Psychonauts 2 has surpassed the $3 million funded mark through the crowd funding campaign at Fig.co leaving just under $300k left to be fully funded.
Tim Schafer’s Double Fine announced the long awaited sequel at The Game Awards and the crowd funding campaign started soon after. The initial influx of funding caused an initial rush of funding but with just under two weeks left, the funding has slowed but isn’t out of the realms of being funded.
Psychonauts originally launched back in 2005 and is based around a camp for psychic kids and features humour that is expected from Tim Schafer games. However, the development of the original was not smooth either and almost caused the closure of Double Fine at the time. Luckily a deal was made with Majesco to finish development of the game and get it into players hands.
With 18,494 backers and counting pledging $3,061,224 split between Investments and Rewards options that Fig offers.
Tim Schafer is a big proponent of crowd funding but Psychonauts 2 is looking at multiple funding methods. Including the $3.3 million crowd funding campaign, Double Fine will be putting up some of the development costs along with a funding injection from an external partner.
Double Fine has had mixed reactions to its crowd funding after successful campaigns on Kickstarter for Broken Age which reached 8.5 times its funding goal but still saw a request for more funding before the game released late over two episodes.
Psychonauts 2 is looking to release on Linux, Mac, PC (Gog,com, Humble Bundle, Steam and DRM free versions), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.