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Trivia / Yoku's Island Express

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  • Saved from Development Hell: Jens Andersson and Mattias Snygg, the founders of Villa Gorilla, originally set out in 2013 to make this game in one year. It took five, but it eventually did come out.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: Creators Jens Andersson and Mattias Snygg initially set out to make a game in one year without a dedicated animator. Hence, they decided to "make a game about a ball" because that would be easy to animate. While the scope and timeframe for the game's development expanded quite a bit from that initial idea, they continued to retain the focus on the ball, resulting in a Metroidvania controlled like a pinball game.