Oh man, I thought I was finally able to defeat the Kickstarter beast who was spending his spare time beating the crap out of my defenseless credit card, but NO HERE HE IS AGAIN. May has some REALLY COOL retrogaming stuff that needs your support, and can be yours for the price of a decent pizza. These people need your money more than you need that stupid pizza, probably, maybe? Let’s go check ‘em out:
SERIOUSLY WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS IT’S A NEW JAGGED ALLIANCE AND IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE CRAP LIKE THAT JAGGED ALLIANCE 3 SO THAT’S GREAT.
(Plus you get all the old Jagged Alliance games as part of the deal, so hey there’s a deal for ya)
Road Redemption has been bouncing around my Twitter feed for a while now and I have to admit the dury is out a bit. The video we’ve seen so far looks good, but I’ve seen a lot of “Road Rash Remake / Reboot / Reimagining Pre-Vis Pitch Videos” in my time and none of them have succeeded.
But hell, trying to do a new Road Rash is a hell of a noble ambition and the dev team are solid. Designing fun combat between two fast moving objects is a massive pain in the ass to get right (trust me on this one) and if they get that right they’re onto a winner.
And even if they’re not they deserve support for trying, I reckon.
OK, Rawbots is is only retrogaming in the sense that:
a) There was a PS1 game where you programmed robots that I never got to play but it always sounded neat in when I read about it in Next Generation magazing
b) This is almost EXACTLY the kind of game that I had been pitching to anyone that listed since about five minutes after I became a game designer. My version of this was set in a desert and had trucks instead of robots, but the elements of building machines and letting the physics drive the gameplay were always there. So I’m THRILLED that someone is making the game that’s been living inside my head for the past ten years! Now I can finally put that design doc away for good and spend my spare time making that screenplay about talking CGI animals.
The Super 4-in-1 Multicart for the SNES is…well OK the games look somewhere between average and terrible but it’s an interesting project. A brand new Super Nintendo cartridge! I like the fact that there’s new cartridges being made for old machines even to this day. I also think it’s interesting that you can buy the cartridge in either PAL or NTSC format, that’s a nice touch that most people who do this kind of thing omit.
So there you go folks. I’ve backed two of these this month, how about you? What retrogaming-related Kickstarters have you found or are looking forward to seeing?