The Double Fine Adventure!

The Double Fine Adventure!

In March 2012, video game legend Tim Schafer made history with the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter, a crowdfunding campaign that changed the way games are created and funded forever.

For three years, a documentary crew captured the once-secretive process of video game development, chronicling the creation of “Broken Age” from a Kickstarter pitch to a finished game and beyond. Along the way, Schafer and his team at Double Fine persevered through production delays, internal strife, financial crises, looming deadlines, sickness, layoffs, and the weighty expectations of a critical public.

Featuring twenty remastered episodes plus a host of new special features, the Double Fine Adventure is the most in-depth look at video game development ever produced.

Featuring-
Significantly improved visual quality
Two sets of commentary tracks by 2 Player Productions
and the team at Double Fine
Removal of spoiler blurs
English subtitles
Metadata for digital library integration

Note: This purchase does not include a copy of the "Broken Age" game. Commentary tracks for the series can be found embedded in the audio of the episode .zip downloads in the "extras" section.

The Double Fine Adventure!

20 Videos

  • Episode 01: A Perfect Storm for Adventure

    Double Fine Productions launches a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of LucasArts veteran Tim Schafer's first adventure game in over a decade. The world's reaction catches the studio by surprise.

  • Episode 02: A Promise of Infinite Possibility

    After the campaign’s record-breaking success, Tim is faced with the reality of having to start work on the game. Friends and mentors stop by the studio to discuss what made adventure games special and how the genre needs to evolve.

  • Episode 03: Codename Reds

    With the premise of the game in place, Tim begins assembling his team from Double Fine's talented pool of developers. A Chinatown bar crawl revisits the establishments that inspired code names for the studio's previous projects.

  • Episode 04: Walking Around in Our Drawings

    Concept artists from Double Fine’s most iconic games gather for an art jam to design the characters and worlds through which Tim’s story will come to life.

  • Episode 05: It's Gonna Get Hairy

    As the story and structure of the game continue to develop, the production team works to build an accurate schedule to accommodate the needs of development.

  • Episode 06: That Bagel Filter Thing

    Lead Artist Nathan "Bagel" Stapley struggles to find a balance between representing his unique art style in the game and coping with the tremendous amount of content that has to be created.

  • Episode 07: We'll Handle it

    The team has to face some harsh realities as it becomes more apparent the Kickstarter funds won't be enough to sustain the projected course of development.

  • Episode 08: Adventure Games Are Not Dead

    Nearly a year after the launch of the Kickstarter, the team is ready to present a small slice of the game internally to the rest of the company for feedback. Tim goes on a juice diet.

  • Episode 09: Broken Age

    Tim is invited to host the annual Game Developers Choice awards during an industry conference in San Francisco. The team crunches to prepare the first trailer that will introduce the game and its official title to the world.

  • Episode 10: Part One of Something Great

    The team is revitalized by the response to the trailer’s premiere at GDC, but a new challenge rears its head that splits the opinions of management.

  • Episode 11: Ship it

    As a plan for release is settled, the team is under pressure to hit a deadline while a mountain of work still remains. A visit to composer Peter McConnell's home outside the city reveals his inspirations and approach to the game's score.

  • Episode 12: A Whole Different Game Experience

    Voices are put to the many eccentric characters of Broken Age by a cast of new and old friends. The animation team seeks help from outside the studio to complete the game's hours of cutscenes.

  • Episode 13: Crash Landing a Plane

    Peter McConnell's music is brought to life by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Extensive internal testing reveals mixed feedback on the game’s puzzles and cutscenes, and stress builds as the clock ticks towards release.

  • Episode 14: I Think This is a Winner

    The audio and visual effects teams feel the crunch on the eve of the release of Broken Age: Part One, while last minute decisions continue to be made with regards to the business plan moving forward.

  • Episode 15: Evergreen Games

    The public response to Broken Age is met by the studio with mixed feelings. Tim and Justin await the report of initial sales figures.

  • Episode 16: This Time it's Just for Love

    Tim discusses the aftermath of Act One's release while the team preps the iPad version. Production of Act Two begins with a hard deadline in sight.

  • Episode 17: Deadline for Tim

    The team is working hard on the new content for Act 2 of Broken Age, but everything rests on Tim being able to finish all his writing tasks under a tight deadline. Double Fine says goodbye to a longtime friend whose contributions to the project will be sorely missed.

  • Episode 18: Constipation and Defcon 4

    December is fast approaching, and while Tim may finally have his writing out of the way, a new problem has arisen that could seriously impact the team and the game’s schedule.

  • Episode 19: Last Call

    As Double Fine nears the end of development on Broken Age, the company is faced with the greatest tragedy in its history.

  • Episode 20: We Did Our job

    After three years of development, the team is finished with Broken Age and moving on to new projects. We look back at the experience as a whole and question what the project means to the studio and the games industry on a larger scale. A special package arrives that symbolizes the end of the ad...

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  • Ep1.zip
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  • Ep6.zip
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  • Ep2.zip
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  • Ep5.zip
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  • Ep8.zip
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  • Ep9.zip
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  • Ep10.zip
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  • Ep11.zip
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  • Ep4.zip
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  • Ep13.zip
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  • Ep15.zip
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  • Ep12.zip
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  • Ep7.zip
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  • Ep16.zip
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  • Ep14.zip
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  • Ep17.zip
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  • Ep18.zip
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  • Ep19.zip
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    Ep19.zip

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