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If Psychonauts 2 Happens, It Might Kick Off A Trend

As most of you know, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson Tweeted that he wanted Psychonauts 2 to happen.

Tim Schafer had stated that he'd need a million dollars to get the project off the ground, as he had pitched the idea several times but no publisher wanted to back it. And now, we hear Schafer has had a "lovely chat" with Notch about the prospect in question, although we're a long way from anything official, of course. As Schafer said, "these things take time."

But suppose it does. If it does, it'll be the result of one developer assisting another. Granted, it's on a personal basis, but there are several well-off game designers out there who, like the rest of us, are big gamers themselves. One has to assume they want titles we all want, titles that we probably won't see for a variety of reasons. Many times, the primary reason is a lack of money. But what if this whole Psychonauts 2 project went off without a hitch, and some notable developers out there go, "hey, there's a game I want to see, too..."

Of course, it's likely that most developers have their own projects but we can't forget that they're gamers, just like the customers. They all have their own personal favorites and preferences and if they had the means, don't you think they'd try and make a previously impossible game...well, possible? Wouldn't you?

Tags: tim schafer, psychonauts, psychonauts 2, psychonauts sequel, notch

2/8/2012 9:11:03 PM Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 10:00:24 PM

I'd love to see Threads of Fate 2 somehow. Highly doubtful, but maybe if someone threw a couple of billions in front of SE they might at least raise an eyebrow?

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 11:15:28 PM

The developments going on between these two is another reason I love Indie developers. They can do what they want, when they want, without the big CEO's and such riding them. Though the financial backing of the big companies would help some of them. It's a double edged sword.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 11:40:48 PM

If I had the money I'd buy the Onimusha franchise from Capcom they don't seem to want anything to do with those games at all :(

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Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 2:08:56 AM

exactly why indie studios are taking over the industry!
id be nice, but i cant see it happening too often.
theres a reason why publishers are reluctant to back the game, so why would other developers?
no one likes spending millions on something not knowing if they will ever see any of it back!

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Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 5:15:19 AM

Tim Schafer is also making another game called Kickstarter which is being funded by PC gamers. As of right now, it has collected almost $500k in donation funding.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 1:45:02 PM

That would be great if some developers would band together to get a certain project jump-started.

Also as I said before in an earlier Tim Schafer/Psychonauts thread(and which Geobaldi also just said too, above) there are a few funding websites where ordinary laymen donate towards funding any project and/or ideas, so that certainly is another avenue more developers should also look into trying out

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Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 3:12:27 PM

Well, it looks like Tim Schafer has already started his own crowd-sourse funding at Kickstarters.
And incredibly, he's already got over 22,000 donators so far who have pledged over $872,000 to his latest gaming project.

Double Fine Crowd Funding New Graphic Adventure

Posted February 8, 2012 by David Radd

Update: Incredibly, in just under 8 hours, the Kickstarter project has already hit the goal of $400,000. Schafer remarked that additional contribution would be used to further improve the game or to bring it to extra platforms.

Tim Schafer cut his teeth doing traditional graphic adventures and many people would like to see him return to these sorts of games. Since publishers are highly reluctant to fund old-school adventure game, Double Fine is turning to crowd funding.

“At Double Fine we try to be as creative with our business and funding ideas as we do with our games. So we are happy to announce that we will be using the crowd funding innovators Kickstarter to fund an honest to goodness adventure game,” said Double Fine's Greg Rice. “Double Fine will use Kickstarter to gather funds for the game, offering the project’s Backers rewards in exchange for their contribution. Rewards include advance access to the game, original art from its development, and a bowling night out with the team.”

“2 Player Productions, creators of the Kickstarter-funded documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, will be filming the team throughout the process,” continued Rice. “They will create a unique, serialized documentary available only to Backers. The 2 Player crew has been granted full access to the Double Fine studios, and their documentary will provide never-before-seen look at the real game production process at Double Fine.”

You can help Schafer by donating here.....

Addition full story here:

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