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Yooka-Laylee passes 2.4 million with a Free DLC stretch goal


The crowdfunding campaign for the #spiritual #successor to legendary #BanjoKazooie continues to increase funding. Yooka-Laylee still has 34 days to go and has long surpassed the exceptions of Playtonic Games.

Currently sitting at over £1.5 million ($2.4 million), more than 894 percent of the original funding goal of £175,000 ($275,000). Yooka-Laylee only needed a solid 38 minutes to reach the original target, progressing to $1.5 million in the first 24 hours.


Now developer Playtonic Games released a further stretch goal for Yooka-Laylee. If the campaign hit £2 million ($3.1 million), the studio will release the first DLC pack free to all backers. Playtonic stressed “When – and only when – we’ve finished and shipped the full version of Yooka-Laylee, we’ll start work on additional content that will be distributed to backers free of charge for their platform of choice. And again, all additional funding will of course go towards improving and polishing the game. ”

Should the Yooka-Laylee campaign receive even more support, “Our next stretch goal, if reached, will be used only to further improve and polish Yooka-Laylee, and give something back for your amazing support. Namely, we’ll release our first post-release DLC pack free of charge for all backers. ”

Formerly known as Project Ukulele, Yooka-Laylee is the first game from  Playtonic Games, a new studio formed by several veterans of acclaimed developer Rare. Played in the likes of a “buddy-duo” such as Banjo-Kazooie, but instead of a bear and a bird, the title features a chameleon and a bat. And Yooka-Laylee is due to launch in 2016 for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.

Secure a copy of Yooka-Laylee by pledging $15 at minimum. Backing at this level gets you a copy of the Linux, Mac or Windows PC version, or pay $22 to get a console copy.

Earlier this week, Playtonic released details of a new character for Yooka-Laylee, a trouser snake named Trowzer.