Those of you who have been following my twitter feed will know that I’m a HUGE Shenmue fan. I’ve been taking part in the #SaveShenmue campaign for a while now. It’s my favourite game. Yes, that’s right. My favourite game! Even more than Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter or Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II.
I don’t have the time to go into why it’s so amazing and why I love it so much in this post. I’ll try and do that some other time. This post is about trying to encourage you to support Shenmue.
The Shenmue Kickstarter project broke records when it reached $2 million in just over 9 hours! But now it needs a final push to try and get as much money as possible for the budget of the long awaited Shenmue 3 for Yu Suzuki (the genius behind titles such as Virtua Racing, Virtua Fighter, F355 Challenge, Outrun, Space Harrier, Afterburner, Hang-on and others).
At the time of this writing, the project has $5, 192, 549 with 34 hours left to go. The more money they can get, the better the game can be. And we’re also trying to break the record for most money raised for a computer game on Kickstarter (currently held by Bloodstained with $5, 545, 992) which will improve its profile and help boost sales when it goes out to release.
Shenmue is more than just another computer game. It’s a piece of art.
If you love art, computer games, Shenmue or all three, please help #SaveShenmue and pledge what you can to the Kickstarter project. You can get a digital copy of the game on PC or PS4 for $29 or a physical project backer only copy of the game on PC or PS4 for $60. $29 for the game is a bargain! And you’ll be contributing to the project when it needs the money most. There are other rewards for project backers of lesser and more value. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in gaming history! 😉
Go here to support the project:
Here’s some info on Shenmue (courtesy of TeamYu.net).