May 16, 2012 10:00 AM | Danny Cowan
While many recent Kickstarter projects struggle to drum up support, NG:DEV.TEAM's René Hellwig successfully raised $25,000 for his horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up Redux in just over a week, becoming what one backer describes as "the first physical console release to succeed on Kickstarter."
A majority of backers opted for the $65 pledge tier, which offers a Sega Dreamcast-compatible two-disc set featuring Redux and DUX 1.5. While copies of the game itself are still available, the project's highest reward tier -- a $1,000 package that includes a custom-made arcade stick and other bonuses -- has completely sold out since the project's launch.
Pledges from the project will fund the development of an updated version of Redux for Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, and the PlayStation Network. The Dreamcast edition is expected to ship to backers in December.