Double Fine appoints new Psychonauts 2 lead designer
Former design director at 2K Marin Zak McClendon joins team
Zak McClendon has joined Double Fine as its new lead designer on the Psychonauts 2 project. McClendon broke the news on social media earlier today.
Happy to announce that, as of today, I'll be joining @DoubleFine as lead designer on Psychonauts 2! Could not be more excited!— Zak McClendon (@ZakMcc) February 23, 2016
I also got a microphone clipped onto me within the first 4 hours, so I feel like I'm already getting the True Double Fine Experience.— Zak McClendon (@ZakMcc) February 23, 2016
McClendon was previously a freelance game design consultant, and before that spent a year and a half with Harmonix as R&D and design director. He also worked at 2K Marin for almost five years and worked on BioShock 2.
Double Fine announced its Psychonauts sequel late last year and found funding on new platform Fig, set up by former Double Fine COO Justin Bailey. It was the first Fig project to allow unaccredited investors.