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By Bill Hecklick - Retroscribe
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About this project

What are we up to?

Retroscribe needs your help to not only release our first SNES game (Blow 'em Out), but also to bring the community something we all need: a well-made, low cost new SNES game cartridge shell.

Rest assured, our team has the experience and the reputation for getting things done right, and getting them to you on time.  You won't ever wonder what's going on with the game, or what's going on with the cartridge shells.

Let's talk about the game first:

Blow 'em Out is a single-screen platformer with 10 levels.  It's your birthday, and you have to blow out all the candles on your birthday cake.  Problem is, the candles are spitting out evil fireballs that can not only kill you, but they can also re-ignite candles that you've already blown out.  And be careful, the cake is slippery!

Don't expect a 60-hour RPG here.  This game is designed to be simple and fun, especially for young children and non-gamers.

We're offering this game in two formats to suit all collectors, gamers, and your budget:

  • Cart-only
  • Cart-only in exclusive Kickstarter backer color
  • Complete with box, tray and manual (limited)
  • Complete with box, tray and manual in exclusive KS backer color (limited)
  • We will NOT produce any more boxes for this game, so this Kickstarter campaign is the ONLY way you'll get a box for this game.

Most of the programming, music, and graphics are already complete.  Pictures of the artwork, boxes, etc. will come along as updates through the campaign.  The main reason for the later release date is so we have plenty of time to get the new cartridge shells manufactured.  Speaking of...

You can also support us just by getting new SNES cartridge shells!

One of the main goals when we started Retroscribe was to have our own injection mold for NES cartridge shells.  There were really only two options at the time - publish through one company that had their own mold, or publish ourselves with a costly and lower-quality cartridge.  We chose to just do it all ourselves instead.  

Since we've been providing the repro, homebrew, and craft communities with our NES cartridge shells, we saw a huge demand for SNES cartridge shells as well.  Again, there are two main choices right now: a high-quality, high-cost option, or a snap-together, low quality option.

Why not offer you the best of both worlds?  With your support, we'll be able to provide a top-quality SNES cartridge shell in a variety of solid colors, clear, and translucent colors - all at a very competitive price.

Some things to consider about the shells:

  • For now, we will be offering them in the same colors as our NES shells (gray, white, black, clear, translucent red, translucent green)
  • The design will be extremely close to the original SNES shells.  The main differences are that we will remove the Nintendo logo, leave the spot on the back for you to put your own stickers on, and use regular Phillips screws instead of the security screws.
  • I wish I could show a picture of a sample, but we cannot get a sample from the manufacturer until we place the order.  We can't place the order unless we have a successful campaign.  
  • The quality will be the same as our NES shells, which are widely regarded as being as good or better than anything else on the market.

Thank you for your support!

We genuinely appreciate everyone who has supported us over the years, and those that will be working with us for the first time with this campaign.

Let's make this happen!

Risks and challenges

We believe we've done everything possible to minimize our risk, as well as your risk, through this whole process.

We're using the same manufacturer that we use for our NES cartridge shells, so I'm absolutely certain they will turn out great.

The game itself is mostly complete so I can't imagine many issues, if any at all, coming with the game itself. We've already successfully released 3 NES games and a Sega Genesis game, so this isn't our first rodeo.

We are going to use the best packaging manufacturers and the best artists in the business so I am confident you'll be happy with the packaging.

Here's an approximate breakdown of how we are using the funds:
* 10% Kickstarter/Processing fees
* 5% shipping costs
* 25% injection mold costs for cartridges
* 20% game production costs
* 40% cartridge order to fill backer orders plus initial stock

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    The Emulator

    Digital ROM file of Blow 'em Out (for use on your favorite SNES emulator, flash cart, etc.)

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    Single cartridge shell

    You will receive one blank SNES cartridge shell with screws, color of your choosing.
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    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    2-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive two blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    6-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 6 (six) blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    The Gamer

    Physical cartridge (gray) of Blow 'em Out for Super Nintendo SNES (can be used on any SNES hardware). Also includes ROM file for use on emulator.

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    • Blow 'em Out SNES ROM download file
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    The Gamer - Exclusive Backer Color

    Physical cartridge (Kickstarter exclusive color) of Blow 'em Out for Super Nintendo SNES. Also includes ROM file for emulators.

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    • Blow 'em Out SNES ROM download file
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    The Collector

    Blow 'em Out for SNES - complete with cardboard box, inner tray, and instruction manual (all professionally printed) with the game on a gray cartridge. Also includes ROM file.

    This Kickstarter campaign will be the ONLY opportunity to get this game with a box and manual.

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    • Blow 'em Out SNES complete in box (gray cartridge)
    • Blow 'em Out SNES ROM download file
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    The Collector - Exclusive Backer Color

    Blow 'em Out for SNES - complete with cardboard box, inner tray, and instruction manual (all professionally printed) with the game inside of the Kickstarter-exclusive color cartridge. Also includes ROM file.

    This Kickstarter campaign will be the ONLY opportunity to get this game with a box and manual.

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    • Blow 'em Out SNES complete in box - color cartridge
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    25-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 25 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    45-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 45 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    The Ultimate Retroscribe Fan

    You will receive complete-in-box copies of the entire Retroscribe catalog, including Blow 'em Out for SNES! This will also include some out-of-print limited editions from our vault that will never see the light of day again.

    Includes:
    • Blow 'em Out NES complete in box
    • Blow 'em Out SNES complete in box - color cartridge
    • Blow 'em Out Genesis complete in box (sealed)
    • Beerslinger NES complete in box
    • Perfect Pair NES complete in box
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    100-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 100 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
    - Gray
    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    200-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 200 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    300-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 300 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    400-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 400 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    500-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 500 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
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    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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    1000-pack cartridge shells

    You will receive 1000 blank SNES cartridge shells with screws, color of your choosing. (Mix/match colors is fine)
    - Gray
    - White
    - Black
    - Clear
    - Translucent Red
    - Translucent Green

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Funding period

- (30 days)