The idea for the 12 games of Christmas came about a few years ago. I was in my mid 20s and Christmas had started to lose the spark that it once had. A friend of mine bought me a retro game that I used to have as a kid. As I tore open his terribly wrapped present I had a moment of pure nostalgia when I saw it… I felt like a kid again.
I wanted to bring that nostalgia and Christmas feeling to gamers everywhere. Whether that is in the form of a shirt that instantly makes people in public scream “wow I remember that game” to a Christmas card for your friends and family that reminds them of their favourite Christmas present as a kid.
I have had one design as a Christmas card last year but this year I want YOUR help to soop it up to a full range. I have sourced an awesome factory that will create them but I need your help choosing which games to include in the 12 Games of Christmas card range and your backing to secure a big batch of them.
I have included a few tiers to help you spread nostalgia this Christmas (whatever your budget) with Shirts, Sweaters, Cards and signed art prints. If you have the budget you can even commission me to create your favourite game in a Christmas sweater style!
This reward includes the Retro Review Games of Christmas Past design adapted for mobile phones and an awesome chiptunes version of Jingle Bells by Retro Reviewer Carf Darko so you can spread Christmas gaming cheer on the go.
Game of Christmas Past Cards
I have had one design as a Christmas card last year called 'It's Dangerous to Go Alone This Christmas'
Here are some of the shirt designs that may be converted into cards for the collection. I need YOUR help choosing which ones to include so please comment with your favourites.
Shirt & Card
This wonderfully festive Christmas tee has been printed on awesome quality, preshrunk, SoftStyle Ringspun tee in Navy Blue.
Sweater & Card
This wonderfully festive gaming Christmas sweatshirt is printed on a crew neck Navy blue sweatshirt.
Signed Art Print
Oh No It's Christmas Signed & Numbered A3 Heavyweight Art Print (300gsm white matte board). These exclusive prints will only be available here on Kickstarter. Includes a special mystery "I Dig you" Card with a hand written thank you from me!
Custom Designed printed Chistmas Sweater style Sweatshirt & Shirt for your favourite 8-bit game. Includes 100 Christmas cards of the custom design to send to your friends and family.
As well as backing the kickstarter with our diverse reward options there are many things you can do to help the project and I will be adding a stretch goal if we exceed above and beyond the amount needed. This is more of a labour of love than anything else and the idea of people giving my designs away as presents is a great feeling to have. If you wish to help you can do the following:
- Share this kickstarter! If you have a blog or website and have given it a plug let me know via the Retro Review Facebook page and I will mention you in the Featured on tab below.
- Give a Christmas gift of Retro gaming! Why not buy your friends or family a retro game of nostalgia? Partner it up with a Games of Christmas card and you will have one happy friend on Christmas day :-)
- Contact your favourite gaming websites and spread the word! It means a lot that you would go this far to help me out. All I can give is my deepest thanks and a virtual high five across the internet but I will definitely remember and help you out in the future if I can.
- If you see anyone wearing a Retro Review design let me know! Last year I came across a few videos on YouTube with people wearing my Christmas designs. If you see any in the wild throw your Pokeball and send a picture my way on Facebook.