Adventure game grandfathers Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango, Full Throttle) and Ron Gilbert (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island) recently held a special media event at Double Fine Productions’ San Francisco headquarters to unveil the developer’s latest offering: The Cave.
An idea that’s been floating around in Gilbert’s head even before some of the titles he’s best known for, The Cave is a 2D sidescroller with all the fixings fans have come to expect from Double Fine and adventure games. Best described as a cross between Trine, Oddworld, and a touch of Castlevania, The Cave is ripe with platforming, humor, and imaginative puzzles. But unlike all three of the aforementioned titles/franchises, The Cave leans towards casual fun over hardcore challenge. So while death may be common, it won’t reset your progress more than a few in-game steps.