Playtonic smashes UK Kickstarter records with Yooka-Laylee

Rare-inspired 3D platformer becomes highest crowdfunded British game of all time
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Playtonic’s crowdfunding success has just hit another milestone.

The studio has announced that Yooka-Laylee, funding for which currently stands at £1.585m, has now claimed the title of the highest crowdfunded UK video game campaign ever, bypassing previous record holder Elite Dangerous.

The project earlier this month hit its initial £175k funding target in just 40 minutes. It went on to become the fastest ever game to reach $1m on the platform, taking just five hours and 41 minutes to do so. Only four projects have hit the milestone faster, and none of them were games.

“The response to Yooka-Laylee has been incredible and from all of us here at PLAYTONIC, we really want to say a huge, warm ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped us exceed our goal,” Playtonic’s creative lead Gavin Price said.

“The enthusiasm and support from the community has been truly humbling. We’re now in a fantastic position to make Yooka-Laylee at the level and scope that the fans have demanded.”

Funding will remain open until midnight on Wednesday June 17th.

Story originally published on MCV.