Minecraft creator Notch funding Psychonauts 2?

#1 Posted by BigDaddyTool (31 posts) -

Just saw the story on Rock Paper Shotgun. Tim Schafer tweeted that they'd love to do Psychonauts 2 if a studio will fund it, and Notch replied something to the effect of "Let's do it!" RPS confirmed with Notch that he is 100% serious, but obviously this is just a couple of tweets and not actual confirmation of said sequel. Hell and Damn Yes.

#2 Edited by Djratchet (668 posts) -

So to be more accurate, Notch offered to fund the sequel. I don't know if Double Fine would seriously take him up on it.

Also, source, seeing as you couldn't be bothered to link it.

Also, also. Happy first post. Welcome to the forums, guy.

#3 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

That would be pretty rad.

#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14341 posts) -

If Notch is serious (which is debatable, it's not uncommon for him to troll on twitter) I'll be somewhat worried about the direction Mojang is taking. Funding and publishing small projects from small indie developers is one thing, but funding multimillion dollar projects on a whim seems totally dumb and just doesn't make good business sense.

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#5 Posted by Aas (603 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

If Notch is serious (which is debatable, it's not uncommon for him to troll on twitter) I'll be somewhat worried about the direction Mojang is taking. Funding and publishing small projects from small indie developers is one thing, but funding multimillion dollar projects on a whim seems totally dumb and just doesn't make good business sense.

He's Swedish; what do you want?

#6 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I'll give Notch a handy in a public restroom if it helps this come true.

#7 Posted by CountMacula (234 posts) -

I just read the story on Eurogamer ( http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-07-notch-offers-to-fund-double-fines-psychonauts-2 ), really hope that this happens!

#8 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@Aas said:

@MattyFTM said:

If Notch is serious (which is debatable, it's not uncommon for him to troll on twitter) I'll be somewhat worried about the direction Mojang is taking. Funding and publishing small projects from small indie developers is one thing, but funding multimillion dollar projects on a whim seems totally dumb and just doesn't make good business sense.

He's Swedish; what do you want?

I'm Swedish; We got a problem here?

#9 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

@Aas said:

@MattyFTM said:

If Notch is serious (which is debatable, it's not uncommon for him to troll on twitter) I'll be somewhat worried about the direction Mojang is taking. Funding and publishing small projects from small indie developers is one thing, but funding multimillion dollar projects on a whim seems totally dumb and just doesn't make good business sense.

He's Swedish; what do you want?

I'm Swedish; We got a problem here?

Yeah, you guys suck. That's the problem.

*flees*

#10 Posted by gike987 (1747 posts) -

This guy "is in". Psychonauts 2 could actually happen.

#11 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: Get back here you fucking coward.

Anyway, It's his money to do with what he wants. I for one think it would be pretty damn cool.

#12 Posted by Alexandruxx (228 posts) -

If I was Notch (or at least had his money) I would fund it.

#13 Posted by Ghostiet (5223 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:

If Notch is serious (which is debatable, it's not uncommon for him to troll on twitter) I'll be somewhat worried about the direction Mojang is taking. Funding and publishing small projects from small indie developers is one thing, but funding multimillion dollar projects on a whim seems totally dumb and just doesn't make good business sense.

They make Psychonauts 2 happen and make that game good and they can sink like the Titanic. I will personally fund a beautiful, romanticized movie based on the events.
#14 Posted by AssInAss (2541 posts) -

OMG OMG I'll give a hug to Notch if he makes this happen!

#15 Posted by Meltac (1999 posts) -

Given that Notch is a multimillionaire, I could totally see this happen. And when Notch is a gamer himself, I could imagine him giving Doube Fine a very long leash.

#16 Posted by The_Nubster (2046 posts) -

@Meltac said:

Given that Notch is a multimillionaire, I could totally see this happen. And when Notch is a gamer himself, I could imagine him giving Doube Fine a very long leash.

With the robust engine they're utilizing, the one that came from Brutal Legend, they'll spend a lot less time and money developing new tricks and tactics to get the game to do what they want. Hopefully, if this is the case, they can put more money towards marketing it and ironing out bugs and odd little game problems.

#17 Posted by Hunkulese (2642 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

If Notch is serious (which is debatable, it's not uncommon for him to troll on twitter) I'll be somewhat worried about the direction Mojang is taking. Funding and publishing small projects from small indie developers is one thing, but funding multimillion dollar projects on a whim seems totally dumb and just doesn't make good business sense.

It's not totally on a whim. Psychonauts is a known entity that Notch is obviously a big fan of and he probably believes a sequel would work. It was also a twitter message and I'm sure the message wasn't followed by him sending Tim Schafer a blank check. If this was to actually go forward I'm pretty sure they'd have some meetings about Tim Schafers plans for the game and the amount of funding he would be looking for before any contracts were signed.

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#18 Posted by Panpipe (472 posts) -

Psychonauts has a pretty big following by now - the endless praise it has received for the past few years is like free marketing for a sequel.

#19 Posted by Butler (384 posts) -

They pretty much said they just need a bag of money during the last TNT. Maybe Notch watches TNT's and has bags of money. Har har har.

#20 Posted by Zephyria (59 posts) -

This is exciting news~ I think we're all on the same page on this.

#21 Posted by kalmis (1558 posts) -

This would be pretty awesome

#22 Edited by TurboMan (7396 posts) -

Damnit, I love Schafer so much

Tim Schafer TimOfLegendIt's always unsettling to wake up to five text messages that say, "You'd better check your Twitter."
Man, so many tweets. I assume this is all people asking for codes to Happy Action Theater and Rise of the Martian Bear?
Oh wait. Hm. This is interesting.
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#23 Posted by Trilogy (2645 posts) -

You know what, developers shouldn't say things like "hey we'll make a sequel to a beloved yet unsuccessful game if somebody decides to publish it" if they don't really mean it. And on the flip side, companies with the financial might to actually fund said project, shouldn't offer to publish it if they aren't serious about it. Then again, maybe both sides are totally serious. Who knows.

Just my 2 cents.

#24 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

#im in

#25 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

This is just confirming that Notch has too much fucking money.

#26 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Trilogy said:

Just my 2 cents.

You should give it to Double Fine, they need it to make Psychonauts 2.

#27 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

I really hope this is true. I want to believe.

#28 Posted by Livingitlarge224 (75 posts) -

Tim Schafer's twitter response was "Oh wait. hmm... interesting"

#29 Posted by Branthog (7342 posts) -

More precisely, it was "Oh wait. Hm. This is interesting."

I didn't even expect *that* much of a response. I mean, Tim and Notch both seem like very nice guys, but there is more than just those two dudes that would be involved in what really goes on. Don't forget Mojang is now a full fledged business and so is Double Fine. That they didn't have to get lawyers and everyone involved to even provide a "Oh. Hm." is surprising, to me.

Having another great game would be fantastic, but even more than that, this feels like a moment I really want to happen, because it'd make an incredible story. It would make me feel better about the gaming world. Tim Schafer deserves it. And it would be kind of amazing to see something so good for gaming come out of a situation where zero middle-men were involved.

I"m sure I'm not the only one refreshing both twitter streams automatically like every five minutes.

#30 Posted by Trilogy (2645 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@Trilogy said:

Just my 2 cents.

You should give it to Double Fine, they need it to make Psychonauts 2.

Sorry, I've been working on my own game, "Psychotictroopers 3", and I need every last penny.

#31 Posted by Branthog (7342 posts) -

I know this may take days or months for an outcome, but I WANT THEM TO KISS AND START GETTING IT ON ALREADY.

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