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Quest For The THQ Costume Starts Stacking Up

By Bobfish01-03-2013

After the announcement of the second THQ auction, this one wrapping up their remaining IPs and such that were not part of the initial butchering. Now Double Fine have waded in with some consternation of the specifics of the new lots. Specifically the specific details of the specificness of the specifics of some specification of the specific stuff they still sort of own. Specifically:

"Double Fine owns the IP rights to Costume Quest and Stacking. THQ retained limited distribution rights that we bid on during the previous process to reclaim them prior to their expiration. We are optimistic about regaining these distribution rights, as this process has already demonstrated that when there are parties interested in specific assets, those assets are worth more when sold separately."

Said Double Fine vice President Justin Bailey. Which leaves things a little, you guessed it, unspecified. They, Double Fine, previously published the game on the PC independently, so it seems the sale, in this case, is not for the IP itself, but more probably for distribution rights on home consoles. Furthermore, a representative from Jellyvision made some waves about You Don't Know Jack.

"In fact, we are successfully publishing the award-winning property on Facebook, iPhone, iPad, and in the near future the Android platform. We have no comment on any aspect of the THQ bankruptcy."

What all of this means, for the moment, is unclear. A clerical error perhaps? A flagrant attempt to gain extra capital from something they didn't own in the first place? Or just poor wording from the people who drew up the terms of the new auction. We'll update you as and when we hear more. So, until them, head on down to offer your own speculations in the comments below. But please, be specific.

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