Meet Yooka and Laylee, the chameleon and the bat at the head of Playtonic Games' Yooka-Laylee.
Yooka uses his tongue as a grappling hook, while Laylee carries Yooka around on wings as the pair roll, jump, and fly to great adventures in this new platformer.
If you're feeling like you're having Banjo-Kazooie flashbacks looking at this, there's a reason for that; the game's developers are a group of former Rare employees who have come together at a new company of their own called Playtonic Games. This is the studio's first game, and they've made no secret of the fact that they want it to be a "spiritual successor" to Banjo-Kazooie. Playtonic is taking their game to Kickstarter in order to get financial support from fans and make this game the best it can be. When funded, Yooka-Laylee will be released for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U. Part of the Kickstarter's goal is achieving simultaneous release for every platform, as well as co-op mode, multiplayer, extra bosses, and additional languages.
This project consists of three illustrations that recreate the nervous excitement that meant reaching a game’s hard earned final moments. A testament to the hours spent building skills, solving puzzles and defeating all the minions that stood in your way towards the game’s final confrontation.
Derington has done work for DC Comics, Marvel and Mondo, and he was lead animator for “Scanner, Darkly.”
He reached his fundraising goal after only an hour, and is now also offering a bonus print called “Mario’s Regret” to anyone who has funded at any level if he reaches $18k.
According to the official Kickstarter, "Antimatter Matters is a science-based, futuristic, set-collection & pattern-building game for 2-6 players. It balances deliberate strategic choices, surprising interactions with other players and the unpredictable nature of the universe." What's not to love?
This only has a few days left and they are nowhere near their goal. This is a grave injustice and I know it deserves more than this. We need to make "The Goon" happen, because I know that everyone who has seen the preview has desperately wanted to see this in theaters. Give till it hurts so this can become reality! To see the preview, click here!