For anyone that has followed the Pier Solar story from the beginning you will be happy to hear their in the process of HDifying the game and releasing downloadable copies as well as physical copies on the Sega Dreamcast and PC. They have already met their $139,000 goal and are quickly approaching $200,000 but there is still time to get a pledge in to obtain some awesome and rare items via the kickstarter.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Pier Solar story here is a brief synopsis. It is a homebrew rpg developed by WaterMelon Co. for the Sega Genesis (it also makes use of the CD expansion for its audio). The game was released in December 2010 and sold out via pre-orders before it was even released. The value skyrocketed on ebay so WaterMelon Co. decided to release a second run of the game, which also sold out quickly.
WaterMelon has a TON of detail on their kickstarter page so please check it out for full details but here is an example of some of the pledges and what you get:
$15 (Pier Solar HD for xbox 360 – digital download)
$49 (Pier Solar HD for Sega Dreamcast – standard physical copy)
$125 (Pier Solar HD Collectors edition for Sega Dreamcast)
++ plus a whole bunch of other goodies!
So if you’re interested get your bid in now! I am still debating between the $49 dollar and $125 dollar pledge but when I get my copy in the mail I will be doing an unboxing!