Double Fine’s first-ever game has had “cult classic” status for quite some time now. Since it released back in 2005, Psychonauts fans have clamored for a sequel. It seems as though Double Fine has heard its fans’ pleas, as it is geared up and ready to create the sequel. The company just needs one more thing: $3.3 million from investors and fans alike.
Via the investment-focused crowdfunding platform Fig (which was actually created by former Double Fine COO Justin Bailey), the company seeks actual investors in the game rather than donations from popular crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter. These investors will get to share in the potential profits that the game could generate rather than watch and wait for their donations to do something.
“I’ve been wanting to make this game for 10 years, but it wasn’t possible before crowdfunding, specifically the kind of crowdfunding that lets us share our profits with the backers,” Tim Schafer (Double Fine founder) said to Engadget in an interview. According to their interview, most of the initial pieces are in order including concept art, narrative direction, and character rendering. All that’s left to do is get that funding.