While I realize that we are a little late for the Chinese New Year celebration, I wanted to announce that 2009 is officially the “Year of the Schafer.” Do not be fooled by the fancy paper place-mats in your local dim sum shoppe, it is hardly the year of the Ox, unless Ox is short for Brütal Legend. Unlike past years at PNG, there will be no parades, fireworks, or 15 man paper-mâché dragons. No, this year we get serious. In order to celebrate this truly auspicious occasion, we will be playing the entire Tim Schafer catalog. From his the humble beginnings at LucasArts Entertainment to his somewhat less humble position at Double Fine Productions, we will follow each step that Mr. Schafer took in his journey to Nirvana. I invite you too, dear reader, to follow in The Schafer’s footsteps. Join me after the break for further enlightenment.
These are the steps towards Enlightenment:
Secret of Monkey Island (Lucasfilm Games, 1990)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (LucasArts, 1991)
Day of the Tentacle (LucasArts, 1993)
Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995)
Grim Fandango (LucasArts, 1998)
Psychonauts (Double Fine Productions, 2005)
Brütal Legend!?! (Double Fine Productions, 2009?)… we can only hope.
Please feel free to acquire these games in a 100% legal manner and play them along with us as we celebrate the storied past and bright future of The Schafer.