Cancelled Nintendo 64 Port '40 Winks' Reawakens on Kickstarter
The Nintendo 64 was discontinued in 2003, but that's not stopping one indie studio from releasing a new game for it. Piko Interactive just launched a Kickstarter campaign for 40 Winks, an action platformer featuring a brother-sister duo working to stop an evil man called Nitekap.
Publisher GT Interactive originally commissioned studio Eurocom to create 40 Winks in 1998, Piko says on its Kickstarter page. However, bad business decisions led to GT Interactive's acquisition by a company called Infogrames. While the game was released on the original PlayStation, Infogrames apparently killed a Nintendo 64 port under development. Piko is now resurrecting the port nearly 17 years later.
40 Winks features six levels, a 2-player co-op mode, tons of mini-games, and more. Piko is asking for $20,000 to produce the cartridges, which it says will be compatible with both American and European consoles. The campaign has already received over $65,000 from backers.