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September 25, 2020 - Indie By Design, creator and publisher of books that celebrate and document video games and their creators, such as Independent By Design: Art & Stories of Indie Game Creation and Oddworld: Abe’s Origins, is delighted to partner with Double Fine Productions and Xbox to announce 20 Double Fine Years, a new art book capturing the spirit and storied history of Double Fine.


Featuring concept art, paintings, sketches, and renders from its digital and seldom seen physical archive, 20 Double Fine Years showcases the studio’s varied back catalogue as well as its upcoming Psychonauts 2. Alongside the art is behind-the-scenes insight from dozens of hours interviews with the studio's founder, Tim Schafer, the exceptional Double Fine team and long-term collaborators - including Peter Chan, Anna Kipnis, Scott Campbell, Khris Brown, Peter McConnell and more.

The games, Amnesia Fortnights, Day of the Devs, company picnics, dubious early office space, dizzying success and flailing panic... discover what has made Double Fine so very mighty fine direct from the people who have contributed to its present and past as it moves towards a bright new orange and yellow future.


Tim Schafer: “Recently, I was looking back on the amazing 20 years we’ve had as a game company, and… I totally drew a blank. Seriously, my memory just isn’t what it used to be. So I summoned my court scribes and said, ‘Pen me a tome, worthy of the ages, so that I shall remember every amazing detail of this crazy ride we’ve been on, and so that nobody, not even I, forgets this amazing story.’ And so they did. Every up, every down, every crazy sideways shimmy we’ve ever done is in this illustrated manuscript for all to remember. Heroic ballad? Cautionary tale? You be the judge!”

20 Double Fine Years is available pre-order now from, shipping Q2 2021.


About the book


20 Double Fine Years is available in two formats:

Both feature over 280 pages of Double Fine art and insight printed on luxury paper stock. Lithographic printing, thread sewn binding for durability and aesthetic quality and showstopper fold out page art underscore a book made to the highest standards of production and care.

Standard Edition costs £40 / $50 USD

Legend Edition (limited availability during pre-order period only) costs £52 / $65 USD and features a luxury fabric cover and gold foiling on a debossed Double Fine logo.

Pre-orders for the US and the UK will have free shipping during the pre-order period, while other regions benefit from reduced shipping costs.

Stace Harman and John Robertson of Indie By Design: “We’re thrilled to be working with Double Fine on this 20 Years of Double Fine art book. Tim Schafer and his team are industry legends and the early response to this book by the Double Fine fan base is testament to the love for the studio and positive vibes the team at Double Fine generates through its creative output.”


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About Indie By Design


Indie by Design is a creator of premium quality books that focus on the art and design of video games. It was founded in 2015 by industry veterans Stace Harman and John Robertson. Its output to date includes Independent By Design: Art & Stories of Indie Game Creation and Oddworld: Abe’s Origins.


Their books explore and celebrate all that is unique and engaging about video games, blending words, images and bespoke design to shed new light on the art and stories of innovative digital experiences.



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20 Years of Double Fine pre-order