E3 is a coming and what better way to celebrate the onslaught of news, hands-ons, teasers, announcements, announcements of announcements, faux footage and numerous other half truths, than a dose of the new reality of games; a Kickstarted game on the show floor for a genre that E3 stalwarts would like you to think was dead. E3 seems to be a changing; as its bloated, festering mass sways from relevant to not relevant depending on what article you’ve read or what other big show has just been on but smaller titles, like Yooka-Laylee, coming to E3 is great news.
Yooka-Laylee and its £2,090,104 Kickstarter is still big for an Indie by comparison but it comes from a place of love for days gone by, as you can see from the trailer. This comes at a time where not only are they letting people loose on the game at E3 but they are also unfortunately delaying the game slightly to give it some extra spit and polish. Obviously it bears a striking resemblance to how Banjo-Kazooie does in our rose-tinted glasses – just as it should – so a polished return is definitely preferential.