Psychonauts 2 crowdfunding begins
Double Fine Productions hopes to raise $3.3 million
Developer Tim Schafer and his company Double Fine have announced plans to fund Psychonauts 2 at The Game Awards.
The original game follows the story of a young psychic named Razputin in his quest to join an elite group of international psychic secret agents, the Psychonauts. He runs away from the circus and breaks into their secret training facility, Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp. In Psychonauts 2, Raz realizes his dream and visits Psychonauts Headquarters. However, when he gets there, he finds it's not the perfect place he expected and quickly realizes that the Psychonauts need him more than he needs them.
Psychonauts 2 promises a new hub world inside Psychonauts HQ. You’ll access new mental worlds as Raz peeks inside the minds of a host of new characters who need his help to combat their inner demons and unravel their deep-seated emotional issues. Raz will hone his secret agent PSI-abilities—and learn new ones too—using them to solve mysteries and uncover evil plots.
Double Fine have set the goal to $3.3 million, as a nod to their record setting Kickstarter for Broken Age. The funding this time will take place at Fig.co where the legalities and design of the crowdfunding is different from Kickstarter. The game will also get funded from the developers themselves, and other parties.
More details are expected as the game is funded. Within 30 minutes of announcement, the project already had over $60k raised.