Playtonic Games has revealed their first project; as spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie called Yooka-Laylee. Mere hours after launching the Kickstarter, they have crossed $ 1 million in funding.
Yooka is the male lizard who can stretch out his tongue, while Laylee is his wisecracking lady bat friend who can carry him around. The game is a 3D platformer in the mold of Rare’s works, due in no small part to their core staff being comprised of Rare veterans.
As of this writing, they are at £ 869,421 in funding, equivalent to $ 1,316,172. Even Playtonic staff did not see the crowdfund becoming this much of a success.
I really thought it would take a week to get funded ….. This has been unbelievable
— Grant Kirkhope (@grantkirkhope) May 2, 2015
1 million!!! Get the ukulele ready for E3 @grantkirkhope!
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) May 1, 2015
Seriously guys, we're running out of stretch goals…
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) May 2, 2015
In fact, only one stretch goal is left. At £ 1 million, or $ 1,513,850, they will be able to launch the game for consoles as well as PC at the same time.
Playtonic is generous and flexible, as Yooka-Laylee will be brought to Windows, Mac, Linux, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. I doubt you need convincing, but check out the pitch below and help fund it here.