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PsychOdyssey

Release date: 2023, Video features: 4K, Closed Captions,

Ten years after the release of their flagship video game Psychonauts, Double Fine Productions returns to its most celebrated franchise with Psychonauts 2. 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.

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Find out more about: Psychonauts 2.

Episode Guide

Main Documentary

Episode 1

The Color of the Sky in Your World

On the ten-year anniversary of Psychonauts, Double Fine veterans reflect back on the turbulent production. Tim decides it might be time to return to the Psychonauts universe.

Episode 2

Not in the Cards

The studio kicks off development of the Psychonauts VR game that will bridge the gap between the original Psychonauts and its sequel.

Episode 3

Awesome Toybox

Rhombus of Ruin gets a pair of new project leads. Tim invites his most trusted artists to the studio to help brainstorm for Psychonauts 2.

Episode 4

Bringing Back Psychonauts

The studio prepares to announce Psychonauts 2 on a new funding platform, creating both fresh opportunities and complications.

Episode 5

Youre Public Now

Psychonauts 2’s funding campaign is in full effect, but Double Fine finds itself confronting criticisms of previous projects in order to move forward.

Episode 6

Creative Promises

Tim and new lead designer Zak lock themselves in a conference room for months, attempting to define the gameplay and story of Psychonauts 2.

Episode 7

Well Know Where It Is

It's a surprising day at the studio as a beloved team member shares personal news.

Episode 8

A Couple Years of a Lot of Work

The Psychonauts 2 team staffs up with both veteran team members and new hires, while attempting to create a prototype of the game experience.

Episode 9

One Shot

Double Fine hires a rookie designer and longtime studio fan to kick off development of a new game level.

Episode 10

Bittersweet Gravity

James finds his footing with the team and Psychonauts 2's first mental landscape takes shape.

Episode 11

Not Doing the Typical

Despite the previous breakthrough, the team struggles to impress Tim, who pushes for even stronger concepts. Meanwhile, Amnesia Fortnight draws near.

Episode 12

Amnesia Fortnight

It's time for Amnesia Fortnight, a two-week game jam meant to invigorate the studio.

Episode 13

I Made a Game

Leaders and team members reflect on the highs and lows of the most recent Amnesia Fortnight.

Episode 14

Surface Tension

Frustration from Amnesia Fortnight carries back over into Psychonauts 2 as the team struggles to see eye to eye on the execution of the newest level concept.

Episode 15

Hard to Get Old

Tim celebrates his 50th birthday while publisher Starbreeze puts pressure on the team with an impending visit.

Episode 16

Written into a Corner

A new art director is hired to help smooth out the relationship between the art and design teams.

Episode 17

The Heart of Double Fine

Tim's reception of a major award is made bittersweet by the departure of a founding Double Finer.

Episode 18

What Good Looks Like

Following a major departure from the studio, the team is forced to examine their own processes or risk losing more vital team members.

Episode 19

I Want More of That

A wave of new hires changes the team dynamics at Double Fine and generates fresh ideas for Psychonauts 2.

Episode 20

Brainstormed Out

Asif is given the task of adapting his Amnesia Fortnight project into a full-fledged Psychonauts level.

Episode 21

Much More Drastic Things

With time and money running out, Zak struggles to find the path forward.

Episode 22

Quite an Adventure

The team is shattered and reformed just as they face an uphill battle with delivering their first playable demo for the public.

Episode 23

Always be Closing

Tim struggles to balance his new role as project leader amongst a team of strong personalities.

Episode 24

Best Teeth

The team wraps up their playable demo and has a blast showing the game off to the public for the first time.

Episode 25

A Different Beast

Tim steps up his involvement after some high profile exits from the studio, bringing major changes to the project.

Episode 26

The Amnesia Fortnight Movie

Amnesia Fortnight returns, calming tensions within the studio as everyone takes a much-needed break from Psychonauts.

Episode 27

Villians of Crunch Mode

Issues with the expanding schedule come to a head as the studio attempts to reconcile with its past participation in crunch culture.

Episode 28

You Have a Resume?

Fallout from the scheduling conflict results in more exits from the studio, but others continue to rise and fill leadership roles.

Episode 29

Its Looking Grim

As pressure mounts to complete the game, a worldwide pandemic suddenly changes everything.

Episode 30

Time Away

The team adjusts to working from home during the pandemic, pushing the release date out even further.

Episode 31

Making the Best of It

Intense political happenings, raging wildfires and general unrest cast a dark shadow over the studio as they struggle to finish Psychonauts 2.

Episode 32

The Journey They've Been On

The team pushes closer to Psychonauts 2’s release, fighting to remain true to Double Fine’s values.

Bonus Content

PsychOdyssey Launch Trailer

2 Player Productions and Double Fine Productions present Double Fine PsychOdyssey, an unprecedented documentary experience seven years in the making. Ten years after the release of their flagship video game Psychonauts, Double Fine Productions returns to its most celebrated franchise with Psychonauts 2. 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.

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