Double Fine PsychOdyssey, the 32-part, 20+ hour documentary that chronicles the development of Psychonauts 2, is now available for free for everyone on YouTube.
Double Fine PsychOdyssey was created by 2 Player Productions and Double Fine and follows a similar and equally as wonderful documentary that was released for Double Fine’s Broken Age. It’s an extensive, very rare look behind the curtain of game development and you can check it out now by clicking here.
Okay! Okay! The time is here! Six years and thousands of hours of footage have led to a fresh documentary series by 2 Players Productions.
Behold Double Fine PsychOdyssey, a deep dive into the creativity and chaos that birthed Psychonauts 2! pic.twitter.com/OEP6q6dX4Z
— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) February 10, 2023
“Ten years after the release of their flagship video game Psychonauts, Double Fine Productions returns to its most celebrated franchise with Psychonauts 2,” The official description reads. “Now facing the pressure to produce a worthy sequel, the studio must confront overly ambitious designs, poor morale, technical challenges and financial woes, all during a turbulent span of time for the world.
“Double Fine PsychOdyssey is the direct continuation of the acclaimed series Double Fine Adventure, and offers even deeper insight into the passion, humor, and heartbreak of video game development.”
The team at Double Fine also noted that Double Fine PsychOdyssey took six years to make and was created from thousands of hours of footage.
In our review of Psychonauts 2, which was released in August 2021, we said, “It may bring a bit of that mid-2000s action-platformer clunkiness along with it, but Psychonauts 2 is still just about everything I could have hoped for from a sequel to one of my favorite games.”
For more, check out 37 things we learned from another great documentary about the making of 2018’s God of War, all the details on Double Fine founder Tim Schafer’s induction into the AIAS Hall of Fame, and our chat with Schafer on Psychonauts 2’s success, the future of the company, and more.
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