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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

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About this project

 

In 2015 I traveled up to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo to watch one of my best friends, Ryan Ritchie, and his little brother Quaid compete in the Classic Tetris World Championship. I had been dreaming of making this pilgrimage for years and now I was there having the time of my life.   

As I watched Quaid get pummeled by Jonas Neubauer, the now 6-time Champion, I drifted from our world. Lost in the lust of the falling pieces, I envisioned myself amongst these Tetris masters. Pulled back in by a “Boom Tetris!”, I did not return to this reality empty handed. I was enlightened by the vision of a mirrored NES controller.

Having played the drums for 2/3rds of my life, maybe I could utilize that hand speed and pull off the Thor Aackerlund hyper tap. But the D-Pad was on the left and I was quicker on my RIGHT. When I got back to Los Angeles I headed straight to the garage and made it happen. Luckily the classic rectangular design still had more to offer, allowing me to change the circuity and play it upside down 

The word got around about my creation and soon I had a bunch of requests to make more. Seeing my mod as only a way I could overcome being a lousy Tetris player, the true path was cleared. I began to realize this mirrored design had taken on a life of its own and I needed to really give this project some attention. Selling the modified NES controllers on a boutique web page wouldn’t be doing the Goofy Foot justice. It needed to be made proper, with the cord coming out of the top and the buttons and D-Pad in their proper Goofy Foot positions. 

Designed to set the standards of Goofy Foot game play, quality and feel are our main focus. We want it to feel like a classic design, using quality plastics and rubber pads. A standard cord length of over 7.5' with an NES 7 pin plug, the Goofy Foot Controller is compatible with the Nintendo Entertainment System, the AVS from retroUSB, Hyperkin's Retron line, and other NES clones. 

Tetris - How to Use Goofy Foot
Tetris - How to Use Goofy Foot

    

 

 

 

 

 

Let's be real, we're not making the Goofy Foot to become rich. It's a labor of love, with a driving passion to introduce an alternative way to playing our favorites. With this said, we designed the circuit board with the community in mind. No black resin blobs hiding secret circuitry, we are encouraging the curious to unscrew the back plate and check it out. With the button jumper pads, it's easy to mod the B/A buttons. Maybe an A/B configuration feels better to you, giving you an advantage for crushing your favorite game. Pimp your Goofy Foot by adding LEDs, just wire them up to the extra PWR and GND pads. 

Goofy Foot Proto board
Goofy Foot Proto board

  

The first modified NES Controller all buttons have been swapped.
The first modified NES Controller all buttons have been swapped.

 

It's simple, we need your help. Getting a large order of circuit boards, components, and plastic injected parts, to bring the cost down to something reasonable, takes a large chunk of coin to even get started up. We’ve already broke the bank hiring a graphics designer and a product engineer to get the Goofy Foot 90% of the way to production. There's no stopping us, but we could really get things cooking with a little help. With a bunch of great referrals from other Kickstarter Creators, we have set up relationships with the manufacturers we need to bring this to life. With the bids in, we will need to raise $16,000 to kick off this production. With an investment of $4,000 from a supportive Step-Father and the support of this NES loving community, we WILL be playing Goofy Foot!  

 Digital Download 

Swedish Columbia Presents... Goofy Foot the Compilation
Swedish Columbia Presents... Goofy Foot the Compilation

Swedish Columbia Presents... Goofy Foot, The Compilation, a mix of our favorite songs plus a few new and exclusive chip tunes from some of the killer artists at Swedish Columbia. Totally Rad jams from El Huervo, Scattle, Tanimura Midnight, and many more.

DIY Mod Kit

Have you got some soldering skills? This DIY Mod Kit gets you everything you'll need to convert your NES controller over to Goofy Foot. Kit includes the "Goofy Foot Proto" circuit board, resistors, and replacement face decal (tools and NES controller not included). 

These Mod kits will ship out before the Goofy Foot Controller, so you will be one of the first to play Goofy Foot. But be cautious when approaching your friends about your new experience. Change can be frightening.

  

T-Shirts  

DESVERMIN T-Shirt
DESVERMIN T-Shirt

DESVERMIN has designed a t-shirt that goes straight for the nostalgic jugular. With this shirt and a Goofy Foot in hand, you will be ready to take on the most gnarliest of bosses. Printed on a premium fashion-fit tee, soft and rad. 

Rockhart T-Shirt
Rockhart T-Shirt

As if it came from the Upside Down, Rockhart Clothing has put together an exclusive spin on their classic Unplugged design. \m/ Limited \m/ Printed on a premium fashion-fit tee using discharge inks for a unparalleled soft print. Throw the horns up for one of the greatest consoles ever. 

Accessories 

Goofy Foot Patch and Pin
Goofy Foot Patch and Pin

Included in every pledge $46 or more, show your friends you are NO POSER wearing one of these Rockhart designed Goofy Foot patches or pins. The patch is 3"x1" embroidery with an iron-on backing. The pin is 1" die struck, matte finished, soft-enamel with a locking tie tack back to make sure this pin is staying put. 

Top Shelf

Rockhart Goofy Foot Face Plate
Rockhart Goofy Foot Face Plate

Great Scott! The DeLorean of Goofy Foot Controllers. This exclusive metallic face plate gives the Goofy Foot Controller that 1.21 gigawatts look, that is easy to gawk over. (Limited Goofy Foot pledge levels, $99 and above)

Moto's Glass Laser Cut Wooden Display Box
Moto's Glass Laser Cut Wooden Display Box

Moto’s Glass brings their master craftsmanship from the sand blaster to the laser, creating a stellar wooden Goofy Foot display box. A fine collectable, this stylin’ setup will look great on every Collector’s shelf. (Boom Tetris! pledge level)


 

$12,000

Once funded, I will release the files you'll need to build your own Goofy Foot Prototype. I will also post a DIY how to, on TotalRadNES.com, giving everyone the opportunity to make and play Goofy Foot!

$14,000

Swedish Columbia Presents... Goofy Foot the Compilation gets legit on cassette tape. 


$18,000

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Risks and challenges

Our biggest fear is a delay in delivery. With that said, as a hardware project, there are several standard obstacles we must consider:

1. Promising the impossible.
The Goofy Foot Controller is already a working prototype, so no stress here. Luckily we’re not taking on Marty McFly’s hover board.

2. Promising the possible, but not being able to build it.
Originally planning to launch the Kickstarter campaign early November, we pushed it back a few weeks to ensure that we had all our ducks in a row. All components of the Goofy Foot controller have been sourced, establishing relationships with each vendor. We are not fans of surprises.

3. Running out of money before making the delivery.
We have been careful on budgeting the cost and shipping, in order to cover the tooling, processing, manufacturing, and assembly of the Goofy Foot. A small line of credit has been saved to help any costs that got missed, ensuring delivery won’t be delayed due to lack of funds.

The risk of a natural disaster or an unexpected world event are real and out of our control. With a solid game plan in place we strive to do our best, here at TotalRadNES, to get you playing Goofy Foot on time.

NES is a registered trademark of Nintendo of America Inc. All other mentioned trademarks are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. This project is not endorsed, manufactured, produced, sponsored or licensed by Nintendo of America Inc.

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    You’ll receive Swedish Columbia presents: Goofy Foot, The Compilation [Digital Download], Exclusive tracks by El Huervo, Scattle, and many more... Totally Rad jams!

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    [•• -- +] DIY Mod Kit [•• -- +]

    Be the first on your block to play Goofy Foot! You’ll receive the Goofy Foot NES Controller Mod Kit, supporter stickers, plus Swedish Columbia presents: Goofy Foot, The Compilation [Digital Download]. Turn your NES Controller Goofy Foot with our DIY Mod Kit.

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    Early! [•• -- +] GOOFY FOOT + Wears

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    You're lookin' so BOSS! Receive a Goofy Foot controller a month earlier for your early support and show them you are no POSER with a Goofy Foot patch or pin. \m/ PLUS! supporter stickers, the digital download of Goofy Foot, The Compilation and Limited Shirt. Choose between the limited DESVERMIN “It’s Dangerous” design and the Kickstarter Exclusive Rockhart Clothing “Goofy Foot Unplugged”. For your contributions to the cause, your name will be printed in the Goofy Foot instruction manual, showing the World you are the ShizNit!

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    [••-- +] GOOFY FOOT + Wears [••-- +]

    You’ll receive a Goofy Foot controller and show them you are no POSER with a Goofy Foot patch or pin. \m/ PLUS! supporter stickers, Swedish Columbia presents: Goofy Foot, The Compilation [Digital Download], and a Limited Edition Shirt. Choose between the limited DESVERMIN “It’s Dangerous” design and the Kickstarter Exclusive Rockhart Clothing “Goofy Foot Unplugged”. For your contributions to the cause, your name will be printed in the Goofy Foot instruction manual, showing the World you are the ShizNit!

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    [•• -- +] Limited GOOFY FOOT [•• -- +]

    Take it up a notch with the DeLorean of Goofy Foot Controllers. You’ll receive a Limited Goofy Foot controller with metallic face plate, show them you are no POSER with a Goofy Foot patch or pin, \m/ PLUS! supporter stickers, Swedish Columbia presents: Goofy Foot, The Compilation [Digital Download] and Limited Edition Shirt. Choose between the limited DESVERMIN “It’s Dangerous” design and the Kickstarter Exclusive Rockhart Clothing “Goofy Foot Unplugged”. For your contributions to the cause, your name will be printed in the Goofy Foot instruction manual, showing the World you are the ShizNit!

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    Limited GOOFY FOOT + Proto Model

    You’ll receive the prototype model of the Goofy Foot controller built by the creator himself, Steve DeLuca. You’ll also receive a Limited Goofy Foot controller with metallic face plate and show them you are no POSER with a Goofy Foot patch or pin, \m/ plus supporter stickers, PLUS!... Swedish Columbia presents: Goofy Foot, The Compilation [Digital Download]. For your contributions to the cause, your name will be printed in the Goofy Foot instruction manual, showing the World you are the ShizNit!

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    Max Out with the ultimate setup. You’ll receive a numbered, limited collector’s laser cut wooden display box, created by Moto’s Glass, with a Goofy Foot NES controller. Plus, all items in the Limited GOOFY FOOT + Proto Model pledge level. In addition, you’ll received both the Goofy Foot Patch and Pin. That's a total of 3 different Goofy Foot controllers! I'll say it again... "Boom Tetris!"

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    Tournament Package

    Start your own Goofy Foot competition with this Tournament Package. You’ll receive 10 tournament ready controllers, all items from the BOOM TETRIS! level pledge, some additional goods to give out to your champions, as well as promotion of your tournament via TotalRadNES.com and through all of our social media outlets. Play on!

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