Marcus Estrada writes: "So far this year, Kickstarter has shown that getting successfully funded has been getting tougher. In April, only 17 campaigns found success while 100 failed. If nothing changed it seemed that this was the new normal for crowdfunding, and quite an unfortunate turn for folks both seeking funding and looking to fund the game development dreams of others. But something happened in January which changed the conversation completely. Yooka-Laylee launched on May 1. After being fully funded in just 40 minutes, the campaign has since gone on to accumulate far greater sums than it ever asked on the premise of being a beautiful spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie."