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Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.  Available now on Amazon and GOG.com!
Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.  Available now on Amazon and GOG.com!
271 backers pledged $47,684 to help bring this project to life.
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    Frogger Package: Every supporter who contributes at this level or above will be listed on the Supporters Page of our official website and have access to exclusive song downloads from the film. Plus, you receive regular email updates on the production progress!

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    Pac-Man Package: Support Team Knucklez! In addition to the perks above, you will receive a limited edition Team Knucklez postcard in the mail. There are only 5,000 of these promotional postcards in print. Postcards are full color, double-sided. The postcards will ship in Dec. 2012 in a protected envelope.

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    Q-Bert Package: Get The King of Arcades on DVD! You will receive an early release of The King of Arcades DVD loaded with special features! The DVD will be signed by Richie Knucklez as well as the Director and Executive Producer of the film. These exclusive Kickstarter DVDs may be the only hard copy version of the film released! This is also your only chance to get the FREE The King of Arcades artist edition trading card, featuring custom Garbage Pail Kids style artwork by world-renowned artist Joe Simko. This card is for promotional use only and is not available for sale! Kickstarter will be your only way to obtain these cards. You will also get all the great prizes from the Pac-Man and Frogger packages. We will ship the cards and postcards Dec. 2012 in a protective envelope.
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    Asteroids Package: SEE YOUR NAME IN THE END CREDITS OF THE FILM! Take the packages above and add additional cast member(s) autographs to the DVD, plus a SPECIAL THANKS in the movie credits AND a limited edition official Twin Galaxies issued 'The King of Arcades' trading card! Only 1,000 of these exclusive collectors edition trading cards will be produced. Each will be numbered and signed by the director. The two trading cards and the postcard will ship Dec. 2012 in a protective envelope. The Twin Galaxies card and the Garbage Pail Kids style card will also ship in a protective plastic collectable sleeve.

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    Rampage Package: Get your TEAM KNUCKLEZ T-Shirt! What a great way to show your support. Grab all of the great prizes above plus add an awesome Team Richie Knucklez T-SHIRT in your selected size. Show the world you are a supporter by wearing this T-shirt proudly. Plus, receive a personalized one-of-a-kind handmade arcade-themed gift of your choice. Gift options are described in The Points/Faq section of this page. The T-SHIRT will ship Dec. 2012. The personalized gifts will ship February 2013.
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    Centipede Package: You are a Producer! This is your chance to become an Associate Producer of The King of Arcades! At this level, you will receive all the perks above, plus your name will appear as an associate producer in a LARGE font during the end credits of the film. Your name will be listed on IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movies. You will have the right to brag to all your friends forever! You will also receive all of the previous rewards. (Free US shipping. Please add $10 shipping on international orders.)

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    Mario Package: All the incredible perks of the previous packages, plus 2 tickets to the world premiere of The King of Arcades! Meet the cast and crew of the film and be one of the first to see the movie on the big screen! This special event will be held in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area (transportation and accommodations not provided). Also, receive a FREE 'The King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters'' DVD signed by the starring cast. Lastly, we will mail you an official KONG-OFF T-Shirt commemorating one of the biggest events ever held in gaming history - The Kong-Off! The Kong-Off was held at Richie Knucklez Arcade in 2011 and featured ten of the best Donkey Kong players in the world battling head-to-head to settle the score. We will also throw in an original vintage token from The Video Game Capital of The World - Twin Galaxies 'The World's Most Famous Video Game Arcade.' This was the legendary arcade owned by starring cast member Walter Day. (Free US shipping. Please add $10 shipping on international orders.)

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    Donkey Kong Package: CONGRATULATIONS! You are an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film. Your name will appear in the opening credits sequence and closing credits of the movie! Your name will also be on the poster, listed on IMDb, and even on the DVD box art! You will also have exclusive V.I.P. access to the production. The creative team will keep you directly involved throughout the entire process. See exclusive extended interviews immediately after they are filmed, view rough cuts, and view a pre-screening of the final trailer. Also, check out early marketing materials, the finished film, and of course get an early 'screener' copy of the final DVD. This is the ultimate, exclusive, behind- the-scenes perk! PLUS, you will receive all previous rewards!
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    Space Invaders Package: THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE! You will receive an original Richie Knucklez RESTORED ARCADE MACHINE 'The King of Arcades' special edition. This cabinet will be custom created especially for you to commemorate this movie event! Choose from three of the most popular vintage games: GALAGA, DONKEY KONG, or MS. PAC-MAN. These vintage machines are museum quality and are one of a kind. The absolute BEST! All previous perks are included. As soon as the Kickstarter campaign ends, we will contact you immediately to set up the details. The shipping is FREE! (International shipping to be determined) All previous perks are included - the executive producer offer, the premiere, signed DVD, T-shirts, trading cards, the token, special thanks credit, postcard, King of Kong signed DVD, personalized homemade gift, and more!

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    The 1UP Package: DOUBLE THE ULTIMATE!
    What better way to celebrate the Kong Off 2 event? In addition to all of the incredible Space Invaders perks, you will receive a limited edition Donkey Kong arcade cabinet from the Kong Off 2 event at the 1UP in Denver, Colorado. An additional 4 tickets to the King of Arcades premiere will be included, for a total of 6 tickets. Plus, TONS of other surprise gifts throughout the entire production!

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