Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions could be interested in acquiring some of the THQ properties being auctioned off later this month, according to a new report.
Posting on Twitter, Distressed Debt Investing said "Double Fine has requested the bankruptcy filings in the THQ case", sparking speculation that the San Francisco based independent developer may seek to snap up a THQ brand.
Double Fine previously partnered with THQ to publish Stacking and Costume Quest on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC.
Given the size of the studio, it's perhaps unlikely Double Fine has its sights set on the likes of Darksiders or Saints Row, but colourful platform-puzzle series de Blob springs to mind as a possible candidate.
THQ filed for bankruptcy in December and announced plans to sell its assets to investment firm Clearlake. However, a judge denied the company the opportunity of a quick-sale in favour of holding an auction for its assets and IP later this month.