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Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee meets £175k Kickstarter goal in 40 minutes

The crowdfunding campaign for Playtonic’s new 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has already surpassed its funding goal of 175,000, less than an hour after it began. The game is developed by ex-Rare developers and is billed as the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. It stars a chameleon named Yooka and a bat called …

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The N64 era is back: Rare veterans on Wii U, triple-A development and its successor to Banjo Kazooie

Gavin Price is feeling nervous. The creative director and studio head at Playtonic Games is about to debut his first project on Kickstarter. He and five other senior veterans from acclaimed UK developer Rare have banded together to launch a new studio which aims to take gamers back to 1996, …

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Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee hits Kickstarter this week

Playtonic Games’ Kickstarter campaign for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to begin later today. A post on the indie studio’s website confirms the crowdfunding effort kicks off on May 1st at 5pm BST, though no word on how long it’ll run for. The game stars the chameleon Yooka and …

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Playtonic’s Banjo-Kazooie successor heading to Kickstarter while Rare’s Banjo-Kazooie appears at SXSW

It was a good weekend for Banjo-Kazooie fans. Developer Playtonic took to the stage at Eurogamer’s Rezzed event in London to announce that its ‘spiritual successor’ to 1998 N64 platformer Banjo Kazooie – which is still without a name – will in part be funded by Kickstarter. "If we needed, …

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