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The ultimate hip-hop retro 2D platform game - inspired by the music, fashion and antics of one particular artist / genius. (Coming November 2018)
The ultimate hip-hop retro 2D platform game - inspired by the music, fashion and antics of one particular artist / genius. (Coming November 2018)
175 backers pledged £15,699 to help bring this project to life.

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Lil Ye Land (Video Game)

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ABOUT THE GAME: 

We want to create the ultimate, hip-hop, classic 2D platformer! Join Lil Ye as you run, jump and tweet your way through a series of magical worlds full of music, money, friends, foes, fans and ... unicorns.

   

Its nap time at nursery school, but Lil Ye doesn't want to sleep – there's too many adventures to be had, people to help and gold to collect!  

Escape through the wire fence, touch the sky until you can't get much higher, hit the gym, check into the heartbreak hotel, go gorillas in Paris and runaway from monsters! But remember… What don't kill you, can only make you stronger.

Sometimes it feels like the whole world is against you, so make sure you watch out for everyone, including goldiggers, robocops, ghosts and paparazzi! 

Help Lil Ye collect gold coins to buy new outfits, upgrades and powerups at the Ye-Store.  

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:

We’re asking for your help to raise a minimum of $20,000 to create a fully playable Lil Ye Land game which, once completed will be available to play, for free on Web, Apple IOS and Android.

The money will go towards creating a minimum of 3 worlds - made up of 3 levels each (9 in total) - with a big boss at the end of each world.

The more money we raise, the more levels, items and awesome features we can add to the game! 

WHY DONATE IF IT'S GOING TO BE FREE ANYWAY?
The short answer is so the full game can become a reality. Without funding there can be no game. With funding, there can be the game, plus a load of super limited edition goodies available exclusively to Kickstarter donors. It's front row tickets at the cinema vs waiting to watch three years later on TV.

THE REWARDS:
 

To say thank you for your support, we've got a bunch of awesome, exclusive rewards fro you to enjoy!

Keep up to date, get the game first or even be part of the game with these digital rewards (no shipping necessary)

You will receive a link to download and play the game before it is available to the general public.

Get exclusive updates on the progress of the game, and a look behind the scenes into the making of Lil Ye Land.

Your name will be included in the credits within the finished game.

Official Lil Ye Land wallpapers to download for your desktop and mobile devices.

Access to a digital download of our epic Lil Ye Land 16 bit soundtrack, composed by Nina Cosford!

Get a little piece of you (or a friend) inside the actual finished game with a custom tombstone, shop front or even as a background (non-playable) character!

Show your love for Lil Ye Land in the real world with these awesome exclusive and limited edition products! 

Limited edition Lil Ye Land poster, signed by Ali Graham.
Size: A3 / 297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 in

(Please note: Final artwork may vary from preview) 

Kickstarter exclusive screenprinted Lil Ye Land t-shirt
*NEW* 'OBYE' t-shirts (White OR Black)

Exclusive Lil Ye Land stickers

(included in all physical rewards above $50 / £36. 

Limited edition, signed and numbered (X/100) Kickstarter exclusive print. Size A5 (148mm x 210mm) 315 gsm Fine Art Archive Quality Paper

Custom illustration of you (or a friend) in the style of Lil' Ye. You will receive a one-off signed print and digital file (for personal use)  

Size A5 (148mm x 210mm) 315 gsm Fine Art Archive Quality Paper

Custom made, hand painted, limited edition vinyl toy of Lil Ye!
Size: 9.5cm

Super limited edition, customised vinyl toy of Lil Ye in different iconic eras / outfits including College Dropout, 808s, Power, Stronger (with glow in the dark elements!) and Runaway.

 Only 100 of each design will ever exist!
Each figure will come signed and numbered (X/100)

If you choose to get the whole set of five variants - you will receive a bonus free "regular" figure.

REAL FRIENDS
 

For those of you that want to give serious support for Lil Ye Land, we've got some very special rewards to say thank you!

Commemorative mini game cartridge with Lil Ye Land game art on it (for display only / not playable) - extra special limited edtion Golden Cartridge also available.

Size: 7cm X 5.5cm 

The most limited edition Lil Ye figure in existence – custom hand painted, limited edition vinyl toy of Lil Ye! Only 10 of these will ever exist!

Your name included on a special thanks list within the game credits 

We'll work directly with you to create your very own custom level / mini game to be included in the final Lil Ye Land game!

ABOUT LIL YE:

Inspired by the music, lyrics, fashion and antics of one particularly special artist, Lil Ye & The Hip Hop Hoorays re-imagines the world of hip-hop in the context of lovable, big, bobble-headed kids

Since 2004 the online illustration project has had international coverage in the press and online, and has been liked and shared by the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Drake, Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, Logic, Joey Badass, Kyle, Action Bronson, Lil Yachty, Kacy Hill, Bruno Mars and Santigold. It has also led to official collaborations with the likes of Mountain Dew, Fall Out Boy and Quality Control Music.

ABOUT US: 

ALI GRAHAM
(WRITER / PRODUCER / LEAD ARTIST)

Ali Graham is a freelance illustrator and animator based in the UK. For over five years he has been creating online projects inspired by the world of music and hip-hop including 99 Problems, Beyonce Vs Zombies and Lil Ye.

He has also worked on projects with the likes of HBO, Mountain Dew, Tumblr, Red Bull, IFC and Hyundai.

LIAM MCINROY
(LEAD GAME DESIGNER)

Liam McInroy is a young developer from Wyoming. He has programmed for the last seven years, focusing mostly on Artificial Intelligence research, but in his free time he likes to develop games and other smaller side projects.

This isn't his first game, Liam was also the lead developer of Skwob and has had some experience with miscellaneous freelance game development.

You can find him on LinkedIn or Twitter (@liammcinroy).

NINA COSFORD
(MUSIC)

As well as being internationally renowned illustrator, Nina Cosford is also an accomplished pianist, sound technician and composer (especially of 16 bit music)

Risks and challenges

DELIVERING THE GAME:
Creating a fully playable video game from scratch is a new and exciting experience - but also a big challenge. Fortunately the format of the 2D platformer is relatively simple (compared to many other games), and having created a working demo we have already established most of the game's core framework and rules - so expanding on it is merely a question of spending time generating artwork and assets, rather than dealing with unknown technical issues.

DELIVERING REWARDS:
I have been running an online shop for my illustration projects for over 4 years, I have experience and preexisting relationships with printers and manufacturers. I have also processed and shipped over 2000 orders, so I am very familiar with postage, packaging and international shipping.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    Game On!

    Let's play the Ye Game - you'll gain exclusive early access to the finished game before the general public, as well as behind the scenes updates.

    Includes:
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    Extra Credit!

    As well as early access to the game - go down in history with your name included in the end game credits.

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    Lift Off!

    Digital download of our epic 16 bit Lil Ye Land soundtrack and digital wallpapers for you Desktop and mobile.

    Includes:
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    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
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    School Spirit!

    Get an exclusive, signed, limited edition Lil Ye Land poster
    Size: 297 x 420 mm / 11.7 x 16.5 in

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Ltd Edition Poster (Signed)
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    Mr. Fresh!

    Exclusive Lil Ye Land t-shirt

    Includes:
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    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • T-Shirt (Kickstarter Exclusive)
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    Mr Fresh! (OBYE - White)

    Exclusive white OBYE T-Shirt!

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    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • T-Shirt (OBYE - White)
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    Mr. Fresh! (OBYE - Black)

    Exclusive black OBYE T-shirt!

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    Pull The Toys Out! (Earlybird)

    Take Lil Ye wherever you go with this super limited edition, custom made, hand-painted, vinyl toy. Size: 9.5cm

    *Limited edition version - only available as part of this Kickstarter.

    Save $10 if you order in the first 48 hours!

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine
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    Pledge £36 or more About $45

    Graduation!

    Get an exclusive, signed, limited edition Lil Ye Land poster and Lil Ye Land t-shirt together and recieve a special sticker set as bonus!

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Ltd Edition Poster (Signed)
    • T-Shirt (Kickstarter Exclusive)
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    We Major!

    Signed and numbered (x/100) Kickstarter exclusive print.

    Size A5 (148mm x 210mm)
    315 gsm Fine Art Archive Quality Paper

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Art Print (Signed / Ltd Edition)
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    Pull The Toys Out!

    Take Lil Ye wherever you go with this super limited edition, custom made, hand-painted, vinyl toy. Size: 9.5cm

    *Limited edition version - only available as part of this Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine
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    Pledge £55 or more About $69

    The Glory! (Tombstone)

    Have your name immortalised in pixelated stone, and your custom gravestone placed in a level in the finished game.

    Format: J. SMITH - 1967

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Custom Tombstone
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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 95

    The Glory! (Shop Front)

    Run a (real or imaginary) business? Why not have a pixel version of it included in the background of a level in the finished game.

    Format: DAVE'S DINER

    * Please note any names referring to drugs, alcohol, guns or adult content will not be permitted

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
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    Gotta Have It - 808s (Ltd Edition)

    Super limited edition, custom hand-painted, vinyl toy inspired by the iconic 808's outfit. Signed and numbered (X/100)
    Size: 9.5cm

    *Limited edition version - only available as part of this Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine (808s)
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
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    Gotta Have It - Runaway (Ltd Edition)

    Super limited edition, custom hand-painted, vinyl toy inspired by the iconic Runaway outfit. Signed and numbered (X/100)
    Size: 9.5cm

    *Limited edition version - only available as part of this Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Runaway)
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    Gotta Have It - Power (Ltd Edition)

    Super limited edition, custom hand-painted, vinyl toy inspired by the iconic 'Power' outfit. Signed and numbered (X/100)
    Size: 9.5cm

    *Limited edition version - only available as part of this Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Power)
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    Gotta Have It - Stronger (Ltd Edition)

    Super limited edition, custom hand-painted, vinyl toy inspired by the iconic Stronger Grammy performance outfit. (that will actually glow in the dark) Signed and numbered (X/100)
    Size: 9.5cm

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Stronger)
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    Gotta Have It - Dropout (Ltd Edition)

    Super limited edition, custom hand-painted, vinyl toy inspired by the iconic 'College Dropout' outfit. Signed and numbered (X/100)
    Size: 9.5cm

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Dropout)
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    Pledge £110 or more About $138

    The Glory! (Character)

    You (or a friend) can become a proud and pixelated NPC (Non-Playable Character) in the final game. Also includes digital file of artwork (for personal use)

    Requirements: A photo of you (or friend) and a description of of what you want to wear.

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Custom Non-Playable Character
    • Pixel Character Artwork
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    Lil Me (Custom Portrait)

    - Custom illustration of you (or a friend) in the style of Lil' Ye
    - A one-off signed print (and digital file)

    Size A5 (148mm x 210mm)
    315 gsm Fine Art Archive Quality Paper

    Requirements: A photo of you (or friend) and a description of of what you want to wear / be doing.

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Me (Signed Print / Digital File)
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    Good Life!

    Special hand-made Lil Ye Land mini game cartridge (For display only - not playable.)

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Special Thanks
    • Custom Cartridge
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    Pledge £375 or more About $472

    Champion!

    Extra special hand-made Lil Ye Land mini game golden cartridge (For display only - not playable) and your name included in Special Thanks within the game

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Special Thanks
    • Golden Cartridge
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    Gotta Have It! (Complete Set)

    Complete set of five limited edition Lil Ye variant figurines (with a bonus FREE original Lil Ye figurine!)

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Game Credit
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine
    • Lil Ye Figurine (808s)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Dropout)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Stronger)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Power)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Runaway)
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    Pledge £750 or more About $944

    Real Friends!

    Extra special golden Ye figurine, and your name included in Special Thanks within the game. (As well as a big bundle of Lil Ye Land swag!)

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Ltd Edition Poster (Signed)
    • T-Shirt (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Stickers
    • Lil Ye Figurine
    • Lil Ye Figurine (808s)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Dropout)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Power)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Runaway)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Stronger)
    • Special Thanks
    • Golden Ye (Figurine)
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    I Am A God!

    Work directly with us to create you very own custom level / mini game to include in the final game! (As well as a big bundle of Lil Ye Land swag!)

    Includes:
    • Lil Ye Land Game (Early Access)
    • Email Updates
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Soundtrack (Digital Download)
    • Stickers
    • T-Shirt (Kickstarter Exclusive)
    • Ltd Edition Poster (Signed)
    • Lil Ye Figurine
    • Lil Ye Figurine (808s)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Dropout)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Power)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Runaway)
    • Lil Ye Figurine (Stronger)
    • Custom Non-Playable Character
    • Special Thanks
    • Custom Level / Mini Game
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Funding period

- (30 days)