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As anyone with kids or young siblings will tell you, finding quality games to play with them can be kind of a chore. Most are either too frustrating, too simple or just impossibly stupid. ... The games, that is. Not the kids. For those stumped parents, brothers and sisters out there, Double Fine's new RPG-lite Costume Quest is going to be sweeter than the candy...

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Costume Quest 2 comes knockin' on Halloween

Costume Quest 2 is due out on October 31 for consoles and PC, courtesy of a partnership between developer Double Fine and indie publisher Midnight City. There's no word on which consoles Double Fine is targeting, specifically. Costume Quest 2 stars Wren and Reynold, heroes of the original...

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Double Fine regains Costume Quest, Stacking rights from Nordic Games

Double Fine once again controls Costume Quest and Stacking after regaining distribution rights from Nordic Games. Nordic Games acquired the rights to Costume Quest and Stacking when it bought the properties in THQ's bankruptcy auction in April. THQ previously published both games. Nordic and...

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Costume Quest in iOS getup, out now

It's not a trick - Double Fine really is treating iOS players to Costume Quest, out now on the App Store for $5, with the Grubbins on Ice DLC available for $2 extra. It's an unexpected arrival for the kindergarten RPG that's an oddball mixture of trick-or-treating, turn-based RPG combat, and...

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Double Fine wants to win back Stacking, Costume Quest rights

Double Fine wants to tie up all of the loose ends within its catalog and is seeking the distribution rights to its games formerly published by THQ, Stacking and Costume Quest. Nordic Games picked up the distribution rights to these games during THQ's bankruptcy auction in April, though Double Fine...

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Double Fine, Codemasters, former president Rubin, more seeking payment from THQ

THQ may be no more, but several parties have filed claims against the defunct video game publisher. The Kurtzman Carson Consultancy group shows Double Fine, Codemasters and even individual former executives Jason Kay and Jason Rubin are seeking financial compensation for unpaid obligations from THQ...

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Double Fine trying to get Costume Quest, Stacking IP back from THQ

Double Fine has self-published Costume Quest and Stacking on PC, but THQ still holds some of the rights to those games as publisher of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Those games are among the properties being sold off in THQ's latest auction – however, they're being sold as a bundle with...

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Steam Summer Sale, final day: BioShock, Bastion, Double Fine bundle

This is it. Dig around your couch cushions, look under the rug and peek between the seats in your car (if you haven't sold it, that is) for any extra change. The final day of the Steam Summer Sale is here. The last day is going out with a whimper, offering the BioShock franchise for $9.98, Bastion...

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Double Fine deals found in the Amazon, Psychonauts and Costume Quest under $5

Amazon's PC digital distribution service has a few Double Fine titles on discount this week. Psychonauts -- the original Inception -- is available for $3.99, Costume Quest is a treat at a mere $2.99 and you can nest at ease with Stacking at $7.49. If you've yet to play or own any of these games...

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Witcher 2, Double Fine games, more in Steam Holiday Sale today

Pace yourself! Steam's Holiday Sale is only in day two, and you can already get Costume Quest for $3.74 (or with Psychonauts for just $2 more!), Lego Batman for $5, The Witcher 2 for $24, The Witcher 1 for $2.49, and Modern Warfare 2 for $15. You're definitely going to be broke after this...

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Costume Quest is out on PC tonight -- go play it right now

Costume Quest is available on PC right now, Double Fine announced at an event in San Francisco, just in time for you to teach your 6-year-old cousin how to really work that cowboy hat for the most candy possible. The PC version includes the add-on Grubbins on Ice and is $14.99 on Steam right now,...

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