About this project
UPDATE!!!! WE HIT $35,000 - we will NOW make an NES GAME, Game Manual, and Map, and give it to all backers who pledge, and have pledged, over $50!!!!
2 STRETCH GOALS ACHIEVED!!!
ALL PLEDGES ABOVE $25 NOW GET our 8-Bit SOUNDTRACK on Cassette!
ALL DISC BASED PLEDGES GET an ADDITIONAL BONUS DISC!
SELECT THE BARE BONES DVD and you'll actually get THE FILM, a BONUS DISC of FEATURES, and our SOUNDTRACK for $25! (plus shipping)
IN THE PRESS:
- "A combination of 'The Great Race' and... reality-TV show 'Pawn Stars,'" Yannic LeJacq, NBC News
- "A Journey for ALL the Nintendo Games" Wei Chen, CBC• Radio One
- "McCallum's film provides a tale of completion that will no doubt gel with gamers, but also provides a Holy Grail-seeking type of experience that regular audiences would enjoy as well." Robert Workman, Retro Magazine
- Featured at The Classic Gaming Expo 2k14, ConBravo 2k14 & 2k13, LVL UP Expo 2k14, The Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2k13
"THE NES CLUB: NINTENDO QUEST," the most unofficial, unauthorized Nintendo Documentary ever, is in the home stretch and this is YOUR chance to secure a disc-based copy of the film and help the team get to the finish line!
One man. 30 days, 678 games. No online purchases. It’s the premise that launched a film over 10,000 miles in the making and showcases the adventure of video game rock star, Jay Bartlett, a fanatic collector in pursuit of his dream to own a complete official North American NES library. Along the way, filmmaker Rob McCallum examines the enduring legacy of the NES and Nintendo.
This exciting new film has been featured on NBC, CBS, CTV, CBC Radio•One and on dozens of podcasts and blogs and features Tommy Tallarico, John Pompa, Mason Cramer, Matt Miller, Michelle Ireland, Brent Dolan, Carrie Swidecki, Thor Aackerlund, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, Ben Gold, Todd Rogers, Triforce Johnson, Patrick Scott Patterson, Richie Knucklez and more!
lot of people missed out on our Kickstarter the first time around and
we want to give them a chance to secure a physical copy of the film - that's why we're doing this. We're only asking for $1000 because it will ease some of our legal and
insurance costs but it won't derail the film if we're unsuccessful. This is for the fans that recently discovered our community as there is no guarantee that we'll sell discs in the future due to overhead costs. We are also working with other sponsors, like Wii Play Games to help arrange some cool things for you!
To show you that we're really close to finishing, here's a sample of our Original 8-bit soundtrack by John. H. McCarthy!
100+ BACKERS! ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!!!!
If we hit 100 Backers we will GIVE ALL THE BACKERS who PLEDGED more than $25 a UNIQUE ONE-OF-A-KIND Nostalgic Token: Our 8-BIT SOUNDTRACK on AUDIO CASSETTE!!!
$10,000+ ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!!!!
EVEN MORE ADDITIONAL CONTENT!
For anyone that's selected a disc in any format, you will now get AN ADDITIONAL DVD FULL OF ALL NEW CONTENT. More Interviews, more game hunting, more laughs - at no additional cost!
$25,000+ ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!!!!
NINTENDO QUEST: THE NES GAME!
Now that we've hit $25,000, every person who pledges, and has pledged, more than $50 will get an NES Game based on Jay's Journey. It will be a fun adventure-type game, with a few RPG and action elements. We've got a lot of work to figure out exactly our limitations but we've teamed up with Joe from "The New 8-Bit Heroes" to make this a reality - IF we hit that goal. The Game's gonna take a bit to finish up, but we will get it to you in all it's plastic glory!
Game Manual and Over-World Map!
You asked for it, AND NOW YOU GOT IT!!!
We will give a game manual, over-world map to anyone who's pledged $50+ to accompany their game!!!
ADVANCED SCREENING ANNOUNCEMENTS!
LAS VEGAS, NV w/ RETRO CITY GAMES - JUNE 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, CA w/ THE CHARLES AIDIKOFF SCREENING ROOM, JUNE 2015
AUSTIN, TX,w/ CLASSIC GAME FEST - JULY 25-26, 2015
HOUSTON, TX @ ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE - JULY 27, 2015
COLUMBUS, OH w/ WARP ZONE - SUMMER 2015
DuBOIS, PA w/ THE VIDEO GAME X-CHANGE - SUMMER 2015
LONDON, ON, CANADA @ HYLAND CINEMA - SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 • 9PM
EDMONTON, AB, CANADA w/ VGMAPS.COM - FALL 2015
CLEVELAND, OH w/ GDL ENTERTAINMENT - OCTOBER 2015
PORTLAND, OR w/ PORTLAND RETRO GAME EXPO - OCT 18-19, 2015
WILL NINTENDO QUEST BE COMING TO YOUR TOWN ?
This film is one that prioritizes the community - we want this to be a community event and we will help you with OUR social networking presence and skills to also promote your screenings. GAME ON!
Risks and challenges
While we haven't officially signed with a distributor yet, the biggest risk is that this film won't ever be released on DVD/Blu Ray unless we do it ourselves, for you the fans. Cost of disc production is high and it's an overhead we can't afford to house. So, even though Kickstarter has project fees, this is the easiest way to give fans the option. This is your chance to get one while it's still an option!
There's no risk of the film not finishing as we're already at the mixing stage and it's just an issue of one or two layers of polish, the okay from our insurance company, and to sign with the right distributor.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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