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In episode 3 of the Retroholics Anonymous podcast, we discuss the crowdfunding of video games, particularly using Kickstarter and the use of crowdfunding for game projects led by notable industry figures.  The Retroholics also discuss the meaning of “spiritual successor” and how it applies to games that are trying to market themselves as such.

Show Agenda

NEWS SEGMENT – PATREON! Seems to be coming up a lot these days.


What are your personal thoughts regarding crowdfunding? Do you think it’s a good system?

Have you backed or funded any crowdfunded projects? If so, why?

Many crowdfunded projects involve the development of ‘spiritual successors’ to classic titles (i.e. Mighty No. 9 [Mega Man], Red Ash [Mega Man Legends], Bloodstained [Symphony of the Night]). What are your thoughts on this trend?

In your opinion, what constitutes a ‘spiritual successor?’ Do you think the term is being used accurately?

Do you think Keiji Inafune is an asshat? If so, why?

What are your thoughts about large, established companies or people using Kickstarter to fund their projects? (Shenmue 3, for example)

Lastly, are there any crowdfunding projects you’ve been keeping your eye on that you want to mention?


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About The Author


Brasel the Gamer has been playing games since 1988, when he first got his hands on an NES and Super Mario Bros 2. It's been a lifelong passion ever since. Now he wants to share his love for video games with the world. Brasel the Gamer is an equal opportunity gamer, playing everything from NES to PS3, Genesis to WiiU.

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