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VGBS Gaming Podcast Season 1 is being released physically on USB with a playable NES Cartridge, Box and Manual. Come join the madness!
VGBS Gaming Podcast Season 1 is being released physically on USB with a playable NES Cartridge, Box and Manual. Come join the madness!
VGBS Gaming Podcast Season 1 is being released physically on USB with a playable NES Cartridge, Box and Manual. Come join the madness!
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VGBS Gaming Podcast Season 1 - NES Box Set & Game Release

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Join VGBS Gaming Podcast for their inaugural first season! Kyle Gilbert and Jeffrey Wittenhagen, along with season guest host Kevin Kil from KWKBOX, BS about everything video games. This is over 40 hours of gaming goodness in one amazing package!

We have interviews with contributing members of the gaming community, such as Joe Granato of The New 8-Bit Heroes, Rob Bryant of Sly Dog Studios and the legendary Walter Day formerly of Twin Galaxies. 

We also talk throughout the season extensively about BS Homework games where we over-analyze everything about a game and give it our BS grade. Games include: Brutal Doom, Castlevania Rondo of Blood, Shatterhand and tons more.

VGBS is all about having fun and sharing our passion about video games with everyone. So join us on our quest to BS about everything!

Front Cover of the Box
Front Cover of the Box

 

With VGBS we never wanted to be that podcast that had tons of advertisements all throughout our episodes, as we don't like when others do that. However we want to try to push the boundaries of what a podcast is capable of doing.

We have been thinking about a way to help grow the podcast so we came up with an awesome idea. Why not a physical release? But not only a physical release, but a full complete in box Nintendo Entertainment System release! 

This means supporters have the opportunity to get the entire first season of VGBS Gaming Podcast, which is on a USB thumb drive for easy access, along with a NES box, manual, sleeve and cartridge. Plus all supporters will get your name added to the NES game to be a part of not only VGBS history, but part of the history of the NES as well!

In order to make the physical release special, we wanted to do something really cool for people to not only support, but be able to get a really cool item for their collection at the same time. So we are making a physical NES Cartridge that you can play in your system! Here is an amazing song that will be on the cartridge:

This cartridge has already been programmed by Damian Yerrick, who is a very talented and prolific developer heavily involved with the NES Homebrew scene. So there will not be a wait for the game to be created. He also has indicated that if this project is funded that he plans to add a unique playable game to the cartridge as well, "BS Themed".

The cartridge will break out descriptions of the entirety of Season 1 as well as offer some amazing music from various albums from NES Chiptune musician Zi from Bleep Bop Records.

Sections on the cartridge:

  • Full Season 1 Synopsis
  • Detailed list of each episode from Season 1
  • BS Homebrew breakout and Grades for each game
  • About VGBS Gaming Podcast
  • Names of all the Kickstarter Contributors
  • Credits

Rock out in style while you delve into the awesomeness of VGBS!

Mock-up of the NES Cartridge (You vote on the cartridge color!)
Mock-up of the NES Cartridge (You vote on the cartridge color!)

 

Because we are game collectors just like everyone else, to accompany the cartridge will be a full NES box and manual! 

The box has a collage from Season 1 that highlights a lot of the topics from the season. The caricatures of Jeff and Kyle were drawn by the amazing Sarumaru Studios, and the boxes will be made with high quality material just like an actual retail NES box. 

The manual will be a mini art-book that will consist of imagery highlighting each episode, making it an awesome supplemental piece to the season. Plus in the manual I will also throw in images of the BS Homework perler beads that I did throughout the season so you can make your own as well!

Demo Boxes!
Demo Boxes!

 

For the ultimate collector, we also have a wooden NES box that fits all of the project items perfectly and features the same art from the NES box, etched into wood! 

The box is stained and really looks great. This is also the exact same box dimensions for the other Hagen's Alley releases, so collector's will have another consistency aspect.

Mock-up of the Wooden Box (The final will be laser cut)
Mock-up of the Wooden Box (The final will be laser cut)

 

We also have an opportunity for you to not only support and get cool items, but be a guest on a future episode of VGBS! 

You can either join us on an episode and BS right along side us or you can pitch us your idea for a new episode. 

The ultimate VGBS fan experience!

You also get to help choose the episode topic!
You also get to help choose the episode topic!

 

All stretch goals are extras we will add to the items to make them even cooler if we are able to raise a certain amount of funds.

UNLOCKED!! - NES Box Protector included with every CIB!

UNLOCKED!! - VGBS Season 1 Sticker and Button with every Physical Tier

@ $5000 - Side Quests from Season 1 included in the USB, Game and Manual!

Social Media Goals - Like VGBS on Facebook by clicking here!

250 Likes - Title Card images included on the USB

500 Likes - Executable version of the NES game included on the USB

Thank You for taking the time to check out our project! Any and all support is greatly appreciated and we hope you will not only want to check out everything we are doing, but also will share with your friends as well!

We have had a ton of amazing support from other creators. Here are a few that have supported us. (Unfortunately others don't have items for sale, but they are just rad people!)

Brand New TurboGrafx 16 Game!
Brand New TurboGrafx 16 Game!

 

Rad Pinball Themed Card Game
Rad Pinball Themed Card Game

 

Brand New NES Game!
Brand New NES Game!

 

Risks and challenges

Since VGBS Season 1 has already been recorded and remastered by Kyle, the only thing you'll have to wait on is for the items to be created. Even the game is already programmed and we will only be adding extra content if stretch goals are met. Damian, the NES programmer, does want to add a fun playable bonus game as well, however that should not impact anything.

We are going with ThisRoomisanIllusion, who has done multiple amazing custom projects within the retro gaming community, for the boxes and manuals. And the wooden boxes are being done by the same guy who has done our previous ones. So basically there shouldn't be any setbacks.

Optimally, things will be getting shipped within a month, however delays can always occur as Murphy's Law is a crazy beast.

Keep in mind that Jeff does have a book project that he is working on, at the same time. This project will in no way impact the books or anything else he is working on. The game developer is a different person than the one who is working on Black Box Challenge as well, so there is no conflict there either.

This is a perfect side project to complete while the latest books are being produced by the distributor and helps support Kyle for all the hard work he has been doing with his audio editing.

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