Double Fine exploring other free-to-play avenues

Double Fine exploring other free-to-play avenues
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

December 17th 2012 at 7:39AM

Tim Schafer says his studio is considering roads not taken in Middle Manager of Justice

Double Fine is looking at a variety of options as it explores the free-to-play business model in light of criticism for its latest releasde, says Tim Schafer.

Its first free-to-play game, Middle Manager of Justice, has recieved some criticism for its implementation of the model, but with another two such games due to be released, the studio will have opportunity to fine-tune its approach.

Speaking with Polygon, Schafer said all options were open.

"We don't know where [our mobile initiative] is going to go; it could be huge," he said.

"I think you can start small. Looking at the free-to-play stuff happening on PC - not so much Zynga as League of Legends, and games making millions of dollars that you've never heard about. A lot of them start small, but provide a big world to explore that you grow to understand."

With its unique team-based approach that allows the small San Francisco studio to multi-task several projects, it might not be too long before the public see the fruits of this exploration.