this kickstarter thing just kinda derailed it.
It's essentially the same thing.
Meh, not really. The kickstarter is fundraising for a new adventure game in the vein of his old ones, like Day of the Tentacle. Notch is discussing helping pay for psychonauts 2, a third person platformer game. The kickstarter is for the former, though any excess money after production would likely be used for the latter.