The lights are on
With six days left to go on its crowdfunding campaign, Psychonauts 2 has reached its funding goal of $3.3 million, with over 20,000 backers behind the project. The campaign is notable not only because the original game has become a cult classic but also because Double Fine used Fig instead of Kickstarter as their crowdfunding platform of choice.
What sets Fig apart from Kickstarter is that it allows backers to become investors in projects. News editor Mike Futter wrote an extensive breakdown on Fig's investment options and the importance of realistic expectations when backing a project like this and expecting a return.
Double Fine has also posted a video thanking its backers:
Our TakeWhile it's exciting that the long-yearned-for sequel to Psychonauts has been funded, it's hard not to forget Double Fine's troubled history with its crowdfunded projects, like the abandoned Spacebase DF-9 and the studio's Broken Age Kickstarter woes. Hopefully Double Fine has learned from its past mistakes and Psychonauts 2 will have an untroubled development.
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