Classic gaming podcast Retronauts will be back, thanks to an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign. Former 1UP members Bob Mackey, Ray Barnholt and Jeremy Parish were asking for $12,000 to buy the necessary equipment and rent a recording space. In less than 24 hours, the beloved podcast was fully funded and as of this writing, the campaign has more than $41,000.
As a consequence, some stretch goals are a reality, including shorter episodes that will be released on the “off” weeks, a podcast theme and video projects that will be uploaded to YouTube. Other stretch goals that might become a reality soon include: two livestreams for charity, travel expenses for three events, a Retronauts book, a Retronauts website and finally, everything mentioned above will happen again next year if they get $85,000.
I must admit that I’ve only listened to a couple of episodes of Retronauts, but there’s a reason for that. Since most episodes focused on one particular franchise (for instance, Silent Hill,) sometimes it was hard to listen to an episode if I hadn’t played a game in the series they were discussing. Still, if you haven’t listened to Retronauts before, I urge you to look it up. Since the podcast is based on classic franchises, old episodes hold up remarkably well, even after years of their release.