Minecraft creator Notch once famously tweeted at Tim Schaefer, saying that he’d be happy to help fund Psychonauts 2 for “a couple of million”. Well, according to Notch, that couple of million turned out to be more in the order of $18 million — and as such, the famous indie developer is out.
“I somewhat naively thought ‘a couple of million’ was two million. I had no doubt in my mind that a Psychonauts 2 would earn that money back easily,” wrote Notch in a Reddit thread.
“Turns out they wanted 18 million dollars, haha. I don’t have the time at the moment to even try to get educated enough to make an eighteen million dollar deal. Perhaps in some distant future when I’m no longer trying to make games, I could get into angel investing.”
“I’ve made one private investment into a game so far, at 100k, and it’s frankly a lot more work than I thought.”
No Psychonauts 2 for us, then — at least not for a while.