New recreation from ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ staff absolutely funded in forty minutes
All that the workforce at Playtonic Video games needed to say was, “It is a religious successor to Banjo-Kazooie,” and their challenge in all probability would have reached its £one hundred seventy five,000 funding objective on Kickstarter. However Playtonic — a studio composed of former Uncommon builders — as an alternative revealed gameplay movies, fairly 3D screenshots, a colourful world and some songs from their new recreation, after which they promised it was a religious successor to Banjo-Kazooie. That stated, Yooka-Laylee blasted previous its Kickstarter aim in lower than forty minutes and the numbers simply carry on climbing. Andy Robinson, Playtonic’s author and solely non-Uncommon veteran, calls the fast success “unimaginable.”
“Since we first mentioned this venture initially of the yr the response has been superb,” Robinson says. “The followers are what satisfied us to go greater and launch this Kickstarter, and now collectively we’ll hopefully start not simply a tremendous trendy platform recreation, however persuade different builders that this can be a style the general public are very a lot enthusiastic about.”
Yooka-Laylee (sure, just like the tiny guitar) is a 3D platformer starring Yooka, a bipedal lizard-like dude, and Laylee, a purple “wisecracking woman-bat.” They’ve distinctive talents, corresponding to Yooka’s tongue-grapple and Laylee’s tactical sonar blast, and collectively these greatest buds discover 5 worlds full of bizarre characters and feisty bosses. Additionally, one of many talents is a “big fart bubble.” Playtonic is aware of the best way to its gamers’ hearts.
A lot of our footage, although consultant of our objectives, will doubtless be unrecognizable in comparison with the ultimate product — in an excellent method.
Yooka-Laylee is in improvement for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation four and Wii U, with a aim to launch on a few of these platforms by October 2016. Playtonic deliberate forward with its Kickstarter, itemizing stretch objectives via £1 million that embrace the addition of extra ranges, additional bosses, new modes and, lastly, a simultaneous day-one launch on Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U.
Every thing on the Kickstarter web page was created in simply three months, a feat that Robinson largely attributes to the group’s expertise. Nonetheless, that is solely the start.
“It is value highlighting that what you’ve got seen to date continues to be very early,” Robinson says. “We targeted on nailing the characters and tone of Yooka-Laylee the most effective we might within the time that we had. However past that, a lot of our footage, although consultant of our objectives, will doubtless be unrecognizable in comparison with the ultimate product — in an excellent method.”