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I’m not so sure that their re-entry into the gaming industry would be as easy as you imagine. The industry is a different beast now. Publishers are taking far fewer risks with respect to game funding and even one failure on your record can spell doom. Most people in the industry have very short memories and don’t know what to think of adventure games. The genre has gone out of favor with the majority of gamers and no longer seems profitable to publishers. Is vast success in a failed genre a good or bad mark on your record? That being said, Tim Schafer still seems capable of getting funding (maybe not after Psychonauts) and I’m confident that Ken could get adequate funding from venture capitalists with his background and track record. I think he’d have just one chance to reprove himself though. And if his first attempt flopped, it would be near impossible to create another multi-million dollar title.