After 1 year, 11 months and 4 days, Yooka-Laylee is finally beginning to Reptile Roll its way to Kickstarter backers across the globe!
Physical items have been dispatched and will begin arriving with backers as early as TODAY, April 5 (see our FAQ below), while digital codes will be dispatched within the week so that backers can pre-load and play the game!
The journey up to this point has been a proverbial minecart ride, from the twilight days when we had to put everything on the line for an office the size of a gents’ toilet, to the incredible, humbling support of our fans and smashing the UK games Kickstarter record. Yooka-Laylee’s construction has been an incredible experience and we hope it delivers everything our backers and fans hoped from an old-school 3D platformer!
The support of our fans – the ones who, like us, waited so long to see a game like this light up the shop shelves once more – has transformed our tiny indie studio and put us in such a strong position for the future. Looking back, we’re all very proud of what we’ve managed to create with a tiny team of veterans – but this game is just the start. Now that we’re expanded to a strong 25 people, we can’t wait to repay our fans with even more colourful and diverse adventures in the future!
Today, the Playtonic team continues to work on updates that will further improve the performance of the game, and early birds should expect to see the first game update from today. Once release is out of the way, we’ll start planning a DLC add-on created exclusively free for our Kickstarter backers. We’re also working closely with Nintendo to bring the Switch version of Yooka-Laylee to Nintendo fans as soon as possible.
Thanks again for your support – and enjoy the game!
YOOKA-LAYLEE LAUNCH FAQ
When do physical Kickstarter versions dispatch?
In order to ensure that physical backers receive their game in time for launch day, physical copies of Yooka-Laylee, including 64-bit Editions, have now been shipped! This includes the versions below:
- PC Physical inc. manual/artbook
- PC Physical signed by the team inc. manual/artbook
- PS4 Physical
- XB1 Physical
- 64-Bit cartridge inc. box and manual/artbook
Our delivery partner works on a minimum to max timescale for delivery, which varies depending upon the country being shipped to. Although we can’t offer exact delivery dates, backers should receive their items from April 5 onwards, depending on territory.
Although all packages being shipped are tracked, there are no tracking ID’s which we can provide to backers. However, upon delivery the postal tracking system will track that the package has been delivered. If backers are expecting a combination of the above SKU’s, these will be delivered in one package.
Further delivery notes:
- All shipments will need to be signed for upon delivery, shipments will not be delivered without a signature.
- The postal company will attempt delivery to the shipment address 2 times.
- If a shipment fails delivery after the second attempt a delivery notice will be left.
- If the delivery company cannot deliver after 2 attempts, the shipment will be held at a local depot for collection.
- The shipment will be held for collection for 7 days before being returned.
Important: If you had not fully completed all relevant pledge requirements (pledge questions, shipping address, full payment) by Backerkit address finalisation on 7th March, then we cannot guarantee that your reward will be in this shipment. The shipping of any backer rewards which fall into these categories will be handled post launch of Yooka-Laylee.
Can I stream the game before release?
We request that those who receive the game early kindly respect not spoiling the game for fellow backers by holding off streaming or uploading video until release day. After release day, please feel free to stream and create videos of the game. We’re looking forward to seeing them! 🙂
When do digital game rewards dispatch?
Digital Game Rewards for Steam, GOG and Xbox One will be sent out this week so that backers on those platforms can pre-load the game in time for release day. PS4 codes will be dispatched and immediately playable on Monday, April 10 in time for Yooka-Laylee’s first worldwide release in Australia and New Zealand.
Codes will be fulfilled via platform specific codes which can be collected from each users BackerKit pledge. Backers must have access to their BackerKit pledge, using the email account registered on the BackerKit system. Digital Codes will not be accessible via Kickstarter.
What about Digital Deluxe versions?
Please note that non-game components of the Digital Deluxe package (such as the soundtrack or manual/artbook) will be accessible via a direct download from each backer’s pledge on BackerKit. This is because there are some differences between the backer versions and those on sale via other platforms.
When will I receive my backer T-Shirt?
T-Shirts are currently being processed via our fulfilment partner. We have prioritised ensuring that all games are delivered on time for backers before finalising shipment of these. Look for an update soon.
When will I receive my signed Character Parade?
Signed character parades are ready for team signing. We are currently focusing on ensuring the game is delivered on time for backers before finalising shipment of these.
What about the remaining Stretch Goals?
Due to time constraints, the orchestral soundtrack, 64-bit shader and dev commentary will be added to Yooka-Laylee post release. Our priority was to deliver the core game experience to our backers without further delay and we hope you look forward to these free additions in the near future!