Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 24, 2012.

Update #3

31% funded by day two !!!

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Wow, this is going just GREAT!

Star Castle 2600 is already one of the most popular Kickstarter projects this week!

For those of you who are interested, I posted a high resolution version of the video from the campaign here http://youtu.be/7sjl_TOYyEk

Interesting facts:  If this astonishing rate were to continue, the campaign would be fully funded in under a week and has the potential to make $46,500, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.  Besides, that would be a lot of cartridges to make ;-)

Thank you all so much for your support and for spreading the word!

D. Scott Williamson

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    Download link for emulator compatible Star Castle game ROM file, manual, and Stella Atari 2600 emulator (Windows, Mac, Linux) to play it on.

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    Star Castle 2600 CD containing: Star Castle 2600 game ROM compatible with emulator and conventional cartridges, Stella Atari 2600 emulator (Windows, Mac, Linux) to play it on, cartridge compatible game ROM, game manual(pdf), full source code, game artwork, photos and videos including the making of the game, cartridge, case, exhibition and more, my story, inspiration, and account of making the game, and links, lots of links. I've gathered a ton of information that I want to share but I can't include everything on the CD so I'll do the next best thing and share all of my links to sources about the game, fascinating interviews, video game history, 2600 programming, technical information, techniques, and links to free tools like compilers and debuggers. Plus links to other versions of Star Castle (some FREE), press and YouTube videos, photos and much much more. Plus YOUR NAME in the "Contributors" section of the game manual (text subject to approval)

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    Video game history makes a great gift! Two Star Castle 2600 CD's containing: Star Castle 2600 game ROM compatible with emulator and conventional cartridges, Stella Atari 2600 emulator (Windows, Mac, Linux) to play it on, cartridge compatible game ROM, game manual(pdf), full source code, game artwork, photos and videos including the making of the game, cartridge, case, exhibition and more, my story, inspiration, and account of making the game, and links, lots of links. I've gathered a ton of information that I want to share but I can't include everything on the CD so I'll do the next best thing and share all of my links to sources about the game, fascinating interviews, video game history, 2600 programming, technical information, techniques, and links to free tools like compilers and debuggers. Plus links to other versions of Star Castle (some FREE), press and YouTube videos, photos and much much more. Plus YOUR NAME in the "Contributors" section of the game manual (text subject to approval)

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    Clear cast acrylic Star Castle cartridge featuring lights that flash with the game action! Serial numbered. Compatible with Atari 2600 Video Computer System (NTSC only). Plus YOUR NAME in the "Contributors" section of the game manual (text subject to approval). Plus you get the Star Castle 2600 CD containing ROMs, emulator, source code, artwork, videos, pictures links, and much much more. Printed box and manual not included.

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    Star Castle ROM on a Harmony FLASH cartridge that works in your Atari 2600 game system. The black cartridge may not have flashing lights but it is reprogrammable. You can hook it to your computer and change the game in it, or using an SD card (not provided) you can put ALL your Atari games onto one cartridge! Power up your Atari 2600, select the game you want to play from a menu, and play it on a TV with a real game controller the way it was meant to be played. Plus you get the Star Castle 2600 CD containing ROMs, emulator, source code, artwork, videos, pictures links, and much much more.

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    Autographed clear Star Castle cartridge with lights that flash with the game action sealed in a reproduction box with a the printed manual. Compatible with Atari 2600 Video Computer System (NTSC only). Plus YOUR NAME in the "Contributors" section of the game manual (text subject to approval). Plus you get the Atari 2600 Star Castle CD that contains the ROM, emulator for Windows, Mac, and Linux, source code, artwork, and much much more.

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    Customized clear Star Castle cartridge with YOUR 48x38 PIXEL GRAPHICS ON THE TITLE SCREEN and lights that flash with the game action! This unique one of a kind cartridge comes sealed in a reproduction box with a printed manual. Compatible with Atari 2600 Video Computer System (NTSC only). Plus YOUR NAME will appear in the "Contributors" section of the game manual (text subject to approval). Plus you get the Star Castle 2600 CD containing ROMs, emulator, source code, artwork, videos, pictures links, and much much more.

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    Exciting phone conversation with D. Scott Williamson. You can talk up to an hour about his work at Atari, vintage games, contemporary games, working in the game industry, hair styles, whatever you want. You also get an autographed clear Star Castle cartridge with lights that flash with the game action sealed in a reproduction box with the printed manual. Compatible with Atari 2600 Video Computer System (NTSC only). Plus YOUR NAME in the "Contributors" section of the game manual (text subject to approval). Plus you get the Atari 2600 Star Castle CD that contains the ROM, emulator for Windows, Mac, and Linux, source code, artwork, and much much more.

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    Executive Producer credit in the manual and a great big thank you for your support of this project. You also get a phone conversation with Scott, an autographed clear Star Castle cartridge with lights that flash with the game action sealed in a reproduction box with the printed manual. Compatible with Atari 2600 Video Computer System (NTSC only), and the Atari 2600 Star Castle CD that contains the ROM, emulator for Windows, Mac, and Linux, source code, artwork, and much much more.

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    MY ONE AND ONLY serial number 1 hand made first prototype Star Castle 2600 cartridge. The one that proved it could be done, the one seen in public only once before. The game features a CNC machined clear Lexan shell with internal lights that flash with the game action. Game comes autographed by me, serial numbered, and sealed in a box with the manual. Game is compatible with Atari 2600 Video Computer System (NTSC only). YOUR NAME and PHOTO appear in the game manual as the ONLY person in the "Benefactor" section (text and image subject to approval). You also get MY Atari 2600 and everything you need to play the game, including MY Atari joystick, power supply, RF modulator, MY 20" color TV (with remote), MY FLASH cartridge used to develop the game and USB cable. Plus you also get the Star Castle 2600 CD including game ROM, emulators for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and much much more! Not to sound too cheesy or cliche, but this is a limited time offer, previously the cartridge alone bore a price of $32,768 and that price for this one of a kind hand made collectors digital art piece will return if it's unclaimed at the end of this campaign. (If you want your name in the history books, pledge over $31,600 for this cartridge because that would make you the owner of THE MOST VALUABLE Atari 2600 GAME EVER!!!)

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