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Exclusive Interview: “The Art Of Psychonauts 2” Writer Ashley Esqueda


Sometimes you really shouldn’t see how the sausage is made. Say, with sausage.

But sometimes it can be fun. Maybe not as fun as eating sausage, but still a lot of fun in its own way.

Which brings me to The Art Of Psychonauts (hardcover), a new making-of book about the titular 2022 platforming video game, which was the sequel to 2005’s cult classic Psychonauts.

In the following email interview, Ashley Esqueda — who wrote the text and assembled the art (and who is one of my video game journo buddies) — talks about how this book came together, as well as what sets it apart from other video game art books.