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Tim Schafer

aka: Tim Shafer, Tim Schäfer

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Tim Schafer is a North American game designer best known for his work on LucasArts adventure games. He was born July 26, 1967 in Sonoma, California, and studied computer science at the UC Berkeley. His first job at LucasArts (then Lucasfilm) was playtesting Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game (1989). He was the co-writer for The Secret of Monkey Island (1990), and co-designer (with Dave Grossman) of Day of the Tentacle (1993).

Tim Schafer was the project leader, writer and designer of Full Throttle (1995) and Grim Fandango (1998).

After spending more than eight years at LucasArts, Tim Schafer left the company in January 2000 to found his own company Double Fine Productions in July 2000, and went on to direct and design Psychonauts (2005), Brütal Legend (2009), and other games.

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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration (2022 on Windows) Starring
The Good Life (2021 on Windows) Heart Warming Message Performers
JETT: The Far Shore (2021 on Windows) Playtesters
Psychonauts 2 (2021 on Windows) Lyrics by
Bugsnax (2020 on Windows) Special Thanks
The Land of Crows (2019 on Windows) Thanks and greetings
Afterparty (2019 on Windows) Special Thanks
Knights and Bikes (2019 on Windows) Double Fine Presents
RAD (2019 on Windows) President, Studio Creative Director
Riverbond (2019 on Windows Apps) Special Thanks
Kids (2019 on Windows) President and CEO
Pool Panic (2018 on Windows) Special Thanks
GNOG (2017 on iPhone) President and CEO
RiME (2017 on Xbox One) Special Thanks
Everything (2017 on Windows) Thanks to
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017 on Windows) Special Thanks
Full Throttle: Remastered (2017 on Windows) President and CEO
Night in the Woods (2017 on Windows) Special Thanks
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin (2017 on PlayStation 4) Rhombus of Ruin Theme Song
Candle (2016 on Windows) Teku Studios

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