"I Can Do That"
Notch wasn't messing about when he suggested that he'd be willing to help finance Psychonauts 2. Tim Schafer told Kotaku that the Mojang boss was willing to match his $13 million valuation for the project almost immediately, and without question.
I was like, 'I don't think you can make [it] for a million dollars'
The original game was, I think, $13 million, I think you have to match the original game.
As soon as I mentioned the amount of money he said, 'Yeah, I can do that.'
Notch has apparently also apologised for making the declaration of interest in such a public way (Schafer likened it to being "proposed to at a baseball game" after the news went viral), but the move certainly provided the perfect storm to launch the Double Fine Kickstarter. As for Psychonauts 2, we'll have to wait and see. [Picture courtesy of Notch himself]