Bankrolling Psychonauts 2 was Just a "Semi-Joke," Says Notch

A Tweeted offer to back a sequel to Tim Schafer's cult favorite Psychonauts was "a semi-joke," said Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft and a guy who's not hard up for cash in light of that game's success. Notch rattled off a host of reasons why we shouldn't get our hopes up, especially the cost of the… » 2/15/12 7:30pm 2/15/12 7:30pm

Why I Talked About Chickens to a Room Full of Game Developers

A couple of weeks ago, I attended GDC Online in Austin. I was covering the event, but I was also there as a speaker, giving a microtalk as part of a six-critic panel on great game storytelling. Joining me were N'Gai Croal (Hit Detection), Leigh Alexander (Gamasutra), John Davidson (CBS Interactive/Gamespot), and Ben… » 10/24/11 8:00pm 10/24/11 8:00pm

Double Fine Delivers Custom Pick-Me-Up Card to Gamer with Rare Brain Disease

Psychonauts, arguably Double Fine Studios's best and most well-known game, is all about memories and how they shape our lives. The PS2-era game impacted Chris Machado so much that he wrote into the dev collective founded by Tim Schafer, which led to a visit to their San Francisco offices. » 10/04/11 5:40pm 10/04/11 5:40pm