Royal Bastards

Rex Rocket

A project in Pittsburgh, PA by Robert Maher

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Join us in a retro sci-fi adventure! Battle your way through slime and angry robots in a desperate attempt to save ship and crew!
Backers: 511
Average Pledge Per Backer: $22

Funded: $10,987 of $6,000
Dates: Apr 22nd -> May 26th (34 days)
Project By: Robert Maher
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Latest News

Talking Kickstarter With Yacht Club Games, Castle Pixel, Chris Niosi, Gaijin Goombah, and Josh of RFC

September 30th - via:
Gaijin Goombah sits down with Yacht Club Games of Shovel Knight, Pixel Castle's Rob of Rex Rocket, Chris Niosi of TOME/A Hat In Time, and RFC's Josh to discuss games, kickstarter, and how they've affected us all! (Read More)

Rex Rocket Smashes Through Its Kickstarter Target

May 28th - via:
At the end of last month a Kickstarter campaign started for the interesting looking 2D platformer Rex Rocket, which takes a leaf out of Metroid's book and combines it with a hint of Mega Man. Developer Rob Maher - who now runs the newly named studio Castle Pixel - confirmed with us that if the project was backed he would strive to get the game onto the Wii U and 3DS. (Read More)

!! CONFIRMED !! The ship's sonic technician, Saskrotch, will re-write the background music

May 25th - via:
Hello, cadets! We've reached our 10k stretch goal, just in the nick of time!  $10,000 - The ship's sonic technician, Saskrotch, will re-write the background music you hear over the PA system, specifically for eons-old technology- he has informed me... (Read More)

!! CONFIRMED !! New transport destination: Mac

May 18th - via:
Hi everyone! We just reached our first stretch goal for the Mac version of Rex Rocket!   We are closing in on our final week on Kickstarter so make sure to tell your momma, your brother, sister, Uncle Mario and Auntie Peach about the game!   Here's... (Read More)

Talking Point: The Increasing Relevance of Kickstarter

May 12th - via:
Whether you like the concept behind Kickstarter or not, it's not going anywhere in the near future and, if recent months are an indication, could be the source of valuable content for the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores. While we have the perspective of outsiders looking in on the workings of the crowdfunding platform — though some of our staff have dabbled and backed the occasional project — we decided to speak to those at the coal-face, to learn more about the website that's becoming an increasingly visible part of our daily content here on Nintendo Life. (Read More)

New Stretch Goals Added!

May 9th - via:
-=BEGIN TRANMISSION=- Greetings, Cadets! As I'm sure you've heard, we've completed construction of our new Star Cruiser, the S.S. Montana. You all deserve a round of applause for your fundraising efforts. We still have a few weeks before our maiden... (Read More)

132% Still going strong!!!

May 8th - via:
Hi all! We hit 132% funding today!  We wanted to thank everyone again and let everyone know that we are still pushing hard to reach our stretch goals! Saskrotch added a stretch goal!   $10,000 - Saskrotch will re-write the soundtrack specifically... (Read More)

We are officially funded!!!

May 6th - via:
Thanks everyone!Last night we were pushed over the 100% funding!  Big thanks goes out to everyone for your pledges and support!    (Read More)

We hit the 75% mark!

April 30th - via:
Stretch GoalsEven without reaching these goals we will still continue to work on bringing Rex Rocket to the following platforms - but with these goals met, we can guarantee them.   $9,000 - Mac  $11,000 - Linux $13,000 - OUYA $15,000 -... (Read More)

We hit the 50% mark!

April 29th - via:
Thanks everyone! Today was a big day for our campaign.  We were featured on some popular sites and had a ton of pledges - we are currently sitting at 58 percent!   Big thanks goes out to all of you for your support.  We also want to mention that... (Read More)

Rex Rocket Kickstarter looks pretty mega, man

April 29th - via:
What's that, another pixel-art game inspired by the likes of Mega Man and Metroid on Kickstarter? And why not! Rex Rocket tells the story of ... Rex Rocket, a war hero aboard the "epic star cruiser" SS Montana. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 28th - via:
Jagged Alliance: Flashback arrives in the Katchup this week. I’ve expected (and hoped for) a Jagged Alliance crowdfunding attempt for some time now. As soon as it became obvious that Kickstarter was a place where old franchises could revive themselves, every week that the mercenaries didn’t appear was slightly more unsettling than the last. Would I rather have a direct sequel without a crowdfunding campaign? Perhaps. (Read More)

25% Funding reached!

April 25th - via:
4 days in and we've reached 25% of our funding goal!!!   Big thanks to all our backers!!  (Read More)

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