Markus “Notch” Persson is an indie game developer behind the not-so-little-known indie game Minecraft. He has intelligent, unorthodox views on software piracy (by the standard of other developers, at least), he once attempted to settle a legal dispute by citing Game of Thrones and challenging the opposing party to Quake 3, and is in general an all-around great guy, if his writings and public appearances are any indication.
Psychonauts is a screwball comedy action platformer developed by Double Fine Productions, the house that renowned writer/designer Tim Schafer built, which was about a young boy named Raz who runs away from the circus to train as a “psychonaut,” or a psychic secret agent, at a secluded summer camp. Things get complicated at the camp, as they are wont to do, and Raz is thrust into the position of hero as he is tasked with using his powers to enter the minds of those around him in order to save his friends and become a psychonaut. The game was very well received by critics, but was barely noticed by consumers and may have contributed to the downfall of Majesco, its publisher.How do the two connect?
Obviously a sequel for Psychonauts has seemed like an impossibility- money talks, after all- but early this morning, Notch tweeted to Tim Schafer, declaring simply, “Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen.”
Notch is doing very well for himself due to Minecraft’s success and from the sounds of things would be able to make this a reality. And indeed, Steven Dengler, financier of Double Fine, replied to Notch with the words “I’m in.”
If this is true, we may be in for something both improbable and incredible. We will keep you updated as the story develops.