NES/Famicom Visual Compendium returns to Kickstarter after dispute with Nintendo0 Comments
Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is great for both games and game-related paraphernalia, but not all projects have smooth campaigns, and especially not ones that concern themselves with Nintendo IP. Such was the case with Bitmap Books, whose campaign recently bounced back after being shut down just one day before ending.
Bitmap Book's project centered around a book called Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom: A Visual Compendium. The book is described as paying "tribute to the amazing pixel art, product design and graphic design" associated with the console. As can be imagined, it leans heavily on images taken from games featured on the console, which made it a pretty clear target for an IP conflict.
As it turns out, there may not have been too much concern over the use of images from games. Now that the Kickstarter page is back online, the only changes to be found seem to be an addition of the word "unofficial" to the books title as well as a lack of the previously-displayed Nintendo Seal of Quality.
The Visual Compendium project came back in the same capacity as it had before, with only one day left before closing, and has since closed as of the time of writing. The project managed to raise £190,214, well over its £25,000 goal, and the books are expected to ship in January of next year.
NES Visual Compendium Kickstarter Resumes With Minor Changes Following Nintendo IP Shutdown, Game Informer