Indie developer WaterMelon, creators of the recent Pier Solar and the Great Architects for the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis in the US), recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with the aim being to create a HD edition for Xbox 360, PC, Mac and Dreamcast.
The target was set at $139,000 and it didn’t take long for the project to achieve that goal as people pledged their hard-earned cash like there was no tomorrow. Because of this great success, WaterMelon has decided to stretch out the goals a bit more offering new targets to meet, each one with a tantalising prospect.
Once the project reaches $145k, a Japanese Translation of the game will be made – something that will surely happen considering the sheer pace of this Kickstarter project. $150k will see the Dreamcast version get a few extras like 16x9 Widescreen support, VMU integration, and VGA support – not bad considering it obviously doesn't benefit from the HD graphics.
If the project manages to hit $160k a Director’s Cut will be made adding new battle features, over 10 new side-quests and at least four new mini-games which can be played with up to 4 players. The game will come to Android devices and OUYA should $175k be pledged, but the big one comes in at $200k: a glorious Wii U version of the game, something that was hinted at by the developer when the Kickstarter campaign began. At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign currently has $141,640 to its name with just 6 days remaining. Head on over to the Kickstarter page now and start throwing your cash at it immediately if you want to see the Wii U version happen.
In the meantime, have a look at our hands-on with the Mega Drive cartridge version of Pier Solar to see why we think the game is such a unique little title sat among the HD behemoths of modern day gaming.