Playtonic Games (also known as Playtonic Limited) is a video game developer formed by ex-Rare employees. The studio's first game will be Yooka-Laylee.

History Edit

On September 8, 2012, a group of ex-Rare members with composer Grant Kirkhope banded together under the Twitter account name Mingy Jongo, named after the boss of the same name from Banjo-Tooie, with intentions of making a Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor. The account became dead and was later revived as the Playtonic Games Twitter account. On February 10, 2015, Playtonic Games revealed that they were creating a new Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor titled "Project Ukulele". On April 30, 2015, the game was revealed to be called Yooka-Laylee.

Playtonic launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee on May 1, 2015. It reached its initial crowdfunding campaign goal of £175,000 within thirty-eight minutes and its initial highest goal of £1 million in 21 hours.

On July 30, 2015, Team17 announced they partnered with Playtonic in order to publish Yooka-Laylee.

Notable employees Edit

  • Andy Robinson
  • Becky Lavender
  • Chris Sutherland
  • Dave Rose
  • Dean Wilson
  • Gavin Price
  • Jens Restemeier
  • Karn Bianco
  • Mark Stevenson
  • Ross Bullimore
  • Steve Mayles
  • Steven Hurst

Gameography Edit

Game Title
2016 Yooka-Laylee Team17

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