Seeing the success that other game developers have had using Kickstarter, game maker Cinemaware is dipping its toe in the crowd funding waters with a campaign to bring its Amiga cult-classic video game Wings to life again. Cinemaware hopes to raise enough capital (its goal is $350,000) to release an updated high definition version of the game as a "Director's Cut."
Wings: Director’s Cut will be co-developed by Cinemaware in coordination with Raylight Games of Naples, Italy. Raylight developed Wings for the Game Boy Advance. Ken Melville, the writer and composer for the original game, will also be "deeply involved in the game’s production, writing and music composition."
A pledge of $15 will get you the game, an in-game credit and a set of Wings: Director’s Cut desktop wallpapers. For those with money to burn, they offer a $10,000 pledge level, which includes all previous rewards and an "acrobatic ride in a real, WWI-style double decker airplane and other cool, WWI-related tours." There are, of course plenty of reward levels in between those two extremes that offer t-shirts, posters, in-game credits, the chance to contribute to the game design and even a real-life replica of the Wings’ diary (as seen in the actual game).
You can check out the Kickstarter page here and check out Cinemaware's Kickstarter pitch video to your left.