Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle

Released on March 22, 2016 by LucasArts

Developed by Double Fine

A crazy mutant tentacle is on the loose, plotting to take over the world. How you ask? That's not important right now! We need to be thinking about the how, just how are we going to fix this? Super simply, by going back to yesterday!

If you are a fan of old Tim Schaffer & LucasArts adventure games and want to try your hand at some newer Double Fine & iam8bit games you absolutely must look into the Day of the Devs Bundle. Containing such hits as Lumino City, Broken Age, Titan Souls, Massive Chalice, Oxenfree, Grim Fandango Remastered & Day of the Tentacle Remastered. I am picking this up because i've been waiting on picking up Day of the Tentacle and now seems like a good time to do it.

All of the games have Steam keys and are available DRM free and all but two are available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Recently Double Fine released Day of the Tentacle special Edition that spruces up this classic game to be played on modern systems. If you are interested in reliving the fun of the old game through the original creators playing it, you are now in luck as you can watch Grossman and Schafer play through the whole game from memory in a bit over 3 hours.

You're Welcome!

Day of the Tentacle Remastered is out today on Steam, GOG and Playstation. Day of the Tentacle was a game my friends and I played quite a bit of and traded secrets about how to complete. One of my friends actually beat it back in the 90's but I always found these adventure games to contain some part I could never figure out. A couple years ago I found an original CD copy of the game and played a bit of it using a SCUMM VM emulator but now with the remastered version, you don't need to do that.

Double Fine released a great behind the scenes documentary about the Day of the Tentacle remastered process and how they wen't about updating the game for modern systems.

Day of the Tentacle originally wrapped it's way around gaming in 1993 and is being remastered by Double Fine for launch on March 22nd. You might think that since this is an older game that you can get away with running it on your old 486 computer but that is not so! Not only can you pre-order Day of the Tentacle right now on GOG but Double Fine has also released the system specs to disappoint everyone that has their old DOS PC's from high school.

Kind of surprised it requires so much memory but you know, modern tentacles really do need to address a lot of RAM.


Windows: XP (Service Pack 3) / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB
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Day of The Tentacle was one game in a batch of 90's adventure games I have fond memories for. It contained such a unique sense of humor and figuring out each puzzle felt like you were some kind of genius because most of them were so bizarre. On the heels of Grim Fandango Remastered, Double Fine has been spending time polishing up Day of the Tentacle for the same kind of HD treatment and will drop the game on March 2016 on PC, Mac, Vita and PS4.

Oh and Tim Schafer also noted that they will be relaunching Full Throttle Remastered in 2016 as well. So many remastered games, so little time.

"Now, over twenty years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition... Read All

"Tim sits down for the first time in 10 years to play "Day of the Tentacle"! In this first installment we explore some of Bernard's storyline and clear away the cobwebs of time from Tim's memory. "

Double Fine is releasing a few videos that have since been special backers only rewards. I just watched the latest video of Tim Schafer playing Day of the Tentacle. Hearing him talk about the games development as he plays it is really great as Day of the Tentacle has always had a special place in my "video game soul."

Thy plan on releasing more videos of Tim Schafer playing Lucas Arts classics and will conclude the Day of the Tentacle play with a part 2.

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And then Lucas Arts was shut down. ; ;

A moment of silence please.

As a video game nerd over 30, I'm kind of ashamed that I've never played this. It would be like being a drama geek and never having read hamlet.