With arcade games having lost some of their commercial appeal, we’ve seen fewer and fewer new games come to market. There’s plenty of demand for redemption games, but the video games themselves have fallen out of favor. Luckily, the advent of crowdsourcing is allowing a lot of arcade games to continue development, by letting the fans help underwrite the cost of the games.
Davis Ray Sickmon. Jr. was able to attain the rights to the Atari Classic Jumpman and is dreaming up a sequel for fans of the game. While the game is considered rudimentary by today’s standards, for those who were addicted, there are fond memories of the game. To help continue the Jumpman series, Sickmon is putting together a sequel that you can play. One of the coolest things about the sequel is that it will include an editor that will allow you to create your own levels in the game. To help fund the project, he’s set up a kickstarter page with a goal and $20,000.
Amazingly, fans and corporate sponsors have stepped up and have pledged over $17,500 to date. With a little over 48 hours left in their campaign, it’s quite possible that Jumpman Forever is going to become a reality. We hope that they jump this last gap and reach their target in time.