Yooka-Laylee is getting a Kickstarter project for a full color, 120-page graphic novel called Yooka-Laylee and the Kracklestone. This project is done with the blessings of Playtonic Games, but is otherwise an independent venture by DreamPrism Press.
The project began this week on October 17, and runs until November 17, 2018. DreamPrism Press are hoping to amass $40,000 in funding, and currently they are at $27,446.
The book will be written and drawn by DreamPrism Press founder D.M. Cumbo. Cumbo promises on Kickstarter a story that combines the atmosphere of games like Yooka-Laylee and Donkey Kong Country, adventure movies like Indiana Jones, and playful films like My Neighbor Totoro.
Each book will use hand-sewn bindings and premium paper, increasing its collector’s value. If the project is successful, the graphic novel will be finished by May 2019, and printed and shipped to backers in USA and Canada in June 2019. Backers from other parts of the world can expect the book to reach them by July 2019.
Here’s a summary of the story premise for Yooka-Laylee and the Kracklestone:
The story sees Yooka and Laylee plunged into a brand new secret tome world in a race against the evil Capital B to reach the legendary “Kracklestone,” an ancient artifact fabled to grant its holder invincibility. To reach the treasure, they’ll run, swim, trip, tumble, and fly through nine distinct, character-filled landscapes. They will encounter friends, foes, and some in-between… including plenty of fan favorites from the game!
But the path to Mount Zapkrackle will not be an easy one. Normally an asset, Yooka’s confidence proves hazardous when his decision-making repeatedly leads into trouble. Dr. Quack’s troops await around every twist and turn, anxious to thwart the heroic duo.
In order to prevent unlimited power from landing in the hands of Capital B and his top hench-duck Dr. Quack, Yooka will need to accept the help of some (very) unusual allies! Only by working together with his quirky friends… and most of all with Laylee… does Yooka stand a chance of saving the day this time….
Here are some samples:
Here are the current stretch goals:
Yooka-Laylee and the Kracklestone is now live on Kickstarter. Yooka-Laylee is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.