It seems like every other day we’re reporting on a new Kickstarter project breaking records. The latest one has been broken by the recently announced Yooka-Laylee, a bright and colourful 3D platformer considered the spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie franchise.
Billed as a “3D Platformer Rare-vival” (I see what you did there), Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter campaign met its funding goal of £175,000 in just 40 minutes. Within the past four days the campaign has attracted over a million pounds in pledges and at the time of this writing is nearly 800% funded. It’s also (at time of writing) sitting pretty at the number one spot on Kickstarter’s popularity chart. With more than a month to go, it’s clear that the developers are going to need to invent more stretch goals.
Speaking of the developers, the team behind this is Playtonic Games, a company composed of various industry veterans who all worked on Rare games (Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong Country) in some way or another.
Yooka-Laylee is expected to launch for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, XBO and Wii U in October 2016, and will hopefully fill the 3D platforming void we’ve all had for so long.