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Phantom Gear for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

A project in Pittsburgh, PA by Mega Cat Studios

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A new original Action-Adventure platformer game for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive console
Backers: 520
Average Pledge Per Backer: $70

Funded: $36,370 of $25,000
Dates: Jul 16th -> Aug 15th (30 days)
Project By: Mega Cat Studios
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Latest News

Mega Cat Studios Bring Phantom Gear to Sega Genesis via Kickstarter

September 15th - via:
Mega Cat Studios are back with their third success on Kickstarter. Phantom Gear is a homage to the days of mascot gaming. (Read More)

21 hours left!

August 14th - via:
We are so excited to move onto the next stage of development with Phantom Gear.   The OST vinyl is official!  You'll all have an opportunity to purchase the vinyl when the kickstarter ends, or by adjusting your pledge by adding $30 now.  More... (Read More)


August 13th - via:
With the first Stretch Goal Down we are charging forward into additional level territory. One down, one to go Want to play Phantom Gear at Gamescom or PAX West? Visit the Mega Cat Studios booth at PAX West, or our Retro Partners Retrospiel at... (Read More)

The Final Countdown!

August 13th - via:
We're receiving a lot of messages with last minute backers asking questions about the ROM, manual & substitutions for people that already own Coffee Crisis.  Here is the quick reference guide! ROM & Manual The $70 tier also includes the ROM... (Read More)

Happy Sunday, everyone!

August 11th - via:
A Big Sunday Thank You! We are always happy, thankful, and excited to see so many of you that share our passion for hand-crafted retro games introduce yourselves to us! As creators, there is nothing more satisfying than sharing your project with a... (Read More)

Development Diary: Making music for Phantom Gear

August 8th - via:
Hi loves, it's Toni Leys, composer and sound designer for Phantom Gear. Let us dive into the adventure of making music for a Sega Genesis / Mega Drive system! As you may know, in a console like the Genesis/MD the sound is not played back from a sound... (Read More)

Sega Genesis action-platformer Phantom Gear reaches Kickstarter goal

August 5th - via:
Indie developer Mega Cat Studio announced today that their action-platformer Phantom Gear for the Sega Genesis has reached its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. (Read More)


August 2nd - via:
We did it! Because of all of your awesome support and encouragement, the Phantom Gear Kickstarter has reached its goal! Thank you to everyone, from the bottom of our retro hearts!  (Read More)

Phantom Gear at the SAAM Arcade Showcase

August 1st - via:
Hello all! We're excited to announce that Mega Cat Studios will be at the Smithsonian Museum's SAAM Arcade this weekend! We'll be showing off Phantom Gear and some other great retro titles! Come join us if you can!  (Read More)

Thanks for the Tremendous Support!

July 30th - via:
Hi friends! Zack here from MCS, wanting to thank everyone for the support and coverage! We've had some  outstanding features, from IGN to the 50+ press cat allies over the globe, and we are thrilled to see everyone so hype for Phantom Gear.   To... (Read More)

Development Diary: The First Steps Towards Phantom Gear!

July 26th - via:
Hi everybody, Agustín Garcia (Co-Founder and Lead Programmer) here. I want to tell you about my journey developing for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive before starting Phantom Gear. In 2015 I had the idea to make a game for Genesis / Mega Drive but I... (Read More)

Indie dev hopes to crowdfund Sega Genesis action-platformer Phantom Gear

July 24th - via:
Indie developer Mega Cat Studio is creating an action-platformer for the Sega Genesis that they hope to get funded through a campaign on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. (Read More)

We are halfway through!

July 20th - via:
Over Halfway There! Hi everyone! Leonardo Cirius (Art Director and Co-Founder of Bits Rule) & Zack Manko (Meow Officer of Mega Cat) here. First, I wanted to say thank you for the amazing support! We are very happy to reach more than 50% of our... (Read More)

Phantom Gear Kickstarter is Live - Hardcore Gamer

July 19th - via:
Phantom Gear is their newest upcoming title for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Phantom Drive is an homage to classic and retro style games such as Shantae, Kirby, Megaman X, Castlevania, Ghouls  (Read More)

Incredible start! We're well on the way to making our goal

July 17th - via:
Thank you all so much!  We're off to a great start and have come so far in so little time.  This week we'll be preparing the rest of our physical press kits to send out, limited to 25 total.  If you're interested in throwing your hat into the ring... (Read More)

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