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Yooka-laylee becomes most funded UK game Kickstarter ever

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 …

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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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