Psychonauts 2 Passes $3 Million, Nearing Target
The bulk of support thus far has come from investment.
At press time, funding stands at $3,015,828 from 18,079 backers
Of the $3 million that's been raised so far, $1.436 million has come from traditional pledges, while $1.579 million has come in the form of investments. Fig, unlike Kickstarter or Indiegogo, allows people to have a monetary stake in a game, meaning if the game does well, they'll get to share in that success.
The $3.3 million budget is far less than is actually needed--previous estimates suggested the project would need upwards of $10 million to happen. The Fig campaign explains that Double Fine is "putting up a significant portion of the development funds" itself, and an unspecified "external partner" is also chipping in.
For lots more on Psychonauts 2 and why developer Double Fine chose Fig instead of Kickstarter, you can read GameSpot's in-depth interview with creative director Tim Schafer.
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