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Night Trap ReVamped

A project in San Francisco, CA by Night Trap, LLC

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The iconic full-motion-video game, placing YOU in the leading role of a horror movie, is set to make its return in a new hi-def format!
Backers: 664
Average Pledge Per Backer: $60

Funded: $39,843 of $330,000
Dates: Aug 10th -> Sep 9th (30 days)
Project By: Night Trap, LLC
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Latest News

5 Notable Videogame Kickstarters That Failed

September 16th - via:
Crowdfunding can be a powerful tool to take risks, but not every game Kickstarter works out. (Read More)

Many Thanks

September 2nd - via:
The four of us would like to thank everyone who took the time either to support this project or to offer constructive criticism.  We have yet to decide whether we'll revisit the idea at some future date...  (Read More)

How Bad a Job Have We Done?

August 18th - via:
A number of you have very understandably questioned our ability to generate interest in this project.  We certainly got off to a rocky start, and didn't do even a yeoman's job of planning and describing our reward tiers and supported platforms.... (Read More)

Kickstarter “Night Trap” Campaign Creator Slams Nintendo; Then Applies for the Gaming System’s License

August 18th - via:
A few days after a very awkward phone interview with gaming website, Kotaku, Night Trap’s executive producer and Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign creator, Tom Zito took to his own blog to post his thoughts about his past conflict with Nintendo. (Read More)

When Veteran Game Developers Launch Bad Kickstarters

August 18th - via:
The last few weeks have been interesting because of three Kickstarter projects: Umdlalo, Auraspark and of course Night Trap Revamped. The people behind these projects are game developers that have vast experience in video game industry, but ended up launching really bad Kickstarter projects. Now, to be fair, roughly half of Kickstarter’s video game projects fail and a number of these are launched by industry veterans. However, it is important for both backers and indie game developers on Kickstarter and IndieGogo to take a step back from time to time and make note of the factors that often play critical role is the success of a project, or in these cases failure. (Read More)

Weekly Launchpad. Aug 10 – 16 Kickstarters

August 17th - via:
Every week we take a brief look at all of the Kickstarter campaigns that launched in the previous week. This isn’t to say that all of these projects are worth your hard earned cash, but with any luck having all of them in one place will make it easier to educate yourself on the projects you’d like to back, and which ones to run from. You’ll find two types of campaigns listed, “featured” and “the rest“. (Read More)

Day Seven Update

August 16th - via:
We're delighted to be debuting on the front page tonight two terrific bits of fan-generated content:  Keithy Huntington's personal NT Revamped video appeal, as well as Phil Cobley's graphic presentation of our reward tiers. We also wanted to share... (Read More)

Night Trap Kickstarter slams Nintendo; applies for Nintendo license

August 16th - via:
The Night Trap Kickstarter soap opera took another twist yesterday, with organizer Tom Zito lashing out at Nintendo in a lengthy update, while pledging to apply to that same company for a Wii U release of the game, as a potential stretch goal. (Read More)

My Nintendo Problem, and Yours...

August 15th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 I’ve started seven companies in the past 29 years, so I can drone on and on about the nature of business relationships.   But I don’t want to bore you. That said, I do... (Read More)

Day Four Update

August 15th - via:
We hope to announce tomorrow that wiiU owners may indeed be able to acquire copies of Night Trap ReVamped.  Stay tuned, and thanks again for your support, comments and questions...  (Read More)

Here’s How Not to Address Skeptics of Your Kickstarter Game

August 15th - via:
If you're going to launch a Kickstarter, especially in gaming, be prepared to respond to skeptics---quickly, thoroughly, and with plenty of evidence. (Read More)

Night Trap ReVamped is in Need of Help

August 15th - via:
Night Trap, released in 1992, was one of the early full motion video (FMV) games. This odd tale of vampires, er, “augs” invading a suburban slumber party felt like a teen horror flick straight out of the 80s. And in fact, it was initially produced in 1987. Since then, the game has achieved cult status with those who never even owned a Sega CD or 32X able to sing the iconic theme song. To a diehard FMV fan as myself it would be hard to select any other title as the first to receive a HD version. (Read More)

Day Three Update

August 14th - via:
We've added the digital downloads we stupidly neglected to offer from the start, and also made it easier to pick and chose multiple rewards.  And we've offered a big apology (and an explanation) for being MIA on the comment page, and posted more... (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign to Re-Release the Controversial Game Night Trap

August 13th - via:
Night Trap, the first full-motion video game ever released, is being remastered and released more than 20 years after its initial debut. (Read More)

'Night Trap ReVamped' Kickstarter Set To Bring The FMV Classic To Modern Platforms

August 13th - via:
Back in May the creator of the Mega CD FMV hit Night Trap confirmed that the cult classic would be making a return in the near future. Just mere months later, a Kickstarter has been launched with the aim of re-releasing the 1992 video game on modern platforms under the new name Night Trap ReVamped. (Read More)

Night Trap is Back. In HD. Yeah.

August 13th - via:
Everyone remembers Night Trap. It was a ridiculous game for a failed peripheral that eventually made its way right into both the annals of gaming history and… Our hearts. (Read More)

Day Two Update

August 12th - via:
Thanks again for all your support, comments and questions.  Four topics for today: 1) We will have a way to offer digital downloads posted to the campaign page, if not tomorrow, certainly by Thursday.  We are exploring several options and have... (Read More)

News Night Trap: Night Trap Kickstarter hopes to bring the game to HD

August 12th - via:
It's Night Trap as you've never seen it: not grainy! (Read More)

Day One Update

August 11th - via:
Thanks to everyone for your support and questions, and especially for pointing out some myopia on our part.  We had assumed that, because we were offering a finite number of copies for each platform -- something of a collector's item --  everyone... (Read More)

Night Trap: ReVamped hits Kickstarter

August 11th - via:
If you enjoyed The Bluffer’s Guide to Interactive Movies in issue 131, here’s some news that’ll excite you – Night Trap, the most infamous example of the genre, is set for a re-release in HD. According to the Night Trap: ReVamped Kickstarter page, the project needs $330,000 to get off the ground and will be released on PC, Mac and unspecified PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The page also mentions that the team is looking into online and mobile versions of the game, and even a potential sequel should the re-release do well. (Read More)

Night Trap ReVamped aims to reanimate the FMV classic via Kickstarter

August 11th - via:
We've been documenting one Polygon staffer's (it's me, hello) shameful addiction to FMV games, most all of which have been shelved in the dark corners of gaming history just behind the dust-covered Game.Com systems. But if one FMV game has persisted in the zeitgeist, it is Night Trap, the campy quest to save Dana Plato and a houseful of co-eds from the relentless advances of the vampiric Augers. (Read More)

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