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£6,149
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131
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 30 2019 6:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The Collectors USB Cassette series from Huey Games features the finest selection of retro-style games, delivered on a unique, nostalgia-inducing physical format.

Badged as release 002 in the series, the Collectors USB Cassette of Ultratron 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.

Enter the world of Ultratron and experience the addictive gameplay of old-school arcade favourites such as Robotron: 2084, updated and improved for the 21st century!

Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a fun and hypnotic arcade blast.

The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race!

Blast your way through 40+ glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss 'bots of the Apocalypse - Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum!

Boost your battledroid with ever more powerful weaponry, destroy Spiderbots to gain extra special weapon abilities and field defence and pet drones to help you along.

Think you've got what it takes to be the best? Compete on the online hiscores table for the ultimate glory!

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 Ultratron, 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?

If you missed the Kickstarter campaign for number 001 in the Collectors USB Cassette series, featuring Droid Assault from Puppygames, you can still get the Collectors USB Cassette added to your order.

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.

Ultratron 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 Ultratron (DRM-free) plus bonus special features. Colour printed inlay and labels, shrink wrapped.

    Includes:
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    • Ultratron DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • Indie Game Demo Collection
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    • Digital Artwork Bundle
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    Shrink-wrapped Ultra USB Cassette. Featuring extended 8-panel inlay, cassette shell UV-LED-printing, exclusive obi-strip presentation sleeve, and extra bonus features.

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    • Ultratron DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • 8-panel Extended Fold Out Inlay with Exclusive Artwork
    • UV-LED-printing on the Cassette Shell
    • 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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    • Shrink-wrapped Ultra USB Cassette
    • 8-panel Extended Fold Out Inlay with Exclusive Artwork
    • UV-LED-printing on the Cassette Shell
    • 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, cassette shell UV-LED-printing, exclusive obi-strip presentation sleeve, and extra bonus features.

    Includes:
    • Shrink-wrapped Ultra USB Cassette
    • Ultratron DRM-free game for PC and Mac
    • 8-panel Extended Fold Out Inlay with Exclusive Artwork
    • UV-LED-printing on the Cassette Shell
    • Exclusive Obi Strip Presentation Sleve
    • Hewson Retro Archive
    • Indie Game Demo Collection
    • Digital Artwork Bundle
    • Hyper Sentinel Soundtrack Album
    • Ultratron Soundtrack Album
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    Early bird offer on the Classic Game Bundle. The Ultra USB Cassette plus a classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson.

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