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« on: May 01, 2015, 09:41:09 PM »

A bunch of ex-Rare developers have launched their Kickstarter for Yooka-Laylee, a spiritual successor to the old school 3D platforming of Banjo-Kazooie. 

They just launched today and are already over 300% of their goal, so I think this one will make it.  slywink

I'm not as fond of these characters as I was of the bear and bird (or at least the bear), but I could definitely go for some of that platforming action that has been missing the last few years.  I think bringing back their old composers also really helps, that music set the mood for the old games.
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 07:57:50 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 01, 2015, 09:41:09 PM

A bunch of ex-Rare developers have launched their Kickstarter for Yooka-Laylee, a spiritual successor to the old school 3D platforming of Banjo-Kazooie. 

They just launched today and are already over 300% of their goal, so I think this one will make it.  slywink

I'm not as fond of these characters as I was of the bear and bird (or at least the bear), but I could definitely go for some of that platforming action that has been missing the last few years.  I think bringing back their old composers also really helps, that music set the mood for the old games.

Most titles in my gaming library are dark and violent. Every so often it's nice to pick up a title that is more lighthearted. For some reason I detest most of the Nintendo franchises, so I don't have those to fall back on. This looks great.

It also makes me really wish another Ratchet and Clank was on the horizon.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2015, 04:00:51 PM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on May 02, 2015, 07:57:50 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 01, 2015, 09:41:09 PM

A bunch of ex-Rare developers have launched their Kickstarter for Yooka-Laylee, a spiritual successor to the old school 3D platforming of Banjo-Kazooie. 

They just launched today and are already over 300% of their goal, so I think this one will make it.  slywink

I'm not as fond of these characters as I was of the bear and bird (or at least the bear), but I could definitely go for some of that platforming action that has been missing the last few years.  I think bringing back their old composers also really helps, that music set the mood for the old games.

Most titles in my gaming library are dark and violent. Every so often it's nice to pick up a title that is more lighthearted. For some reason I detest most of the Nintendo franchises, so I don't have those to fall back on. This looks great.

It also makes me really wish another Ratchet and Clank was on the horizon.



There's a PS4 re-imagining of the first game in the works.  Probably see it at E3, it's been known about since last June or so but no media or anything.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 04:41:30 PM »

Yeah, I hope that PS4 Ratchet and Clank is cool, I can't wait to see some info on it.

In the meantime, Yooka-Laylee's Kickstarter has gone over 1 million pounds ($1.6m US at this point) so they've completed all of their original stretch goals including simultaneous release on consoles. 

They also added a couple new stretch goals, but thankfully the new goals are nothing big, so they're not biting off much more than they could already chew.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 05:51:23 PM »

I'm very excited for this, I hope it encourages some other devs to give this type of game another chance.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2015, 10:27:57 PM »

This got me excited enough that I went back and started playing the Banjo Kazooie XBLA port on the 360, and it's still good fun.  A 6 year old port of a 17 year old game and it's still a really good time.  smile
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2015, 05:26:17 PM »

I too wish they would make a new R&C game, but will settle for a remake of 1 as I never played that.  I should load up the last full R&C game again as I didn't get quite far enough in it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 05:55:52 PM »

At first I thought this was an actual RARE game which made me depressed because I assumed it would only be on the bone, but after reading up on it I'm glad that it will be multiplatform. Hopefully it allows the devs to go back to their glory days of platforming. You know, before Microsoft ruined them.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2015, 09:34:36 PM »

They finally crossed the 1.5 million pound mark (~$2.3 million), which was their last stretch goal for an orchestral score. 

They still have more than a month left for additional funding.  Obviously things slowed down after the first couple days, but that's pretty normal, usually with another spike in the last few days of the campaign.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 11:35:39 PM »

I know everyone is all jacked up on E3 adrenaline, but Yooka-Laylee just finished their Kickstarter at a bit over 2 millon (~$3.27m US) plus some extra through Paypal. 

I want to see this and the next Rare game go head-to-head!   icon_twisted
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