I have to confess that this is the first time I’ve heard of Gamers With Jobs, but scoring an interview with Tim Schafer is certainly a demonstration of good taste on their part — looks like I’ve found a new blog to subscribe to!
It’s a pretty superb interview. Spanning about 20 minutes, it covers everything from Schafer’s earliest games like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle, right up to a whole bunch of details about Brutal Legend. Here’s a slightly paraphrased snippet concerning the status of the game:
“We’re not done, but we’re pretty far along. I would say we’ve got two thirds of the dialogue recorded; we’ve been to the studio several times with Jack [Black]. He’s awesome and adds a lot of comedy to the game — a lot of personality to it. […] I can’t say when [Brutal Legend] is going to come out or be done, but it’s going to.”
It’s generally a great listen — it’s a podcast, by the way — and well worth 20 minutes of your time. Head over to the Gamers With Jobs download page to give it a listen; the 20-minute Tim Schafer interview starts about 44 minutes in, with Brutal Legend conversation mixed in throughout.