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Psychonauts 2 is now funded

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It is now official: Psychonauts 2 is happening. The crowdfunding campaign on Fig crossed the $3.3 million mark this afternoon, with five days left to run.

Interestingly, support for the campaign is split almost 50/50 between conventional “reward” backers, at $1.613 million, and investors, at $1.698 million. The ability to invest in games, and thus (hopefully) make money from them, is the big selling point of Fig, the games-exclusive crowdfunding platform that was founded in August, and whose advisory board includes Psychonauts mastermind Tim Schafer.

I think it's interesting that in terms of regular backers, Psychonauts 2 is still a long way off the big Kickstarter success stories, including the one that started it all, the Double Fine Adventure, which broke $1.6 million in less than four days. There's still plenty of time for Psychonauts 2 to ring up another million or three, but I can't help wondering if something deeper is being reflected in that number, be it a lack of comfort with the still-unfamiliar Fig system, a general sense of malaise around crowdfunding, or something else entirely.

Or maybe I'm reading too much into it. The important thing is, it's happening! Psychonauts 2. The Fig campaign runs until January 11, and Double Fine said in a message that further funds raised “will go into making the game better, bigger, and shinier.” Find out more at Psychonauts.com.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.