Playtonic Games, the studio behind Kickstarter success Yooka-Laylee, has announced a new publishing label. It’s called Playtonic Friends, and three studios have already signed up their next projects. At the same time, and after a quiet 2020, Playtonic is reassuring fans it remains committed to its own game development. Playtonic now has “multiple” games featuring Yooka-Laylee characters in the works and is staffing up further to expand its production capabilities. We’ve spoken to Playtonic boss Gavin Price about these new announcements and its upcoming games – you can read all that below. Before then, here’s a video featuring Price, composer Grant Kirkhope and character art director Steve Mayles larking about with today’s headlines: The first three developers signed up to the Playtonic Friends label include Awe Interactive, creator of rhythm-action roguelike BPM: Bullets Per Minute, Slime-san studio Fabraz and OK Golf maker okidokico. Details of their upcoming projects are being kept under wraps. Similarly, details of the next couple of games featuring Yooka-Laylee characters are also being kept quiet – though Playtonic is confident they will please, and hopefully surprise, the studio’s fans. “About a year ago now, on the back of launching Impossible Lair, there was an opportunity to… Read full this story
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