The Amnesia Fortnight Movie
From the crew and studio behind ‘Double Fine Adventure’ comes a brand new feature length documentary diving into the fast-paced world of game design and the fresh challenges that come with turning ideas into reality. Double Fine Productions (known for Psychonauts, Broken Age, Brütal Legend and more!) regularly take a two week break to collect their thoughts but the work doesn’t entirely stop. In a process called “Amnesia Fortnight,” anyone and everyone at the studio can pitch a game concept. The goal: turn those ideas into working prototypes. In 2019, during their work in Psychonauts 2, Double Fine held another Amnesia Fortnight. The result? New projects embodying the studio’s ethos of comedic adventures and unique games.
Split into teams and working on a tight deadline, Double Fine’s stable of artists, programmers, producers, musicians and other artists must come together and overcome technical hurdles in a game jam bonanza. What follows is madcap puppet theater, devious journeys into the underworld, a sinister puzzle game, and grand battles on the back of giant slugs as four very different games grow from concepts to prototypes. Four ideas enter and four games leave, and the entire process is outlined in this feature length documentary (by in-house crew 2 Player Productions) that pulls back the curtain on game design at one of the industry’s most well-regarded studios.