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“SEGA Master System: a visual compendium” on the way from Bitmap Books, Kickstarter Launches May 7th

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

The latest in Bitmap Books’ acclaimed Visual Compendium series is on the way – and it’ll centre on SEGA’s 8-bit machine, the SEGA Master System.

Bitmap’s previous works have included visual compendiums for the Super Nintendo and Commodore 64, as well as artbooks centered on arcade games and an upcoming collection of NeoGeo visuals. Apparently, SEGA are actually involved with this book – making it the first somewhat official entry in the series. There’ll be a Kickstarter campaign to get the book made, starting May 7th.

The Master System was a surprisingly strong contender in the UK, so we’re always happy to see it get some love. It’ll be interesting to see how the book explores SEGA’s unique alternatives to Nintendo’s output – as well as if it’ll delve into the system’s staggering popularity in Brazil.

[Source: ComicBook/wwg ]

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STC25 Event Announced, Celebrating 25 Years of Sonic the Comic

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

If you love Sonic the Comic, here’s a date to remember: on June 3rd, an event celebrating 25 years since the series’ debut will be held in Manchester, here in the UK.

With all the talk of Archie Sonic’s demise and the all-new IDW comics, it can be easy to forget that the UK got its very own slice of Sonic comic action. The Fleetway Sonic comics were a unique take on the adventures of the blue hedgehog, even compared to the stuff going on across the pond at the time – and it garnered such a cult following that the comic still receives new issues created entirely by fans to this day, over on Sonic the Comic Online.

The event is being run by Michael Corker, founder of StCO – it’ll also mark his farewell from the series, as he intends to step down from his role as StCO’s editor in May.

The festivities will be held at the Fab Cafe in Manchester – rather than being a bombastic convention-style affair a la “Sonic the Comic-Con” (held in 2014), it’ll be a quieter meet for people to socialise and reminisce about the beloved comic series. There’s also plans for special guests, from StC both past and present, and plenty of art supplies for folks to get creative themselves.

Currently, funds to run the event are being raised through Kickstarter – at the time of writing, the project is just under £200 away from its goal of £1000.  You can contribute to the Kickstarter by clicking here.

When Tracker isn’t playing SEGA games, he’s talking about SEGA games. Or drawing about SEGA games. Or being a student that does all of the above. You can also catch him over on Twitter.

Shinobi 7 launch Sonic: Battle Racers board game on Kickstarter

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Tabletop game company Shinobi 7 has launched a Kickstarter project for a new Sonic the Hedgehog board game, Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers.

A full overview of the game itself is provided by the Kickstarter page, but the gist of it seems to be a tabletop translation of the ring-collecting, badnik-bopping antics that Sonic’s known for. There’s also a slew of benefits for people who pledge certain amounts to the campaign, such as exclusive Badnik figures and a Super Sonic player piece; as well as Stretch Goals aplenty.

The minimum pledge, which gets you the game and the Super Sonic figure, will set you back around £36. That being said, the campaign mentions extra shipping costs for rewards.

[Source: Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter Account ]

 

When Tracker isn’t playing SEGA games, he’s talking about SEGA games. Or drawing about SEGA games. Or being a student that does all of the above. You can also catch him over on Twitter.

New Dreamcast Game ‘Intrepid Izzy’ Seeking Kickstarter Funding

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Intrepid Izzy is a new Dreamcast action platformer from Senile Team; famed creators of Rush Rush Rally Racing and Beats of Rage. The game is currently in development and is seeking funding via the Kickstarter platform. At the time of writing the game is 40% funded with 17 days to go. If you’re interested in supporting a new Dreamcast project then you can visit the game’s Kickstarter page and pledge now. The Dreamcast tier will set you back 30 euros which is a great price for a brand new, physical Dreamcast game. In conjuction with the Dreamcast release, the game will also be released on PC and PS4.

[Source: Intrepid Izzy on Kickstarter]

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Shenmue III Delayed to 2nd Half of 2018

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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The inevitable Shenmue III delay has arrived! Shenmue III will now release in the 2nd half of 2018.

It had previously been slated for a December 2017 release but as was previously revealed, Shenmue III was not scheduled for an appearance at this year’s E3 which put a 2017 release into doubt.

Yu Suzuki announced the delay himself in the latest Kickstarter update and has said, “By utilising new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the game has become bigger and more beautiful than I initially expected. We do, however, need more time to deliver the game to you.”

Shenmue III will not be published by SEGA but instead by Sony. The game will eventually launch on PC and PS4.

[Source: IGN]

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SEGA-Inspired Racer Slipstream Now Live on Kickstarter

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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Developer Noctet Studio has launched the Kickstarter for the SEGA-inspired racing game Slipstream. Check out the campaign trailer below:

As you can see, the game is heavily influenced by games like Out Run, Super Hang-On and even things like Sonic 2 if you take a look at the casino-themed area. Noctet is only asking for $6000 and the game is due to release in March 2016.

If you’re interested you can click here and be taken straight to the Kickstarter. Early-bird pledges can grab a digital download for only $5 which is certainly worth a stab if you like arcade racers.

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Shenmue III is Real and Needs Kickstarter Funding! Due for Release 2017 on PC & PS4

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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Yu Suzuki has gone indie to reveal the Kickstarter for Shenmue III!

Suzuki revealed the game on stage at Sony’s E3 conference and is asking for $2 million to fund the game’s development. At the time of writing $1,623,910 has already been raised by 19,305 people but you can literally watch it increase on the website.

The game will be built in Unreal 4 and the Kickstarter has several tiers with exclusive content for those that are interested. $29 will get you a digital copy of the game, $60 will get you a physical copy and $120 will get you the game as well as an actual Shenmue capsule toy.

Click here to view the Kickstarter and get the full details of the Kickstarter campaign and the reward tiers.

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Read-Only Memory Take to Kickstarter for SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works Book

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Read-Only Memory (the team behind the Sensible Software 1986–1999 book) have taken to Kickstarter to seek funding for their next book entitled SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works. The hardback, litho printed book features 20 interviews with key SEGA development staff as well as features on many classic games like Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog and Gunstar Heroes.

A copy of the book will cost you £30 with additional postage costs for those outside the UK. The final product is expected to launch in June 2014. The project as already raised a whopping £17,899 of its £30,000 goal with 27 days left to go.

Click here to be taken straight to the Kickstarter page for SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works.

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Earthworm Jim to be Playable in New Boogerman Game

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

2 Mega Drive heroes collide! The Kickstarter for a 20th anniversary Boogerman game has received a new pledge tier. For $40 you can get an expanded version of the game which features co-op play with Earthworm Jim as a playable character and bonus stages!

Check out the pitch video for Boogerman 20th Anniversary and go straight to the Kickstarter via this link.

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New Road Redemption Trailer, Still Needs $51,209 for Funding

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Road Redemption, the spiritual successor to Road Rash is in its’ final week of its’ Kickstarter campaign and needs a further $51,209 to be successfully funded.

A new trailer has also been uploaded which you can see below:

Also featured is an Oculus Rift demo which shows the game running with the head-tracking technology:

Pledge towards to release of Road Redemption by following this link: CLICK HERE

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