Piko Interactive

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Piko Interactive LLC
Private
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2013; 6 years ago (2013)
FounderEli Galindo
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Eli Galindo
Websitepikointeractive.com

Piko Interactive LLC is an American video game publisher based in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in early 2013 by Eli Galindo, the company focuses on physical re-releases of games from older video game consoles and digitally released ports to newer systems.

History[edit]

In March 7, 2013, Piko Interactive launched their first crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund a physical release of Super 4 in 1 Multicart for the SNES, with a funding goal of $10,500. The cartridge consists of 4 different games from 3 different developers; each with their own style and taste. This campaign was successfully funded with $15,050 on 184 backers.[1]

In July 16, 2016, Piko Interactive and Wisdom Tree launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to launch "Wisdom Tree Return with Arkade Plug and Play". It was successfully funded with $25,965 on 341 backers.[2]

In August 04, 2017, Piko Interactive and Wisdom Tree launched another crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund a physical release of 3 different games (Noah's Ark for NES, Super Noah's Ark for Genesis, and Wisdom Tree Collection for GBA), with a funding goal of $15,000. It was successfully funded with $17,196 on 200 backers.[3]

On January 2, 2018, Piko announced via their website that they had closed a catalog acquisition of 60 titles, now owning over 100 IPs. The acquisition considered of mostly original IPs from developers Accolade, Beam Software, GT Interactive, Hasbro Interactive, Infogrames, Legend Entertainment, MicroProse, Ocean Software and Spectrum HoloByte.[4] On February 12, 2018, Piko launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to fund a physical release of the canceled Nintendo 64 port of 40 Winks, with a funding goal of $20,000. The game is the first for the system by Piko, and the first new title for the Nintendo 64 since its discontinuation. It was successfully funded with $131,252 on 1,709 backers.[5]

On May 28, 2019, Piko launched another crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, this time to fund the production of an action figure line based on the game Switchblade, with a funding goal of $8,500. As part of the Kickstarter, they will launch a new brand called "Toyetico", which will focus on making toy lines for their products. This campaign was successfully funded with $9,525 on 170 backers.[6]

On August 9, 2019, 20 of their games were announced to be ported to the Evercade console.[7]

Games Published[edit]

Physical Releases[edit]

Game Release Date System Genre Developer Notes
Super 4 in 1 Multicart 2013-12-14 Super NES Miscellaneous/Compilation Piko Interactive LLC Compilation of 4 different homebrew games from 3 different developers. Funded via Kickstarter.[8]
AstroHawk 2013 Super NES Shoot 'em Up Paul Lay Free space shooter homebrew game similar to the original Asteroids.
Super 3D Noah's Ark SNES re-print 2013-12-31
Genesis
2018-05
Super NES, Genesis First-Person Shooter Wisdom Tree A newly developed Sega Genesis port is called Mega 3D Noah’s Ark. It was funded via Kickstarter.[9]
Mazezam Challenge 2013 Super NES Puzzle Alekmaul A homebrew puzzle video game.
UWOL: Quest for Money 2013 Super NES Action/Platformer Alekmaul A port of a ZX Spectrum homebrew game by The Mojon Twins.
N-Warp Daisakusen 2013 Super NES Action/Fighting Gra This homebrew game consists of a 2-8 player free-for-all fighting game.
Rockfall 2013 Super NES Puzzle/Action Paul Lay A Boulder Dash clone developed back in 1995/6.
Classic Kong 2014-01-11 Super NES Platformer Bubble Zap Games A Donkey Kong clone.
Creepy Bird 2014-03-17 Super NES Action/Arcade Piko Interactive LLC A horror-themed Flappy Bird clone.
Mr. Bloppy Saves the World 2014 Super NES Educational Platformer Compedia A previously unreleased game.
Super Thor Quest 2014 Super NES Platformer Bubble Zap Games A Donkey Kong clone.
Apocalypse II 2015-05-22 Super NES Shoot-'Em-Up Psygnosis A previously unreleased game.
Dorke and Ymp 2015-08-06 Super NES Action Adventure Norse A previously unreleased game.[10]
Corn Buster 2015-08-06 Super NES Action Engine Software A previously unreleased game. It has similar gameplay to Devilish for the Sega Genesis.
Hind Strike 2015-08-06 Super NES Simulation/Flight/Combat Bubble Zap Games A top-view military shooter which is inspired by the bonus levels from Pilotwings for SNES. The game features 16-bit graphics with Mode 7 rotating effects.
Water Margin - The Tales of Clouds and Winds 2015-08-06 Genesis Beat-'Em-Up Never Ending Soft Team A translated Genesis game previously available only in China (Taiwan and Hong Kong markets mostly) during the late 90's.[11]
Quest Forge: By Order of Kings 2015-09-05 NES Action Adventure Ludosity Interactive A new homebrew game for the NES.[12]
Duke Nukem 3D 2015-10-16 Genesis First-Person Shooter 3D Realms Previously available only in Brazil during the late 90's.[13][14]
Broken Circle 2015-11-06 Game Boy Advance Role-playing 7 Raven Studios A previously unreleased game.
World Reborn 2015-11-06 Game Boy Advance Shoot-'Em-Up NeoPong Software A previously unreleased game.
Anguna - Warriors of Virtue 2015-11-06 Game Boy Advance Action Adventure Bite the Chili Productions A homebrew game previously released in 2008.
Legend SNES re-print 2017-01-30 Super NES Beat-'Em-Up Arcade Zone A 2017 re-print version.
Iron Commando: Koutetsu no Senshi 2017-01-30 Super NES Beat-'Em-Up Arcade Zone The SNES 2017 release is fully translated in English.
Wisdom Tree NES Collection 2017-01-30 NES Miscellaneous/Compilation Wisdom Tree A compilation of 7 NES games in one cartridge. The package includes these following games; Bible Adventures, Spiritual Warfare, Exodus, Joshua & the Battle of Jericho, Sunday Funday, Bible Buffet, and King of Kings.
Snakky 2017-01-30 NES Action/Arcade Shiru A Snake clone.
Wisdom Tree Sega Genesis Collection 2017-01-30 Genesis Miscellaneous/Compilation Wisdom Tree A compilation of 4 Sega Genesis games in one cartridge. The package includes these following games; Bible Adventures, Spiritual Warfare, Exodus, and Joshua & the Battle of Jericho.
Generals of the Yang Family 2017-01-30 Genesis Beat-'Em-Up Unknown A translated version of Yi Men Ying Lie: Yang Jia Jiang that previously was available only in China (Taiwan and Hong Kong markets mostly) during the 90's.
Smart Mouse 2017-01-30 Genesis Puzzle Chuanpu A translated version of Huan Le Tao Qi Shu: Smart Mouse that previously was available only in China (Taiwan and Hong Kong markets mostly) during the 90's.
Sumo Slam 2017-01-30 Genesis Action/Arcade Segaman A homebrew video game.
Custodian Jaguar
2017-01-30
Genesis 2018-05
GBA 2019-04-15
Atari Jaguar, Genesis, Game Boy Advance Arcade/Shooter Realms Software Concepts A port of an Atari ST/ Amiga game.[15]
Escape From Atlantis 2017-04-13 NES Action/Arcade Color Dreams A previously unreleased game.
Free Fall 2017-04-13 NES Action/Arcade Color Dreams A previously unreleased game.
Waimanu: Grinding Blocks Adventure 2017-04-13 Game Boy Advance Action/Puzzle Disjointed Studio A homebrew game previously released in 2013.[16]
Switchblade Jaguar
2017-09-07
Genesis 2019-04-15
Atari Jaguar, Genesis Action/Platformer Core Design A port of the Atari ST/ Amiga game.[17]
Noah’s Ark 2018-02 NES Platformer Source Research & Development Previously available only in European regions in 1992. It was funded via Kickstarter.
Wisdom Tree GBA Collection 2018-02 Game Boy Advance Miscellaneous/Compilation Wisdom Tree A compilation of 7 GBA games in one cartridge. The package includes these following games; Bible Adventures, Spiritual Warfare, Exodus, Joshua & the Battle of Jericho, Sunday Funday, Bible Buffet, and King of Kings. It was funded via Kickstarter.
Brave Battle Saga: The Legend of the Magic Warrior 2018-05 Genesis RPG Chuanpu A translated version of Barver Battle Saga: Tai Kong Zhan Shi that previously was available only in China (Taiwan and Hong Kong markets mostly) during the 90's.
The Humans 2018-05 Super NES Platformer/Puzzle Imagitec Design Previously available only in PAL regions in 1992.
Pinkie 2018-05 Super NES Platformer Data Design Interactive A previously unreleased game.
Tyrannosaurus Tex 2018-05 Game Boy Color First Person Shooter Slitherine Software A previously unreleased game.[18]
40 Winks 2019-04-15 N64 Platformer Eurocom A previously unreleased game. It was funded via Kickstarter.[19]
Head Over Heels 2019-04-15 Atari Jaguar Action Ocean Software A port of the Atari ST/ Amiga game.
Impossamole 2019-04-15 Atari Jaguar Platformer Core Design A port of the Atari ST/ Amiga game.
Little Lancelot 2019-04-15 NES Platformer Ocean Software Re-release version of The Legend of Prince Valiant for NES.
Pyramids of Ra 2019-04-15 NES Puzzle Source the Software House A previously unreleased game.
Exploding Fist 2019-04-15 NES Fighting Beam Software A previously unreleased game.
Gourmet Warriors 2019-04-15 Super NES Beat-'Em-Up Winds Official English translation for international release.
Tinhead 2019-04-15 Super NES Platformer MicroProse A previously unreleased game.
Canon - Legends Of The New Gods 2019-04-15 Genesis RPG Chuanpu A translated version of Feng Shen Ying Jie Chuan that previously was available only in China (Taiwan and Hong Kong markets mostly) during the 90's.
Thunderbolt II 2019-04-15 Genesis Shoot-'Em-Up Ming Super Chip A translated version of Lei Dian Chuan Shuo II that previously was available only in China (Taiwan and Hong Kong markets mostly) during the 90's.[20]

Digital Releases[edit]

Games released under a new label called “Classics Digital”, which concentrate in publishing the games that they acquired in popular digital distribution channels like Steam Greenlight and GOG.com.

Game Release Date System Genre Developer Notes
Super 3D Noah's Ark Steam 2015-06-24 Windows, macOS, Linux First-Person Shooter Wisdom Tree Steam package includes SNES and DOS versions.[21]
Jim Power: The Lost Dimension Steam 2015-10-01 Windows Platformer Loriciel Steam package includes SNES and DOS versions.[22]
Legend Steam 2015-11-11 Windows Beat-'Em-Up Arcade Zone Steam package includes the original SNES version.[23]
Iron Commando: Koutetsu no Senshi Steam 2016-07-13 Windows Beat-'Em-Up Arcade Zone Steam package includes the translated SNES version.
Dorke and Ymp Steam 2016-10-19 Windows Action Adventure Norse Steam package includes the original SNES version.
Spiritual Warfare & Wisdom Tree Collection Steam 2017-04-25 Windows, macOS, Linux Action Wisdom Tree The package includes 4 original DOS games by Wisdom Tree; Spiritual Warfare, Bible Adventures, Exodus, and Joshua & the Battle of Jericho.
The Humans Bundle GOG 2017-07-13
Steam 2018-06-06
Windows, macOS, Linux Platformer/Puzzle Imagitec Design The package includes original the DOS version of The Humans, The Humans 2: The Jurassic Levels, and The Humans III: Evolution - Lost in Time.
Alien Rampage GOG 2017-08-03
Steam 2017-10-12
Windows, macOS, Linux Action Inner Circle Creations The package includes the original DOS version.
Daemonsgate Steam 2017-10-26 Windows, macOS, Linux RPG Imagitec Design The package includes the original DOS version.
King's Table - The Legend of Ragnarok Steam 2017-10-26 Windows, macOS, Linux Simulation/Board Game Imagitec Design The package includes original the DOS version.
Prophecy 1: The Viking Child Steam 2017-10-26 Windows, macOS, Linux Action Imagitec Design The package includes the original DOS version.
Death Gate GOG 2018-01-03 Windows, macOS, Linux Adventure/Puzzle Legend Entertainment The package includes the original DOS version.
Bubble Ghost Steam 2018-02-09 Windows Action ERE Informatique , Infogrames The package includes original the DOS version.
Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess Steam 2018-02-09 Windows Adventure/Puzzle ERE Informatique , Infogrames The package includes the original DOS version.
Chaos Control Steam 2018-02-09 Windows Rail Shooters Infogrames The package includes the original DOS version.
Drakkhen Steam 2018-02-09
GOG 2018-06-26
Windows RPG Infogrames The package includes the original DOS version.
Eternam Steam 2018-02-09
GOG 2019-07-01
Windows Adventure Infogrames The package includes the original DOS version.
Hostage: Rescue Mission Steam 2018-02-09 Windows Action Infogrames The package includes the original DOS version.
Marco Polo Steam 2018-02-09 Windows Simulation Infogrames The package includes the original DOS version.
Mystical Steam 2018-02-09 Windows Action/2D-scrolling Shooter Infogrames The package includes original the DOS version.
Time Gate: Knight's Chase Steam 2018-02-09 Windows Adventure/Puzzle Infogrames The package includes the original DOS version.
Eric the Unready GOG 2018-04-12
Steam 2019-01-28
Windows Point-and-click/Adventure Legend Entertainment The package includes the original DOS version.
Central Intelligence Steam 2018-04-14 Windows Strategy Ocean Software The package includes original the DOS version.
Elf Steam 2018-04-14 Windows Action/Platformer Ocean Software The package includes the original DOS version.
Last Rites Steam 2018-04-14 Windows 1st-person Shooter Ocean Software The package includes the original DOS version.
Pushover Steam 2018-04-14 Windows Platformer/Puzzle Ocean Software The package includes the original DOS version.
Sleepwalker Steam 2018-04-14 Windows Platformer/Strategy Ocean Software The package includes the original DOS version.
The Great Escape Steam 2018-04-14 Windows Strategy/Adventure Denton Designs, Ocean Software The package includes the original DOS version.
Tunnel B1 Steam 2018-04-14 Windows 1st-person Shooter NEON Software The package includes the original DOS version.
Where Time Stood Still Steam 2018-04-14 Windows Arcade Adventure Denton Designs, Ocean Software The package includes the original DOS version.
The Dame Was Loaded GOG 2018-04-19
Steam 2019-01-28
Windows Point-and-click Adventure Beam Software The package includes the original DOS version.
Spellcasting 101+102+103 GOG 2018-04-26
Steam 2019-03-18
Windows Text Adventure/Puzzle Legend Entertainment The package includes the original DOS version.
Mission Critical GOG 2018-05-09
Steam 2019-01-28
Windows Adventure/Puzzle Legend Entertainment The package includes the original DOS version.
40 Winks Steam 2018-10-22 Windows Action Platformer Eurocom The package includes the original PS1 version.
Dragon View Steam 2019-01-22 Windows RPG Infogrames The package includes the original SNES version.
Nightshade Steam 2019-03-07 Windows Action Adventure Beam Software The package includes the original NES version.
Radical Rex Steam 2019-03-07 Windows Action Platformer Beam Software The package includes the original SNES version.
Minskies: The Abduction Steam 2019-03-09 Windows Puzzle Binary Emotions The package includes the previously unreleased DOS version.
Brave Battle Saga: The Legend of the Magic Warrior Steam 2019-03-18 Windows RPG Chuanpu The package includes the original Sega Genesis version.
Gourmet Warriors Steam 2019-07-04 Windows Beat-'Em-Up Winds The package includes the translated SNES version.
Superhero League of Hoboken GOG 2019-01-29
Steam 2019-07-04
Windows Adventure Legend Entertainment The package includes the original DOS version.
Water Margin - The Tales of Clouds and Winds Steam 2019-07-04 Windows Beat-'Em-Up Never Ending Soft Team The package includes the original Sega Genesis version.
Soccer Kid Steam 2019-07-10 Windows Platformer Krisalis Software The package includes the original DOS version.
Head Over Heels Steam 2019-08-09 Windows Action Retrospec The remake of the original game in the modern graphic.
Brutal Sports Football Steam 2019-08-13 Windows Action Teque London The package includes the original DOS version.
Legends Steam 2019-08-13 Windows Adventure/RPG Krisalis Software The package includes the original DOS version.
8 Eyes Steam 2019-08-15 Windows Platformer Thinking Rabbit The package includes the original NES version.
The Gadget Twins Steam 2019-08-20 Windows Beat-'Em-Up Imagitec Design The package includes the original Sega Genesis version.
Power Punch II Steam 2019-08-23 Windows Sport (Boxing) Beam Software, American Softworks The package includes the original SNES version.
Switchblade Steam 2019-08-23 Windows Action/Platformer Core Design The package includes the new Sega Genesis version.
Tinhead Steam 2019-08-23 Windows Platformer MicroProse The package includes the original SNES version.

Games Acquired[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kickstarter campaign for Super 4 in 1 Multicart for the SNES
  2. ^ Kickstarter campaign for The Arkade - a Classic Christian Video Game Plug and Play
  3. ^ Kickstarter campaign for Wisdom Tree New Game Cartridges (Noah's Ark for NES, Super Noah's Ark for Genesis, and Wisdom Tree Collection for GBA)!
  4. ^ piko (2018-01-02). "Happy 2018! Important Announcements for 2018 and the Future". Piko Interactive. Archived from the original on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  5. ^ Minotti, Mike (2018-02-14). "The RetroBeat: A new N64 cartridge? 40 Winks wakes up after a long slumber". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  6. ^ Kickstarter campaign for Switchblade - Sega Genesis Video Game & Action Figure Line
  7. ^ Ryan Craddock (2019-09-10). "The Evercade Handheld's Latest Cartridge Features Several Rare SNES Games". NintendoLife.
  8. ^ Article by RetroCollect website
  9. ^ Noah's Ark for NES and Sega Genesis Kickstarter
  10. ^ Interview by Retrovolve website
  11. ^ Article by Siliconera website
  12. ^ Article by Retro Game Network website
  13. ^ Article by Retro Gaming Magazine website
  14. ^ Interview by Sega-16 website
  15. ^ Blog post by Piko Interactive
  16. ^ Blog post by Disjointed Studio.
  17. ^ Article by Indie Retro News website
  18. ^ Article by Retro Gaming Magazine website
  19. ^ Kickstarter campaign
  20. ^ Blog post by Piko Interactive
  21. ^ Article by Eurogamer website
  22. ^ Article by Retro Gaming Magazine website
  23. ^ Article by Hardcore Gamer website
  24. ^ Article in Amigaworld website
  25. ^ Post in Sega-16 Forum
  26. ^ Comment in the 40 Winks Kickstarter campaign
  27. ^ The Studio That Announced Glover 2 Didn’t Actually Have The Rights
  28. ^ The Studio That Announced Glover 2 Didn’t Actually Have The Rights

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