It’s been a little over a year since Double Fine announced their crowd-funding campaign for Psychonauts 2. As you may recall from its conception, Double Fine planned to put up the bulk of the game’s budget along with a then unknown external partner. It appears Double Fine has found that partner and it’s sure to secure the game’s payday.
Fans of Double Fine’s 2005 cult platformer Psychonauts have done their waiting. After over a decade, the sequel, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, has a release. The game will be launching on Feb. 21, 2017, exclusively for PlayStation VR.
Earlier this year, Psychonauts 2 was revealed by Double Fine. Planned as a direct sequel to Tim Schafer’s cult classic, the studio decided to turn to Fig as a crowdfunding service for fans. Why? Through the service, fans could invest in the game. Now, though, Psychonauts 2 fans on both NeoGAF and Reddit are growing worried that Double Fine and Fig’s investment offering may prove too risky to make a proper return off the game.
Zak McClendon is excited to announce, via Twitter, his move to Double Fine to work as lead designer on Psychonauts 2.
Double Fine Studios, makers of Brutal Legend and Psychonauts, announced a new space simulator game for Steam.
The game, titled Spacebase DF-9, has an alpha version that releases on Steam today.You can access the version for $25.
Spacebase’s gameplay involves mining asteroids and resources, eventually using them to create living spaces as well as weapons for your actual base.
The game also has a trailer which you can check out here. The game is available for Windows, Mac and Linux systems respectively. To find out where Spacebase is headed in the future, you can check out Double Fine’s development plans here.
It’s been over a year since the widespread success of Double Fine’s Double Fine Adventure. Here’s how some of the other top Kickstarters have stacked up!
After seeing games receive some major successes on the online “crowd source” investment initiative known as Kickstarter, it’s not hard to see why developers are jumping on the band wagon. But as more and more games pop up on Kickstarter, it’s hard not to notice the amount of projects looking to the 80s and 90s gaming to entice donations..
How do you decide to buy a product? When a band you love puts out a new album you’re likely to go out and pick it up. When an author you love writes a new book you may head to the store the day it’s released for a copy.
Double Fine may not have the fiscal record of other blockbuster developers but as far as critical acclaim, it is one of the most successful studios in the business.