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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...

News: Kickstarter Project Opens For Edge of Eternity, Wii U Version On The Cards

Kickstarter Project Opens For Edge of Eternity, Wii U Version On The Cards

We'd be eternally grateful

Midgar Studio has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Edge of Eternity, a Space-JRPG that's said to have "an old school turn based combat system". You jump into the world of Heryon, where you take control of Daryon, the game's protagonist who takes responsibility for saving the planet after an alien civilisation invades...

News: Conatus Creative Includes Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals For River City Ransom: Underground

Conatus Creative Includes Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals For River City Ransom: Underground

It's yours for $320,000

Back in April this year, we reported that Conatus Creative — previously known as Combit Studios — was developing a sequel to River City Ransom, which was first released on the NES back in 1989. The company had planned to run a crowdufunding campaign towards the end of the Summer to help fund the game. Earlier this...

News: Mighty No. 9 Sets an Ambitious 3DS Stretch Goal

Mighty No. 9 Sets an Ambitious 3DS Stretch Goal

Nearly $900,000 needed in four days

Mighty No. 9, the action-platformer from Keiji Inafune's Comcept studio — with a heavy Mega Man influence — has caused quite a stir since it launched its Kickstarter campaign. Its initial target was broken quickly, and a follow up stretch goal was soon hit to confirm a Wii U release. With just four days...

News: Citizens of Earth Development Team Includes Former Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Staff

Citizens of Earth Development Team Includes Former Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Staff

Previously confirmed title now takes to Kickstarter

Earlier this year we reported on Citizens of Earth, a humourous RPG in which you are the world's Vice President and recruit from up to 50 characters for a wacky quest. It was reported that it would come to the Wii U in 2014, alongside PC, Mac, iPhone and Android. That was back in March, and it...

News: A Hat in Time Developer Teases Good News For The Wii U

A Hat in Time Developer Teases Good News For The Wii U

Keeping things hush at the moment

Back in February, we reported that 3D cel-shaded platformer A Hat In Time could be coming to the Wii U, but nothing was confirmed at the time. A Kickstarter campaign opened for the game towards the end of May, with developer Gears For Breakfast revealing it was in talks with a publisher about bringing it to the Wii...

News: Inti Creates Revealed to be Working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Inti Creates Revealed to be Working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Mega Man developer also on board with Mighty No. 9

The simultaneously running Kickstarter campaigns for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and Mighty No. 9 have proven that genies and robots can peacefully co-exist in the modern world. Teams for both games have been supporting each other over social media, but today it was shown they’re in more cahoots...

News: River City Ransom: Underground Dev Wants To Bring The Game To 3DS And Wii U

River City Ransom: Underground Dev Wants To Bring The Game To 3DS And Wii U

Conatus Creative looking to bring River City Random "home" to Nintendo

We reported last week on a Kickstarter campaign for an officially licensed sequel to the NES classic River City Ransom (known as Street Gangs in Europe). When the campaign went live there was no word on which consoles it would be released on, should it find the required funding...