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Sold Out eyes publisher Top Ten by the end of first quarter

Boxed specialist Sold Out says that it will be in the publisher Top Ten rankings by the end of Q1. The company says that it predicts strong sales of the physical release of Sniper Elite 4 – developed by Oxford-based Rebellion – as well as the boxed version of Kickstarter …

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Yooka-Laylee gets release date, is scrapped on Wii U

Playtonic’s crowdfunded platformer Yooka-Laylee has got a release date. The game will hit PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on April 11th priced at 34.99 for non-backers. It will be available both digitally and physically. However, Wii U backers may notice that their platform is missing from that list …

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Yooka-Laylee will get a physical edition at launch

Upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee will get a physical boxed edition at launch. In a development update the Playtonic team confirmed that Yooka-Laylee will be available physically as well as digitally when it launches early next year. Furthermore Kickstarter backers will be able to upgrade their digital pledge to a physical …

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Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

The commercial success of the new Ratchet & Clank reboot has excited the creators of Yooka-Laylee. Like Ratchet & Clank, Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer. It generated 2.1m via Kickstarter, and studio Playtonic admits it’s nervous that many of those interested in the game will already own it as a …

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Kickstarter games boss bullish despite ‘wobbly year’

The numbers may be down by more than 50 per cent, but Kickstarter games boss Luke Crane is positive about the performance of the crowd-funding platform. The figures – released by Ico Partners – show that just $8.2m was generated on Kickstarter during the first half of 2016, a significant …

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Saints Row, Payday, Yooka-Laylee, Rocket League, Goat Simulator and Perfect Dark star in new Worms game

Team17 has included some major video games into its next Worms title. Worms W.M.D is due on August 23rd for Xbox One and PS4, and those that pre-order the game will receive levels, costumes and weapons based on Rocket League, Goat Simulator, Saints Row IV, Payday 2, Unturned, Broforce, Orcs …

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Team17 on becoming more than just ‘that Worms studio’

For decades, the name ‘Team17” would inevitably conjure up memories of exploding sheep, that infectious theme song and a series of squeaky voiced invertebrates screaming ‘incoming’. Worms defined the UK studio for two decades, a period in which over 20 Worms titles were released. Today, Team17 is becoming better known …

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The £2.1m question: Is Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee any good?

Industry commentators have taken to calling Playtonic ‘the new Rare’. But really, it’s more like the old Rare. The majority of the 20-strong team is made up of former Rare employees, and the game it’s making looks, sounds, and plays just like the 1998 Rare classic Banjo-Kazooie. And according to …

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The £6m Guide to Crowdfunding

Planning to enter the scary world of crowdfunding? We collect the best advice from Playtonic’s Andy Robinson, ICO Partners’ Thomas Bideaux and Revolution’s Charles Cecil – whose projects have collectively raised more than £6m on Kickstarter – at this year’s Interface on positioning your campaign for success

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