Psychonauts 2 is now 100% funded per the fig crowd-funding page. With five days still remaining, the game has raised just over $3,332,738 and received 20,426 backers. The following statement was posted on developer Double Fine’s fig page.
“Holy smokes! We did it you guys! Psychonauts 2 is now fully funded! We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making this possible. We’ve wanted to make this game for a long time, and now we finally can! So thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Psychonauts 2 was announced back in December 2015 at the Game Awards Show. Within one day the game had already received half of its funding.
The sequel to the 2005 action platformer sought Fig crowd-funding which is different than traditional Kickstarter projects. One of the main differences is that under the Fig crowd-funding resource, people are able to become investors in the project instead of simple donations.
Back in 2005, the original Psychonauts was a pleasant surprise, winning several awards such as Game of the Year on eurogamer.net. Mixing platforming with action-adventure, sprinkled in with psychic powers led to an addictive, unique experience.
Director Tim Schaefer, who was known for previous titles such as Grim Fandango, had main character Raz going into people’s minds for the worlds instead of physically traveling to locales. To this day, my favorite game world is still the milkman conspiracy level.
Overall, I am beyond excited for Psychonauts 2. One of my favorite games from my early childhood is finally getting a sequel and I cannot wait to see what surprises Tim Schaefer has in store for us!