Double Fine hopeful of regaining distribution rights to Stacking, Costume Quest

Wednesday, 27th February 2013 23:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Double Fine, like many developers, is looking for ways to regain control over certain tiles included in an auction of THQ’s remaining assets.

One of the lots in THQ’s auction contains a hodge-podge of third-party titles. What rights the lot grants varies from title to title; in the case of Double Fine’s Costume Quest and Stacking, the developer told Polygon THQ held limited distribution rights.

Although it doesn’t want to purchase the whole licensed lot, Double Fine thinks it may be able to regain these rights anyway.

“We are optimistic about regaining these distribution rights, as this process has already demonstrated that when there are parties interested in specific assets, those assets are worth more when sold separately,” Double Fine’s Justin Bailey said.

Double Fine holds all the rights to the intellectual property for both titles. Most titles in the licensed lot are likely to include only limited rights to publication or distribution, as the nature of licensed titles means somebody else owns the full or partial IP rights.



  1. povu

    I love how Double Fine is slowly taking back the rights to the games they made.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    /notices a whole lot of Worms in that Licensed list :( I hope T17 reclaim those.

    How are Worms/Worms 2 in that list? I remember Microprose distinctly, as the (admittedly now defunct) pub of those – a search reveals they were handling the distribution for II, and WA. Ocean were on the original… Did THQ buy up the classics!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Could someone find out, please why isn’t in the list?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    Who cares? HOMEWORLD DUDE!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    Apparently I do. huh, what about Homeworld. That reminded me of DS9, but that aside, I just never went near it. It didn’t look remotely interesting.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    @5 I’m just teasing, but you sir have been robbed.

    #6 2 years ago

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