Double Fine will re-release Stacking, Costume Quest on PC after regaining rights


By on November 27, 2013 at 9:25 am

After publisher THQ went spectacularly bankrupt in January, the rights to its games Costume Quest and Stacking ended up being flogged off to publisher Nordic Games, who have since sat on them and tried to figure out what, exactly, to do.

Now it looks like they’ve decided — very sensibly — to use them to create more money, and have thus returned them to Double Fine (presumably) in exchange for a publishing deal that will see the games released on PC, along with Psychonauts, next year.

“I am pleased that we have regained full control over Costume Quest and Stacking, following a daring and top-secret midnight raid on the Nordic Games headquarters in Vienna,” said Double Fine’s Tim Schafer in a press release.

“We can’t wait to partner with Double Fine for this upcoming retail launch of three of its most excellent games,” Nordic Games’ Lars Wingefors responded. “However, I feel compelled to point out that we were happy to transfer distribution rights for Costume Quest and Stacking back to Double Fine in an entirely non-secretive and heist-free manner.”

EDIT: As pointed out in the comments, they are already available on Steam, so I’m not entirely sure what the purpose of this press release was, but there you go.

4 comments (Leave your own)

Aren’t these on PC already? I am positive I bought them in a Steam sale.


Er, you’re right. They are already on Steam.

I don’t understand this press release then. Maybe it was more about the rights ownership transfer.


The press release is for the games to come out in physical retail stores, which doesn’t seem like it will rake in much money as the PC game space is going more and more down the digital distribution path with each passing week.


I think I see some corporate back patting going on :D

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