On Wednesday, the successful (and lengthy) Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee finally ended, with a total of £2,090,104 pledged (1194% of the initial funding goal) from 73 206 backers. The developers posted a message on Kickstarter, in order to thank fans for their support:
47 days ago we started this Kickstarter campaign – our first Kickstarter – with little idea of what we were letting ourselves in for.
We know how to make games, but we didn’t know much about Kickstarters. We’d taken plenty of advice from plenty of people, but really didn’t know how it would turn out. We were still amending and tweaking the Kickstarter page minutes before we went live, to see what could be added, what would look better, what could be said more clearly.
The rest of course, is history, but through these past 47 days we’ve felt an incredible level of positive support from everyone, whether they opted to back us or not. For that, we are extremely grateful!
What’s next? Well, some sleep (right now), then onwards to create a game that, at the end of 2016, lives up to your expectations, and that in years to come you can look back and be proud to be involved with.
Raise your virtual glass to the next exciting installment!
If you’re interested, you can still pledge some money via Paypal: you need to visit the game’s official website to do so!
And while we wait for the game to be developed (Playtonic is aiming for an October 2016 release), here’s a gameplay video from E3 2015, from the Alpha build:
Yooka-Laylee (Wii U) will come out next year.