We're back for another Kotaku Splitscreen special from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Today we're joined by storied RPG writer Chris Avellone, Double Fine senior gameplay programmer Anna Kipnis, and 80 Days writer Meg Jayanth.
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Briefly: The PS2 version of Psychonauts will come to PS4 this autumn, Double Fine announced today. Big year for Raz and crew.
Rumours of a sequel to the cult classic Psychonauts have been floating around for years now, but Psychonauts 2 was finally confirmed late last year. More details have just come out about the new game's conception, funding and publishing, revealing at least part of the storyline that will make up Raz's adventure in Psychonauts 2.
I was absolutely delighted when I found out that Tim Schafer's studio Double Fine was going to be resurrecting Psychonauts. It is one of the best platform-adventures of all time, made right at the end of the genre's golden age in 2005. It starred a young psychic acrobat, Raz, who made his way to a summer camp for psychic warriors and ended up learning how to explore the inside of people's minds. If you didn't play it, it's exactly as brilliant as that summary might suggest.
Developer Double Fine announced a sequel to the much-loved 10-year old adventure-platformer Psychonauts at The Game Awards tonight. Set a little after the events of the first game, which was set in a summer camp that provided training for mind-invading acrobats, it will follow Raz's continuing adventures through the minds of other people as a professional Psychonaut.
Just when you thought you could put your wallets away and breathe a deep sigh of relief, Steam turns around and says no, dear consumer. Once more you must cast thy wallet at they monitor and weep deep, bitter tears. Today it seems as though the Double Fine Bundle — which features Costume Quest, Stacking and Psychonauts — is available for just $14.99, which is 50% off. Good luck everyone.
Today, Super Meat Boy, Braid and Lone Survivor were added to the fifth instalment of the Humble Indie Bundle. Just when you think things couldn't get more awesome.
Just because Double Fine doesn't have enough of your money already, Amazon is offering a pretty swell deal — selling Psychonauts, Stacking and Costume Quest for $9.99 on PC.
Look, no one really knows what's going on with this whole Notch-Tim-Schafer-Psychonauts 2 thing.. But that doesn't mean we can't sit back and listen to what might be my single favourite piece of music from the original Psychonauts!
A Tweeted offer to back a sequel to Tim Schafer's cult favourite Psychonauts was "a semi-joke," said Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft and a guy who's not hard up for cash in light of that game's success. Notch rattled off a host of reasons why we shouldn't get our hopes up, especially the cost of the project.
You want to know how Tim Schafer and Double Fine managed to generate more than a million dollars in Kickstarter cash? Look no further than this hilarious exchange from twisted platforming classic Psychonauts. Sometimes you just gotta make out.
After joking around about the possibility earlier, Double Fine head Tim Schafer has told Kotaku that a Psychonauts sequel funded by Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson might just come to fruition.
Double Fine head Tim Schafer is just as baffled as the rest of us at news that Markus "Notch" Persson wants to fund a Psychonauts sequel.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended GDC Online in Austin. I was covering the event, but I was also there as a speaker, giving a microtalk as part of a six-critic panel on great game storytelling. Joining me were N'Gai Croal (Hit Detection), Leigh Alexander (Gamasutra), John Davidson (CBS Interactive/Gamespot), and Ben Fritz (the L.A. Times). The talk was organised and led by Chris Dahlen, who is editor-in-chief at Kill Screen Magazine.