Already in its ninth year of production with hundreds of reviews already available, the original Bullet Heaven
has been a fan-favorite review webseries for a video game genre that has not only seen rapid decline in recent decades but also fervent support from a truly dedicated core audience: The Shoot-'em-up, or, more affectionately, "Shmups." Getting the word out can be challenging, but Bullet Heaven
has brought new players into gaming's most hardcore game type with in-depth reviews of the newest titles and old classics alike, all recorded from their native consoles and operating systems since 2009!
While we have great connections with many modern publishers to cover the latest and greatest shmups - which comprise a decent of the entire series - all of our retro titles and imports from Japan have come entirely out of pocket, with the help of this campaign. Bearing this in mind, we often still get requests to cover old and rare titles that we still don't yet have, and this is becoming increasingly hard to do because of two main factors:
- Shooting games, on the whole, actually make up the most expensive video game genre on average.
- The retro market has continued to spiral out of control, becoming even more prohibitively expensive as a result.
- The Canadian Dollar has continued to languish below the US Dollar, increasing the cost of procuring them even more.
This Patreon will allow fans of Bullet Heaven
to contribute to rarer and more expensive titles which still come largely out-of-pocket for us. In addition, it also paves the way for better technology to produce the show when it is needed, though this only happens every three years or so. While this campaign is by episode, you can still choose how much you contribute in the course of a given month with a specified cap, if you so desire!
In short, every dollar obtained through this campaign has gone and will continue to go directly back into production, which keeps the show running even longer. Thank you!
-Ser Flash, Creator, Bullet Heaven