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Posted by patrickklepek (2212 posts) -

If you've been watching Unprofessional Fridays, you know Giant Bomb's love for Gang Beasts, the hilariously weird local multiplayer brawler. Even better? Double Fine is making it part of its "Double Fine Presents" lineup.

With Double Fine Presents, the studio takes smaller games--Mountain, Escape Goat 2--under its wing, and provides various resources to ensure the games make it to the finish line and people are paying attention to them.

Besides showing up at PAX Prime next week, Gang Beasts will launch on Early Access on August 29.

#1 Edited by Szlifier (512 posts) -

Yes!

I have collected all appearances of this game on Giant Bomb streams. If anyone wants to check it out, here is the list with timestamps.

#2 Edited by Lemonhead (68 posts) -

Excellent, that game looks fun as hell

#3 Posted by Rincewind (256 posts) -

Will I be able to play as Raz then?! Big questions remain unanswered.

#4 Posted by elko84 (1113 posts) -

Sweet. Good for them.

#5 Posted by GeneralBison (414 posts) -

Yes

#6 Posted by Brodehouse (10128 posts) -

I want that game all over my face.

#7 Posted by Splodge (1942 posts) -

Bloody brilltastic.

#8 Posted by Coolarman (836 posts) -

This pairing is just 2 sweet

#9 Posted by Murdoc_ (446 posts) -

Hope they change the name, love the game, but the name always struck me as weird.

#10 Posted by selbie (1968 posts) -

Double Fine sprinkles it with love and makes the world taste good...

#11 Posted by natto (41 posts) -

Awww yeah

#12 Posted by GunsAreDrawn (329 posts) -

Yeah, so obvious, wish you told us earlier.

#13 Posted by DrStrangepork (163 posts) -

Best news I've heard today.

#14 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1491 posts) -

Oh man, OH MAN. PAX IS NEXT WEEK.

Also, Yes to Gangbeasts! The world needs more gangbeasts.

#15 Posted by development (2619 posts) -

Glad to see Double Fine getting into this side of the business.

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#16 Edited by Bicycle_Repairman (223 posts) -

This is great.

#17 Posted by Accolade (363 posts) -

Looks like a dev picture from Little Pink Best Buddies.

#18 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

Yesssssss!

#19 Edited by xxDrAiNxx (133 posts) -

It's a Christmas Miracle !

#20 Posted by LibrorumProhibitorum (364 posts) -

@szlifier: Uhh, I don't think you should be posting that.

#21 Posted by Nhoj_Sllew (180 posts) -

i really wish I had enough friends locally who were interested in playing :( this game is so awesome

#22 Posted by Popogeejo (616 posts) -

Can't wait for the promo video for this.

#23 Posted by Dazza_w (2 posts) -

Oh happy day!

#24 Posted by Humanity (10060 posts) -

The jellies are coming to town!

#25 Posted by wewantsthering (1594 posts) -

This is just way too awesome! They're also adding eight player support! This is one of our goto games for hanging out and drinking. :-)

#26 Posted by RioStarwind (578 posts) -

This is the best news I've ever read in a while. I don't buy early access games yet I'll make a exception this time.

#27 Posted by Shaka999 (499 posts) -

@szlifier: Thanks a ton, duder!

Also, how does this affect people who already downloaded the game? Am I going to need to get it through early access in order to get more updates or should I be good to go with the .exe I already have?

#28 Edited by ProfessorEss (7518 posts) -

Oh man.

I've played some GB (that's Gang Beats not Giant Bomb btw) and yeah, a sprinkling of Double Fine pixie dust could go a real long way!

Does anyone know if resources includes artistic or brainstorming services or is it mainly cash and marketing?

#29 Posted by Mijati (949 posts) -

I still have no idea what this game is.

It's awesome, but still unsure what it is.

#30 Posted by KaneRobot (1824 posts) -

Nice. Hope this winds up on consoles at some point.

#31 Posted by conmulligan (762 posts) -

Makes sense. I like the idea of Double Fine as an indie publishing label.

#32 Posted by development (2619 posts) -

Wait a second. @patrickklepek hasn't played Gang Beasts, has he? Him and his dog should set up a stream and play.

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#33 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2536 posts) -

@librorumprohibitorum said:

@szlifier: Uhh, I don't think you should be posting that.

Why shouldn't he? All of the links to the videos still go to Giantbomb.com... you still gotta have a premium account to watch that stuff, that site just makes it easier to find what you're looking for.

#34 Edited by sccdemir (106 posts) -

Exciting news.

@conmulligan: Yeah, it's like a seal of quality. You may not like what you'll get but you know it'll at least be a quality product.

#35 Posted by Marty20k (65 posts) -

Holy shit, thank you based god

#36 Posted by JordanaRama (225 posts) -

This is excellent news.

#37 Posted by mrcraggle (1979 posts) -

All the pieces are falling into place for my multiplayer get together. This and Lethal League are both out next week (in a fashion), Mount Your Friends is sure to be a hit and both Crawl and SpeedRunners look super fun.

#38 Edited by Luck702 (575 posts) -

Video games are weird guys. Who thought 10 years ago that this is the kind of stuff to get published.

#39 Posted by Quarters (1859 posts) -

Sounds like an absolutely perfect fit.

#40 Posted by Pirateogta (79 posts) -

Still waiting to see Dan play on UPF.

#41 Posted by Benmo316 (554 posts) -

This news is only amazing!

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#42 Posted by Triumvir (499 posts) -

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES

The best new I've heard all day. I am now Brad Muir happy. :D

#43 Posted by britxmenyuan (59 posts) -

make it easier to sync with controllers....

#44 Posted by SleepyDoughnut (1240 posts) -

YES. Yes! Yes! Yes!

#45 Posted by LucidDreams117 (422 posts) -

Amazing!! Very happy news. Now... next step, please Double Fine, bring this to consoles. Mainly Xbox One. Pleassseeeeeee :)

#46 Posted by Castiel (2733 posts) -

YES! YEEEEES! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

#47 Posted by wibby (269 posts) -

Sweet! :)

#48 Posted by JoshtheValiant (28 posts) -

YUSSSSSSSSSS

#49 Edited by Branthog (5597 posts) -

I thought this game had actual multi-player. The phrase "local-multiplayer" just killed all the interest I had in this title. This is a shitty trend in gaming, recently. At least, indie games. I'm sorry, but as a grown ass man, I just don't know enough people who play games and who would all get together, come over to my house at the same time for a play-date, and sit around on a couch like children playing a video game. It's hard enough to even think of getting several grown men in different places on the planet to all play the same game on the same gaming platform at the same time on the same day for internet-based co-op/multi-player.

These games need a new word to define them. Perhaps "dorm-play", because short of being a child or living in a dorm, I don't really see how any meaningful number of people will ever buy and play these games.

Also, are we all really just going to ignore the fact that there is a mountain simulator mobile game?!

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#50 Edited by TimeLeap (45 posts) -

Oh fuck yes! A bit of that Double Fine sheen would take this game to the next level!