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News: A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

The full history of the creators of Gods, The Chaos Engine and Speedball

If you're a UK gamer with a keen sense of history then the name The Bitmap Brothers will be instantly recognisable. Most active during the 16-bit era, "The Bitmaps" are considered by many to be gaming's first "rock star" developers, and produced such classics as Gods, The...

News: Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

De-Minishing Returns

Remember Midora? It's a Zelda-inspired action-adventure which was successfully funded via Kickstarter to the tune of $73,470, and while it didn't meet its Wii U and 3DS stretch goals, developer Epic Minds insisted that it would still come to those machines - it would just take a little longer. However, there are doubts the

News: Collector Cases for amiibo Secure Kickstarter Funding

Collector Cases for amiibo Secure Kickstarter Funding

They're just customised plastic, but they work

For collectors and those that enjoy getting a little more out of key Nintendo releases, amiibo have been a revelation. Keeping them safe and in good condition is a challenge though, along with the decision of whether to unbox them, keep them in their packaging or to unpack carefully for the best of both...

News: First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Successor Are Revealed, Kickstarter Coming In May

First Screens From Banjo-Kazooie Spiritual Successor Are Revealed, Kickstarter Coming In May

Former Rare developers considering amiibo-style NFC figures

Last month we reported on the news that a group of former Rare developers had formed their own company - Playtonic - and were looking to create a "spiritual successor" to the Banjo-Kazooie series. During this week's EGX Rezzed, Playtonic showed off the first screens from the new game -...

News: Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare 3D Platforming Memories on Wii U

Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare 3D Platforming Memories on Wii U

Inspired by Banjo-Kazooie et al

If you owned a Nintendo 64 in its heyday, or have familiarised yourself with its library in recent times, you'll have done a lot of 3D platforming and collecting. It may seem old-hat now, but the concept of running around in a 3D world collecting trinkets was somewhat mind-blowing, and Rare was prolific - titles like...

News: Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Children of Morta Hits Stretch Goal to Confirm Wii U Release

Pixel-based hack 'n slash oh my!

While the standard of many Indie games is truly on another level when compared with the formative days of download gaming, there's often a level of deja-vu and familiarity in their appearance. With engines like Unity prominent small developers have a challenge to make their titles look unique; as a result we think...

News: Sneaky Ninja Infiltrates Kickstarter

Sneaky Ninja Infiltrates Kickstarter

Touted as "Mario meets Mark of the Ninja"

Ninja come in several different varieties, but few seem to be as round or whimsical as those in Stafall Studios' Sneaky Ninja. The egg-like masters of shadow are the focus of a Kickstarter campaign with a Wii U release as one of the main goals. According to the Sneaky Ninja Kickstarter page, the game plans...

News: Nintendo Quest Scores More than $40,000 at Kickstarter's End

Nintendo Quest Scores More than $40,000 at Kickstarter's End

NES game stretch goal achieved

In a digital era of eShoppery and Virtual Consolitude, do people still want to see a documentary about hunting for old, gray NES carts on a road trip? Well, yes. Yes, they do. The Nintendo Quest Kickstarter ended this past weekend with a grand total of $40,286. The goal set by the campaign was $1,000, with the project...

News: Starr Mazer Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals Announced

Starr Mazer Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals Announced

A retro-sexy Point-and-Click Adventure Shoot 'em Up in SPACE!

Last week we brought you the news that the snazzy looking Starr Mazer could be 3DS bound. For those not in the know Starr Mazer is a fusion of point-and-click adventure game and hardcore 2D shooting, with incredible pixel art and a soundtrack composed by the likes of Alex Mauer (VEGAVOX,...

News: Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

"A new game experience, not two games in one"

You may have noticed that our coverage of Kickstarter projects has cooled over the past few months, largely because so many came with dubious Nintendo-related stretch goals that they had no dream of ever reaching. We've become a bit more selective about what crowd-funded projects we cover these days, but...

News: Pixel-Rich Action Platformer Adventures Of Pip Is Leaping To The Wii U eShop This May

Pixel-Rich Action Platformer Adventures Of Pip Is Leaping To The Wii U eShop This May

Backed by over 2,500 people on Kickstarter

Tic Toc Games has confirmed that its platforming title Adventures of Pip will be hitting the Wii U eShop this May. The title was funded using Kickstarter last year and blew past its funding goal by 164 percent, with over 2,500 backers pledging financial support. Adventures of Pip has a rich pixel-heavy...

News: Nintendo Quest, a Collector's NES Journey, to Launch a Fresh Kickstarter Campaign 

Nintendo Quest, a Collector's NES Journey, to Launch a Fresh Kickstarter Campaign 

The NES Club returns

Last year we interviewed Rob McCallum, the man behind the NES Club, about his planned documentary to follow "Jay Bartlett, as he tries to amass the entire NES library (NTSC retail games) in 30 days with no online purchases". Beyond the road trip vibe the film is aiming to highlight and explore retro gaming culture and Nintendo /...

News: Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

"Expect a new Giana early 2016"

Adrian Goersch of Black Forest Games revealed in an interview with Red Bull that a new game in the Giana Sisters series should be expected in early 2016. With an HD Director's Cut of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – but sadly not Wii U – in the near future, Goersch explains...

News: Hollow Knight is a Bit Like Shovel Knight, Except the Knight is Hollow Instead of Carrying a Shovel

Hollow Knight is a Bit Like Shovel Knight, Except the Knight is Hollow Instead of Carrying a Shovel

More action adventure than platformer, however

As the video game industry gets older, we see less mind-blowing new concepts and more clever variations on established ideas. While pummelling foes with the downward shovel attack in Shovel Knight — the hugely successful title now also heading to Sony systems — we were reminded of DuckTales; that's...

News: Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Boy into a Full HD Beast

Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Boy into a Full HD Beast

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing in 1080p

Gunpei Yokoi, the late father of the Game Boy, famously embraced a design philosophy of "lateral thinking with withered technology," in which one found cool new ways to entertain with cheaper, older equipment. One can only wonder if Yokoi ever even considered the notion that, 25 years later, his iconic...