Feb 11th, 2014

Just a quick update here: ReVen, the Metroid-inspired 2D shooter by Varia Games, has reached its primary Kickstarter funding goal! With eleven more days in its campaign, the game has over $22,000 in support. As is the case with any game that triumphantly meets its funding goal early, the name of the game now is stretch goals.

You can find the whole (quite long) list of these goals over on the game’s Kickstarter page. Interestingly, it will take a whopping $100k in funding for the game to have unique Wii U GamePad features.

In addition to seeking stretch goal funding from new backers, the developers have also crafted a unique add-on reward system that incentivizes existing backers to pledge more cash. Rewards for backing are tiered in typical Kickstarter fashion. But for those of you that have already pledged, you can receive even more rewards by pledging incremental amounts (i.e. stay in the same tier, get more stuff).

  • Add $10 – Additional Digital Copy of the Game for any platform
  • Add $10 – Unlock the Exo Gear
  • Add $30 – Official ReVeN T-Shirt (of your choice)
  • Add $60 – Official ReVeN Hoodie (of your choice)
  • Add $60 – Printed Art Book (unsigned artbook)

ReVen’s Kickstarter page has a plethora of information about the game and is often updated.

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  • Skelterz

    Looks good to me i bet we get a metroid now!

  • SleepySkullhead

    Awesome! I can’t wait till it comes out.

  • Guest

    What I want most is a kickstarter for Super Mario RPG 2. And by that I mean a mob going to Nintendo and Square and kicking them until they start development.

  • cThreep

    Looks awesome, but it is WAY too similar to Metroid in too many ways. I’m not even gonna start listing them here, if you’re a Metroid fan you’ll know what I’m talking about.

    • Assassinated23

      Well considering how long it has been since Nintendo has released a new 2D Metroid game, I’d say the market was wide open for someone to take that slot.

      • cThreep

        Not saying it’s a bad thing, just stating a fact.

    • I see what you said there… and I agree. would still get it though but to me it seems Metroid Fusion meets Metroid Prime 3 Corruption vs Super Metroid…

      • rp17

        I see it as Super Metroid + Dead Space + RPG Elements (Mining for abilities, upgrading abilities, and the EDM thing). Plus there’s a level editor and co-op

    • rp17

      This is WAY too similar to Metroid.

      At least ReVen is trying to be as different as possible. And with every update it has become more unique and less like Metroid.

      • Daniel Brown

        I backed Ghost Song AND this game. ‘Cause, y’know, I like Metroid.

  • This news will keep me excited until nintendo reveals their new 2d sprite based metroid game in the next nintendo direct later this month.

  • Jon Neale

    Looks like we are getting metroid both ways raven 2D and metroid 4 3D yippee k a.

  • Sdudyoy

    Is it me, or does it seem like most Kickstarter projects never see the light of day?

  • Enumerating Wishes

    We got a “retro” Mega Man [Mighty No.9] and “retro” Metroid [ReVen.]

    There seems to be a pattern going on… I wonder what’s next?

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    I’m glad the goal was met.

  • FIreproof_actual

    Looks just like Super Metroid but I am still excited.

  • leo

    well Nintendo isn’t even bothering with Metroid so i will take this .