The electronic entertainment industry is relatively young. Despite this, it has several characters that have promoted it and have been key to its growth. One of them is part of Microsoft and whose talent will soon be exalted with important recognition.
Xbox may not have won many awards in 2022 due to the poor lineup it has shown in recent months, but that does not mean that it does not have talented creatives. As an example is one from Xbox Game Studios that will soon enter an important Hall of Fame for video games.
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Tim Schafer will receive one of the highest recognitions in the video game industry
We are talking about the founder and head of the Xbox Double Fine Productions studio, Tim Schafer.
The 56-year-old creative will be the 26th inductee into the AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences) Hall of Fame. This investiture will be held at the 26th edition of the DICE Awards on February 24 and the person in charge of presenting it will be Greg Price, head of PlayStation Creators.
According to the AIAS, this recognition is given to “game creators who have been instrumental in developing highly influential games and advancing a particular genre.” Thus, Tim Schafer will be part of the list that includes legendary figures in the industry, such as Shigeru Miyamoto, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Mark Cerny, Gabe Newell, Hideo Kojima, Todd Howard, John Carmack, Yu Suzuki, Bonnie Ross, Ed Boon and Tim Sweeney.
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Who is Tim Schafer and why will he enter the Hall of Fame?
Tim Schafer has worked in the video game industry since 1990 and has been involved in almost 30 games since 1990, including titles like The Secret of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, Psychonauts, Brütal Legend and Grim Fandango. After spending just over a decade at LucasArts, he founded his own studio, Double Fine Productions, a developer that has worked on a ton of titles, such as the recent RAD and Psychonauts 2, and which since 2019 has been part of the LucasArts studio network. Xbox.
This creative is also a big fan of the independent scene and as an example is Day of the Devs, which is itself a celebration of independent games that takes place annually to showcase indie projects. It was founded by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit.
It is not the first time that the work of Tim Schafer has been recognized; the creative already has a lot of awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Game Developers Choice Awards, the Andrew Yoon Legend Award from the New York Video Game Critics Circle and the BAFTA Fellowship Award for his contribution to the gaming industry. electronic entertainment.
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