I all started out with a responce from Markus “Notch” Petersen to Double Fines Tim Schaefer. ”Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen!” He declared in a quick tweet a couple of days ago.
The original Psychonauts was a major critical success and developed a very solid fan base when it released in 2005, though was plagued with poor profits. According to an interview with Digital Spy, Schaefer has pitched the project many times to publishers but the idea has never stuck.
Now, with the backing of a major figure in the indy community Psychonauts 2 is off to a brilliant start! A Kickstarter project was started yesterday, and within roughly 8 hours the project reached it’s start goal of $400,000. Since then, the project has acquired nearly $500,000 more!
You too can be a part of this project and help see it become a success by donating money to the project within the next 33 days. $15 dollars guarantees you a Steam copy of the game when it releases and access to the beta in the mean time. Rewards go up from there, but honestly, it’s not about the rewards here, is it? I just want to see Psychonauts 2. :)
EDIT: Oh man, Talk about bad reporting. It’s another double fine game that is NOT Psychonauts 2. I am sorta sad now. Well they should be able to do something cool with over a million dollars.