Psychonauts News

Psychonauts 2 test gameplay features a familiar location

Our latest look at in-development platformer Psychonauts 2 has revealed a familiar-looking location.

Double Fine's crowdfunded sequel isn't due for release until the far-off future of 2018, but is already looking lovely.

At least, its shiny new 3D engine is certainly impressive, and to show it off Double Fine has recreated the classic camp location from Psychonauts 1.

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Psychonauts, Stacking, and Costume Quest to see retail release

After Double Fine regains publishing rights.

Double Fine's downloadable adventures Stacking and Costume Quest may have been published by the now defunct THQ, but the boutique developer has just regained their publishing and distribution rights. Better yet, it's partnered with Nordic Games to release retail versions of Stacking, Costume Quest and Eurogamer's 2005 Game of the Year, Psychonauts, for PC and Mac in 2014.

Humble Indie Bundle 5 breaks records

Latest pack raises $5.1 million from 600,000 downloads.

The fifth Humble Indie Bundle has proven to be the most successful release in the series to date, organisers have announced.

Double Fine details Iron Brigade DLC

Double Fine details Iron Brigade DLC

Still no word on European launch.

Double Fine's Xbox Live Arcade tower defence title Iron Brigade (formerly known as Trenched) will receive a new horde mode in a forthcoming DLC update.

The upcoming expansion is called Rise of the Martian Bear, Kotaku reports. Release date and pricing information is yet to be revealed.

Double Fine's latest title is still awaiting release in Europe after trademark issues forced the game to be delayed and re-named.

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Surprise Psychonauts update announced

Surprise Psychonauts update announced

Achievements, Mac version, iOS app, more.

A substantial update for the PC version of Double Fine's adventure classic Psychonauts has dropped in from out of nowhere.

The developer today announced that Steam users can download a patch that adds in achievements, cloud saves and modifications that make the game's infamously tricky Meat Circus section a little easy to manage.

On top of that, awesome-sounding private investment outfit Dracogen Strategic Investments has stepped up to help fund a Mac version of the game, available now on Steam and the Mac App Store.

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Tim Schafer is 20 years old or something!

Designer celebrates getting job etc.

We missed this the other day, but we wouldn't want you to miss it too - Double Fine's Tim Schafer has celebrated his 20th anniversary of getting into the games industry by posting up some rejection letters and reminiscing about getting a job at LucasFilm.

Schafer: Fans worry too much about sales

Schafer: Fans worry too much about sales

Publishers like good games, apparently.

Psychonauts developer Tim Schafer reckons we all worry too much about the sales of videogames, while publishers actually put a lot of stock in a game's quality and critical reception.

"Fans worry too much about sales, to tell you the truth," he told MTV. "As long as you make a cool game, publishers want to talk to you... [They say] 'We liked Psychonauts and we think we could have sold it better'."

Mind you, half the cast of The Apprentice could have sold Psychonauts better, since it was relentlessly funny and ingenious. Check out our original review to remind yourself why.

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Double Fine Christmas compo

Win unknown treasures!

A little while ago, our excellent friends at Double Fine ran a Halloween competition, and many of you asked us if we were going to highlight it using our esteemed organ. We thought about it, but obviously we completely ignored you, because no one likes a suck-up. However, when our boss walked in this morning and mentioned that Double Fine is running a Christmas competition and that some of the entries are "amazing", we knew we had to act.

Psychonauts to return?

Double Fine starts rumours.

Tim Schafer and his talented Double Fine Productions have popped a fresh listing on their website for a new Psychonauts game.

Psychonauts to get BC update

Psychonauts to get BC update

Will be playable on Xbox 360.

Just last week, you may recall, Psychonauts developer Double Fine was in the news complaining about the fact that you still can't play the Xbox version of the game on the Xbox 360.

But the good news is that you will be able to soon - at least, that's according to one Alan Stuart, who claims to be an official Xbox 360 "Emulation Ninja".

In a post on the IGN forum, Stuart wrote: "I actually, really, truly am one of the developers on the backwards compatibility team. No foolin'.

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Want Psychonauts on Xbox 360?

Double Fine does.

Turns out we're not the only ones who want Psychonauts to work on Xbox 360 as well as Xbox - excellent-game developer Double Fine Productions wants you to email Microsoft pretending to be dying children so they'll sort it out.

Psychonauts in Europe! Yay!

THQ to distribute.

THQ has signed a distribution agreement with Majesco that will see it release 14 of the US publisher's titles in Europe and other PAL regions over a two-year period. No financial details were disclosed.

Psychonauts in Europe!

Slowee Majesco-ee!

Psychonauts, a game for whose form we are very much warm, is coming to Europe after all and will be coming out on Xbox, PS2 and PC as it has-slash-is in Americaland, according to Majesco's Europe MD Jason Dutton.