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Playtonic Lays Down the Law on Yooka-Laylee Special Thanks

Playtonic read out the rules for thanks.

Today, Playtonic Games, the studio behind the upcoming Yooka-Laylee game, advised backers on what they could and could not include in their special thanks within the game.

The studio tweeted out the message below with a link to an update on their Kickstarter page. Looks like they may have had a few too many naughty or just unusable requests for backers’ ‘Special Thanks’ messages.


Following the link will take you to the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter updates page. The latest update details the following for what cannot be included in a backers ‘Special Thanks’ section submitted via the ‘BackerKit’ survey.

Special Thanks Guidelines (aka ‘the do-nots’)

  • Entries of more than 40 characters will be automatically cut short if not changed.
  • Please do not include URLs, twitter handles or email addresses in your entry.
  • Please also do not include ASCII art as this will not show properly in the Special Thanks.
  • If you would like to leave the Special Thanks entry empty then please write “(empty)”.
  • Please do not encode your name into character codes or hex as this will make it extremely hard to locate your Special Thanks later on.
  • Please do not use extended characters or emoticons. They may not work correctly in the special thanks.

The ‘Special Thanks’ reward was the reward for backing the game at £5/ $8. This level would allow the backer to get a little special mention in Yooka-Laylee’s credits. Not too shabby at all for the money you’re putting down.

Yooka-Laylee is currently estimated to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U around October 2016, though no release date is guaranteed at this early stage just yet.

Did you back Yooka-Laylee? Or would you rather wait for the game to release and throw your money down then? Let us know in the comments below.

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