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Double Fine Action News Issue 2:

Grill marks and tan lines: it's Summer 2022

Greetings our Double Fine Friends!

Have you noticed that time is moving strangely these days? Case in point: as we drafted this newsletter we looked outside at the flowers starting to bud it was very clearly spring 2022, but just as we were crafting the final touches, the pages of our calendar flipped dramatically over to June, and suddenly the skies turned to an especially deep shade of blue, and the sun turned it's volume up to 11. It's officially the first day of summer folks!

What does that mean? Well, first of all it means we are scrapping all the stories we had lined up for you about cute baby lambs, and moving straight into shorts and ice cream territory. Yes folks, It's time for Day of the Devs: Summer Games Fest Edition 2022, a brand new digital showcase of unreleased and exciting independent games, and musical performances, heading your way on June 9th.

It also means PRIDE month is here, which you are invited to celebrate by wearing our new brightly colored rainbow shirt design that will get you looking properly summery while also supporting LGBTQIA+ groups around the world. it's a twofer, it's Double Fine.

It's been a teeny moment since we had much new merch to talk about. We did release a physical version of Grim Fandango on Switch with iam8bit a while back, and fans of Psychonauts should keep their eyes peeled for more merchable items coming soon (excite!) In the mean time make sure to check out the collection from the Xbox Gear Store, and Fangamer snuck out some new shirt and pin designs while you weren't looking too!

Speaking of Psychonauts 2, we've added two new languages, and Raz's latest adventures are now available for both MacOS and Linux. We're also going to be adding another new language soon, one that was requested by many, many players - Simplified Chinese!

You'll find some other recent-ish Psychonauts 2 related bits and bobs that you may have missed below, such as a talk from our 3D artists from GDC, a really fun let's play stream from Dr Mick - giving us a therapist's view on the game. Oh and did you know the second volume of the Psychonauts 2 soundtrack is available now? Even more excitingly there's going to be a third and final volume, which we'll see once Peter McConnell gets done recording piratey theme tunes for some friends of ours.

As always, stay tuned to our tweets and blogs for all the latest news and updates, and we'll be back soon with more Double Fine Action News!

What's been going on?

Support PRIDE, wear our rainbows!

We're proud to be able to join Xbox and Microsoft in raising funds for LGBTQIA+ nonprofits, here's the official sounding spiel: Microsoft is donating a total of $170,000 to…

Day of the Devs: SGF Edition

We've worked hard to curate another stellar lineup for you all this year, including a new game from Double Fine Presents alumni Michael Frei, creator of KIDS Day of the Devs: SGF…

Soon: Psychonauts 2 in Chinese!

Since the launch of Psychonauts 2 in August last year, one of our most requested features from fans was a Simplified Chinese language option, and we're really happy to announce…

Mac and Linux, Baby!

If you read the post title, then you already know and I’m basically talking to you from the past and you’re in the future like “I know already!” but in case you don’t… Here's the…

Bringing The Psychonauts To Life

Nearly twenty years later, technology had marched on far beyond anything used to make the original game. Thankfully Lead Character Artist David Russel and Character Artist Zahra…

Psychonauts With A Therapist!

It's Mental Health Awareness month and for us here at Double Fine, this is an essential time to live up the messages in our games and Psychonauts in particular. Recently he sat…

Congrats Kimberly Brooks!

Her work brings the harried yer experienced Hollis Forsythe. From the highest comedy notes to serious chats about responsibility, Hollis' presence in Psychonauts 2 leads to growth…

Psychonauts 2 OST Volume 2 Is Out Now

The first volume was focus on level tracks like the energetic casino themes found in Hollis' mind. If you want a preview of the soundtrack, check out the samples below. If you…

DF Games Supported On Steam Deck

There's a few games missing but we're glad to see versions of our games optimized for Linux and Proton. Fully Compatible Games Optimal on Proton Psychonauts 2 (*Officially…

Grim Fandango Physical Switch Edition Announced

It includes a cartridge copy of the game, a special Number Nine Ticket, a matchbook from the Calavera Cafe, and sleeve cover with art by Peter Chan.

More Languages For Psychonauts 2!

These are some of the most requested languages that we are asked about and it's a genuinely pleasure to say that we're deep into the process of making these language options…

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