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Tim Schafer will officially become a video game legend

Tim Schafer

The incredible creative director will finally receive recognition for all his masterpieces.

Many games and creative directors have left an indelible influence on the video game industry. Tim Schafer is undoubtedly one of them. The 54-year-old Californian has established himself as one of the industry’s great innovators, and he will be honored for it next month.

Most of his games are now regarded as industry classics, combining a traditional novel-like storyline with basic gameplay. Schafer worked on legendary adventure games including The Secret of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, and Day of the Tentacle while at LucasArts for many years.

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Many people thought Schafer’s career ended in the early 2000s. With his debut at Double Fine Studio in the following years, Tim demonstrated that this was not the case, compiling amazing games like Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, and many more.

Schafer will receive the Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the forthcoming 11th Annual New York Game Awards in recognition of his career achievements and the groundbreaking nature of each of his games. The awards show will air on February 1st at 8 p.m. ET via YouTube and Twitch.