Yoku's Island Express - Ash_Team17

With E3 approaching and Hell Let Loose releasing on the 6th of June, it’s fair to say that Team17 has a very busy week ahead! In fact, next week we’ll be unveiling not just one but TWO BRAND NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS!

You’re not going to want to miss these announcements, and we really can’t wait to share the trailers with you. To ensure that you’re the first to hear about these new games right here on Steam, make sure to follow the Team17 Publisher Page.

In the meantime, you can find a couple of cryptic clues in the image above, and if you hop over to the Team17 Twitter account, make your predictions, follow and re-tweet then you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of these two games, and Hell Let Loose, upon release!

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next week!
Yoku's Island Express - DKShadow_Team17

Hi everyone

Yoku and its development team have just received a massive FOUR award nominations at this year's Develop:Star Awards!

Yoku's Island Express has been nominated for:
  • Best Visual Art
  • Best Game Design
  • Best Original IP

Developer Villa Gorilla received a nomination too, for:
  • Best Micro Studio

We're incredibly excited and proud of Villa Gorilla for having created such a special game and an experience we won't soon forget. Please help us in crossing fingers and toes for Yoku and Villa Gorilla when the award show takes place on July 10th!

You can learn more about Develop: Star Awards here

Yet to try Yoku's Island Express?
If you're just browsing this page and are wondering what all the fuss is about, we highly encourage you to check out the free demo right here on Steam - or on PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. We know you'll have a ball!
Yoku's Island Express - Ash_Team17

Wow! Yoku’s Island Express – the pinball metroidvania about a dung beetle postman – has gone and won itself a BAFTA for Best Debut Game!

On Thursday 4th April 2019, the prestigious BAFTA Games Awards were held in London, England and Team17 was in attendance to congratulate our talented peers and celebrate nominations for both Yoku’s Island Express and Overcooked! 2.

Just to be nominated for a BAFTA award is a huge honour, but to win one is simply incredible. We’re sure it’s a moment that the Yoku creators at Villa Gorilla will remember for the rest of their lives. This small development team poured their hearts and souls into Yoku’s Island Express to make it not just an original and innovative new game but also one that players all over the world could feel a special connection to.

Check out the acceptance speech below. It’s fair to say that Villa Gorilla’s Jens Andersson and Linus Larsson were more than a little surprised to win!


Team17 would like to extend a huge congratulations to Jens, Linus, Mattias Snygg and the rest of the development team on this landmark achievement, and we’d also like to thank the fans, games journalists and content creators who have played and championed Yoku’s Island Express over the past year. Your enthusiasm has been vital in spreading the word about our little dung beetle friend and his mission to save the world with the power of pinball!

Yoku's Island Express is also currently on sale for 50% off so now is the time to jump in if you've been waiting.

Want to find out more about Yoku’s Island Express? Follow us on Facebook or Twitter, chat to us on Discord or subscribe to the Team17 newsletter.

To hear about the development of Yoku’s Island Express and learn more about who Villa Gorilla are, check out our podcast interview!
Yoku's Island Express - DKShadow_Team17

Hi all

The love continues for everyone's favourite dung beetle postal worker, as Yoku's Island Express has been nominated for TWO awards at this year's BAFTA Games Awards!

Nominated for both the Best Family Game and Best Debut Game categories, the team at Villa Gorilla couldn't be happier or prouder of what they've achieved!

You can read more about all the BAFTA Games Awards here including information on how to watch the awards ceremony live on April 4th. We're crossing all fingers and toes for Yoku to receive some more awards to proudly display in his post office. We hope you will too!

If you've yet to experience Yoku's unique pinball adventure, remember that you can try the free demo available across all platforms. We know you'll have a ball!
SpyParty - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (RPS)

The doors have been opened, the games inside have been devoured, and now it’s time to recycle the cardboard. Below you’ll find all of our picks for the best PC games of 2018, gathered together in a single post for easy reading.


Nov 23, 2018
Yoku's Island Express - Ash_Team17

Yoku is so excited for The Game Awards, he's even bought himself a nice new top hat and tails! (Just don't ask where his trousers are)

Check out this fun video of Yoku preparing for the awards and don't forget to vote here. You can even vote once every 24 hours to increase the chances of winning.

Yoku's Island Express - Ash_Team17

Hey pinballers!

If you love the music of Yoku's Island Express then you might like this... A new YouTube video by Yoku composer Jesse Harlin, in which a few familiar Yoku fans from around the net, gathered to sing the main theme song, "Yoku Taidua".

Give it a watch here...


Please don't forget that Yoku's Island Express is nominated for Best Debut Indie Game at The Game Awards! If you'd like to show your support, it's possible to vote once per day to boost the power of your vote and help spread the word about pinballvania!

Vote for Yoku here: https://thegameawards.com/awards/
Yoku's Island Express - DKShadow_Team17

Hey everyone

Today we're extremely excited to share that Yoku's Island Express has been nominated for Best Debut Indie Game at this year's The Game Awards!

With this nomination, Yoku's Island Express and the development team at Villa Gorilla need your help. If you love Yoku as much as we do and think it deserves to win this highly competitive category, head on over to The Game Awards' website and cast your vote!


Note that you can vote once every 24 hours until The Game Awards airs on December 6th. Sharing your vote on social media (via the website) increases the weight of each vote, so if you'd like to give Yoku the best possible chance to win, please do share wherever you can.

Your support means the world to the team. Thank you!

Check out the demo!
If you haven't played Yoku's Island Express yet, we encourage you to check out the free demo over on the store page. The demo is available on consoles too, if you'd rather play it there. In any case, have fun!
Oct 12, 2018
Yoku's Island Express - Ash_Team17

Hey pinballers!

Ever since Yoku's Island Express launched in May we've had a wealth of critical acclaim from journlists and YouTubers but we just wanted to take a moment to thank you the players for being so vocal and positive about Yoku too.

Blending pinball with Metroidvania is a pretty unusual idea and we were never really sure if it would gain an audience or not. But it really has. You're talking to us every day on Twitter to say how much you all love the game and there are some great reviews here on Steam. To be at a 95% overall rating is so so incredible and humbling. Thank you!

If you haven't yet written a review for Yoku then we'd love it if you could add your thoughts here and help spread the word about "pinballvania". We kinow there must be more people out there who would love the game and we can only reach them with your help!

Thanks for playing, from Villa Gorilla and Team17.
Yoku's Island Express - Ash_Team17
Hey everyone! We hope you're enjoying the critically acclaimed pinballvania goodness of Yoku's Island Express! If you haven't yet, don't forget there's a free demo you can try right here on Steam to see what all the fuss is about.

We also have a small update today for Windows 7 users that fixes a couple of bugs that affected playback of the intro cutscene and in-game music. Enjoy playing Yoku's Island Express and be sure to let us know what you think of the game!


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