1UP has just launched a Brutal Legend article series that will feature wordy delights about Brutal Legend and its creator Tim Schafer every day this week, starting with the first that appeared last night.
The aforementioned first article takes a detailed look at Tim Schafer’s life, spanning a whopping eight pages and delving into things ranging from early bands he was in to how he ended up making the games we all know and love. Here’s one little gem from Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert:
“We had a job opening for a programmer on Monkey Island and received a stack of resumes. Tim didn’t submit a normal resume. He did it as a comic showing him getting interviewed, accepting the job, and showing up to work on his first day. We all laughed a lot and then there must have been some clerical error somewhere up the chain and we hired him.”
Also look forward to discussion about Tim’s past games, what other people in the games industry of him and his legendary games, and of course some Brutal Legend tidbits. Judging by the quality of this first instalment, this is going to be a terrific week of articles.
Here’s the full list of features on the agenda:
- Tim Schafer Profile (March 30th, 2009)
- Metal Movies That Should Be Games (March 31st, 2009)
- 10 Things You Don’t Know (April 1st, 2009)
- Retrospective Blogs (April 2nd, 2009)
- Brütal Legend Preview (April 3rd, 2009)
Thanks to Justin Cogley for being on the ball and letting me know about this!