Grabbing the Ghoulies

Just like buses, you wait ages for one character reveal and then a load turn up at once – and some drunken hoodlum’s urinated all over ‘em. Introducing the Ghost Writers!

“Come closer! Tee-hee!”

None wearing pants, sadly.
None wearing pants, sadly.

In their physical days these articulate phantoms were the scribes behind Yooka-Laylee’s mysterious book worlds. However, following their suspicious demise the Ghost Writers’ unsettled souls are now cursed to endlessly wander their creations in search of spectre salvation. Free their spirits for a special reward…

A Photoshop contest waiting to happen.
A Photoshop contest waiting to happen.

Yooka-Laylee’s creative lead, Gavin Price explains: “The Ghost Writers haunting the book worlds will add a fun twist to collecting.  There are a variety of different types hidden in every world, each with their own unique requirement for being caught.

“Mix that with the different areas in which you’ll find them, and hopefully they’ll result in a fresh challenge with every encounter. They’re like a living (un-living?) collectible.”

Character artist at large, Mr. Steve(n) Mayles described the design process behind his band of ghouls: “As these characters aren’t based on any particular creature, it was good fun to go a bit crazy with them. And we are crazy guys at Playtonic Towers… never a dull moment, etc.

“The ghost was originally going to be one character, but I sketched so many thumbnails (50+) it sparked the idea of having 5 separate ghosts with different abilities.”

The Ghost Writers are the third character reveal to date for Yooka-Laylee, following Trowzer and our heroes themselves. There are many more waiting in the wings, we promise.

Don’t forget you can still back the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter – and now via PayPal too (£15k raised so far!) There are just 18 days left on the campaign as we chase that elusive £2M stretch goal. Thanks for your support!