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Title: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 28, 2013, 19:23:09 PM
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A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a PS1 style JRPG.
The initial goal has already been met so they announced a ton of stretch goals.


(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/705/709/2871c22c7ea9ae4392a50102954d74df_large.gif?1372391643)

They just passed the $80,000 mark so a Wii U, Vita, and PS4 version are all coming.
At $15 for a digital download of the game it's a great price so I just backed it.
If you're into the genre check it out :)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/disastercake/soul-saga-a-j-rpg-inspired-by-playstation-classics?ref=live (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 17, 2013, 17:18:54 PM
Okay so I decided to change the title of this and turn it into a general Kickstarter topic.
Seems like I'm backing one of these a week lately so I thought it would be handy to have one place to talk about them. Everybody please feel free to add any gaming projects you come across or decide to back :)

Here's the latest one for me to back  

 [size=140]Liege[/size]  
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/408977/photo-main.jpg?1373988855)

It's another RPG and the initial goal has already been met meaning it's coming to PC, Mac, IOS, and Android.
They added stretch goals for PS4 and Vita so I'm really hoping they make it.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codagames/liege?ref=live (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on July 17, 2013, 18:48:49 PM
Nice idea, not my type of game but i am sure i will back some of these one day.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 17, 2013, 20:00:07 PM
Here's one for all the pinball fans out there. The makers of the Pinball Arcade series have gone to Kickstarter to try and raise enough money to pay all the license fees for the classic arcade pinball machine Terminator 2! They're at 89% funded with 4 days to go so it's gonna be close.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/535722/photo-main.jpg?1367369803)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1067367405/pinball-arcade-terminator-2-judgment-day?ref=live (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2013, 21:40:43 PM
I got a notification about this Terminator pinball Kickstarter.  I supported their ST:TNG table.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 17, 2013, 22:06:28 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I got a notification about this Terminator pinball Kickstarter.  I supported their ST:TNG table.  ;)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2013, 22:07:23 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I got a notification about this Terminator pinball Kickstarter.  I supported their ST:TNG table.  ;)

LOL  A little obvious, right?  ;)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 25, 2013, 19:51:03 PM
Here's another one that looks pretty good. It's a new entry in a series that started back on the Spectrum and they have said all 5 of the original Spectrum games will be included. It's PC only right now but it says an Ouya port is likely.

Legend of Iya

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/611595/photo-main.jpg?1373247362)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/523651724/legend-of-iya (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Bobinator on September 13, 2013, 02:06:41 AM
So, I figured that instead of having a thread for every time one of these comes up, we can just keep it all to one thread and save ourselves a little extra effort. Personally? I love Kickstarter. It's a great way to see games we wouldn't normally see get funded, and I'm glad more and more people are getting into it.

Chris Sorrell Speaks! - James Pond (http://http)

So, that said, apparently some guy is going to do a James Pond Kickstarter around the 20th. I'm... morbidly curious to see how this is going to work out, since James Pond hasn't been a thing since like... well, 2011, if we're counting that iPhone game. And the Playstation 2 port of Robocod. (Which, I maintain isn't really that great of a game. Operation Starfish was better, but nobody talks about that game. No justice.) I can't really judge how well it's going, but going by that one Dizzy Kickstarter from a while back, well... (http://http)

In brighter news, the Kickstarter I'm keeping my on at the moment is the one for the new Shantae game (http://http). The Shantae games, if you haven't played them, are basically a series of really well animated 2D action adventure games. The first game was one of the last and greatest Game Boy Color games, with a third game in developement for the 3DS. Wayforward usually does great work, and I basically want them to have all my money. And I would, too, if I weren't trying NOT to throw all my money everywhere.

So, what projects are coming up that interest you? Anything you've funded you want to see?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 13, 2013, 05:22:11 AM
Well actually, I tried the same thing a while ago http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36186#p36186 (http://http)  :)

For me I've taken a bit of a break with them. I've backed a few now and so far the only one I have is the Ouya, which I'm slowly disliking more and more! I have another one for a Dreamcast shooter that's really late and the developers aren't saying much, and I have a few others that I backed recently and are a long ways away. Basically at this point I want a couple more finished before I back anymore.

I really do love the idea though, just need to see some results.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 13, 2013, 15:34:58 PM
I've merged the topics so we have only one thread now. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Katzkatz on September 13, 2013, 21:26:12 PM
There are quite a few interesting kickstarter projects on Steam. Here is a picture of a Homeworld clone called Void Destroyer :-

(http://www.voiddestroyer.com/screenshots/iter15-8.png)


There is also a planned Dungeon Keeper clone called War for the Overworld. Here is a picture of that :-

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/363401/photo-main.jpg?1354128162)

Both of them have achieved their target funding and are in development. Should be interesting to see the final products.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: onthinice on September 15, 2013, 18:00:40 PM
I never knew James Pond had so many titles. Hopefully a Kickstarter for Jaguar James Pond will start soon. 8)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Bobinator on September 15, 2013, 21:23:38 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
I never knew James Pond had so many titles. Hopefully a Kickstarter for Jaguar James Pond will start soon. :P
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: onthinice on September 15, 2013, 22:37:07 PM
Quote from: "Bobinator"
Quote from: "onthinice"
I never knew James Pond had so many titles. Hopefully a Kickstarter for Jaguar James Pond will start soon. :P
:21:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 16, 2013, 20:04:21 PM
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Now this looks interesting. The original creator of Mutant League Football and Hockey is making a sequel to the football game. EA still owns the rights to the game which is why the title has been changed to Mutant Football League instead. At $750,000 it's a very big goal but hopefully they are successful.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league?ref=live (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 16, 2013, 21:37:55 PM
That's a lofty goal but, who knows?  We may be surprised.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Bobinator on September 20, 2013, 15:33:13 PM
So that James Pond Kickstarter is up. You people are the sort of people who liked Robocod, so start fetching your wallets. (http://http) :P

Seriously, though, I really do hope they make it. If things seem like they're going well in the next few days, I might actually chip in and get myself a copy. It does seem like they want to put out a retro-style platformer, and daddy needs his sweet, sweet fix. And I'm not enough of a Mega Man fan for Mighty No. 9, so.

...I just hope they remember Operation Starfish exists.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on October 05, 2013, 18:13:37 PM
Anyone seen this new Kickstarter (http://http) for Retro magazine by Game Gavel.

Despite being very US-centric I was quite interested in this before I saw that Seanbaby is involved, so now you can count me out. He has to be one of the worst video game "journalists" in the history of the industry.

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Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 05, 2013, 18:26:06 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Anyone seen this new Kickstarter (http://http) for Retro magazine by Game Gavel.

Despite being very US-centric I was quite interested in this before I saw that Seanbaby is involved, so now you can count me out. He has to be one of the worst video game "journalists" in the history of the industry.

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I was going to post about it. You beat me to it. :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on October 09, 2013, 19:53:52 PM
[size=180]ColecoVision Classics Heading To iOS Via Kickstarter[/size]

ColecoVision is a classic games console from the early 1980s. It's actually kind of a big deal. It's got some fantastic iconic games. And we're bringing it back!

We've got some great ideas and would love to find out what you think. It's going to be slick, polished and beautiful. You can check out the concept art below too, and see where we're heading with it.

We really like the idea of re-creating a living or family room with a ColecoVision console right in the center. We want people to be reminded of the original system, to see what it looked like. We're thinking atmospheric lighting - the glow of the TV, lighting the room and then to the left, we're imagining your stack of games.

Swipe or tap, and the games all fly up and assemble in a line so you can swipe left and right through your library - accessing box-art, instructions and the ROM cartridge. Choosing to play a game will drop the cartridge into the console, and then zoom you into the TV and you'll be playing full screen.

[align=center:odpu7z90](https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/933/155/7ab5e72a4f61e447a47f462cec0831f2_large.jpg?1379510133)[/align:odpu7z90]

[align=center:odpu7z90][size=240]Kickstarter Link! (http://http)[/size][/align:odpu7z90]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 09, 2013, 20:03:47 PM
Sounds pretty cool! If they add a platform that has physical controls I might back it but I just can't imagine playing these games with touch screen controls, that and I don't own any IOS devices either.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 10, 2013, 02:11:03 AM
I'm with you there, Shadowrunner.  Adding Android support as well as the ability to use a real controller would get me interested in supporting this in an instant. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on October 21, 2013, 10:54:04 AM
[align=center:19nyd7of](https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/164/426/af662def3e06cdf9dbde5847ee8f3a2f_large.jpg?1381779284)[/align:19nyd7of]
[align=center:19nyd7of][size=120]From Paradroid to Pinball Dreams. Andrew Hewson shares experiences & insights from his pioneering videogames career in this new book.[/size][/align:19nyd7of]

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robhwson/hints-and-tips-for-videogame-pioneers (http://http)

Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers is a new book by Andrew Hewson, founder of Hewson Consultants, 21st Century Entertainment and the founding Chairman of UK videogames trade body ELSPA (now UKIE).

looks like a good'in.. loved the opening sequence, must of cost a few bob for that alone.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on October 21, 2013, 13:15:31 PM
I wish he would get back to me with the interview questions I sent him!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on October 21, 2013, 17:15:02 PM
A guy who just joined Retro Gamer forum is doing a remake of Firebird's classic Druid (a game I just reviewed for the Atari XL/XE on here)

His Indiegogo page is here! (http://http)

[align=center:vg54ee8d](http://d2oadd98wnjs7n.cloudfront.net/medias/1083482/primary_pictures/full/20131021074556-Capture_Druid_Wip.PNG?1382366757)[/align:vg54ee8d]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2013, 22:05:25 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
A guy who just joined Retro Gamer forum is doing a remake of Firebird's classic Druid (a game I just reviewed for the Atari XL/XE on here)

His Indiegogo page is here! (http://http)

[align=center:2xsixer0](http://d2oadd98wnjs7n.cloudfront.net/medias/1083482/primary_pictures/full/20131021074556-Capture_Druid_Wip.PNG?1382366757)[/align:2xsixer0]

So, is this supposed to be an PC version? It says he'd like to bring it to Android at some point but I'm not sure if the version he's asking support for is PC compatible.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on October 21, 2013, 22:07:47 PM
From what I understand it will be PC first and then Android too afterwards.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2013, 22:40:35 PM
Cool, thanks!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Sokurah on October 21, 2013, 23:32:00 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
His Indiegogo page is here! (http://http)
"crow funding" LOL (spellcheck ffs).

Seriously, I hope he's been allowed to remake this. What he's basically doing is a straight (but modernized) remake and unless he's been allowed to use the original IP it might get him into trouble using it for a commercial project.
...oh, and I can do it for 5000$ less than he can. ;)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on October 21, 2013, 23:36:03 PM
People said that on RG too, he didn't even know who held the rights to it.

I pointed out to him that it's Atari so he's said he has contacted them.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on November 18, 2013, 18:19:11 PM
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At around midnight (GMT) last night a flurry of activity on the Kickstarter campaign saw us sail across the finish and reach the campaign goal. Thanks to the remarkable efforts of every one of you, this book is now going to be a reality!

We couldn't be more excited and more grateful to you all. The kind messages of congratulations we have since received have really put a smile on our faces, but the reality is that all of you made this happen - so congratulations to everyone! Or, as Uridium would put it...

However, we're not ready to relax just yet, as there are still a couple of days left to run in the campaign. We're going to continue working as hard as ever to spread the word and bring more great content to the table. Remember, those stretch goals are still in sight and who knows, maybe we can even unlock some of those mystery ones!

So far this campaign has not only been a great pleasure to both of us, but it's also been a real eye opener about how much incredible passion there is all around the world for Hewson and 21st Century Entertainment games.

Once again our heart felt thanks and congratulations to you all!

:)

Andrew & Rob

Congrats on your achievement guys.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on November 22, 2013, 23:18:05 PM
Here is a rather unique Kickstarter. It has clearly gotten funded without difficulty! Ink Whiskey Concealable Entertainment Flask (http://http)

[align=center:1t6sb8mn](https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/326/694/4296f5450bfdde3c1ce15fe93bca679f_large.jpg?1384436949)[/align:1t6sb8mn]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on November 22, 2013, 23:21:24 PM
I want an Atari one!!!!!  :13:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on November 22, 2013, 23:23:53 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I want an Atari one!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 23, 2013, 03:01:46 AM
Really cool project and very original  :113:
Title: Wings kick starter
Post by: Anonymous on November 23, 2013, 19:14:56 PM
Wings from cinemaware is back!
and they also plan for an AmigaOS version!

help the developers, few days are left
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850516062/wings-remastered-edition (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on December 01, 2013, 21:35:18 PM
Colin Jones, the man behind the legendary Rockstar Ate My Hamster and Grange Hill has begun a Kickstarter campaign to remaster his classic game, Slightly Magic and, if stretch targets are met, complete the trilogy as he original intended including the unreleased sequel Slightly Spooky. The remastered version will be able to deal with things like 'colour clash', which the ZX Spectrum was famous for.

You can pre-order a copy for Ouya, PC, Mac and Linux for 5, though if you put down 7 you get a free copy of his recently released Microdot Reimagined on PC and Mac and the soundtrack thrown in.

It's a real bargain to put down 7 and get two games, plus two more if his 12k stretch target is met!

By going for Ouya as well Colin may qualify for the Free The Games Fund, which would essentially double his money, allowing him to complete the trilogy across all platforms. The price of that is that it is Ouya exclusive for six months, though Kickstarter backers still get it on all platforms I think.

Hopefully it'll succeed and we'll get to see the unreleased sequel that was done all those years ago.

PLUS - Alistair Brimble is on board to do the music again!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/colinjones/slightly-magic-8bit-legacy-edition (http://http)

[align=center:1ghbj6oi]Your Own Room in Slightly Magic (http://http)[/align:1ghbj6oi]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on December 02, 2013, 03:33:15 AM
That is actually pretty good and I like that the game will also be available for OUYA.  I hope he gets the funding that he needs.  I'll be pledging to this! 
Title: Re: Wings kick starter
Post by: TrekMD on December 03, 2013, 20:19:52 PM
Quote from: "makeintvgame"
Wings from cinemaware is back!
and they also plan for an AmigaOS version!

help the developers, few days are left
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850516062/wings-remastered-edition (http://http)

This is just $650 away from getting funded with 6 days to go!  Pretty cool.  I also just realized these folks are in Miami!  Maybe I can go visit them!  I'm a supporter!  LOL

Edit:  It is now funded!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on December 05, 2013, 23:56:11 PM
Yep congrats all at Cinemaware.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on December 17, 2013, 11:53:33 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Colin Jones, the man behind the legendary Rockstar Ate My Hamster and Grange Hill has begun a Kickstarter campaign to remaster his classic game, Slightly Magic and, if stretch targets are met, complete the trilogy as he original intended including the unreleased sequel Slightly Spooky. The remastered version will be able to deal with things like 'colour clash', which the ZX Spectrum was famous for.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/colinjones/slightly-magic-8bit-legacy-edition (http://http)


Unfortunately, this did not get funded but looks like it will still see release....

[font=georgia:1fzpapnj]Firstly, thank you to everyone for your support. As well as as offering to back the project, you've blogged, tweeted, facebooked and posted on forums worldwide. Your personal messages of support have been very encouraging, and have shown that there's still enough interest in Slightly to make the idea of him not returning almost unthinkable. 

So even though the campaign failed, in the first few months of 2014 Slightly Magic will return as a PC/Mac/Linux/Ouya game, followed closely by iOS and Android versions. Then I'll take a look at Slightly Spooky, which I might well bring to Kickstarter as a new campaign, with a totally fabulous game demo.

Putting Slightly Magic out will be a risk for me, of course, but that seems to come with the territory these days. I'll have more news in 2014, in the meantime I hope you have peace, love and way too much fun in whichever holidays you celebrate between then and now.[/font:1fzpapnj]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on February 15, 2014, 15:39:58 PM
The Great Craft Computer Club Kickstarter Retro Reward Giveaway

Our Kids Coding Kickstarter got off to a good start but we need more pledges if were going to succeed.

So its time to bring out the big guns and show how much I want this project to succeed.

To do that, Im going to give away my entire computer and gaming collection which is basically a mini computing museum. It includes things that are going to be tough to part with, such as the machines I learned to code on. But if it helps this kids project succeed Im fine with that.

Im prepared to make a sacrifice and I hope you will too and back the project!

http://www.inpractice.org/2014/02/15/great-craft-computer-club-kickstarter-retro-giveaway/ (http://http)

Craft Computer Club teaches kids coding basics with fun craft activities and great online help for parents and teachers
Join Our Mission To Give Kids Coding Superpowers!

Want to know what the CPU does and watch a video of how to explain it to a child? Well have a guides to help you out. Want to show off your new creation? Pop in and share it with a community of likeminded friends.

We'll pack it with childrens coding guides and video tutorials to supplement the book along with news and competitions. It's your very own online tutor to help you with:

    How computers, phones and tablets work
    Algorithms, programming and debugging
    Internet, search results, safety and security
    Logic, sequences variables

I also want to look at the computing your children will encounter in schools e.g. Scratch, Kodu, Python and HTML5 and devices like tablets, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Makey Makey etc

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inpractice/craft-computer-club-a-crafty-way-to-inspire-little?ref=live (http://https)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 21, 2014, 19:51:41 PM
Rather then clutter up the Artcade thread I thought I would post here instead. Maybe an Admin can move the last few posts from that thread into this one?

Anyway, I've backed quite a few of these now, and I'm pretty much at the point where I don't want to back any more. This isn't a shot against Tim from the Artcade project, he's been very honest and open about the process and the problems, and I completely understand.

The problem is that just about every one of these I've backed has encountered some kind of problem. From delays in the project being finished, to delays in shipping , to having to pay more money after the fact for shipping cause the creators didn't calculate it properly. These things just never seem to go smoothly, no matter how much planning they did before hand.

The Ouya is a prime example for me. I'll freely admit that my impression of it was soured before I even received it just because of how poor a job the creators did with the shipping and communication. I didn't get mine until after it was on sale in stores and their excuses just didn't cut it for me.

Another one I backed was for a game for the Dreamcast, and the Kickstarter edition was supposed to be exclusive and not available anywhere else. After being delayed for well over a year it was finally finished, and the "exclusive" edition was up on their website for anyone to buy!

I feel most people involved in these are genuine and really aren't out to screw people over, but there's also some people who start these projects and as soon as the money is in their account completely forget how it got there. I have heard of lawsuits being filed against people who didn't end up finishing the project after they had the money, but I have no idea if they were successful or not. As far as getting your money back through paypal, there's a deadline for disputes and if it's after that you're pretty much out of luck. Basically it just seems like you have to put a lot of faith into the project creator and hope for the best, and I don't think I can do that any more.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on May 21, 2014, 22:37:38 PM
Sadly, some of the projects do not work out.  That's the nature of Kickstarter for better or worse.  You always take a risk.  So far, I've had issues with some projects being delayed but they've delivered.  Only one project never did and the explanation offered was satisfactory to most contributors. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on May 21, 2014, 22:39:48 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Rather then clutter up the Artcade thread I thought I would post here instead. Maybe an Admin can move the last few posts from that thread into this one?

Anyway, I've backed quite a few of these now, and I'm pretty much at the point where I don't want to back any more. This isn't a shot against Tim from the Artcade project, he's been very honest and open about the process and the problems, and I completely understand.

The problem is that just about every one of these I've backed has encountered some kind of problem. From delays in the project being finished, to delays in shipping , to having to pay more money after the fact for shipping cause the creators didn't calculate it properly. These things just never seem to go smoothly, no matter how much planning they did before hand.

The Ouya is a prime example for me. I'll freely admit that my impression of it was soured before I even received it just because of how poor a job the creators did with the shipping and communication. I didn't get mine until after it was on sale in stores and their excuses just didn't cut it for me.

Another one I backed was for a game for the Dreamcast, and the Kickstarter edition was supposed to be exclusive and not available anywhere else. After being delayed for well over a year it was finally finished, and the "exclusive" edition was up on their website for anyone to buy!

I feel most people involved in these are genuine and really aren't out to screw people over, but there's also some people who start these projects and as soon as the money is in their account completely forget how it got there. I have heard of lawsuits being filed against people who didn't end up finishing the project after they had the money, but I have no idea if they were successful or not. As far as getting your money back through paypal, there's a deadline for disputes and if it's after that you're pretty much out of luck. Basically it just seems like you have to put a lot of faith into the project creator and hope for the best, and I don't think I can do that any more.

After reading into your concerns I completely see were your coming from on this and don't blame you for you prospective on these kick starters..but I personally feel it all boils down to logistics in execution and delivery, Tim has actually had no control over the outcome on his product to the tune on a third party who agreed to be capable of delivering his promise to you all which has turned out to be a dodgy printer, remember it wasn't them that made the promise or the ones now looking up shit creek without a paddle, it's Tim. They can pull the plug and said, sorry get your self another printer..they have him to ransom and it's a disgrace that so called professional business operate like this, but they do and don't give a hoot!!!.. even if there is thousands involved.

The risk in doing this is the fact that this can happen and does happen, Backers take the leap of faith in order to help something that they want realized and in there hands where time, money and competence allows it and fingers crossed it all goes well and happens the way it was planned, but when you look at it, this all applies to the same if you have backers funding it or funding it yourself with your own money, these risks all still applies, the only different is your doing it with other peoples money, but again, Time has been very honest and sincere about the woes he';s been having and proves this was worth backing in the first place. As there have been af ew cases on Kickstarter and pubically known, where kickstarter where funded by the hundreds of thousands for board games etc..and the people behind blow all the budget and then weren't even held accountable for it?

I feel Kickstarter should deservingly so look into allow people access to these projects allowing them to take legal action against the kickstarter, because at the moment, anyone can say they are doing this or that, get the money and then hand a half assed excuse and apology to tell you the money is gone, so am I with your money..thanks for the memories down in RIO!, release the hounds...Kickstarter should be Partially obligated to when proven to be a con or fake or downright fucking idiot blowing the money stupidly hand over there address, contact and any details to the backer that they may take legal action against them for lose of funding and damages as a collective. This would put a stop to this idea of coning or faking a project in future kick-starters.

And hey if you think your being delayed..i back the Viva-Amiga Movie some 2 years ago and it's being promised to be finished and set for a spring release 3 times including this year, but I can't really complain as I know when it arrives it's going to be amazing product and plus I was the Kickstarter Pr guy for it and created the graphics for it's presentation. but yes..heading into it's third year in production and was due out last late last year.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: retromod on May 22, 2014, 08:14:17 AM
I agree it make no sense to support a kickstarter project if the project is not 50% finished prior to the offer it as kickstarter project. On the other side without the experience how to market a product the inventor run into problems sooner or later. A famous example: peeple watch. They sent out after a huge delay and simple forgot to follow european requirements. So the shipping was stopped by custom finally and you have had the choice to sent it back to the sender or to let them dump it. Why? because there was no "CE" sign, no regulation confirmation document, nothing!

Outside of america you have nearly no chance to invent a kickstarter project on kickstarter.com and any other website dealing with such project is not known by people so support of project is quite low anyway. So without the possibility to start projects on kickstarter it is out of interest for most european people specially if they run into the mentioned problem after product is available.

Btw. kickstarter.com works since decades on the european integration and until today there is no progress..... a shame.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on June 18, 2014, 19:56:46 PM
[align=center:2fna4o0r][size=240]PIXEL PANTIES! (http://https)[/size][/align:2fna4o0r]

[align=center:2fna4o0r]Pixel Panties Crowdfunding Campaign (http://http)[/align:2fna4o0r]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on June 18, 2014, 20:01:35 PM
So I take it your a backer on this then Laird :)

But interesting viewing none the less
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2014, 20:36:23 PM
Not only has this met its goal, it has surpassed it!   :21:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2014, 14:37:37 PM
[align=center:3c1wbkgl][size=140]Mega-Bit: Figures Inspired by SEGA Genesis[/size][/align:3c1wbkgl]

[align=center:3c1wbkgl]Mega Bit Figures Inspired by SEGA Genesis (http://http)[/align:3c1wbkgl]

[align=center:3c1wbkgl][size=140]New from So Analog... officially licensed figures that bring classic Genesis cartridges to life![/size][/align:3c1wbkgl]

[align=center:3c1wbkgl][size=180]Kickstarter Campaign[/size] (http://https)[/align:3c1wbkgl]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on July 17, 2014, 14:45:09 PM
That's a fantastic concept and a great idea, I hope it gets funded, he could doing snes ones next..

This will be like Pokemon , you have to catch'em all and then sell them on eBay of over inflated prices :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2014, 15:17:21 PM
They look cool and it is even cooler than Sega approached him to have these officially licensed.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 17, 2014, 15:19:58 PM
That's really cool! I'm backing this, just need to decide which one I want  :39:  Shinobi or Sonic. . . .
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2014, 15:22:36 PM
I would have gone for the 25th Anniversary one but the lack of color doesn't appeal to me.  I'll have to see which one of the others is more to my liking.  Maybe the silver Shinobi...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 17, 2014, 15:35:30 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I would have gone for the 25th Anniversary one but the lack of color doesn't appeal to me.  I'll have to see which one of the others is more to my liking.  Maybe the silver Shinobi...

Great minds think alike, that's the one I just picked  :113:
They still have a ways to go though, hopefully it gets funded.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2014, 16:56:21 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I would have gone for the 25th Anniversary one but the lack of color doesn't appeal to me.  I'll have to see which one of the others is more to my liking.  Maybe the silver Shinobi...

Great minds think alike, that's the one I just picked  :113:
They still have a ways to go though, hopefully it gets funded.
I'm still debating between that one and the Golden Boy one!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: AmigaJay on July 17, 2014, 18:02:12 PM
Just a shame they don't have the proper Megadrive logo on them.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TL on July 17, 2014, 18:11:00 PM
Sorry, I really don't see the point in these!  :-
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on July 17, 2014, 18:27:29 PM
They look awesome.. replace the house orniments now lol..
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 17, 2014, 19:07:27 PM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
Just a shame they don't have the proper Megadrive logo on them.

Yeah I'm surprised they don't have an option for that. They need some help if they're going to make their goal, and offering MD logos would surely bring in more backers from outside North America.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2014, 19:30:29 PM
The question has been asked:
[font=verdana:6ct1mi20]Why no love for Mega Drive?
Mega Drive was the name Sega used around the world instead of Genesis. Unfortunately, that means it would require a completely different license to make Mega-Bit figures with Mega Drive labels. There is potential to do some later on, but definitely not during the Kickstarter.[/font:6ct1mi20]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on July 17, 2014, 19:48:37 PM
Then I can't back it sadly. Shows a lack of research on there part.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: bogstandard on August 04, 2014, 16:31:02 PM
Sticking arms and legs onto a cart doesn't seem like a great value.  Now, if he was a digital artist and the carts could be inserted into a real Mega Drive for a slideshow..  now we're talkin'!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on August 04, 2014, 18:06:37 PM
Quote from: "theloon"
Sticking arms and legs onto a cart doesn't seem like a great value.  Now, if he was a digital artist and the carts could be inserted into a real Mega Drive for a slideshow..  now we're talkin'!

I like and agree with your argument there :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 05, 2014, 01:09:36 AM
Well, it wasn't supported by enough people, so it died. I think he did the same thing with NES carts and that sold well.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 11, 2014, 23:16:49 PM
Here is another Kickstarter project that may be of interest.  Remember the game Night Trap?  Well, this campaign is trying to revive the game but in HD.  Check out the campaign:  Night Trap ReVamped (http://https).

[align=center:2lagg3ig]Night Trap HD Hi-Def Rerelease Kickstarter Campaign Video (http://http)[/align:2lagg3ig]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: AmigaJay on August 12, 2014, 00:02:00 AM
God no!! Not a remake of a crap fmv game from the early 90s! The only reason they were popular then was because CD gaming was new and it was impressive to have video streaming on your game console, crap like this just wont cut it nowadays, sorry if your a fan of these 'games' but they are about as playable as a japanese school story game!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 12, 2014, 02:17:30 AM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
God no!! Not a remake of a crap fmv game from the early 90s! The only reason they were popular then was because CD gaming was new and it was impressive to have video streaming on your game console, crap like this just wont cut it nowadays, sorry if your a fan of these 'games' but they are about as playable as a japanese school story game!
Well, apparently this isn't a remake per se but, rather, a remastering of the existing game since they have the footage from the original 35mm film.  I guess what they are doing is something similar to what has been done with the Star Trek series.  Of course, it has to be funded first for this to happen!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Ben on August 12, 2014, 03:06:33 AM
Quote from: "AmigaJay"
God no!! Not a remake of a crap fmv game from the early 90s! The only reason they were popular then was because CD gaming was new and it was impressive to have video streaming on your game console, crap like this just wont cut it nowadays, sorry if your a fan of these 'games' but they are about as playable as a japanese school story game!

I admit 99% of them were rubbish, but a few of them weren't altogether bad.  Road Avenger, Revenge of the Ninja and Time Gal were all decent on the Mega CD, and Dragon's Lair was excellent in the arcades as well (I never had a home version of that one).
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: onthinice on August 12, 2014, 03:16:28 AM
They were good. If I put Night Trap or any of the others in a Sega CD unit it would be the grainy footage that sells me. The grainy images added to the suspense.

Let this one rest in peace. HD is great, but it is like Ted Turner when he colorized everything back in the late 80's and early 90's. Some things are best left alone.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Ben on August 12, 2014, 03:22:24 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
They were good. If I put Night Trap or any of the others in a Sega CD unit it would be the grainy footage that sells me. The grainy images added to the suspense.

Let this one rest in peace. HD is great, but it is like Ted Turner when he colorized everything back in the late 80's and early 90's. Some things are best left alone.

My thoughts as well.  Something about that grainy, 90's video style is what makes going back to my favorite FMV games fun.

By the way, Ted Turner colorizing those movies is supposedly what inspired John Carpenter to put reality in black and white, and the alien created illusion world in color, in the film They Live. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 12, 2014, 03:23:00 AM
I was never a big fan of this game so an HD version doesn't excite me too much, but it's still kinda cool they're trying it. HD Sewer Shark on the other hand, sign me up  :113:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: onthinice on August 12, 2014, 03:28:02 AM
Quote from: "Ben"
Quote from: "onthinice"
They were good. If I put Night Trap or any of the others in a Sega CD unit it would be the grainy footage that sells me. The grainy images added to the suspense.

Let this one rest in peace. HD is great, but it is like Ted Turner when he colorized everything back in the late 80's and early 90's. Some things are best left alone.

My thoughts as well.  Something about that grainy, 90's video style is what makes going back to my favorite FMV games fun.

By the way, Ted Turner colorizing those movies is supposedly what inspired John Carpenter to put reality in black and white, and the alien created illusion world in color, in the film They Live.

Thanks! I love Roddy Piper. Never knew that.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: onthinice on August 12, 2014, 03:29:50 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I was never a big fan of this game so an HD version doesn't excite me too much, but it's still kinda cool they're trying it. HD Sewer Shark on the other hand, sign me up  :113:

I liked Sewer Shark. Was it on the 3DO?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 12, 2014, 03:36:46 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I was never a big fan of this game so an HD version doesn't excite me too much, but it's still kinda cool they're trying it. HD Sewer Shark on the other hand, sign me up  :21:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: onthinice on August 12, 2014, 03:44:05 AM
I have only played the Sega CD version. I like your picks Shadowrunner and I am not just saying that cause you are a moderator.  :77: Congratts by the way!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 12, 2014, 04:16:37 AM
:21: Thanks!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 30, 2014, 21:20:48 PM
Here is something that may be of interest.  Have you seen the Classic Game Room reviews on YouTube?  Well, they now have a Kickstarter to celebrate 15 years of CGR. 

[align=center:2xm7yaxl][size=180]The Best of CLASSIC GAME ROOM: 1999-2014 DVD Set[/size] (http://https)[/align:2xm7yaxl]

[align=center:2xm7yaxl]The Best of CLASSIC GAME ROOM: 15th Anniversary Collection DVD KICKSTARTER! (http://http)[/align:2xm7yaxl]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on August 30, 2014, 22:09:43 PM
Looks like they achieved there objective :113:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 30, 2014, 22:12:02 PM
Yes, and still with time to spare.  Now they have the stretch goals to include more extras.  Looks like those will be reached as well.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on August 30, 2014, 22:24:40 PM
Fair play to them, wish we had seen it sooner but i am all Kickstartered out this month lol.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 30, 2014, 22:26:32 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Fair play to them, wish we had seen it sooner but i am all Kickstartered out this month lol.
I only found out because of a post they made on Google+.  I'd missed seeing this otherwise.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 04, 2014, 22:24:52 PM
The Power of Glove: A Power Glove Documentary

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/1066807/photo-main.jpg?1409807861)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerglove/the-power-of-glove-a-power-glove-documentary (http://https)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 09, 2014, 02:09:53 AM
Looks like the Power Glove made it.  That's not one I supported but good for those who did.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 13, 2014, 08:46:29 AM
Same as mate, not something i felt i needed but i will follow it closely.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 19, 2014, 15:11:26 PM
Just saw this and it looks pretty interesting.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/1311036/photo-main.jpg?1410381437)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/the-new-8-bit-heroes-new-nes-game-and-creation-doc (http://https)

They're making an NES game and a documentary about the process.
And then there is this really cool part,

Quote
Not only that, but this particular NES cartridge will be a bit unique. Yes, there will be an 8 bit game that will play on the actual hardware as expected, but it will also house a more modern game on flash memory accessible via a USB cable. The two games will be able to talk to each other, so when you unlock secrets or achievements in the NES game, it will alter the world of the modern game that is playable on Mac or PC. With this, we are hoping to provide gamers with a truly unique, multi-platform experience!

It's already half funded and only a couple days in so it's looking really good!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: bogstandard on September 19, 2014, 16:54:38 PM
We could make a "making of" video for RVG Blast!  All that would be needed is several time lapse shots of a pitcher of lager going down.  A bottle of aspirin emptying and an increasingly rubbish laden computer desk!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 19, 2014, 18:12:53 PM
Quote from: "theloon"
We could make a "making of" video for RVG Blast!  All that would be needed is several time lapse shots of a pitcher of lager going down.  A bottle of aspirin emptying and an increasingly rubbish laden computer desk!

 :21:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 20, 2014, 15:25:04 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Just saw this and it looks pretty interesting.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/1311036/photo-main.jpg?1410381437)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/the-new-8-bit-heroes-new-nes-game-and-creation-doc (http://https)

They're making an NES game and a documentary about the process.
And then there is this really cool part,

Quote
Not only that, but this particular NES cartridge will be a bit unique. Yes, there will be an 8 bit game that will play on the actual hardware as expected, but it will also house a more modern game on flash memory accessible via a USB cable. The two games will be able to talk to each other, so when you unlock secrets or achievements in the NES game, it will alter the world of the modern game that is playable on Mac or PC. With this, we are hoping to provide gamers with a truly unique, multi-platform experience!

It's already half funded and only a couple days in so it's looking really good!

Looks great but sadly a bit pricey for me.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 09, 2014, 19:10:02 PM
Here's another one and I just backed it. There's only 8 hours left but it's already been funded.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/1210207/photo-main.jpg?1412874240)

Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy (http://https)

10 bucks for a cool looking puzzle game on the Wii U :113:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 09, 2014, 21:29:10 PM
That looks cool.  Looks like they'll have it in plenty of choices.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on October 10, 2014, 08:15:19 AM
That does look awesome. Think I am too late to the party though.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 10, 2014, 14:47:22 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
That does look awesome. Think I am too late to the party though.

Yeah it ended last night unfortunately, but it says they are setting up a paypal page for anyone who missed out and still wants to support it. http://heroesneverlose.com/getthegame/ (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on October 12, 2014, 21:38:22 PM
I will take a look fella..

Thanks
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 12, 2014, 21:46:28 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
I will take a look fella..

Thanks

No problem  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 03, 2014, 17:15:00 PM
This is pretty interesting, and for people who play a lot of games on a PC with emulators it would be very handy.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/544088930/bliss-box-4-play-one-adapter-for-many-controllers (http://https)

Not sure about that goal though. $150,000 sounds a little out of reach, but I wish them success :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on December 03, 2014, 18:39:37 PM
That certainly looks nifty!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on December 03, 2014, 19:58:40 PM
Looks brilliant but like you say that's a lot of money.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Antiriad2097 on December 03, 2014, 20:17:29 PM
$40 is only 25. This will fill the gaps in my USB adapter connectivity, since I've already got Atari, MD, PS1, Saturn and Dreamcast adapters. I'm in. It's much cheaper than buying adapters individually.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on December 03, 2014, 20:18:56 PM
Good point actually. Now I need to think about this one. Seriously.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on December 06, 2014, 15:53:52 PM
Blinking Light Win - Resurrecting your NES


About this project

THE PROBLEM

We all know how much fun it was to get our toaster NES to work in the good ol days. Our lungs got a pretty good workout from blowing into the cartridge and the system hoping that in the off chance it will magically work. As much as we'd like to believe that blowing the cartridge through your shirt bettered your chances, it all came down to luck.

The real crux of the issue is with the design choice to make the NES as toy-like as possible. But we don't blame the engineers one bit. The video game crash of 1983 just happened in recent memory and everyone had a bad taste in their mouth when the words "video" and "game" were mentioned in the same sentence.

The system shipped with a ZIF (zero insertion force) connector to make loading in a cartridge sideways as easy as possible. Unfortunately, ZIF connectors simply weren't designed to withstand the fascinations of an avid gamer. Eventually the contacts would wear out from the constant bending of inserting and removing a game. (Sorry Mr. Rodriguez, not all of life's problems can be solved with bending).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/113891498/blinking-light-win-resurrecting-your-nes (http://https)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 06, 2014, 23:10:36 PM
That's really cool! Easy to replace and very cheap, I'm in :113:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: JoeMusashi on December 06, 2014, 23:15:33 PM
Quite a simplistic fix but what happens if habit takes over and I put a game in and press it down?
Does it block the 'press down' mechanism?
Title: Back in Time Brighton '15 - Live stage show of C64 Music
Post by: Greyfox on January 26, 2015, 14:21:39 PM
Wanted to be the first in with this. Chris Abbott of c64audio.com has just announced that there Back in Time Classic Sid concerts have just begun and started a Kickstarter Campaign to help make this Concert one to remember, doesn't matter if you love Sid music, this is going to be one hell of a vintage music celebration of classic 8-bit music played live by some famous C64 musicians :)

Cracking stuff!!!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 25, 2015, 22:14:13 PM
New Toejam and Earl game anyone?


(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/1650092/photo-original.gif?v=1424743761&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&fm=pjpg&q=92&s=318e1ac0890a87a11c872cd281c6cf71)

http://kck.st/1A7hvfW (http://kck.st/1A7hvfW)

It just went up earlier today and they have a long way to go, but with one of the original creators on board it's looking pretty good :) Looks like PC only to start, but hopefully they will add other platforms as this goes on.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 25, 2015, 22:19:22 PM
That'd be cool to see.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on February 26, 2015, 08:59:13 AM
Will watch with interest. So many of these Kickstarter miss the same trick. They should be playing the retro trick on this from the start.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 26, 2015, 14:50:22 PM
For me to back this they have to add consoles. Looking at the comments it seems a lot of other people are asking for this too, so hopefully they work something out. After the first day they're already almost 25% funded, good start!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Lorfarius on February 27, 2015, 11:31:34 AM
All depends on funding. Consoles tend to require massive license charges, for the Wii it was around 10K per game so a big title would probably be more. Might not sound like much but when you have a smaller game every penny really does count. Nothing to stop them doing the ports and changing this if they go way over the KS total.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: hamie96 on March 04, 2015, 07:10:22 AM
I'm fine with a new ToeJam & Earl game as long as they don't go back to using 3d like with the third game.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 09, 2015, 14:03:35 PM
TJ&E is over half funded now, looking good.

Here's another one that looks cool, and I just backed it.

(https://d15chbti7ht62o.cloudfront.net/projects/1712943/photo-1024x768.jpg?1425791966)
http://kck.st/1zTIAn6 (http://kck.st/1zTIAn6)

It's being called a retro, arcade style, space shooter. It also only costs $1.00, can't beat that! Android, PC, and Mac to start but they might add other platforms as it goes on.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on March 09, 2015, 16:20:31 PM
Major Rocks looks like a fun one!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: wherehousewerewolf on March 10, 2015, 18:11:58 PM
Alright let's talk about this movie Buzzard that was released last weekend. The opening scene is the main character getting so pissed at his Powerglove that he destroys it by repeatedly bashing it against a table (he later converts it into a Krueger-esque weapon of destruction). Anyway the movie is totally badass, but even more badass is that they are kickstarting a retro-style video game based on the movie. Definitely worth a look, the pitch video is hilarious: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/po ... video-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/potrykus/buzzard-the-video-game)

edit:Link fixed for you in the mean time , why not say hello in the Introductions Section (http://http)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 10, 2015, 18:31:31 PM
Welcome to the site, I've never heard of that movie, but it does sound interesting. Your link doesn't seem to work for me, but I found the project here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/po ... video-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/potrykus/buzzard-the-video-game)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on March 10, 2015, 18:33:50 PM
yes Shadow you are correct, just edited the one above, just after you posted :21:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on March 12, 2015, 11:01:35 AM
Had to post with it been both a part of our video game culture of the time and being one of the best films of all time, this deserves to be supported to enable us to get a real insight to what made these films so great, well the first and third lol.

Yes there has been a get kickstarter started in order to finish of a full length feature documentary based on the Back to the Future series which promises exclusives with the actually cast and director Robert Zemeckis in celebration of Back to the Future's 30th Anniversary this October.

If your fan and were unaware of this, please support it, I have and can't wait to see what's in store, dam shame nobody was able o create a quality Back to the Future game back in the day, minus the Tell Tale adventures, so it looks like I'll have to make do with the Japanese Snes version of Back to the Future or the Imageworks back to the future 2 game :)

Read all about the kickstarter here and lets get back in time.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/11 ... ocumentary (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1193589543/back-in-time-a-back-to-the-future-documentary)
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Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Lorfarius on March 12, 2015, 12:01:04 PM
Wait... you don't like BTTF 2?  :o
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 12, 2015, 13:58:19 PM
Cool project, and yeah, what Lorfarius said! I'd take the second movie over the third any day!
Title: Nerdbert: The Signature Hunter Kickstarter Launched!
Post by: NerdbertTeam on March 13, 2015, 11:37:29 AM
Hi everyone! :111:

Each level will be set in a different venue, including Comic Cons, Sci-Fi Expos, Anime Conventions, and other settings. The game will be fast paced, rendered in pixel art, and initially released for the PC platform. Here's a screenshot:

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/003/399/412/6367f6922eb60363a7c554d4396aaf17_original.PNG?v=1425738605&w=700&h=&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=82c5f9ab2f8605cd999d8d18a5147f4e)

If you have time, please check out our campaign below and give us some feedback. We're a team of 2 duo, passionate gamers with fond memories of growing up in the 80's and 90's golden era of the industry. We'd really love your suggestions and ways to improve the game content! :69:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/322585537/nerdbert-the-signature-hunter (http://https)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on March 14, 2015, 15:28:30 PM
Good luck with the KS mate...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: NerdbertTeam on March 14, 2015, 16:31:58 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Good luck with the KS mate...

Thanks!  :4:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on March 20, 2015, 17:54:29 PM
Here's a rather cool Kickstarter that I just found about (it only has 7 days left).  The game will be ported to modern systems PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita, PC and Mac but may see release to the OUYA as well.  The game is called Slain! 

Players control Bathoryn, a hero in a Gothic world, seeking to liberate seven great towers.

Bathoryn must battle his way through a doomed land packed with gruesome pixel art foes before ascending (or sometimes descending) each tower, defeating puzzles, traps and monsters alike. At the heart of each keep, he must confront a mighty overlord. Defeat it and Bathoryns quest continues. Fail, and youll die gruesomely - mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades. And you will fail...

[align=center:13wwlads]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zSz5CjtdgOg[/align:13wwlads]

[align=center:13wwlads][size=180]Kickstarter Page[/size] (http://https)[/align:13wwlads]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 20, 2015, 18:35:44 PM
Looks great! I was going to back it, but then I saw this in the comment section in regards to the difficulty:

Quote
Think of this as a more difficult Ghosts & Goblins!

I'm out :21:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on March 20, 2015, 18:44:29 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Looks great! I was going to back it, but then I saw this in the comment section in regards to the difficulty:

Quote
Think of this as a more difficult Ghosts & Goblins!

I'm out :21:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: wyldephang on March 22, 2015, 01:31:19 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I'm out :-
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: HomerRamone2084 on March 26, 2015, 18:44:38 PM
The TJ&E kickstarter has been funded o/

Looking at the video footage it looks like it could be cool.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on March 26, 2015, 20:59:00 PM
Cool!  Good to see the project was funded.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on April 15, 2015, 10:38:41 AM
From the devilish and creative minds of Chris Abbott , Marcel Donne and amazing imagery of Trevor Storey comes

Project Sidologic

Project Sidologie by Marcel Donn - this luxury box set evokes classic JARRE using C64 music remixes, and offers stems and samples too.

[align=center:36oc7hc8](https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/003/591/614/0cbaafeeed500cfa31da452a388ddd91_original.jpg?v=1428679668&w=700&h=&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=d12b6ed130dc1fdce51a385917267b7e)[/align:36oc7hc8]

Hop on board here : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c6 ... 64-music-r (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c64audio/project-sidologie-jarre-style-commodore-64-music-r)
Title: New Kickstarter: The Bitmap Brothers: Universe
Post by: zapiy on April 16, 2015, 19:37:07 PM
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/1655653/photo-original.jpg?v=1429007277&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=d958bc22485272b25d8fd5867b678270)

A unique and lavishly produced history of the visionary British software house, created by videogame history publisher Read-Only Memory

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/da ... s-universe (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/the-bitmap-brothers-universe)

This one is huge for me.. Maybe my favourite software house of all time.
Title: Re: New Kickstarter: The Bitmap Brothers: Universe
Post by: Retro_Raiden on April 16, 2015, 19:51:40 PM
I love Z on PS1! It's a shame The Bitmap Brothers aren't really around much anymore. I am tempted to help fund this :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 11, 2015, 19:56:52 PM
Now this has me excited!

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/1835452/photo-original.jpg?v=1431227880&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=ab51b38f652831c84e147c5895330fae)

Koji Igarashi, the man behind most of the Metroidvania style Castlevania games, is making a brand new game in the same style. For me, these are some of the best games ever made and I am backing this :113:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ig ... escription (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/description)

The game is being made for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam, and you can choose a physical disc for the console versions. The goal is $500,000 and it's already over half funded. In the time it took me to post this it's already gone up by $50,000 so it's looking great!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on May 11, 2015, 21:18:45 PM
I am intrigued.. One i will keep a close on eye and maybe dip in a bit later.. :113:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 11, 2015, 22:09:32 PM
And it's now funded :113: That didn't take long, now time for the stretch goals!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on May 12, 2015, 02:53:44 AM
Quote from: "Kidgamer"
Well...it reached all of their strechgoals

Okay, time for new ones then :13:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on June 08, 2015, 23:56:31 PM
Here is a rather interesting Kickstarter, the RetroClarity HDTV Adapter.  The RetroClarity is a simple plug-and-play solution that lets you connect your classic consoles to HDTV's for amazing video quality.

You can use the RetroClarity on many of your favorite classic gaming consoles, like the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and Turbografx-16. It provides amazing video quality presented on today's HDTV sets in 240p(NTSC)/288p(PAL) standard definition resolution in component (YPbPr) video. (Please note: The RetroClarity will only work with HDTVs that support 240p(NTSC)/288p(PAL) resolution and all CRTs with component video inputs)

[align=center:3jnf2oza]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hIkRFQKu8UA[/align:3jnf2oza]

[align=center:3jnf2oza][size=140]The RetroClarity (Component YPbPr Video Adaptor)[/size] (http://https)[/align:3jnf2oza]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 09, 2015, 04:42:25 AM
Cool project, but pretty limited market I would think. To get everything to be able to use it with all the systems it supports is $200, and that's still only a handful of consoles. Good for people who only have those systems, but if I was going to get an upscaler I'd spend a bit more and get one that supports everything with RGB.

The one reward for a TG16 emulator inside a Turbo Tap is very cool, but that will cost you another $300!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on June 09, 2015, 04:56:52 AM
It may be easier to just get something like a Retron N5, which upscales everything and emulates plenty of systems and has good compatibility.  I still thought it would be something cool to share. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 09, 2015, 12:27:35 PM
Forget all this upscaling. Stick to CRT!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on June 09, 2015, 15:55:50 PM
Nice idea, but as already said it has limited appeal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 29, 2015, 19:43:18 PM
Now this is interesting, it's a book detailing every licensed US NES game, and also a new RPG for the system! One of the rewards is even a copy of the game for the Retro VGS system which is pretty cool :113:

https://goo.gl/zmJcvl (https://goo.gl/zmJcvl)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/003/932/844/04df9cf10c4caa30136e36233286b0e2_original.png?v=1433603817&w=680&fit=max&auto=format&lossless=true&s=6770584e643dd27139f04b1b57221cc4)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on June 29, 2015, 20:56:13 PM
wow.. Lorfarius will be dead interested in this perhaps?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on July 02, 2015, 19:58:00 PM
Looks pretty good and more or less fully pledged.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 02, 2015, 22:12:20 PM
Yeah, with 24 days to go and less than $3000 away it's looking good.

The really interesting thing to me is the reward for the Retro VGS cartridge. It's a $50 pledge, and if that's an indicator of how much games for the system are going to cost, I think it's too much. I really like all these retro inspired indie games that are all over digital market places right now, but part of the reason is they are cheap games that can be bought for 5 or 10 dollars. At $50 a piece I wouldn't be a buyer!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: vandro on July 03, 2015, 07:20:48 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Yeah, with 24 days to go and less than $3000 away it's looking good.

The really interesting thing to me is the reward for the Retro VGS cartridge. It's a $50 pledge, and if that's an indicator of how much games for the system are going to cost, I think it's too much. I really like all these retro inspired indie games that are all over digital market places right now, but part of the reason is they are cheap games that can be bought for 5 or 10 dollars. At $50 a piece I wouldn't be a buyer!
I think your right. It would be a shame if they tried to make it too expensive, I imagine that would really cut their market.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 03, 2015, 17:18:42 PM
Quote from: "vandro"
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Yeah, with 24 days to go and less than $3000 away it's looking good.

The really interesting thing to me is the reward for the Retro VGS cartridge. It's a $50 pledge, and if that's an indicator of how much games for the system are going to cost, I think it's too much. I really like all these retro inspired indie games that are all over digital market places right now, but part of the reason is they are cheap games that can be bought for 5 or 10 dollars. At $50 a piece I wouldn't be a buyer!
I think your right. It would be a shame if they tried to make it too expensive, I imagine that would really cut their market.

They're supposed to be launching the KS for it very soon so we should know before too long.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 02, 2015, 15:50:20 PM
Just saw this and I like it!

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2003219/photo-original.jpg?v=1440987094&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=fc732132a9bc753bc21a330ec2cbfeb3)

http://kck.st/1EzWPH3 (http://kck.st/1EzWPH3)

Love The Mind print, and you can ever get ones that glow in the dark. Very cool!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 02, 2015, 15:53:51 PM
Those are brilliant and the printing is being handled by Darrens long lost cousin.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 02, 2015, 17:11:26 PM
Hey yeah, they do have the same last name!
Title: Re:kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on September 02, 2015, 20:23:21 PM
Us Doyle's get in every where even in Texas :) The prints look fantastic and appear to be of high quality no doubt about it. But and its a small but, it's a little piece expensive for reprints on a mass scale can't be costing them more than possibly about $10-15 buck a set on a large print run, but still it's an epic piece of art none the less
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 08, 2015, 19:30:47 PM
Anybody looking for a new 2D run'n'gun Dreamcast game?

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/1427164/photo-original.png?v=1441541490&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=f25861cef981d6c840e1ff66febeb7fc)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sa ... video-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/saberridergame/saber-rider-and-the-star-sheriffs-the-video-game)

I just backed it and of course went with the Dreamcast version :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 08, 2015, 23:23:02 PM
Oh, they've added a Dreamcast version?  That wasn't there before, I think. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Ben on September 08, 2015, 23:34:32 PM
I think I'm going to have to back this one, I just hope it hits the goal.  This is the first DC Kickstarter I've been excited about in a long time.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 08, 2015, 23:48:27 PM
I think originally a Dreamcast version was one of the stretch goals, but they moved it up to try and get more interest. Hopefully it works, I want it to hit the goal too!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 08, 2015, 23:58:45 PM
With it having the Dreamcast included, I'm definitely supporting it.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 09, 2015, 17:11:43 PM
This is a sure fire way to have a successful Kickstarter now. Just add a version for a retro system and your done.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on September 09, 2015, 18:17:36 PM
Also to add that Simon Bulter is involved as the main artist for the game, for those who don't know who he is, he produced some iconic sprites and graphics for Ocean Software in the 1980's and 1990's and a blazing and sharp sense of humour, perfect for this gig.

I think I'll be having a blast at the PC version
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 09, 2015, 19:14:33 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
Also to add that Simon Bulter is involved as the main artist for the game, for those who don't know who he is, he produced some iconic sprites and graphics for Ocean Software in the 1980's and 1990's and a blazing and sharp sense of humour, perfect for this gig.

I think I'll be having a blast at the PC version

Cool, I did not know that. Nice to see an industry veteran is involved.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Ben on September 09, 2015, 20:11:20 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
This is a sure fire way to have a successful Kickstarter now. Just add a version for a retro system and your done.
The Dreamcast seems to be picking up steam in that regard also, I just read an article about how demand has spiked due to younger gamers wanting to play Shenmue - http://www.techtimes.com/articles/79960 ... nmue-3.htm (http://www.techtimes.com/articles/79960/20150827/dreamcast-sales-soar-thanks-shenmue-3.htm)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 20, 2015, 19:57:18 PM
Looks like the Saber Rider project now has the PC Engine added as well.  From the update email I got today...

PC Engine:
Last week we teamed up with a very talented group specialized in PC Engine development. We reached a deal with them and so it became possible to include this port it into our 75k main goal. The estimated release date is Q2 2017
We have added 4 reward levels just for PC Engine.
BEE SPECIAL LEVEL 1 $49
BEE SPECIAL LEVEL 2 $99
BEE SPECIAL LEVEL 3 $139
ENGINE PRO LEVEL $189
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 20, 2015, 20:43:55 PM
The pricing it crazy though.. 92/$139 for the PC Engine game???
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2015, 02:08:54 AM
They are trying any and every way to get funded.  Crazy prices must be part of it. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 21, 2015, 04:21:30 AM
Quote from: "zapiy"
The pricing it crazy though.. 92/$139 for the PC Engine game???

That's a higher priced tier that includes multiple copies of the game and other stuff. The basic PC Engine pledge is 33/$49. I'm already backing the DC version but now I'm tempted to go for the PCE too!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 21, 2015, 07:15:09 AM
Well spotted I must have missed that.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 21, 2015, 14:53:38 PM
I missed the part where it said PC Engine CD, so I won't be backing that version. Too bad, if they put it on Hu card they would probably get more backers.

They're over the half way mark now and there's 13 days to go. It's going to be close but hopefully they make it!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 21, 2015, 15:14:16 PM
CD gutted. I was hoping for the Hu card also.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 28, 2015, 15:28:05 PM
Six days to go for Saber Rider and they're still short about $23,000. Hopefully there's a big push in the last few days and it gets funded. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sa ... video-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/saberridergame/saber-rider-and-the-star-sheriffs-the-video-game)


I posted about this in the DC thread a couple weeks ago, and now it's on KS and it's already funded even!
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2081491/photo-original.png?v=1442233991&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=dbfd3b976760740938abd0ee4aa14926)
http://kck.st/1KF7ix4 (http://kck.st/1KF7ix4)

This is another one for the Dreamcast and it's a Bomberman style of game. If you go for the collector edition you get a second disc with it that includes a retro version of the game plus a platformer game. Needles to say I will be backing this :113:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on September 28, 2015, 21:06:55 PM
Have you already checked out our promotional demo for Sega Dreamcast? Just use it in NullDC or burn it to a CD-R. Get the demo here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fvlannhkl6a4 ... M50ka?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fvlannhkl6a4wgy/AAApHtAykNI07cBBPCj6M50ka?dl=0)
We have also a Limited Dreamcast Edition of Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs as Kickstarter reward. This LE costs $99 and is limited to 200 copies and only available on Kickstarter. 41 are already taken. Please support us too. Thank you very much. http://kck.st/1WWmbEH (http://kck.st/1WWmbEH)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 28, 2015, 22:09:12 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Have you already checked out our promotional demo for Sega Dreamcast? Just use it in NullDC or burn it to a CD-R. Get the demo here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fvlannhkl6a4 ... M50ka?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fvlannhkl6a4wgy/AAApHtAykNI07cBBPCj6M50ka?dl=0)
We have also a Limited Dreamcast Edition of Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs as Kickstarter reward. This LE costs $99 and is limited to 200 copies and only available on Kickstarter. 41 are already taken. Please support us too. Thank you very much. http://kck.st/1WWmbEH (http://kck.st/1WWmbEH)

Yeah I upped my pledge to the LE, really hope this gets funded!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on September 28, 2015, 22:53:04 PM
I'm supporting the LE as well.  This one is going to cut it very close.  There's a saying in Mexico..."por un pelo de rana calva."  By the hair of a bald frog.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 01, 2015, 15:35:01 PM
Less than $10,000 to go for Saber Rider and 3 days left.

Also from the Watermelon email:

Quote
Other News
Also, we've got some extra exciting news (more Dreamcast games!). WaterMelon is supporting and is going to help publish Saber Rider Team's new game, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs for the Sega Dreamcast.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: sunteam_paul on October 02, 2015, 19:16:46 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
CD gutted. I was hoping for the Hu card also.

Having a PCE without a CD drive is like watching Star Wars and not seeing The Empire Strikes Back  :4:

Putting this on Huey would mean such dramatic cuts to the game that CD is really the only way to go.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 03, 2015, 00:00:51 AM
Saber Rider is funded!  Just got the email notification.  Still about 60 hours to go so they are trying to go for the stretch goals now.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: sunteam_paul on October 03, 2015, 08:51:07 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Saber Rider is funded!  Just got the email notification.  Still about 60 hours to go so they are trying to go for the stretch goals now.  :)

Yay.

I better clear my schedule now, got a lot of work ahead of me!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on October 03, 2015, 09:43:12 AM
Fantastic news.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 28, 2015, 14:51:36 PM
I see the Power of PS1 documentary is back on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/10 ... escription (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1066226221/power-of-ps1-documentary-film-and-book/description)

This is the second time he's tried to do this so hopefully he has better luck this time, although judging by the amount of pledges in the first day it's not looking good. I think the main problem with this is that nobody knows who this guy is. He's supposedly been in the industry for nearly 30 years but I've never heard of him before. I think he needs to get someone who worked for Sony in the 90's to help pitch this.

[member=4275]Greyfox[/member] Did you sort out your issue with this?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on October 28, 2015, 15:32:48 PM
no pal, I didn't so I can't condone anybody here to support this project, after months and months of producing potential content , design and concept only to be declined when quote was given which is fair enough, business is business I understand that, but to then have the mockup and concerted directly copied by somebody else to whom they hired only leads to one conclusion of Jonathan Beales had no intention of hiring my services, but rather blatantly suggest that I volunteered the work for free, although I've never met him personally or know him personally other that a gentleman's handshake took advantage of my status.

His background in the video game market place, is not any form of trusting creditials to support this kick starter, from my cosponsoring with the guy, he believes that he has done nothing wrong or improper regard deliberately copying my design style in a less excellence.

I will add the image here to show others exactly what my argument was, but after one day of the project running only has 15 backers must mean something considering his continuous bombardment on twitter. And also to let others know that this is his third attempt on this project failing twice before under "Game Changer" and a previous kikckstarter namely "Retro Gaming" both failed to get any awareness or funding.

compared to what else is being done at moment this will need to be highly well done, and with what I've seen as an editor of film and TV is not exactly setting the world on fire.

I have added the image to show the what they have done with my design and concept, but since has drop the "Power of Ps1" and changed it to a simple black text, but kept it in the Kickstarter promo video at the end.
[align=center:3nqjdhxe](http://i63.tinypic.com/awx3pk.jpg)[/align:3nqjdhxe]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 28, 2015, 16:02:25 PM
Yeah I saw the images on Twitter and he's clearly copying your work. It's Unfortunate he didn't try to work with you, would have benefited him.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on October 29, 2015, 09:52:07 AM
I've added the image for everyone interested to see the comparison here, also to mention there wasn't even an apology for wasting my time, efforts, just pure ignorance to the whole thing (We did nothing wrong). I don't wish Jonathan any back luck or comeback, but I won't be dealing with anybody's else work, concept without payment for work rendered before hand or stop altogether with offering my services to such individuals as this is about the 4th time I've been stung for being fair and honest.

So back the project if you feel it's worth the effort, but be warned they have ran into time frame issues continuously which could result in delays in receiving your product from Jonathan Beales, he lives in own world of everything working out right and as expected.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on October 29, 2015, 14:27:40 PM
It's a shame as I liked the guy but to see this happen has concerned me enough to not back or support it at the moment. Working with GF may have been the best option for him but sadly that bridge is burnt. See what happens I guess.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on November 02, 2015, 15:49:26 PM
Here's another book being made, this time all about Coleco.

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2067146/photo-original.jpg?v=1445913657&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=48ad7575b9b4299783c863ec86ad54c5)

Here's the Kickstarter (http://https) page, and as you can see it's already been funded and they are now working on stretch goals.

One of the rewards even includes a special kickstarter edition of the CollectorVision game Spunky's Supercar for the ColecoVison.
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRVxZxN_QsopsZwjBtbw3_U5p7wLq0NiKX4s2mG6FPPrnPHKfPRRA)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on November 02, 2015, 16:20:30 PM
I'd seen this, wow there are many books coming out these days, I hope there's room for the little guy :2:

I don't know if I'm liking the layouts, seem a bit basic to me, but it's the information inside that should be great.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on November 02, 2015, 23:34:04 PM
That's a cool one!  I am likely to support it.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on November 04, 2015, 05:27:14 AM
I like it, reckon I will support it also.  :113:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Simon_G on November 29, 2015, 11:26:18 AM
Supported this one... :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 09, 2015, 23:46:05 PM
Now this looks good, Sega doesn't seem to want to make another Streets of Rage game so this is the next best thing!

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2163900/photo-original.png?v=1449272402&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=5eab9fcf6f1b7428d55de12afe60c511)

Night City Assault (http://https)

There's a video of the game in action on the Kickstarter page and you can even download a demo for PC and Mac.

The PS4 and Wii U versions are stretch goals right now, so this is going to have to get a lot of support for those to happen. PC, Mac, Linux, and Xbox One are all part of the main campaign.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on December 10, 2015, 13:13:29 PM
I'd seen this, I too hope it gets to be a reality too, a great looking game.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on January 16, 2016, 10:36:39 AM
Bitmap books return with the promise of a second Edition C64 Commpendium book hoping to launch this Monday and have presented a little sneak peek pre-launch to showcase what to expect inside, some lovely looking games will take center stage .

So. Here's is the preview video to watch, and come Monday you'll be able to back this fantastic book. Enjoy..

[align=center:y4otb5t9]www.youtube.com/watch?v=3842u1c5tIw[/align:y4otb5t9]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Wopper on January 17, 2016, 16:45:15 PM
Hello:

My name is Carlos Pea and with my brother Jose Maria have started a project to create a video game type adventure, retro style.

We were diehard fan of adventure games of the 80s and early 90s, the golden age. And always we wanted to do one. And that desire can now become reality.

Our intention for the financing of the project of creation of the video game 99 Species would be to launch a campaign of crowdfunding in the kickstarter platform.

But before launching the real crowdfunding campaign in Kickstarter they have asked us to make a pre-campaign to know the number of people interested in the project of the video game 99 Species and if it would be viable. And we need all the support we can get ;-)

More information here, all directions, crowdfunding pre-campaign, our blog. Even of the downloadable demo ;-)

https://99speciesblog.wordpress.com/cro ... -campaign/ (https://99speciesblog.wordpress.com/crowdfunding-pre-campaign/)

https://99speciesblog.wordpress.com/ (https://99speciesblog.wordpress.com/)

https://99speciesblog.wordpress.com/download-demo/ (https://99speciesblog.wordpress.com/download-demo/)

https://www.facebook.com/99species/ (https://www.facebook.com/99species/)

Thank you very much for your attention.

Best Regards
--
Carlos Pea
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 18, 2016, 00:47:56 AM
Not my genre but there are other people around here that enjoy adventure games. Good luck :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 18, 2016, 02:34:29 AM
Best of luck with your project, Carlos, and welcome to RVG!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on January 19, 2016, 20:54:49 PM
With hopefully a nice little fanbase of followers here at RVG, well I'm one, it's appeared out of nowhere, This was a gift from the gods...

It's been created and produced by two huge fans of the frantise into a 90 min documentary and will be backing this one myself come the weekend, ain't I a stinker?..going on and on....here?, not mentioning what the hell I'm talking about..lol.

Well I'm leading up to it..hold on..give me a minute...ok...does the term..

By the Power of Greyskull!!! , I have the POWER!!!!........ Mean anything you? .....Yes that's right, for the first time, we're going to see how it all came about, who was involved and how it became so dam popular.

To visit Castle Greyskull, bring your sword and at the gate, hand it to Prince Adam here. (http://https)

No messing folks, back this, you won't regret it, if you don't, I'll make sure Battle Cat pops a cap in yer arse!! :108:
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 19, 2016, 21:46:03 PM
Yep, also For the Honor of Grayskull!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 20, 2016, 20:11:00 PM
Here's one for ColecoVision fans, Super Arcade Controllers and Adapters (http://https)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/005/196/832/f36cc437805d02cbed697d1cac360326_original.jpg?v=1452883867&w=680&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=f4e1f1142187873e3f99d2bcaaf7f69d)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/005/196/848/cf42450047d4c99b6aaf2fedee7001c3_original.jpg?v=1452884036&w=680&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=a5374b98dbed045e9d9584a462521f55)

The first one allows you to use other controllers, including Atari and Sega, and still have the number pad. The second one is the full arcade stick with number pad. There's also a third option that combines both adapter and arcade stick.

I picked up a ColecoVision a couple months ago but I never use it because I can't stand the stock controllers so I will probably be backing this.

The maker of these has been making controllers and adapters for old consoles for a while now and they are well known for the high quality. Here's his website, http://www.edladdin.com/ (http://www.edladdin.com/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 21, 2016, 01:02:39 AM
Those looks very nice and they work with the FB also. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 03, 2016, 19:26:50 PM
Just saw an update on AA about the Colecovision arcade controller kickstarter. They have figured out a way to make it compatible with the Atari 2600, 7800, and most 8-bit computers as well. They aren't increasing the cost either so this makes it a much better deal.

Here's the Kickstarter (http://https) page again for anyone who wants to check it out.

I think It's still too pricey for me but it's tempting!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 17, 2016, 17:28:22 PM
Well I decided to back this after all. . .

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/005/196/832/f36cc437805d02cbed697d1cac360326_original.jpg?v=1452883867&w=680&fit=max&auto=format&q=92&s=f4e1f1142187873e3f99d2bcaaf7f69d)

I'll be able to use it with my Colecovision, Flashback, 7800, and probably my XE as well so I figured it was worth it. It's been funded already with 2 days to go. Looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on February 17, 2016, 20:07:47 PM
Nice one, you must have some coin burning a hole in your pocket.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 17, 2016, 22:16:31 PM
Yeah, it's not cheap but I really cut back on my retro spending lately and was feeling the itch! Plus my Colecovision never gets used because I hate the stock controllers, so I needed something and the alternatives on ebay are just as expensive or more.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 17, 2016, 23:51:48 PM
Cool!  Let us know how you like it.  Even if it is just to make the rest of us jealous!  LOL
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 18, 2016, 03:46:53 AM
Lol, will do  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on February 18, 2016, 10:30:29 AM
Look forward to your thoughts chap.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 28, 2016, 20:39:36 PM
Here is an Indiegogo one that should be interesting.  This is a pocket Windows 10 computer for gaming.  Check out all the details here:  A Laptop Fitting in Your Pocket (http://https).

[align=center:343ymmqh](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Laptop_zpsqf2bfxds.jpg)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Laptop%20Game_zpsexfibdci.jpg)[/align:343ymmqh]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on February 29, 2016, 20:32:56 PM
Looks pretty damn awesome.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 29, 2016, 22:04:50 PM
I'm not sure if it's for me but it's a very cool idea!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 29, 2016, 23:15:37 PM
I think it is a nifty concept also but, like Shadow, I'm not sure it is something I want.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on April 30, 2016, 01:05:34 AM
Here is a new Kickstarter that should be of interest:  Box Art - A Gaming Documentary by Rob McCallum (http://https).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Vkvx5nrPA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Vkvx5nrPA)

Box Art - A Gaming Documentary will explore everything about box art, cover art, the artists responsible for making these images, their processes and more!  

This is your chance to help make this film a reality, secure a copy, and snag some exclusive content and items.

Before game trailers and the Internet age, even before magazines, our first contact with video games was the cover art on the front of the box. Thats the image that sold the game. It was the promise of an experience, and an extrapolation of game play regardless of the games actual graphical capability.  

But who created those images?
Why was it on a box?
Why did some games have different covers in different parts of the world?
What lead to the change between covers that were painted on canvas and covers that were designed in a computer?

This exciting new documentary from Rob McCallum (Nintendo Quest, Kittie: Origins/Evolutions, Power of Grayskull) will look at video game box art from all eras, for both consoles and PC, foreign and domestic releases and variations, and showcase both the famous and infamous stories that surround the gaming cover art we know and love.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on April 30, 2016, 09:05:04 AM
I'd seen this, simply divine, a bit strapped for cash this month, but I'm hoping next month to back this,, incredible looking film, the intro video much of cost a bomb, animated composites are seriously expense to do. So they have the professionalism to do something off the hook with this film.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on April 30, 2016, 14:22:03 PM
Looks cracking..
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on May 08, 2016, 21:10:36 PM
A new book has surfaced and is been supported and endorsed by us here at Retro Video Gamer and ask that all RVG members and affiliates help spread the word for this wonderful book, citing a world first in sight to the Atari ST demo scene exclusively, will unveil stories of how limitations of a computer designed to cater for business ideals and not a machine that could show tricky only dreamt off, well read on.
[center:1giww0xq](https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/055/201/b02b97142eeed2571e23d0627c4acd62_original.png?w=680&fit=max&v=1462022016&auto=format&lossless=true&s=bb3993df59f9eada71a8052a4850ce5e)[/center:1giww0xq]
The book will be printed in Berlin with the highest possible lithographic standard on offset printing machines. It will be 230 x 170 mm in size and uses 130g thick matte illustration printing paper. So if you open it up it is a huge landscape format of 460 x 170 mm, which is like laying down two Atari screens onto your table, next to each other. Thread Stitching, The book comes as Hardback edition with thread stitching, which is expensive, but very reliable you can completely open the book and nothing gets lost in the fold and nothing breaks up....
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/061/473/177d4c90182063fcab13e780f905e209_original.png?w=680&fit=max&v=1462096420&auto=format&lossless=true&s=b620381f8db08d54932b6322867e5244)(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/061/564/8108755c157dbdfdeade88b5d16c8e47_original.png?w=680&fit=max&v=1462097672&auto=format&lossless=true&s=ad12df1e89a915f3ada4646f43e9d58d)
The Anthology

The first volume is only the beginning. For the Demoscene history we plan to release a Trilogy. Each volume focuses on a special timespan with its own dramatic story, highs and lows, but also can be enjoyed standalone.

[center:1giww0xq](https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/056/271/fd735d6ef51edd9c804fb8a24247033d_original.png?w=680&fit=max&v=1462031963&auto=format&lossless=true&s=8c234801a488c5d51ca495651a300137)[/center:1giww0xq]
[center:1giww0xq](https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/048/556/1905da926ec7bd41f91bf247f551548d_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1461950161&auto=format&q=92&s=c50c44dfb1cde5ab35d80e5898003264)[/center:1giww0xq]

The Story of Thalion

Completely recruited from the demo scene a huge part of the book is dedicated to the technically and artistic brilliance of Thalion. Games like Chambers of Shaolin, Enchanted Lands, Dragonflight and Wings of Death squeezed out the last bit of the ST's chipset and proved that there was more fun behind this grey shaped business case. Founded by Erik Simon and Holger Flttmann (see picture) in Germany well-known sceners like The Carebears and The Lost Boys took part in the game development and talk about their experiences in those days.  
[center:1giww0xq](https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/048/053/651fd2c2666b9bb639f8a4c5433be98a_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1461947320&auto=format&q=92&s=fc179929e86776e2870867d0fb8673aa)[/center:1giww0xq]
[center:1giww0xq](https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/011/048/240/5c7a409156342559d63b314688be8f73_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1461948399&auto=format&q=92&s=3557dd05a0ac620a87c9d2ce4d5ac577)[/center:1giww0xq]

So please support this wonderful project, you eyes and brain will thank you  for it :)
 [center:1giww0xq]Kick Starter Campaign (http://https)[/center:1giww0xq]
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on May 08, 2016, 23:34:47 PM
Wow that looks impressive.  I think this may have deserved a thread of its own.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on May 09, 2016, 07:49:56 AM
Awesome. Went live earlier than we thought lol so I was caught on the hop with this one. Does look flipping great though.


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Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: psj3809 on May 09, 2016, 09:38:49 AM
Quote from: TrekMD
Here is an Indiegogo one that should be interesting.  This is a pocket Windows 10 computer for gaming.  Check out all the details here:  A Laptop Fitting in Your Pocket (http://https)

Thanks a ton for posting this or i would never have seen it. I love gadgets !

Used to have a UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) a while back which was cool but soon after the Ipad arrived and UMPC's disappeared.

Having this as a mini gaming PC is pretty cool, going to check this out to see when its coming out and price etc. Hopefully it'll be decent
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on May 09, 2016, 11:42:13 AM
I used to have a UMPC also.  They were nifty devices but smartphones and tablets essentially made them unnecessary.  That minilaptop from the Indiegogo is a nifty device, though.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: psj3809 on May 10, 2016, 10:37:45 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
I used to have a UMPC also.  They were nifty devices but smartphones and tablets essentially made them unnecessary.  That minilaptop from the Indiegogo is a nifty device, though.

The price doesnt seem to be ($300) but thats for people supporting them, the final price when its released will be higher (Probably $500) so for a gadget i probably wont get one.

I think a lot of times its similar to a collectorholic with retro stuff - hoarding things etc. I remember when i had my UMPC i didnt use it 'tons' but i loved the gadget, knowing it was a bit like a 'swiss army knife' type of gadget with so many different programs etc on it !

I'm like that now with my iphone (Tons of emulators/games/apps/PDF's/movies) when in actual fact i should just install say 5 apps, complete them and then install new ones !
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on May 10, 2016, 11:48:55 AM
I did use my UMPC plenty but did sell it once smartphones became more advanced.  There was no real need for the UMPC by that time. You're right, though, it may become a collectorholic thing.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 24, 2016, 04:07:07 AM
Any BigFoot lovers out there?  Then you need to check out this new Kickstarter:  Bigfoot Family Search for the Atari 2600 Homebrew Video Game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1468389582/bigfoot-family-search-for-the-atari-2600-homebrew/description). 

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/BigFoot%20Family_zpsuppfgv2u.jpg)

Bigfoot Family Search:
For the Atari 2600 is a new homebrew game based on an original story about the legendary beast. The game was programmed by Gemintronic's Jason Santuci, who worked with the source material to create a great game.


Game Play : You Are Bigfoot
Leaving your cave you find your daughter and wife missing and immediately suspect the Witch of the South. You must search deep into the forest avoiding the Witch and the deadly "Northern Lights". Your weapon is a rock your goal is finding your family. The Witch of the South can send you to the frozen forest and the clock is always ticking.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 24, 2016, 04:48:17 AM
Cool idea for a game. Hopefully it gets funded.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 12, 2016, 03:17:53 AM
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Socks%20The%20Cat_zpsfh2iog2h.png)

There's a new Kickstarter for fans of the SNES for a game called Socks the Cat.

Socks the Cat is the most anticipated unreleased video game of all-time. Ever. For any platform. Don't believe me? Grab some popcorn and "Google" it.

The premise was wacky yet simple. You play as Socks the Cat, or Socks as we affectionately call him.  The ultimate pet of the 90's. The White House cat. The "First Pet" of the Clinton administration.  Your mission? To fight your way through the White House battling all sort of enemies, including spies, Dobermans, protestors and satirical versions of famous political figures as end bosses. The game was set to be released on the ever popular, Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES in the early 90's.

The game was well received by some, disliked by others, but all agreed it was a great theme with excellent end bosses.  Several publications reviewed the game but when the publisher closed its doors, Socks went missing.  For years. And years. And years.

Read more here:  Socks the Cat - The Video Game Based on the Clinton's Cat (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481884736/socks-the-cat-the-video-game-based-on-the-clintons)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 12, 2016, 03:25:59 AM
I've never heard of that game before. Hope it gets funded so the game gets released finally.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 12, 2016, 03:29:04 AM
I have never heard of it either. I found this to read about it:  Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socks_the_Cat_Rocks_the_Hill).  There's also this video with info and some video of the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgfWzP-pCdM

I also just noticed the Kickstarter also has two other games in bundles:  Get'em Gary for the NES and Handy Harvy for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, both brand new games by Second Dimension.
Title: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on October 12, 2016, 18:33:55 PM
It that not all by @dra600n on here?


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Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 12, 2016, 20:00:02 PM
The Genesis and NES games, yes.  I don't know if he's working on Socks.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on December 20, 2016, 00:42:39 AM
Here are two projects for your consideration...

In The Line Of Fire - 3D FPS for the Sega Dreamcast (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620660310/in-the-line-of-fire)

http://youtu.be/fWVe_pEinRQ

Dreamworld Pogie - A 'new' old game by The Oliver Twins (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/47744432/dreamworld-pogie-a-new-old-game-by-the-oliver-twin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF6wvTfKEVg

http://youtu.be/KSSEl_pLkuY
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on December 20, 2016, 03:02:22 AM
Here are two projects for your consideration...

In The Line Of Fire - 3D FPS for the Sega Dreamcast (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620660310/in-the-line-of-fire)

http://youtu.be/fWVe_pEinRQ

Dreamworld Pogie - A 'new' old game by The Oliver Twins (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/47744432/dreamworld-pogie-a-new-old-game-by-the-oliver-twin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF6wvTfKEVg

http://youtu.be/KSSEl_pLkuY
They both look good. The Dreamcast game is impressive!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on December 20, 2016, 03:03:14 AM
Yes, that Dreamcast game does look fantastic. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2017, 15:18:05 PM
Here's another Kickstarter that should be of interest:  Neo Geo Anthology: History & Complete Games Library (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2099439603/neogeo-anthology-history-and-complete-games-librar/description).

http://youtu.be/IHoUVoq-C7w
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 13, 2017, 15:36:14 PM
That sounds really good! I'm going to look into it more but I may have to back it. Thanks for posting, hadn't seen it before :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2017, 15:39:32 PM
I learned about it by chance!  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to post it. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 13, 2017, 17:21:25 PM
And now that I've looked at it more, nope not a chance I'm backing it.

€60 for the complete book isn't too bad, but their €50 shipping cost is just stupid! That works out to $150 CDN. I'd love to have the book but not at that price.

Looking through the campaign, it says that RVG is a partner and they have a link to the site too. Do you know anything about this [member=5810]zapiy[/member] ?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2017, 17:24:51 PM
Dang, that's a lot of money for shipping!  Kills it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 13, 2017, 17:32:56 PM
For me it sure does. There is a note about the shipping and it looks like if you live in Europe or the USA it's handled by local couriers and probably not very expensive. For anyone else though it says it's unavoidably expensive.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on January 13, 2017, 20:22:50 PM
We are official sponsors for this kickstarter. Can you all Just give it a mention on your twitter pages fb pages..thanx we'd love the help this along
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on January 16, 2017, 21:08:03 PM
And now that I've looked at it more, nope not a chance I'm backing it.

€60 for the complete book isn't too bad, but their €50 shipping cost is just stupid! That works out to $150 CDN. I'd love to have the book but not at that price.

Looking through the campaign, it says that RVG is a partner and they have a link to the site too. Do you know anything about this [member=5810]zapiy[/member] ?

Sure do mate, also happy to help promote these things..

Postage is always a killer for books this heavy.. Rock and a Hard place for the guys I think.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 16, 2017, 22:07:47 PM
For most people the shipping cost isn't going to be anywhere near as high as it would be for me. Just depends where you live. They're not too far off from the goal so it looks like it's going to get funded which is great to see.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 16, 2017, 22:17:37 PM
Heavy books can certainly add up to shipping cost unless there is a book rate that can be used.  I know the USPS has one but I think it's only within the States that it works. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 25, 2017, 03:23:51 AM
I just learned about this and wanted to share it.  Orion currently has a Kickstarter running for a game called Escape 2042.  This game is a fast paced 2D platformer with 2 mini-games included.  The main game features security cameras to avoid, firing enemies, grenades to collect, computer "hacking" to open doors or disable laser protection fields, and level card based locked door in the first prison levels.  The game will take place in 3 different environments (prison, forest, desert) interspersed with 2 mini-games including a reversed shoot'em up and an original abseiling game.

The project is targeted for the following platforms:
-Gameboy (DMG, Pocket, Color, GBA) cartridge + box with manual
-Megadrive PAL (and Genesis NTSC) cartridge + box with manual
-Dreamcast (Region free, Factory pressed CD)
-Windows (Vote for this game on Steam Greenlight !)
-PC-Engine CD (if the Stretch Goal is met)

Check out the campaign here:  Escape 2042 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orionsoft/escape-2042-the-truth-defenders/?ref=kicktraq)

http://youtu.be/ZbTQz80OtiM
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on January 26, 2017, 10:24:27 AM
I did see this one and meant to share it the other day but I guess I got the feeling its not looking likely to hit target.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on January 26, 2017, 11:42:10 AM
Unfortunately, it is indeed far from from it's goal but I still wanted to share it since Orion is a known developer.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 26, 2017, 17:12:00 PM
I just learned about this and wanted to share it.  Orion currently has a Kickstarter running for a game called Escape 2042.  This game is a fast paced 2D platformer with 2 mini-games included.  The main game features security cameras to avoid, firing enemies, grenades to collect, computer "hacking" to open doors or disable laser protection fields, and level card based locked door in the first prison levels.  The game will take place in 3 different environments (prison, forest, desert) interspersed with 2 mini-games including a reversed shoot'em up and an original abseiling game.

The project is targeted for the following platforms:
-Gameboy (DMG, Pocket, Color, GBA) cartridge + box with manual
-Megadrive PAL (and Genesis NTSC) cartridge + box with manual
-Dreamcast (Region free, Factory pressed CD)
-Windows (Vote for this game on Steam Greenlight !)
-PC-Engine CD (if the Stretch Goal is met)

Check out the campaign here:  Escape 2042 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orionsoft/escape-2042-the-truth-defenders/?ref=kicktraq)

http://youtu.be/ZbTQz80OtiM

Orion started a thread on AA about possibly changing this to a Jaguar release. The KS obviously isn't going very well so he was trying to gauge support for the Jag instead. Just shows how dedicated Jaguar fans are and how much people are willing to support homebrew development for it as opposed to other consoles that sold much better!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Cryptic33 on January 27, 2017, 15:35:35 PM
Saw this a while back but his deadline is approaching quickly. I have asked if he intends to release any more for the Jaguar.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 08, 2017, 02:40:15 AM
Unfortunately, Escape 2042 did not get funded.  Orion said he'll still release the MegaDrive and GameBoy versions on his site.  Other versions may or may not see release.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 12, 2017, 19:27:29 PM
Here is another Kickstarter that should be of interest:  Nintendo Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution: Video Game Book (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thesubcon3/nintendo-oddities-and-the-homebrew-revolution-vide).  This is very well pledged already.  :)

https://youtu.be/TXW6NXkc7Kk
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 17, 2017, 02:04:39 AM
SNES fans, here is a Kickstarter for you:  Unholy Night SNES Fighting Game Console Cartridge Unreleased (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1251527936/unholy-night-snes-fighting-game-console-cartridge/description).

https://youtu.be/dxep3_Kd8r8
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on February 17, 2017, 19:43:06 PM
Great looking game. It's only $35 too which is cheap!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on February 17, 2017, 22:39:31 PM
It does look good and it is not expensive.  I wonder if it'll work with the Retron 5. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on March 17, 2017, 00:00:17 AM
Here is a Kickstarter that may spark some interest.  It's a new game for the NES inspired by Robotron:  Spook-o'-tron.

Spook-o’-tron is a Halloween-themed twin-stick shooter for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and PC. Recalling the arcade classics of old, it pits the player against a horde of enemies in a fast-paced race for survival. The game features:

100+ levels of arcade action
8 nefarious enemies
A custom level-editor (Kickstarter exclusive!)
Multiple modes of controller input (dual NES, SNES, even Virtual Boy!)
Save support for high scores
Scoreboard compatability
Art by Chris Cacciatore
Music by Kevin Hanley (KHAN Games)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/Spook-o-tron_zpsd46twdlh.png)

Spook-o'-tron: a Halloween-themed Homebrew Game for the NES (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1115970826/spook-o-tron-a-halloween-themed-homebrew-game-for)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on March 24, 2017, 03:00:58 AM
Here is another Kickstarter that may be of interest:  Battle Princess Madelyn (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/causalbitgames/battle-princess-madelyn?utm_source=Limited+Run+Games+Newsletter&utm_campaign=56ab81fc93-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5a5b46cbe7-56ab81fc93-198073465&mc_cid=56ab81fc93&mc_eid=b6ccf48874).

https://youtu.be/W-D3NUPrxS4
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 24, 2017, 03:56:33 AM
That looks really good. Cool story behind it too with his daughter helping design it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on March 24, 2017, 12:29:39 PM
Yeah, I thought it was a cool story also.  Who says that girls can't be knights?  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on April 02, 2017, 16:26:06 PM
I just learned about this and wanted to share it.  Orion currently has a Kickstarter running for a game called Escape 2042.  This game is a fast paced 2D platformer with 2 mini-games included.  The main game features security cameras to avoid, firing enemies, grenades to collect, computer "hacking" to open doors or disable laser protection fields, and level card based locked door in the first prison levels.  The game will take place in 3 different environments (prison, forest, desert) interspersed with 2 mini-games including a reversed shoot'em up and an original abseiling game.

The project is targeted for the following platforms:
-Gameboy (DMG, Pocket, Color, GBA) cartridge + box with manual
-Megadrive PAL (and Genesis NTSC) cartridge + box with manual
-Dreamcast (Region free, Factory pressed CD)
-Windows (Vote for this game on Steam Greenlight !)
-PC-Engine CD (if the Stretch Goal is met)

Check out the campaign here:  Escape 2042 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/orionsoft/escape-2042-the-truth-defenders/?ref=kicktraq)

http://youtu.be/ZbTQz80OtiM

Orion started a thread on AA about possibly changing this to a Jaguar release. The KS obviously isn't going very well so he was trying to gauge support for the Jag instead. Just shows how dedicated Jaguar fans are and how much people are willing to support homebrew development for it as opposed to other consoles that sold much better!

For anyone interested, the game is now available for Genesis/MD and Dreamcast at Orion's site:  http://orionsoft.free.fr/
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on May 12, 2017, 02:45:19 AM
Here is another Kickstarter that may be of interest:  Eskimo Bob for the NES (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/80534516/eskimo-bob-for-the-nes)

https://youtu.be/hC5RVW3oD_o
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Greyfox on May 12, 2017, 17:51:46 PM
Wow these games aren't letting up are they..crazy..but very much welcomed :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on May 12, 2017, 21:36:59 PM
You've got that right!  BTW, Escape 2042 will also be released for the Jaguar at Orion's site. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 10, 2017, 19:30:50 PM
I haven't backed a KS in a long time, but I couldn't pass this one up.

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/017/577/551/81ff5945b482f796b71de1cc922f9fea_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1500512538&auto=format&q=92&s=ac416accfeaa38c9239aec2540b0f315)

 Next Gen N64 Controller (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1247448559/next-gen-n64-nintendo-64-controller/description)

I rarely use my N64 just because I hate the controller so much so this is exactly what I needed. Looks great and it's not expensive either. They just launched the campaign two days ago and it's already well past the goal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on August 10, 2017, 20:08:35 PM
That is a nice looking controller.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: AmigaJay on August 11, 2017, 08:19:05 AM
Gotta be better than the awful original N64 controller!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on August 11, 2017, 10:04:56 AM
Wow that kickstarter has gone through the roof. Looks great as well. 


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Title: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: JoeMusashi on August 11, 2017, 20:20:47 PM
This is more like it! Only time will tell whether $20 is a reflection on quality or a genuine reasonable price. I think it looks ace. I'd have one, but what colour?
I have grey, blue and yellow original controllers. I quite like the standard grey to be honest. Not sure about the translucent coloured idea though.
I couldn't see any shipping costs knocking around, particularly to the UK.


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Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 11, 2017, 20:56:33 PM
$20 does seem really cheap but hopefully that's the result of manufacturing 1000's of these and getting the cost down. The price after the KS is over is going to be $25 so it's not going up much either.

They sent out the first update today and they said that they would do a poll after the KS had ended to determine what colours will be available. I like the grey too :)

Shipping cost is $20 for pretty much anywhere in the world. Doubles the price but if it's a good quality controller I still think it's a good deal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: JoeMusashi on August 11, 2017, 23:18:51 PM
Shipping cost is $20 for pretty much anywhere in the world.
Oof! They'll probably appear on UK sites at some point, like Funstock or suchlike. I'll wait until then...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 19, 2017, 19:23:47 PM
Here's a cool looking one!

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/018/742/035/5f14c5f2a98732e8f76b4b8ad409188e_original.png?w=680&fit=max&v=1507924633&auto=format&lossless=true&s=3c0f5ffc228b08a75884571e1c696506)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529306246/replicade-mini-centipede-arcade-machine-replica-12?ref=discovery

I love Centipede and this looks great but it's a little more than I would want to spend.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on October 19, 2017, 22:48:11 PM
That is super awesome.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 30, 2017, 03:05:43 AM
Here's a new Sega Dreamcast game on Kickstarter called Intrepid Izzy, a beat'em up / platformer genre mix developed by Senile Team, one of the dinosaurs of the DC indie scene and the team behind the awesome BEATS OF RAGE as well as Rush Rush Rally Racing for Dreamcast and Wii.

https://youtu.be/17G_Z6MZsig

Intrepid Izzy - PC / Dreamcast / PS4 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/senileteam/intrepid-izzy-pc-dreamcast-ps4)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: zapiy on October 31, 2017, 20:58:11 PM
Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: TrekMD on October 31, 2017, 23:09:30 PM
Yes, it does look pretty cool!