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Playtonic Lays Down the Law on Yooka-Laylee Special Thanks


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.

A UK History graduate, Chris is a firm believer that Bioshock is the pinnacle of video game storytelling. He spends his days playing games, watching TV, or desperately attempting to improve his movie knowledge. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisJecks, or email him at [email protected]

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