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News: ReVeN's Kickstarter is Funded, With GamePad Features Available as a Stretch Goal

ReVeN's Kickstarter is Funded, With GamePad Features Available as a Stretch Goal

Still a few upgrades left to collect

We recently reported on the Kickstarter campaign for ReVeN,a 2D shooter/platformer inspired by classics like Metroid and aiming for a release on Wii U. With its alien landscapes and gargantuan bosses it seems like the ideal choice for anyone waiting on Samus to return, and as of today it has been successfully...

News: Mobile Pokémon Clone Eco Spirits Hatches A Kickstarter Campaign

Mobile Pokémon Clone Eco Spirits Hatches A Kickstarter Campaign

No stretch goals set for an “Eco Spirits Rap”, though

Nintendo stated earlier this week that it currently had no plans to make or release any games — be they full size or mini — on mobile devices. This may have pleased some fans of the company, but it may also have disappointed others. If you fit in to the latter category, fear not — just...

News: Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN

Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN

Metroid-inspired game includes Wii U in main target

A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched by Texas-based indie developer Varia Games for a 2D shooter/platformer called ReVeN. The title, which draws inspiration from classic games such as Metroid and Mega Man, could be coming to Wii U — as well as PC, Mac and Linux — if its $18,000 target...

News: La-Mulana 2 Emerges Through a Kickstarter Campaign

La-Mulana 2 Emerges Through a Kickstarter Campaign

Meaty Wii U and 3DS stretch goals included

La-Mulana was one of the last high-quality titles to grace the WiiWare service, undergoing delays and various issues before eventually hitting the service worldwide — it was a success-story on PC, notably, becoming the first Japanese game to be 'greenlit' on Steam. There are a number of vocal fans of the...

News: Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Block buster

Since the release of the excellent King of Kong, it's fair to say that the world of video game high-score chasing has become a little more respectable. The documentary showed that the people who post these amazing scores are necessarily locking themselves away in rooms for weeks at a time; they're normal people with families and jobs...

News: Yasumi Matsuno On Board For "Unsung Story" Kickstarter Campaign

Yasumi Matsuno On Board For "Unsung Story" Kickstarter Campaign

A high price to see it on 3DS anytime soon

Kickstarter projects are quick to mention any star members of the production team, and when you've got one as big as the acclaimed Yasumi Matsuno on-board, it's pretty understandable. Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians will be the most ambitious title to date from developer Playdek, which is previously...

Video: Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board Game

 Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board Game

Figure out the rules and power-up with this sample playthrough

Let's forget all about consoles for a moment. Mega Man is an icon that defies the medium, up there among the greats and immortalised in song, literature, and even Lego. He's had a shot at just about everything by now, and in December we reported that an officially l

News: Mega Man Board Game Hits Kickstarter

Mega Man Board Game Hits Kickstarter

The Blue Bomber, Unplugged

How about we shift away from recent Mega Man-related Kickstarter madness, take a deep breath, and cleanse the palette with some other Mega Man-related Kickstarter news? Back in July we reported on the intent of Jasco Games to develop a Mega Man tabletop game, trading in pixels for pieces. That game has now hit

News: Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlash Over Community Manager Appointment

Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlash Over Community Manager Appointment

"This is basically not what we were promised"

Mighty No. 9 creator Comcept appears to have irked some of its fans by appointing a female community manager known for her outspoken personal views on social issues. It has been revealed in a recent update that Dina Abou Karam has taken up the position, and will be in charge of engaging with fans across...

News: Proposed Ghosts 'N Goblins Reboot Is Cancelled Following An Intellectual Property Dispute

Proposed Ghosts 'N Goblins Reboot Is Cancelled Following An Intellectual Property Dispute

Not all that shocking, really

Remember the Kickstarter campaign we reported on a while back about a possible reboot of Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins? The team behind the project stated that they would try and produce the game with or without Capcom's blessing, but did say that even if the Japanese giant refused to become involved, the name of the title...

News: SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Mode-7 inspired kart racer adds Wii U funding goal to Kickstarter campaign

With Mario Kart 8 on the horizon, you wouldn't be judged for wiping away a lone tear when thinking of some of the many great kart games of yesteryear. But as with any retro-binge, we are sometimes faced with a terrible realisation after a race down memory lane – these...

News: Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Side-Scrolling Cyberpunk RPG Dex Is Hacking Into The Wii U eShop

Kickstarter campaign reaches Wii U stretch goal with a day remaining

Indie developer Dreadlocks has confirmed that its 2D Cyberpunk RPG Dex has successfully met the Kickstarter stretch goal which secures a Wii U eShop version. The side-scrolling title needed £14,000 of funding initially, and has now reaching almost £27,000 at the time of writing...

News: Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Lobodestroyo Kickstarter Funded, Festival Of Magic Campaign Postponed Until New Year

Victory and retreat

We report on the latest Kickstarter happenings quite often here at Nintendo Life, and it's great to see so many great projects reach their funding goal purely on the basis of fan interest and support. It's not a guaranteed success for everyone though, so today we have some good news, bad news, and a rescheduling. First off is a...

News: Retro-Inspired Adventure Platformer Lobodestroyo Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Retro-Inspired Adventure Platformer Lobodestroyo Adds Wii U to Funding Goal

Nintendo 64-style game includes Wii U in main target

While it has its critics, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is a becoming a prominent stepping-off point for encouraging game development projects that need a helping hand. Often these games can draw from sources of inspiration not necessarily deemed profitable to a publisher but, nevertheless,...