Yooka-Laylee – A 3D Platformer Rare-vival! by Playtonic Games

Pledged: $20
Rewards: Name in the credits, Digital download on Steam
Kickstarter start date: May 01, 2015
Kickstarter funded on: June 17, 2015
Estimated delivery date: October 2016

Context:

I didn’t really grow up with Banjo-Kazooie, but I did play a lot of Donkey Kong Country, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, and Viva Piñata – and those were really fun. So obviously when these ex-Rare developers announced a spiritual successor to their Banjo games, I decided to take a stab in the perfect dark (heh) and make this the first crowdfunding project I pledged money towards.

Result:

Yooka-Laylee was released on PC and multiple consoles on April 11, 2017.

To find NeonWabbit’s name in the credits:

After opening the game, head to the Options & Stuff menu where you can access the credits. Navigate the credits using the on-screen controls.

The backer credits of Yooka-Laylee.
The backer credits of Yooka-Laylee. NeonWabbit’s name is listed here as “Darien Brice Dickinson”.

Patreon for Hioshiru

Pledged: $10 per month
Rewards: Thank you, High resolution files, Exclusive 18+ content, Monthly sketch packs, Video speedpaints, Voting in polls
Patreon start date: March 23, 2015

Context:

Hioshiru is a Russian artist who makes quality furry and MLP-related art. I figured I could learn a thing or two from her video speedpaints and high-resolution files, so I decided to support her Patreon beginning in mid-2018.

Result:

Hioshiru posts Patreon-exclusive content fairly regularly, and I felt like I got my money’s worth. After a year, I temporarily cancelled due to a financial situation.