It looks like the plan to bring a Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor to life has fallen apart.

According to series composer Grant Kirkhope, the idea got as far as demo levels and spec characters before everything fell apart.

“The other guys actually had a secret meeting in a pub near Rare and we even got as far as having a character drawn up and a demo level type thing but it all fell to bits …. everyone’s got other jobs, etc.,”

This info came from Kirkhope’s AMA on reddit. The initial idea for the game was entitled “Mingy Jongo” and was intended to retain the Banjo-Kazooie look and feel. The team planned to bring their idea to Kickstarter, but it never happened. The official Mingy Jongo Twitter account was established in September 2012, but the account went inactive in December 2012.

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