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£7,472
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
150
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 30 2019 5:50 AM UTC +00:00.

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Introducing the Neo-Retro series from Huey Games, where we select the finest retro-style titles for limited physical runs on our unique Collectors USB Cassette format.

Badged as release 001 in the series, the Collectors USB Cassette of Droid Assault is an exclusive physical edition of this classic game for PC and Mac (DRM-free), designed to slot seamlessly into your retro gaming collection. This unique format allows us to load the USB drive with a tonne of special features including soundtrack albums, artwork, retro archives and more.

Prepare for running blaster battles with hordes of rampaging killer robots! Discover a unique tactical arcade shooter, with the fun addictive gameplay of 8-bit classics. You'll need your wits and the help of your acquired droid squad to stay alive in this fast-paced retro actionfest. Wreak havok through 50 atmospheric levels of destructible scenery, avoid mines and turrets, and battle 48 different robot types from lowly Guardbots to the latest in Assassins, Special Ops and Battledroids.

With the aid of your trusty transfer beam capture your own squad of droids, armed with the latest hi-tech weaponry including lasers, rockets, grenades, flamethrowers and disruptors, boost their abilities with 17 kinds of powerup, and take on the formidable giant boss 'bots!

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There are two types of Collectors USB Cassette available for backers, the £25 tier Collectors Edition and the £45 tier Ultra Edition. There is also a limited quantity Classic Signed Game tier at £80.

The Collectors USB Cassette comes shrink wrapped in a genuine cassette jewel case, with colour printed labels and inlay - exactly like your classic cassette games!

Upgrade to the Ultra USB Cassette for a premium, exclusive finish and extra bonus features:

In addition to the Ultra USB Cassette, get a Classic Hewson Game signed personally by Andrew Hewson. We will endeavour to give each backer one of their top three preferred titles, but cannot guarantee which signed game you will receive. 

In addition to the DRM-free PC and Mac versions of Droid Assault, the USB Cassette also comes loaded with a host of special features:

Play awesome Neo-Retro demos. Once you receive your cassette we will ask you to vote for your favourite to help inform the kind of games you want to see on future Collectors USB Cassette releases.

Heart-pumping soundtrack albums for two fantastic Neo-Retro games.

 A digital collection of hi-definition retro and Neo-Retro artwork.

Over 2000 page scans of magazine covers, adverts, charts, interviews, maps, tips, contests, previews and reviews of Hewson games. 

The Ultra USB Cassette includes an exclusive bonus folder of secret extra features.

To add one of the rewards below, simply "overpledge" by the amount specified. For example, if you selected the Collectors USB Cassette reward tier (£25) and want to add an extra Collectors USB Cassette with UK delivery, set your pledge level to £50 instead of £25.

Do you want to open one USB Cassette and keep another pristine in its shrink wrap? Or maybe you want extra copies to give to friends as gifts?

The inspiration for the series. Although Hyper Sentinel launched without a release number, it is technically release 000 in the Neo-Retro USB Cassette collection. Featuring the Steam version of Hyper Sentinel, plus loads of bonus extras.

Featuring commentary and analysis from more than twenty retro gaming icons, Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson tells the official story of his celebrated software houses Hewson (Uridium, Paradroid, Nebulus, Cybernoid, Exolon) and 21st Century Entertainment (Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies).

Puppygames was founded in 2002 or so by Caspian Prince (yes, really - that guy in the films is a pale imitation) and Chaz Willets, two childhood chums from secondary school.

Our first game was Alien Flux. We've beavered away making neo-retro arcade games ever since, and in 2010 with the release of our RTS Revenge of the Titans, we finally started developing games full-time.

Huey Games continues the legacy of Andrew Hewson's famous 1980s software house, which published hit titles on cassette including Uridium, Paradroid, Nebulus, Cybernoid, Exolon, Avalon, Quazatron and many more.

As a modern developer and publisher, Huey's first title to launch on Collectors USB Cassette was Hyper Sentinel in 2018, which was also released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Steam and iOS.

We're producing the Collectors USB Cassette for you to enjoy and appreciate, and we want to be as transparent as possible about the process. We vouch to provide regular updates on the progress of the project via Kickstarter, and to let you know about our successes and challenges along the way. 

Risks and challenges

Huey Games have run and delivered on successful Kickstarter campaigns of our own, and have worked on or promoted successful Kickstarter campaigns for other people too.

Droid Assault is a complete, fully released game, but we are dependent on our suppliers for the USB Cassettes. Having worked with the supplier on past projects, we have established a good business relationship and we trust them to deliver, but we cannot rule out all risk of problems or delays with the delivery of the USB Cassettes.

The majority of the bonus content for the USB Cassettes is already mastered, but there is a small risk of some content changing or being replaced before final delivery, especially for any stretch goal content which has not already been produced. As with our previous campaigns, we take pride in delivering quality products and will always aim to over-deliver and to replace any problematic content with content of equivalent or superior value.

Thank you for your support and faith. It means everything to our team.

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    Collectors USB Cassette

    The Collectors USB Cassette of Droid Assault (DRM-free) plus bonus special features. Colour printed inlay and labels, shrink wrapped.

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    • Droid Assault DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • Indie Game Demo Collection
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    • Shrink-wrapped Ultra USB Cassette
    • Droid Assault DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • 8-panel Extended Fold Out Inlay with Complete Droid Checklist
    • UV-LED On-Body Cassette Shell Printing
    • Exclusive Obi Strip Presentation Sleve
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    The Ultra USB Cassette plus a classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson.

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    • Droid Assault DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • 8-panel Extended Fold Out Inlay with Complete Droid Checklist
    • UV-LED On-Body Cassette Shell Printing
    • Exclusive Obi Strip Presentation Sleve
    • Exclusive Ultra Edition Bonus USB Drive Content
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    Early bird offer on the Ultra USB Cassette. Featuring extended 8-panel inlay, UV-LED on-body cassette shell printing, exclusive obi-strip presentation sleeve, and extra bonus features.

    Includes:
    • Shrink-wrapped Ultra USB Cassette
    • Droid Assault DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • 8-panel Extended Fold Out Inlay with Complete Droid Checklist
    • UV-LED On-Body Cassette Shell Printing
    • Exclusive Obi Strip Presentation Sleve
    • Exclusive Ultra Edition Bonus USB Drive Content
    • Indie Game Demo Collection
    • Droid Assault Soundtrack Album
    • Digital Artwork Bundle
    • Hewson Retro Archive
    • Hyper Sentinel Soundtrack Album
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    • Shrink-wrapped Ultra USB Cassette
    • Droid Assault DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • 8-panel Extended Fold Out Inlay with Complete Droid Checklist
    • UV-LED On-Body Cassette Shell Printing
    • Exclusive Obi Strip Presentation Sleve
    • Exclusive Ultra Edition Bonus USB Drive Content
    • Classic Hewson Game Signed by Andrew Hewson
    • Indie Game Demo Collection
    • Droid Assault Soundtrack Album
    • Digital Artwork Bundle
    • Hewson Retro Archive
    • Hyper Sentinel Soundtrack Album
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