Mr. Schafer is the legendary designer of Lucas Arts
adventure games Day of the Tentacle
, Full Throttle
, and Grim Fandango
. In addition to design, he been credited as programmer
, project leader
, and writer
Schafer resigned from his ten-year run at Lucas Arts in January of 2000, because it was "getting a little bit too comfortable." In July of that year he founded a development company called Double Fine Productions, which develops next-generation console games, at least for now. An adventure game is due out in 2002.
The main difference between the visionaries and me in the industry would probably be that they are visionaries and I am not.
He's a 5'10 UC Berkeley grad with black hair.
- Read Schafer's Designer Diary at GameSpot: http://www.gamespot.com/features/fandango_dd/index.html
- An amusing interview at http://www.gamespot.com/features/btg_y2k/p17_01.html
- Another interview, just as amusing, at http://mansion.mixnmojo.com/english/intertim.htm