Tim Shafer, co-founder and owner of Double Fine Productions, the team behind Psyconauts and Broken Age has revealed which games he really loves. In an interview with The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Shafer reveals that he loves playing the Wii U exclusive Super Mario 3D World with his daughter, particularly the co-op mode.
I love playing Super Mario 3D World co-op on the Wii U with my daughter, It’s fun to have games that you can play with different levels of difficulty – like different player skills, because she’s obviously much better than me, so we can play together.
Double Fine is an America-based indie developer which was founded in 2000 after Shafer departed LucasArts to go it alone. Double Fine have largely been credited with raising the profile of crowd-funding, particularly for video games after it successfully raised more than $3 million for it’s first crowd-funding effort, Broken Age.
Super Mario 3D World was released for the Wii U towards the end of last year to critical acclaim and over two million units sales. Not quite the lofty heights of the Super Mario Galaxy series, but when you consider the install base differences between the Wii and Wii U, two million is quite a feat. The game features a co-op mode for upto fourt players, as they traverse the varying levels which difficulty gently increases from mild to brutal in later levels.