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Capy Fine Racing GP will be released at PAX East

22 Mar

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We already told you that at PAX game devs just go crazy, so here we are again! Capybara Games and Double Fine Production are sharing the same booth at this week’s PAX East, so they decided to release a special retail version of the same boundle you can buy on Steam. This special edition will be limited to only 200 copies and will be available only at their shared PAX booth.

The box will contain all the games from the Steam pack, plus a very cool gem: the two games studios teamed up to develop a racer, called Capy Fine Racing GP and featuring all the characters from both companies. But this isn’t all, indeed the racing game will be released on floppy disk…yep, you heard it right, old school 1.44 MB floppy disk!

Capy Fine Racing GP PAX

 

This is what Capy co-founder Nathan Vella has told to EDGE regarding the co-developed racing game:

“Ken Yeung and Vic Nguyen made a game called Capy Fine Racing GP, which is a little jokey – but still rad fun – OutRun-style racer staring Capy and Double Fine characters. The game will be released on the 3.5″ floppies that come inside the Capy and Double Fine limited edition boxed bundle, AKA the retail version of the Steam bundle that we just launched which includes both studios’ Steam games. We only made 200 boxes, and even then some of the floppies might not work, but the people who buy them will be allowed and encouraged to share the game.

It’s just something we did for pure fun and loving the idea of doing cool shit with our friends, in the spirit of the Capy Double Fine PAX combo. While it’s totally a real game, it’s also not at all a real game.”

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If you are at PAX right now, you definitely should try to put your hands on one of those limited edition boxes! Good luck!

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Ron Gilbert reveals Scurvy Scallywags

20 Mar

Well known game designer Ron Gilbert, father of Monkey Island, has releases new details about his next project since leaving Double Fine Production earlier this month.

Gilbert has teamed up with Clayton Kauzlaric, co-creator of DeathSpank, to develop a musical match-3 pirate RPG called Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty for iOS (such a freaking long name for an app).

The designer said he has wanted to create a match-3 RPG game for a few years, but publishers indicated little demand for the genre. But now it’s the right time! After the release of The Cave, Ron last work at Double Fine, Glbert said it was time for him to move on and plot his next move.

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG (or SSITVTDTUSS:AMMTPRPG for short) should be ready in a couple of months, but for now take a look at those screenshots.

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty

Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty

New game from Double Fine Productions for the Leap Motion controller

19 Mar

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Double Fine Productions, an independent development studio based in San Francisco and well known for games like PsychonautsBrütal Legend and The Cave, has revealed today the first trailer for their new game called Dropchord.

Dropchord is a music-driven score challenge game for PC and Mac that will use the revolutionary Leap Motion Controller. The game will be also released on iOS.

If you don’t know what the fuck the Leap Motion Controller is, take a look at their official website.

The game is still being developed, but for now check out the teaser trailer

As for Supergiant Games’s Transistor, you will be able to try a playable build of Dropchord at this week’s PAX East.