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Hey all... as far as I can tell, this does not work properly on a RetroN 3. If anybody gets this working as expected on unofficial hardware, I'd be curious, so please share if so.
Game arrived safe and sound, have opened the shipping envelope and the box wrap but not the cart box yet. Will test it out (hopefully) this weekend on my NES and a third party clone (can't remember which one) but really want to arrange the first real game with some family, friends and alcohol. Have the Hyperkin RetroN 1 HD on pre-order for some HD Cowboy Rob goodness!
Got mine today looks fantastic I can't wait to play the production is incredible
Yes, I got it thank you. I never received the email and also checked my span folder. I'm going to have fun this weekend...;)
A tracking number was e-mailed to the address you have on file with Kickstarter, I just checked and it's out for delivery today! I DM'd you the number just in case.
I'm so glad that everyone is excited to play (the first playthroughs have been AWESOME to watch) but I'm going to kindly ask that if you didn't receive your tracking number then to just hang tight for the moment. I'm receiving a lot of individual messages and I want to answer everyone but it takes a lot of effort and is slowing down the process. Everything in this project is handmade and shipping/quality checking and ~1,000 packages takes a deceptively long time. I'm running this operation out of my shop around the clock on vacation days and USPS can only deal with so many packages at a time.
In short: no need to worry, you will all have the game *very* soon, if you're in a low tier then check your spam filters, and if you don't have a tracking number by 7/7 for whatever reason then please contact me directly so we can get everything sorted out!
Thanks for your support! It has been overwhelmingly cool to see the game out in the wild :)
Still no tracking and I'm in the earlybird teir. Should I be worried?
Oh wow, people are already selling their copy online for scalper prices, some things never change.
Alright mail truck, you can come any time today, I'll be ready for it. http://imgur.com/a/2XcqW
Got mine last night! Works perfect. Having a 4th of July party on Saturday. Should have some interesting pics for you this weekend!
Hey Andy. Received my game today. It's fantastic. The cart, the manual, the box all perfect. The game is great fun. Will definitely be taking it too my next gathering of my college buddies. Should be a lot of fun. I plan on posting pictures. Thanks for your hard work on this project. The game was well worth the wait.
Hey Tony, thank you for taking the time to write this. I'm exhausted, but all of the sleepless nights and hard work instantly felt worthwhile the first moment I heard about people enjoying the game.
I appreciate your support, let me know how the poker night goes :)
Game delivered. The cart, box, manual, sleeve, and sticker are all perfect. Awesome music, sound effects, and really cool game play. Can't wait to bring it to my friends monthly poker game. It was so worth the wait. You can't beat a new zapper game from a team of passionate retro game lovers. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Thank you Andy and your Team for bring us all something special.
Thanks Dane! It means a lot.
I'm so proud of how the game came out. It's thanks to your support and I can't wait for you to play!
oh no! sorry buddy. i just meant i thought id read they started shipping and no one had a review /comments yet. I'm sure folks have been hitting you up like crazy, i was just trying to get post flow. we're all excited thanks for your hard work, and i never doubted the arrivals for a second... besides I'm in the 'R's' .cheers and can't wait to share the fruits of your labor ALL UP IN DIS PIECE!
Can't wait to get this game! Better get the nes off the shelf of my old video game consoles and get it all set up :D
Yay final update! Yay shipping! The anticipation is absolutely killing me. Cannot wait to play with my famicom revolver zapper :)
Whoo hoo! So pumped to have this for our friday game nights :) Thanks Andy for all the effort - can't wait to stick my controller skin on and start playing.
Update coming tomorrow - I can't wait to see you all playing your copy!
The USPS truck is showing up on Monday to pick up 400 packages. I've explained several times that I can only work on weekends. I can't imagine why you'd think I wouldn't ship them otherwise since I've shown pictures of us packing. I'm grateful for the support, but I don't get what you're implying.
where's all the 'thanks for my copy' posts?...-he wondered quietly to himself-
Just got my backer survey and have answered it! Looking forward to seeing your work, Andrew!
Andrew: it's great to hear the game is almost ready to ship! It was a quick year for sure! Although I wish you could've made more frequent updates throughout this process, I'm glad this ended up with you not just running with our money. Can't wait to finally be able to play roulette with my friends without-y'know- their brains being shot out.
I'm currently travelling and I wanted to grab some photos in the shop for the final update so it's just sitting as a draft until then.
In short : the game will begin shipping on 6/1. The great news is that since all of the blank carts are already made they'll ship as fast as we can program / pack them. The extra work put into the batch programming system eliminates the major bottleneck since we can now program 7 (!) carts at once.
I'm currently in Berlin testing the PAL version on an actual European CRT TV and I'm happy to say that the region switch is working *great*.
I'll publish the final update with full details on 5/10, backer surveys will go out on the same day!
Thanks! Can't wait :)
looking forward to playing the game. Do you have an ETA on shipping?
Hows it going? Credits finished? Bugs squashed? Carts flashed?
Only one thing in my mind rn: OMG. It's finally happening.
Any eta on shipping? Very excited, eagerly awaiting your update :)
Hi all -
Update coming soon, everything is going great!
So, anyone getting the Nintendo Switch? Seems awesome. I'm getting it in like 7 hours for midnight release :)
For those who missed the twitter update "Andy Reitano: @SpectorRaven All of the carts (1200+!) should be complete and tested by the end of February - at that point I'll be flashing and shipping!"
Hey Andrew, I'm super excited about the release. As someone who knows you and how crazy life get in general for you I need to say thank you. Over the years I have seen you pump out some of the most amazing projects and I feel it's an honor to be able to call you my friend.
I have one small question. If I show off this amazing game on an lcd or oled screen will it work or is crt the best. You might have put this is some documentation but I'm a jerk and I'm asking you now. I want to show it off to my office during a weekly beer/whisky club we have and I would love to use our multi million dollar facility to add to the insanity.
Update coming tonight, stay tuned!
Andrew Ames: It is clear that he's working hard to fully perfect this game. You should cut him some slack. I see this is you're first Kickstarter, but you just need to be trusting and patient. If you didn't trust him and his idea's, why would've you backed in the first place?
Great. I'm totally down for building the best product possible but at this point I hope it truly is the final build. May I suggest for efficiency you ship in alphabetical order. I don't think my level of patience is conducive to Kickstarter. I hope you release a product that is worth the wait.
I'm currently at MAGfest playtesting the final build of the game. The update is going out when I return home.
"I’m going to start posting updates every two weeks from here on out to keep everyone informed, even if they’re unexciting. I understand that a delay is disappointing, but it becomes alarming if you don't understand why it's happening or how long it will last."
-Andy Reitano, latest update on Dec 5th, 2016
Thanks for the update Andrew!! That ROM upgrade is awesome, I can't wait to encounter all the surprises. My buddies and I will no doubt have SRR in regular rotation for our video/board/card game night for years to come.
PS. I'm so incredible pumped my taunt made it into this NES game!!! It's like fulfilling a childhood dream I didn't realize I had :)
Thank you for your prompt response. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I hope you can see how I misunderstood what you meant by "started production." I've never used Kickstarter but I'm aware of stories of creators failing to deliver. I backed because I felt that there was a high probability that you weren't full of beans. When I saw what I thought was a deception I figured it was just my bad luck that I got Kickfarted on. Can't wait to play it.
When I'm producing the carts they remain blank until I flash the software onto them. When they come off of the assembly line they only go through diagnostics to verify that they're good and they sit on a rack until it's time to ship. At that point I'll flash the latest version with the NTSC/PAL region for the particular backer and put it in a box.
Please understand that when I say that I'm still working on the game still it's that I'm trying to make it as good as it could possibly be in any spare time that I have in between production. I'm in a unique scenario where I can't patch the game, so a simple bug can't be fixed once it's out in the wild. The tremendous amount of support has allowed me to make the game even better in ways that I don't want to spoil.
I hope that makes sense!
On October 21st you said you were in production. Then on November 6th you talk about how you took the "latest build" to an October 29 event and that you've have some ideas for improvements based on the feedback you received. I will admit that I'm disappointed that you are going to miss the estimated delivery date. Especially since you said you would likely only need half the time you allotted to deliver the rewards. However that's not why I'm upset. I'm upset because you misrepresented your progress. On October 21st you said that you had started production. You're not stupid. You know full well that "started production" means you are making the final product. Now progress has changed to "in the final stretch." I wonder what that actually means.
Hey Andrew thanks for the recent update, glad to hear assembly is under way :) Are we still on target to hit that November delivery date for early cart backers?
What ever happened with the taunt contest?
when's the big update?
Andrew you should use your dual port ram interface, combined with something like this
which is the squirrel products lightning reaction shocking game, so that when the person looses he gets shocked, that way you will introduce actual fear into the person pulling the trigger, the original game you are doing looks great but this additional will push it over the edge. Making the player actually be afraid to pull the trigger.
Check out "Hip-hop Music Video to Honor Zach Resnik's Life" He is giving his whole Nintendo collection away in Kickstarter rewards to make a music video to honor his late best friend.
Nice! Appreciate the update.
Cheers for the update Andrew, can't wait!
Awesome news. Can't wait!
Big update coming soon - but so you know where we're at - we've started production! It'll have gameplay video of the new features in action and details on the manufacturing process.
Regarding the delivery addresses, I don't have any on file yet - I'm holding off until the last possible moment to send the survey so I'll have the most up to date for everyone.
Same problem as someone down there. I've moved and need to change the delivery address! Messaged you Andrew but no reply as yet. Any updates?