Yooka-Laylee’s 2nd Anniversary!

Yooka-Laylee turned 2 today – that’s two whole laps (Nimble approved phrasing) around the sun by our much-loved lizard and beloved bat.

Ever since the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Campaign was funded (within 40 minutes, bonkers!) we’ve had our hearts and minds set on creating funny and vibrant games with adventure at their core.

 

Thanks to the support of our wonderful Kickstarter Backers, and those who bought Yooka-Laylee post-release, we’ve continued to thrive as a studio. Our googly eyes are firmly fixed on an exciting horizon.

“We’re massively grateful for the support we’ve received from our community over the last two years and then some. Without it, we wouldn’t have the freedom to continue working on the type of games we ourselves would want to play. We’re so excited for the future! Thank you.” – Gavin Price, Studio Director.

We know you’re eager to hear all about what’s next for us, but we aren’t ready to violate our NDAs just yet (a few Quills could sway us though). You can rest assured that we aren’t about to vanish into Moodymaze Marsh without a trace.

We do have something “new” for you though… new to you anyway. We’ve had a dig around in an ancient build of Yooka-Laylee and recovered a couple of relics.

Is he selling tonics or water from the duck pond?

First up is the “vending machine duck”. We’re not too sure how he came to be, but he was created by technical mastermind Jens. We reckon “vending machine duck” could’ve made a quacking addition to our character line-up, but we couldn’t afford his bill.

Next, we have erm… Rampo version 1. Nobody is accepting credit for this. Unsurprising. It would seem that he used to have two eyes. Did he lose one to reduce the poly count? We’ll leave that one an open mystery.

Mock face for a rock face.

That’s all from us for now. Thanks again for supporting us, it’s your love and enthusiasm that drives us forward!

Oh and in case you didn’t hear, we released the 64-Bit Tonic on Nintendo Switch and PC last week, and our Developer Commentary series is almost complete!

Cheers for checking in, find us on Twitter and Facebook for a more regular dose of terrible puns.