” Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen ,” tweeted Minecraft creator Markus Persson (AKA Notch) yesterday to Double Fine CEO, and designer of the original game, Tim Schafer. Notch’s Tweet alone would pique the interest of Double Fine fans.
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Just because a game isn’t a super-hot property right now doesn’t mean it can’t be optioned for a movie.
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Buying a new copy of Psychonauts will now see the proceeds go directly to developer Double Fine. The company’s publishing arrangement with Majesco has expired, according to programmer Anna Kipnis. She revealed the news on Twitter earlier today, although she has since said it wasn’t meant to be treated as an official announcement