Steve Mayles

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Photo of Steve Mayles, taken from Playtonic Games's official website

Steve Mayles is a British game artist and animator formerly employed by Rareware, and the brother of Gregg Mayles. He was a character designer and sprite artist for the first two installments of the Donkey Kong Country series, where he created King K. Rool and Dixie Kong among other characters.[1] He also worked on several other games by Rare, including the Banjo-Kazooie series for which he designed, modeled, and animated the title character.

Mayles, along with several other Rare alumni, left Rare in September 2014[2] to found Playtonic Games, which successfully crowdfunded Yooka-Laylee on May 1, 2015.

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  1. ^ Steve Mayles's description on his Twitter account (captured 27 October, 2016)
  2. ^ Kirkhope, Grant (September 30, 2014). Tweet by Grant Kirkhope about Steve Mayles departure. Twitter. Retrieved November 24, 2015.

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