Iron Brigade Summary
Tim Schafer has confirmed his studio is "still trying to get the rights" to their bite size properties Stacking and Costume Quest, which were picked up by Nordic Games during the THQ auction.
They're even after Brutal Legend from EA and Iron Brigade from Microsoft. They want to bring full IP and distribution rights "in house." Later in 2013, Double Fine's Kickstarter project releases.
Tim Schafer's development studio, Double Fine, has announced on the official blog that the popular Xbox Live Arcade comedic mech game, Iron Brigade (formerly known as Trenched), will be hitting PC.
The last major retail release by developer Tim Schafer was 2009's Brutal Legend, and since then, his company Double Fine's output has been smaller, digitally distributed titles like Stacking, Iron Brigade and Costume Quest, or developmental age games like Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster and Happy Action Theater. He has not, however, given up on major AAA titles.
Double Fine boss Tim Schafer bemoans how difficult it is to get publishers backing new IP, as they'd prefer something already established and opt for sequels. Going digital helps.
Double Fine has turned away from traditional big projects and instead gone for downloadable titles, like Costume Quest and Stacking. Happy Action Theater made because asking was small.
Double Fine project lead Brad Muir has announced via his Twitter account that the Rise of the Martian Bear DLC for the developer's mech action game Iron Brigade (formerly known as Trenched) will be hitting Xbox Live Marketplace on the 1st February.