Happy birthday Playtonic! NEW UPDATE! NEW CHARACTER! :D

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Happy birthday Playtonic! NEW UPDATE! NEW CHARACTER! :D

Postby dotEXE » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:55 pm

http://www.playtonicgames.com/mein-kart-ist-ihre-kart/

What a significant update! Three new team members (another who left Sea of Thieves :!:), a new character, a new song, and a not-technically temporally correct birthday celebration!

I know I'm always the first to boohoo about the duration between updates but I know Playtonic truly know what the best update amount and pacing is. That said, thank you so much for showing some new teasers :lol:
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Postby NPChilla » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:11 pm

Wishing the three newcomers the very best - impressive to see how this team has progressed in just one year.
They're heading all the way up.

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Postby Meinhard1 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:21 pm

"...and I’m sure I’ve seen some of his body parts lying around in my shed at home!"
Charming!

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Postby Taylor » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:22 pm

The kart is so animated and full of expression. Nice one, Kev! Although, at first, I thought the news heading was a pun on Mein Kampf, which was slightly questionable(!) P.S. I think Jens will voice him.


And David Wise delivers as usual. Love how melodic and upbeat the new track is. :)

Can't wait to see some gameplay now.
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Postby dotEXE » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:47 pm

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Postby DarkTone » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:06 pm

Animation isn't working for me.

Other than that, great job!

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Postby Cronie » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:49 pm

Kartos instantly reminded me of "The King" from Pajama Sam.


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Postby Scraps69 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:58 pm

Yeah I'm a big fan of Kartos ! Reminds me of the old school renders of the original DKC, but better. Maybe they'll be mining for blood diamonds!

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Postby Rueckkoppler » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:26 pm

Happy birthday & all the best, Playtonic!

It's incredible how much these updates excite and entertain me every time. The writing just sparkles with fun & excitement for their work. :mrgreen: Notable this time (Aside from having another weird character & an awesome, engaging track by David Wise): We've got our first guy from the Conker team!

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Postby rocho » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:50 pm

The update was amazing! It had something for everyone! And I loved the 3 things shown!

The new character resembles the Baron from Grabbed by the ghoulies to me.




It has a bit of Rusty Pup vibe to but at the end I loved it!


David Wise is...SO WISE doing his work I really enjoy the tune a lot!


Finally another bit of info I was glad to see revealed was that (maybe) Pagies really are golden paper shaped objects:

"Yooka and Laylee will have many encounters with this humble minecart, and together they’ll hit the tracks in search of paper-shaped golden nuggets. "


Happy Birthday Playtonic Games!

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Postby dotEXE » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:43 am

Pagies were more or less confirmed long ago, but it's good to hear about em again. Wonder if we'll be collecting them this year! Hope so :)
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Postby TakeItFreezeezy » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:35 pm

I suddenly realized the date and had to immediately check for a birthday update - I was not disappointed! I've always pretty vastly preferred Grant Kirkhope's tunes to David Wise's but I really enjoyed this challenge song. I also think the Kartos character has a lot of potential for *gasp* spinoff games (not trying to be controversial here just a thought). This whole update definitely excited me so much more than I thought possible.

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Postby Xellos » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:06 pm

Excellent news! If Playtonic continues in keeping up with this hiring spree, they soon can start beginning the formation of the second team after some of the developers are done with their work on Yooka-Laylee. Probably at the end of this year/early 2017. Then the second team that is located in a different office start working on their own game separately from the first team, which don't know what they're working on expect for the founder and co-founder of Playtonic Games, Gavin Price and Chris Sutherland respectively. Recreating the work environment which spawned the classics from the golden age, by encouraging a friendly rivalry between teams on who can one-up the other in making the better game just like in the good old days of Rareware.

Kartos the minecart, the God of Ore? Nice reference there Kev.

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Postby Fuzzy » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:02 pm

Happy Birthday Playtonic!

I like Kartos' design, he strongly reminds me of Nigel Thornberry with animatronic eyes (recently popular through FNAF).
The sound of the music is also great, I especially love the electric pieces mixed into it.

But if "Mein Kart ist Ihre Kart" is supposed to be german for "My Kart is your Kart".
It would rather be "Mein Kart ist Ihr Kart" if i'm not missing some reference here or it's supposed to sound like some french person trying hard to sound german. ;)
while dict.leo for kart only gives me Gokart in german, like used in Mario Kart. ( )
For cart i guess it could be Karren. For "A minecart / My minecart" it'd be "Eine Lore / Meine Lore" (That's what those levels of the original DKC games were translated with, i think)
Though i think most people would already understand it right anyways.

But also what's that middle part on his back?

top: Kartos
mid: ?? co
bottom: Mein Kart ist Ihre Kart

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Postby Taylor » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:00 am

Maybe the bold white IHRE is an anagram of 'hire'. E.g. you pay him tokens and he'll let you ride him (no innuendo intended).

We don't need to worry about bad translations in the final game though; Jens is German himself.
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Postby Meinhard1 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:25 am

I like the extra layers of thought that are going into these character designs.
Trowser, Rextro, and Kartos all have interesting gags/gimmicks to them.
I also just like that the mine cart is a character Andd with vintage/retro components -- sort of self-referencing the nostalgic/sentimental nature of having mine cart gameplay.

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Postby Meinhard1 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:31 am

More posts should mention the music.

It's fun and nostalgic compared to his traditionally suspenseful mine cart themes.
David Wise's music has such a unique charm. Giving Grant the world themes while having Wise pepper-up the extra/challenge portions sounds ideal.

I am hoping Wise does something orchestral, as I've never heard him orchestrated.

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