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Piko Interactive

Continuing the discussion from Brave Battle Saga:

I got to reading more about them:

Piko Interactive LLC is an American video game publisher based in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in early 2013 by Eli Galindo, the company focuses on physical re-releases of games from older video game consoles and digitally released ports to newer systems.

History

On March 7, 2013, Piko Interactive launched their first crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund a physical release of Super 4 in 1 Multicart for the SNES, with a funding goal of $10,500. The cartridge consists of 4 different games from 3 different developers; each with their own style and taste. This campaign was successfully funded with $15,050 on 184 backers.[1]

On July 16, 2016, Piko Interactive and Wisdom Tree launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to launch “Wisdom Tree Return with Arkade Plug and Play”. It was successfully funded with $25,965 on 341 backers.[2]

On August 4, 2017, Piko Interactive and Wisdom Tree launched another crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund a physical release of 3 different games (Noah’s Ark for NES, Super Noah’s Ark for Genesis, and Wisdom Tree Collection for GBA), with a funding goal of $15,000. It was successfully funded with $17,196 on 200 backers.[3]

On January 2, 2018, Piko announced via their website that they had closed a catalog acquisition of 60 titles, now owning over 100 IPs. The acquisition considered of mostly original IPs from developers Accolade, Beam Software, GT Interactive, Hasbro Interactive, Infogrames, Legend Entertainment, MicroProse, Ocean Software and Spectrum HoloByte.[4] On February 12, 2018, Piko launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund a physical release of the canceled Nintendo 64 port of 40 Winks , with a funding goal of $20,000. The game is the first for the system by Piko, and the first new title for the Nintendo 64 since its discontinuation. It was successfully funded with $131,252 on 1,709 backers.[5]

On May 28, 2019, Piko launched another crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, this time to fund the production of an action figure line based on the game Switchblade , with a funding goal of $8,500. As part of the Kickstarter, they will launch a new brand called “Toyetico”, which will focus on making toy lines for their products. This campaign was successfully funded with $9,525 on 170 backers.[6]

On August 9, 2019, 20 of their games were announced to be ported to the Evercade console.[7]

Wow, so they are like, an indie-retro-release group. And the partnered with Wisdom Tree! Whaaat?

Retro-gaming will never die. In the zombie-sense. :stuck_out_tongue: