Double Fine’s Tim Schafer Express’s Interest in Lost IP’s
Double Fine boss, Tim Schafer has expressed his interests to acquire the rights Costume Quest and Stacking in a recent interview.
During THQ’s back catalog auction last month, Double Fine tried to buy the rights to both IP’s but failed. With the rights going to Nordic Games, who also acquired the Darksider‘s franchise in the auction. Originally developed by Double Fine, Costume Quest and Stacking are IP’s Schafer would like to see return – for emotional reasons, not just financial.
“It’s not, like, a lot of money; it’s mostly for us to just tidy up things. And also an emotional attachment – more of a mission of Double Fine to own everything that we make,” Schafer told Polygon. “It’s, like, this loose end that kind of bothers me that we’d like to tie up.”
“It’s frustrating when something’s really valuable to you for emotional reasons, and not that valuable to anyone else,” Schafer continued, “Because they can still say, ‘Well, how much do you want it for?’ and it’s, like, ‘Aw, you know this isn’t valuable to you.’ It’s valuable to me, but not for business reasons, in a sense.”
Schafer did not confirm that Double Fine were speaking to Nordic Games regarding the IP’s, but he has clearly made his intentions known.