Yooka-Laylee Developer Commentary Series
Good afternoon, friends!
We hope you’ve all been doing well! It’s pretty cold with sporadic storms where we are. One of our tiny artists was almost carried away by rogue... Read more
DreamPrism's Yooka-Laylee Graphic Novel Kickstarter!
We have exciting news today from a very talented Yooka-Laylee fan, who is hoping to bring an, ahem, ‘novel’ project to life.
Yooka-Laylee and the... Read more
Discount reactivated! Physical Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch
Pre-order discount TODAY: Physical Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch!
Here’s your final reminder that three physical editions of Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch will be available for pre-order from 10AM ET / 3pm BST TODAY(Friday, September 7)... Read more
Nintendo Switch Physical, Collector's Edition & Exclusive Discount!
Today we have some exciting news on the physical Nintendo Switch box front: three different physical versions will be available to pre-order from this week and we've... Read more
Bits & Pieces Progress Update!
Oh, hello there!
You may have noticed that we’re continuing to be mysterious and quiet here in the Playtonic dev bunker. That’s simply because we’re all heads down, buzzing like... Read more
Happy Birthday to Yoo
Surprise! Remember us?
Yes, hands up, we’ve been a bit quiet for a while. But we promise it’s because we’ve been far too busy working on covert goodness, and not... Read more
Merry Christmas from Playtonic!
To all of our backers and fans, we wish you, and your friends and families, a tree-mendous Christmas, Hanukkah and happy holidays!
Thanks for your support in 2017.
Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch Codes Dispatching!
We're delighted to confirm that Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch game codes are now dispatching to backers!
As usual, Kickstarter backer game codes are being distributed via BackerKit, so please... Read more
Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch Arriving Soon!
After many months of work, Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch is nearly, almost, so close to being in your possession!
As usual, Kickstarter backer game codes will be distributed... Read more
Yooka-Laylee hits Nintendo Switch in December!
Yooka-Laylee will release for Nintendo Switch on Thursday, December 14!
… Phew! That felt pleasant, didn’t it?
Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch features a shed-load of polish and updates, including... Read more
Switch Progress Update!
Hello! Because it's been a little while since we last refreshed you on our progress, today we have an update on our efforts to complete Yooka-Laylee for Nintendo Switch.... Read more
Huge Console Update Out Now!
Huge Update Live on PC!
Big Patch Details & Nintendo Switch Image!
Hello and welcome to the latest Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter update!
Ahead of the base-spewing trailer brawl of the Electronic Entertainment Expo - which we’ll be gracefully skipping this year –... Read more
First Game Update Details!
Yooka-Laylee has been in the wild for two whole weeks and we’ve been positively overchuffed by the response... Read more
A Thank You & Reward Fulfilment Dates!
Physical items have been dispatched and... Read more
Important: Shipping Address Lockdown for Physical Rewards!
To ensure that your... Read more
Important: Final Surveys Unlocked for Wii U & Console Backers!
BackerKit surveys are now unlocked so that Wii U and console backers can make final changes to their platforms ahead of Yooka-Laylee’s release!
To review or check your own pledges,... Read more
Important Update: Prepare Final Choices!
Rextro's Multiplayer Modes Revealed!
Playable in both single-player mode or with up to four players in local multiplayer, these... Read more
Release Date, Trailer & Important Nintendo News
Boxed Version Update!
Greetings, backers and welcome to the sort-of-monthly Playtonic Labour Update, serving as both an insightful update on the progress of the Playtonic team, and a rare break for us from... Read more
New Video & Special Guest Star!
Introducing the new Yooka-Laylee Character Parade video, featuring a very special guest from Yacht Club Games!
This week the Playtonic team travelled to EGX in Birmingham, England to... Read more
New Trailer & Hands-On Previews!
Open the Toybox Today!
Sound the horn! Rattle the hen cages! The much-anticipated, long-inaugurated Toybox will be parading its way towards Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter backers today!
Yooka-Laylee... on your feet!
We have a bit of non-dev news for you today: Playtonic has partnered with Bryt, a fellow British Kickstarter-funded company to dream up the merchandise item you’ve all been eagerly... Read more
Yooka-Laylee Media Coverage Round-Up!
Yooka-Laylee Trailer & Release Update!
After months of toil and tease, we’re delighted to finally reveal to you the Yooka-Laylee E3 2016 trailer!
Kickstarter Exclusive Character Art!
Raising the Curtain
New Podcast & Update Coming Soon!
Who can fathom that the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter was a year ago this week? We're popping a bottle in tribute, but the real celebrations start a little later.
New Character & Music Reveal!
It's our Birthday!
Well, sort of. Or not at all - there's been some debate about that. Call it our 'official' Birthday, a bit like the Queen's, except less... Read more
Kev Bayliss joins Playtonic!
Merry Christmas from Playtonic!
Hurrah for Christmas: Playing video games! Over-consuming! Fights with relatives! If you saw how much cake the Playtonic team consumes in any given week, you’d be genuinely concerned for our... Read more
64-Bit Edition in the Wild!
Straight off the factory conveyor belt, it's the first Yooka-Laylee 64-Bit Edition!
In case you're puzzled as to why we're making games for a near-20-year-old games console, the Kickstarter-exclusive cartridge... Read more
New Music Mix!
New Character Revealed!
We heard your protests: there aren't nearly enough 90s themed video game dinosaurs on the market. So we went and did something about that.
Introducing Rextro Sixtyfourus, the polygonal,... Read more
Development Update Oct 2015 - New Images!
New Team Members!
Our lovely new office was looking a bit sparse this month, so we sent Gavin down the shops and he came back with a loaf of bread, a six-pack of... Read more
New Partnership & PayPal Deadline!
Update: Special Thanks Guidelines
This weekend we’ve been utterly bamboozled by the electric response to our BackerKit survey, which all backers should’ve now received via email (if you didn’t, check your spam folder).
Backer Update: Your questions answered!
Do you like admin updates? Of course you do - we can see your mouse cursor practically twitching with excitement. Try to contain yourself: We've got bullet points too...
- If... Read more
For those encountering pledge payment problems
[This update is just for folks that have encountered Kickstarter payment issues. We thought it was worth pointing out as we have a lot of first time backers on our... Read more
Thank You All So Much!
[Note: Some selected tiers are still available via PayPal for a limited time from our website - see link below]
47 days ago we started this Kickstarter campaign - our... Read more
£2 Million Reached! You did it!
Even through the swirling fog of E3 media war, with just 13 hours to go you dug deep into your pockets, purses and wallets to ensure and ensure Yooka-Laylee hit... Read more
New Screens & Almost £2 Million!
Overnight the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter total (including £27k in PayPal funding) cleared £1.9 million, which means the campaign goes into its final four days less than 100k away from the free... Read more
GOG Version & 64-Bit Edition Restock!
Guess what? Go on, guess. No? OK, well we’ve managed to get some more stock of the most popular Yooka-Layleebacker rewards. And for the horribly wealthy (or poorly budgeted)... Read more
Kirkhope's Cool Music Teaser
Do you see what we did there?
Hot (chilled?) from the Kirkhope audio oven, Mr. Grant offers an aural tease of his score for Yooka-Laylee's ice world.
Expect more... Read more
A New Challenger Approaches!
What have we got? Free half-chicken at Nandos! Well, we might. For you lot, though, we’re offering something far more delicious; the gift of knowledge.
Specifically, word of a new... Read more
New Art & Video Interview!
This week the Playtonic team did a ‘Reddit AMA’, which those in the office under 45 advised as a fashionable thing to do. You can find a lengthy summary over... Read more
Kirkhope Plays Ukulele for Yooka-Laylee!
With only 15 days left for the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter, we thought we’d boost backer morale with a rousing reminder of Grant Kirkhope’s musical call to action. In just two weeks’... Read more
New Character & Reddit AMA!
Just like buses, you wait ages for one character reveal and then a load turn up at once - and some drunken hoodlum’s urinated all over ‘em. Introducing the Ghost... Read more
PayPal Support is Live!
After much tooling around in the Kickstarter engine room, we can finally kick the motors into gear and activate one of our campaign’s most requested features: PayPal.
If you would... Read more
Programmer by day, operatic voice artist by night, Chris Sutherland – or ‘Father Playtonic’, as he’s known in some corners – is the most senior and dexterous Yooka-Layleeteam member.... Read more
New Clip & Pushing for £2M!
Laylee the Bat may look sweet and innocent in our promotion renders, but as this latest clip straight off the Playtonic art desk shows, the devil does indeed make work... Read more
Paypal update & Gamexplain interview
The Playtonic team is still working away on a number of important community updates, one of which is the much-requested Paypal support, which I’m reliably told is being worked on... Read more
64-Bit Edition Powers Up!
The limited edition ’64-bit’ package has been one of Yooka-Laylee’s most sort after backer rewards, with all packages currently sold out and a man, somewhere, frantically attempting to source... Read more
New Stretch Goal: Payback Time!
Smashing it up like a student in Yates’s, Yooka-Layleebackers have strawpedo’d their way through the latest stretch goal, and so now an orchestral soundtrack will be enjoyed by all.... Read more
New Character & FAQ Update!
Fan Art & Questions Update
Pretty pictures, sir? Madam? Step right this way…
If images are worth a thousand words, then you lot have already penciled an encyclopedia of Yooka-Laylee fandom. Since we unveiled our... Read more
The Home Stretch
Like a small child saturated with energy drinks, our Kickstarter campaign just won’t stop movin’ – and it’s clattered through another two stretch goals. And a lounge table.
We’d like... Read more
1 Million & More Stretch Goals!
Well, well, well. We went and made the audacious decision to go to sleep, and you lot smashed through all of our stretch goals! We can’t take our eyes off... Read more
An Amazing First Six Hours!
Hello backers and potential backers!
Our inboxes are chugging away processing all the questions you’ve sent our way, but please keep them coming! We thought we should post this update... Read more
First Funding Goal Met!
Bleeding Norah, the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter was only live for 40 minutes before you went and funded it!
The Playtonic team would like to sincerely thank you for your incredible support.... Read more