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Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support

A comment on reddit has follow up to comments made almost exactly one year ago by Markus "Notch" Persson about being willing to fund Psychonauts 2, a sequel to Double Fine's adventure game. Notch explains what's changed: "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. 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." Thanks VG247 via PCGamesN.

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57. Re: Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support Feb 7, 2013, 12:34 Bhruic
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 08:43:
In any case, though, you're wrong. Yes, it's true, my experiences can't be extrapolated out, but for godssake look at where tech companies are located. Typically LA, SF, and NYC. Why is that?
Because you have to go where talented people want to be.

Typical backwards way to look at it. It's not because that's where they want to be, it's because that's where the jobs are. If you're looking to be in technology, are you going to be the location where there are thousands of potential jobs, or the location with dozens of potential jobs? I know plenty of people who don't like "the big city", but have to live there in order to have decent employment potential.

Where the problem comes in is that it's a self-reinforcing cycle. People live in cities because that's where the jobs are - so if you're an employer, where are you going to go? The city, of course, because that's where the potential employees are.
 
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