For many gamers, the names Mega Man, Castlevania and Banjo-Kazooie bring back fond memories. These were all good games that pass the test of time…
But, in a day and age where Triple AAA titles are produced much like factory made meat products, games like those are thrown to the wayside and left to suffer a fate worst then death: fading away into obscurity.
Yet, lo and behold, a hero has come to give the spirit of these franchises new life. That hero is Kickstarter. A simple funding site has given life to games that were once considered dead. In times of need, Kickstarter has given life and I should know, I donated to the Kickstarter that gave Skullgirls a second chance after it suffered through the fiasco between Konami and Autumn Games over a freaking Def Jam game. That Kickstarter helped that game give it’s fans new characters, new stages and new stories for the newcomers.
Now, a new slew of games have been given a chance to be good. Games like Mighty Number 9, Bloodstained and Yooka-Laylee are the spiritual sequels to the games I mentioned beforehand. Everyone of these games not only hit their goals, but shattered them in the process. Other games are out there needing this to help keep them alive and give them a second chance at life.
In a day where the big names are factory made to insure that the company makes money, Kickstarter will be there to make sure that the ideas of many that feel stunted by a industry seeking quick money become the next Skullgirls, the next Might Number 9, the next Bloodstained and the next Yooka-Laylee.