The 90's Arcade Racer

The 90s Arcade Racer attracts Nicalis publishing deal after successful Kickstarter

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We were quite taken with The 90's Arcade Racer's modest Kickstarter bid, despite the nostalgia-baiting name and errant apostrophe. The game's developer was looking for a conservative £10,000 to add new tracks and cars into a racing game that was already well into production. Not only has it broken that total - hitting £14,515 with 59 hours to go - but now indie publishing house Nicalis are set to take it under their wing.


The 90s Arcade Racer: vibrant racing action makes a Kickstarter pit-stop

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While the title is clearly sticking to nostalgia's slipstream, there's a lot to appreciate about The 90s Arcade Racer's Kickstarter bid. Especially after the numerous attempts of old-school developers to cajole money out of fans by looking at a camera with nothing but their empty pockets and saying, "remember how good games used to be? Remember your credit card details? Exactly."

Pelikan13's Daytona USA inspired arcade racer is already well into production, with the Kickstarter trailer showing plenty of fast, furious and vibrant action. The development roadblock for this one-man production is simply the cost of developing new cars and tracks.