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News: Publisher Read-Only Memory Is Creating The Ultimate Retrospective On Sega's Mega Drive

Publisher Read-Only Memory Is Creating The Ultimate Retrospective On Sega's Mega Drive

Or the Genesis, if you're American

We recently investigated Read-Only Memory's excellent Sensible Software 1986–1999, a book which uncovers the history of one of Britain's most iconic games studios. Now, the publisher is back with another Kickstarter campaign, and this time it's Sega's legendary 16-bit console which is the main focus.

News: Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Paradise Lost: First Contact Leaves Wii U Stretch Goal Till Last

Wii U target is more than three times the initial $70,000 goal

By now we've come to understand that Nintendo's innovations have many developers excited by the possibilities, and many more simply scratching their heads. The Kickstarter project for acclaimed indie game Paradise Lost: First Contact by developer Ashtree Works has left its Wii U port...

News: APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Campaign Adds Modest Wii U Stretch Goal

APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Campaign Adds Modest Wii U Stretch Goal

Nintendo reached out to Actos Games over word game

We've consistently banged the drum, here on Nintendo Life, highlighting how Nintendo's support for Unity tools and HTML5 on the Wii U could bring an enticing range of download-only games to the system's eShop. One potential addition, courtesy of the HTML5 tools available through the Nintendo Web...

News: River City Ransom: Underground Dev Still Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Consoles

River City Ransom: Underground Dev Still Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Consoles

Smartphones, not so much

Conatus Creative's Kickstarter campaign for a new version of River City Ransom may have surpassed its original funding target, but it failed to meet the stretch goals which would secure a version for consoles — including the Wii U and 3DS. River City Ransom: Underground is only certain for PC, Mac and Linux at present,...

News: Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Crowdfunding Campaign For Paradise Lost: First Contact Includes Wii U Stretch Goal

Alien life-form is found

A Kickstarter campaign has crash landed for extraterrestrial stealth-puzzler title Paradise Lost: First Contact, currently seeking $70,000 to gain funding for development. A Wii U version could possibly be in the works if it meets its staggering stretch goal of $250,000 by 1st December. Set in a bio-engineering facility,...

News: Phantasm Studios Seeks To Resurrect Ghosts 'N Goblins With Or Without Capcom's Blessing

Phantasm Studios Seeks To Resurrect Ghosts 'N Goblins With Or Without Capcom's Blessing

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Demon World slated for Nintendo eShops

Newly-established Phantasm Studios is looking to bring the legendary Arthur back from the dead with a fresh entry in the Ghosts 'N Goblins series. CEO and founder Monty Singleton has lifted the lid on a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds for development, but there's a catch: he...

News: Proposed Boogerman Reboot Will Feature Earthworm Jim

Proposed Boogerman Reboot Will Feature Earthworm Jim

16-bit icons stick together

We recently reported on a Kickstarter campaign to make a new version of Boogerman, a gross 16-bit platformer which originally appeared on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis back in the '90s. The creators are seeking $375,000 to fund the project and have raised just over $24,000 so far, with 27 days remaining. They'll no doubt...

News: Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

Bewitching Adventure Knite & The Ghost Lights Is Confirmed For Wii U eShop Release

"We're really excited about this and have been waiting to announce it"

Knite & The Ghost Lights is one of the most unique looking titles we've seen on Kickstarter yet, and its creators are aiming to release a Wii U port "close to launch". Developed by Mobot Studios — which is also behind Paper Monsters — the game offers a mixture of...

News: Reboot Of Gross 16-bit Platformer Boogerman Could Be Coming To Wii U

Reboot Of Gross 16-bit Platformer Boogerman Could Be Coming To Wii U

Boogerman 20th Anniversary: The Video Game is getting Kickstarted

16-bit cult classic Boogerman could be getting a HD remake for PC, Mac OS, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U — should it successfully meet its Kickstarter goal of $375,000. The campaign is being run by original creators Mike Stragey and Chris Tremmel, who produced Boogerman 20 years ago when...

First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

We dig it

Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight for Wii U, which made waves with an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, was on display at the recent New York Comic-Con. While more mainstream releases were generating huge lines and impatient parents, the deceptively simple-looking Shovel Knight was something of a hidden gem, making a great...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Summer 2014 is the target

Not so long ago we told you about Hyper Light Drifter, a "2D action RPG" that was seeking funds to bring its games to a variety of platforms. Developer Heart Machine added a Wii U stretch goal at $550,000, and as a sign of this project's popularity it's now passed that total with a little over a day to go. At the time of...

News: Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Keiji Inafune Won't Rule Out Publishing Mighty No. 9 With Capcom

Would consider Mega Man options with an "offer we couldn’t refuse"

Kickstarter is an interesting model, in that a developer can seek investment from the public — or perhaps you think of it as advance pre-orders, donations? — but then still seek a traditional publisher after using crowdfunded money to make the game. In theory there's nothing...

News: James Pond Kickstarter Campaign Has Been Cancelled

James Pond Kickstarter Campaign Has Been Cancelled

"We are not giving up"

Not so long ago Gameware Europe opened a Kickstarter campaign for a new James Pond game, an attempt to revive a franchise popular in the '90s. Although not a full time member of the team when launched, the original creator Chris Sorrell was also set to be involved in the project; he even explained to us that he was hopeful...

News: Legend of the Lancer Bound for Kickstarter, Wii U Stretch Goal Planned

Legend of the Lancer Bound for Kickstarter, Wii U Stretch Goal Planned

Draws inspiration from Super Mario World and Mega Man X

Gorilla Press Games has announced that it will shortly commence a Kickstarter campaign for a new non-linear Metroidvania-styled game called Legend of the Lancer. Currently planned for PC, the development studio is hoping to also bring the game to Wii U — provided a stretch goal is met, of...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Receives Official Wii U Stretch Goal

Hyper Light Drifter Receives Official Wii U Stretch Goal

Needs $550,000 to drift into the eShop

Heart Machine has been running a Kickstarter campaign over the last month in an attempt to make Hyper Light Drifter a reality and to say it has been successful would be an understatement. Initially hoping to nab $27,000 in funding, the developer is now approaching the $450,000 mark with just seven days left to...

News: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Conjures Up More Than Twice Its Kickstarter Goal

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Conjures Up More Than Twice Its Kickstarter Goal

Two more stretch goals achieved in final day

Gather the noisemakers and break out your best pair of harem pants, because Shante: Half-Genie Hero has finished its Kickstarter campaign with several extra stretch goals tacked on. The final total at the end of the campaign is $811,962, including more than $35,000 in PayPal donations. That is more than...

News: Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for 3DS

Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for 3DS

Wowza

Mighty No. 9, the project from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio that, in the eyes of many fans, is a true follow-up to the iconic Mega Man franchise, has been a crowdfunding phenomenon. Despite having a target release of April 2015 gamers have been quick to rush and show support. Having previously hit its Wii U stretch goal with relative ease,...

News: Zelda-Like Hyper Light Drifter May Come To Wii U If Crowdfunding Campaign Hits $500,000

Zelda-Like Hyper Light Drifter May Come To Wii U If Crowdfunding Campaign Hits $500,000

Kickstarter push has annihilated its initial target

Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG, described by developer Heart Machine as playing like the best parts of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo, but with "modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale". The game's Kickstarter campaign launched on September 12th and...