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With the film release approaching, help Nintendo Quest become a new homebrew NES game

As fans of The NES Club's documentary film - now known as Nintendo Quest - we backed it on Kickstarter, in 2013, and have followed their journey online. However, their journey has evolved into more of a whirlwind dream in which crazy stuff just keeps happening! Check out the latest Nintendo Quest Kickstarter.

Nintendo Quest If you're not familiar with the story:
One man. 30 days, 678 games. No online purchases. It's the premise that launched a film over 10,000 miles in the making and showcases the adventure of video game rock star, Jay Bartlett, a fanatic collector in pursuit of his dream to own a complete official North American NES library. Along the way, filmmaker Rob McCallum examines the enduring legacy of the NES and Nintendo.

We knew this project was going to be amazing as we began following them on social media. They promoted their documentary by getting everyone stoked about their process and progress. They kept their social media accounts filled with their adventures as Jay criss-crossed the continent in search of nearly 700 NES games... in only 30 days.

So many kickstarter campaigns lose momentum after reaching funding (or before) and the creators then have to deliver on their promises. Not so with Nintendo Quest. They shared the adventures of meeting the 700 game challenge in 30 days - on social media and also introduced a lot of gaming luminaries who popped up along the way.

In the year and a half since their Kickstarter was funded, their online presence has increased. They have podcasts and guest on other podcasts. They share related gaming info and keep us up to date on conventions and appearances they are making. They've done an amazing job of engaging their followers from beginning to end. That's no small feat and they should be applauded for keeping in touch with their backers and contributing so much to the retro gaming scene.

Nintendo Quest NES game

Nintendo Quest- the NES Game

If you missed out on the first Kickstarter for the film, they've set up another one for those who would still like to get a physical copy of Nintendo Quest. This is NOT a 2nd attempt to get more of your money! This is a small campaign for only $1,000 and it has some awesome stretch goals that benefit those who backed the first campaign.

The first two stretch goals have been reached which gives initial backers of $25+ the 8-bit soundtrack on cassette and an extra disc of behind the scenes stuff from interviews, more game hunting footage, and some laughs.

Still to be met is an actual NES game based on the film! If they can get $25K in funding, they will release an actual NES game cartridge featuring a game based on the movie.

Check out the latest Nintendo Quest Kickstarter campaign and get a copy of the film or boost yourself to another tier to help reach the NES game cart goal. How cool would it be to have a game based on the film? Might be one of the rarest releases ever - which fits in brilliantly with the documentary itself.

We highly suggest getting Nintendo Quest on DVD and following their social media accounts. If you love retro gaming, you'll feel right at home!

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