Markus “Notch” Persson is a self-made millionaire and legend. His creation, Minecraft, isn’t so much a game as a phenomenon, a game that actively engages the imaginations of its players. It seems fitting, then, that he would take an interest in Psychonauts, the one-off Double Fine production from the twisted mind of Tim Schafer that followed a fledgling psychic, on the lam from the circus, at a summer camp for those with such mental abilities. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel to the under-appreciated cult title for years. Now, Notch has joined their ranks.
The difference being, he’s willing to bankroll the venture.
Regardless, this is closer than we’ve ever gotten before to a Psychonauts follow-up, so excuse us if we’re getting a little misty-eyed at Notch’s magnanimous gesture.
By Shelby Reiches