Back in 2015, a band of ex-Rare employees formed a company named Playtonic Games. After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, they funded and developed Yooka-Laylee, a game that was a love letter to the collect-a-thon 3D platformers of the late 1990’s. While the final product divided critics and fans down…
After a phenomenally successful KickStarter campaign and several months of development, the long awaited Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka Laylee has now been released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. After discovering that the world's books are being stolen by the evil Capital B and Doctor Quack, a young chameleon…
Back in April 2015 Playtonic Games; a company made up of a rag-tag team of ex-Rare veterans created a Kickstarter campaign to accomplish one thing, to create a spiritual successor to the 1998 classic Banjo-Kazooie and to revive the classic platforming genre. Two years later, we are mere days away…
Only one month to go until Playtonic Games' spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie is released, and with that they are showing off more and more to build the hype. The new trailer shows of the ice-ridden landscapes of Glitterglaze Glacier, showing off enemies, allies and of course Yooka-Laylee themselves. The trailer…
Thanks to the kind donations of the many Kickstarter backers in May 2015, the development of Yooka Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie was allowed to proceed. The developer Playtonic Games has today revealed that the development of the game is nearing completion, and they have announced the final release…
When Yooka-Laylee first appeared on Kickstarter, I leapt at the occasion to give this new project some of my hard-earned money in order for these Rare veterans and composers a chance to make a game I have been pining for since the 2000 release of Banjo-Tooie on the Nintendo 64.…
There is a lot of hype building around Playtonic Games' love letter to the platform games of old.  Hot off the heels of the release of the early access Toybox, Playtonic Games have released a new trailer for their upcoming Yooka-Laylee title. The trailer features more nostalgic gameplay showing off…
Team17 indie game developer and publisher head to E3 2016 with four of their upcoming titles from June 14th to 16th. They will also have a booth in South Hall #2525 to hold business meetings for potential games developers that want to pitch their games. Then four titles coming to the…
Ahead of next week's E3 madness, Playtonic Games have released a special trailer for Yooka Laylee, showing off glimpses of the first two levels of the game, as well as showing the chameleon-bat duo in action. The trailer is peak Playtonic, complete with a Grant Kirkhope soundtrack, nods to Banjo…
This week has seen the launch of yet another spiritual successor Kickstarter, with Koji Igarashi revealing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and having it funded fully within a matter of hours. This is on top of the continued success of Yooka-Laylee and the release of Broken Age Act 2, signalling…
Due to the tremendous success of Yooka Laylee’s Kickstarter campaign, Playtonic Games are well and truly set to begin the development of their first 3D platformer. Although they have had the good fortune to have worked on some of the industry’s most popular titles in its history, experience does not…
Some Kickstarter projects take a while to get off the ground, but when it comes to reliving the golden days of one of the most successful genres in gaming history, it is clear that Yooka-Laylee will most definitely be launched into full blown development. With a current total of over four thousand backers…
The game development studio Playtonic Games, comprised of five former employees of Rare, have finally revealed the main characters of their first game. Like it's spiritual successor, the game is named after the stars of this brand new adventure formerly known as Project Ukulele. The classic double act formula has…