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Yooka-Laylee Studio Launches Publishing Label Playtonic Friends

Playtonic Friends is the new publishing label from the development studio behind Yooka-Laylee.
Playtonic Friends is the new publishing label from the development studio behind Yooka-Laylee. / Photo courtesy of Playtonic Games

Playtonic Games, the studio responsible for 3D platformer and Kickstarter success Yooka-Laylee, announced its new publishing label Friday. The label, called Playtonic Friends, has already committed to publishing three projects from three different studios, but Playtonic Games says it's still committed to developing its own titles.

The first three studios to publish with Playtonic Friends are Awe Interactive (BPM: Bullets Per Minute), Fabraz (Slime-san) and okidokico (OK Golf). The projects themselves have yet to be detailed.

Playtonic says it also continues to develop its own games, including multiple games featuring characters from the Yooka-Laylee world. The studio is currently upping its headcount to beef up its production capabilities. Details about those games also remain under wraps, though the company says upcoming announcements will both delight and surprise fans of its previous work.

Playtonic released its last game, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, with publisher Team17 in 2019.