Double Fine have announced that last year’s turn-based Halloween-styled console RPG, Costume Quest, has a PC release. It’s available on Steam.
Normally, receiving a press release is a bit like soothsaying made boring. There’s no smoke or arcane mumbling, but by the end we’ve usually divined some future event. A date to put in the calender. Not today; the mighty fine Double Fine have announced that Costume Quest will have a PC release on Steam, beginning now. It’s already there! In with the deal is the game’s add-on, Grubbins on Ice.
This release marks Double Fine’s first PC release since 2005′s Psychonauts, a matter studio head Tim Schafer has addressed in a dramatised press release:
“We have always said that if it were up to us, we’d release our games for the PC,” Schafer stated in a calm but inspiring tone. “Well, now… it’s finally up to us!” he said, holding his sword in the air while everybody cheered.
The money to make it happen has reportedly come from Steve Dengler and Dracogen Strategic Investments, leaving Double Fine happily publisher-less in this venture.
What’s more, it seems this won’t be the last Double Fine game to claw its way over to PC. In the final words of their press release: “We’re working on it, eh?”
Thanks to Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
Double Fine released a Steam Psychonauts update two weeks ago, which added Achievements and blunted the difficulty of Meat Circus, a particularly cruel mid-game spike in the oddball platformer.