The 2005 platform video game from Double Fine Productions ‘Psychonauts’ is getting a sequel! The news was dropped during the recent Game Awards it funding will be raised via platform Fig in which backers will actually become investors in the development of the game.
With those unfamiliar with Fig, it works in two ways; backers can use it like a Kickstarter like crowdsourcing site by investing money in returns for rewards such as t-shirts and etc. or they can back it by funding their money to Fig’s subsidiary publisher in exchange for a share of the revenue that the project will generator if it’s a success.
According to Double Fine founder Tim Schafer who is also a Fig advisor tells Gamespot that backers “can actually share in the royalties of the game. If the game is a big, big hit, they can participate in that along with the developer.” Their goal for this project is $3.3 million (in which over half of it has already been raised) which Double Fine stated that while it won’t cover the entire cost but will be a “significant portion of the development funds.” In addition this project will be getting funding through an unnamed third party. Plus as protection to backers, Fig won’t allow anyone to invest more than 10% of their annual income into ‘Psychonauts 2’ with investments having to be between $1,000 and $10,000. So if this seems like something you would be interested in backing or investing in check out their Fig funding site and if successfully funded the game is set to be released sometime in 2018.[Source: PC]