Check out our other article, here, if you are interested in the latest updates on the Retro Video Game System. This article is going to be about one of the possible methods in getting new games to the fans of the Retro Video Game System. In an interview with VentureBeat.com Mike Kennedy revealed their plan to have at least 12 new titles available at launch. You may be thinking how the hell are they going to not only launch a new console but also have 12 original titles (possibly by a handful of developer/publishers) ready at launch? Kickstarter.
Retro City Rampage and Shovel Knight were specifically mentioned as titles they are in talks with the developer/publishers to get a Retro Video Game System version available. Retro City Rampage was mentioned as possibly being available at launch. The Kickstarter is still purportedly on schedule for “this summer” but new information has, for some reason, dried up on the Retro Video Game System. That is either good or bad, we will have to wait till the Kickstarter is launched to find out the results and if this is the right decision.
Mr. Kennedy mentioned a very interesting detail about how they plan on financing 12 titles at launch. Each title will reportedly have its own Kickstarter project that fans will have to put funds towards to see them through release. I think this is going to hurt the overall project quite a bit.
If potential fans are going to have to not only fund the system Kickstarter along with individual campaigns for various games they would like to see it could spell disaster for more than one component. The biggest concern I have with this method is what do fans that back certain games, that reach their goals, do if the console itself does not reach its goal? Will the system still launch? How will gamers get a system that they can play their recently backed titles on? This is a bad situation to be facing if you ask me, and one that needs to be definitely addressed- ASAP.
This is a very real concern since Kickstarter is an “all or nothing” funding option, unlike IndieGoGo. We could potentially see games get funded and there be nothing to play them on, at least as far as we know right now since the Retro VGS team have been extremely silent on this matter.
What do you think? Could we possibly see a bad scenario unfold when this Kickstarter launches? Let us know.
Previous RETRO VGS coverage here on RGM:
RGM Interview with RETRO VGS Team (unofficial copy from audio interview)
RETRO VGS Sees Immense Social Media Backlash as Crowdfunding Project Begins
New Hardware- RETRO Video Game System in Development
Prototype Designs of RETRO Video Game System Shown, New Developer Confirmed
First Game for Retro Video Game System Announced, First Screenshot Here
RETRO Video Game System and the Looming Identity Crisis Within
Rumor: Shovel Knight Could be coming to Retro Video Game System, RETRO Talks with Retro City Rampage
Possible Method of New Game Releases for Retro Video Game System Revealed