Tim Schafer and Double Fine are at it again with a new Crowdfunding campaign to launch the development of Psychonauts 2. As seen in the video above they are enlisting the help of many people associated with the original game to cook up what looks to be a nice follow up to the original. The video is very fun and features a cameo by Valve overlord Gabe Newell and writer Eric Wolpaw that is work the price of admission alone.

To date Double Fine seems to have navigated a few Crowdfunding snafus with Broken Age and Spacebase DF9. I can't speak to Spacebase but I found Broken Age to be an incredibly fun game even though the funding efforts were a bit shaky at times. To address this they are not only raising money through Crowdfunding but also providing some themselves as well as working with a funding partner. Double Fine is also Crowdfunding this effort through their own crowd funding site called Fig. Fig allows people a choice of backing it traditionally or becoming an investor. The investor payback model is interesting and I suggest you take a look at it. I like the idea of supporting a game such that you could get a bit of the money back but so far, I am not sure what games have made this model work yet. That said it's a cool idea and I am interested to see what comes of it.

Are you excited for Psychonauts 2 and does this seem like something you are interested in backing?