and Sony were able to bring Grim Fandango back, it is well worth the read. Spoiler alert, it involved several old tape machines.

Double Fine also has three documentaries part one is linked above, you can watch the remaining two on the Grim Fandago website.

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In a recent Double Fine Adventure backer email they let loose that we all can expect Windows, Linux and Mac ports of the new Grim Fandango PC release.

"Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!

And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)

When they mentioned the Grim Fandango Sony exclusive I was a bit bummed as I took that to mean Sony only.... Read All

"The makers of Grim Fandango discuss the development of the beloved adventure game and how Double Fine Productions plans to release the original classic to a contemporary audience."

Hot of the E3 news that Double Fine will be re-releasing Grim Fandango on the PS4 and Vita is this new documentary by 2 Player Productions featuring Tim Schafer. Grim Fandango is a classic adventure game and seeing more on it's history and development is seriously cool.