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Yooka-Laylee Fastest Video Game Kickstarter to Hit $1 Million

Apparently the demand for a proper Banjo-Kazooie threequel has been greatly underestimated.

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ValKilmer3359d ago

I, for one, welcome our new Yooka-Laylee overlords.

MSBAUSTX3359d ago

I do too. I have been really wanting more 3D Platformers again.

3-4-53358d ago

I'm hoping this leads to other developers getting the hint that people still like these types of games, and maybe start creating some more.

nicksetzer13359d ago (Edited 3359d ago )

This much fan backing for a game similar to banjo, just imagine what kind of pull a full banjo sequel would have. Yet MS seems to think they know best .....

One of my biggest qualms with MS is their stupidity when it comes to making use of the IP's they own.

I would LOVE to be proven wrong and see a new banjo, or a real conker game ... hell, even a new kameo or viva pinata would be awesome and those are just their IP from rare.

Hope this game live up to the hype, because if it does, I'll be first in line. From what has been shown, it seems just a bit off to me. That said this is hardly even a footprint in a desert in comparison to what the final product will be, so I'll save judgement.

Codewow3359d ago

Nick, we all seem to think that we also know what's best for a companies product. It truly turns out that we are also not that great with what we want. We can all share our ideas with a developer to make the game that we want, but that means that the art of the developers creativity is gone.

It's not a common opinion in a lot of places, calling video games 'art' in most cases. Sometimes I don't understand why. It has all of the functions of paintings and movies, etc. Anyways. We seem to want what we want without letting the developers make the games for us. We can load up a game with as much content as we want, but if we aren't surprised with what we get, we won't play it for too long.

Video games like Bioshock are a journey. Creative minds get together to create a story in which we all play through. That is how passion is formed in development. The developers must love what they are working on to make a quality product. That's why you see a lot of developers refusing to do certain things because it was outside of their vision.

Don't confuse the good devs with the bad devs though. The BioShock devs did what they did out of passion. Devs like Maxis did what they did because EA made them do it. The industry is bad. Indie devs are the future of AAA games. We all just need to speak with our wallets as cliche as that line is now.

wonderfulmonkeyman3359d ago (Edited 3359d ago )

Well, to be fair, no one really trusts the leftovers of Rare, who didn't abandon ship soon after Microsoft bought them, to do a proper Banjo game.
Not after their work on Nuts&Bolts.

I'll probably be blasted with downvotes for saying that, but it is objectively true that Nuts&Bolts was not the Banjo-Tooie successor that the majority of fans really wanted.
And that really soured the trust people had in Rare to continue making games like Banjo-Kazooie.

Yooka-Laylee is getting so much success not just because its early development stages already show tremendous promise as a solid platformer.
It's also because it feels more like a traditional Rare gem of a game than Nuts&Bolts could have ever dreamed of being, by a team made up of some of Rare's best ex-employees.

I'd say, in short, that Yooka-Laylee is earning its success for more than just its solid nature as a spiritual successor to Banjo and its overall promise.

It's also because most of us simply trust the guys at Playtonic, more than whoever's left at the now Microsoft-owned Rare, to make a Banjo-like game.

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Concertoine3359d ago

I agree mpnothanks. Nuts and Bolts was a brilliant idea for a game that could've been executed better, but its ambition makes it admirable imo. I would give it a solid 8.

I don't think its fair to judge the talent of Rare based on their attempts at OTHER ip's. When they made something unique (Kameo, Viva Pinata) the result was pretty good. Besides, it was MS' choice to make Nuts and Bolts a vehicle game. It's hard to blame them when 3d platformers were dead to the masses outside of Mario and R&C.

Germany73359d ago (Edited 3359d ago )

You are right Wonderfulmonkeyman, Nuts & Bolts was interesting, but it's not a Banjo-Kazooie game that we wanted, you know, like a traditional 3D platformer. It's really difficult to expect some great from Rare after all these years, Rare from the N64 era was one of the best developers back then, so many classics for one platform, everyone who played their games that time really miss them .

R00bot3359d ago

But it hasn't hit $1 million yet?
Changed to American dollars it's reached just over $850,000.

Article from the future?

Summons753359d ago

No it's hit 1.2 million. Last time I checked too was around 5pm est.

Nio-Nai3359d ago

According to it's current stats it's at £866,046

Which is 1,311,086.44 So yes, it's broke the 1M marker.

-Foxtrot3359d ago

Hopefully this will translate to


To other developers

Sequels or reboots to these please

Banjo Kazooie
Rayman (3D)
Mario 64
Ape Escape
Crash Banidcoot
Spyro the Dragon
Jak and Daxter
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters
Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time
Sheep, Dog 'n' Wolf
Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
Donkey Kong 64
Tonic Trouble
ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth
Sonic Adventure
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Tak and the Power of Juju
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
TY the Tasmanian Tiger
Voodoo Vince

nicksetzer13359d ago

Ape escape and banjo top that to-do list for me. Definitely woul love to see lots of those titles though.

Germany73359d ago

Great list! Legend of Kay it's coming this month and there is an interesting game funded on Kickstarter too called Lobodestroyo.

shivvy243359d ago

Yeah ey, been waiting for a proper jak game since 3

Its my favourite genre in gaming too

Zulehan3359d ago

Psychonauts sequel is a must. Creators were interested in it, but could not find a sponsor.

Germany73359d ago

Mario it's one of the few series that still makes awesome 3D platformers, and i still need to play 3D World, first i need a Wii U, that will change soon.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but the only 3D platformers made recently are:

Super Mario 3D World
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Sonic Boom (let's forget about that one :( )

CyrusLemont3359d ago

But @-Foxtrot, publishers know best and we all want first person shooters and rehashed yearly franchises remember?


MWH3359d ago

some of the names you mentioned, you're a veteran.
chapeau bas from a fellow veteran.

MSBAUSTX3359d ago

I would take a sequel to Glover

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RJ920093358d ago

No tomba love such a great game no one really talks about!

KonaSquid3358d ago

Yes, Tomba! 3 would be great.

RJ920093358d ago

Tomba reboot or 3 just anything tomba should be great