Yooka-Laylee Fastest Video Game Kickstarter to Hit $1 Million

Apparently the demand for a proper Banjo-Kazooie threequel has been greatly underestimated. Although the Kickstarter for spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launched just hours ago, it has already hit over $1,000,000 in pledges — $1.1 million in fact.

While this is undeniably staggering, what’s even more shocking is that it’s the most successful start for a video game related Kickstarter ever. The record was previously held by Tormer: Tides of Numenera, which hit the mark in seven hours.

It took Yooka-Laylee just six.

With the rate of pledges not slowing down, Yooka-Laylee has a good chance of becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever.

Head over here to check out the Kickstarter yourself (although you likely already have).

5 thoughts on “Yooka-Laylee Fastest Video Game Kickstarter to Hit $1 Million

  1. Well earned! People seem pretty excited about 3D Platformers again, though even against some newer indie efforts like A Hat in Time or The Last Tinker in terms of indie teams, this is amazing! Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving group, though!

    Rare, if they are indeed bringing Banjo-Kazooie 4 to E3, have A LOT TO PROVE. It’s clear that people are already looking to Playtonic for that kind of feel – the Facebook page for Playtonic has over twice as many fans as Rare’s 🙂

    Meanwhile, Playtonic has already made a lot of people happy; just knowing that these guys are back together making amazing, fun, charming games with great Grant Kirkhope tunes is super exciting!

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