EarthBound localization dev chats about the old days on his new Kickstarter

Art changes, daughter cameos, and big tanks

Marcus Lindblom is a heck of a guy. Every time you think he’s let loose everything there is to tell about taking Shigesato Itoi’s Mother 2 and transforming it into EarthBound, he pulls out some new stories to shares. Right now he’s running a Kickstarter for a RTS called The Robot Apocalypse, but the subject of EarthBound follows him wherever he goes. 

He’s got some interesting insights on giving the game’s religious cult a less KKK-style, more Santa-influenced look, how the “just say no” anti-drug campaign of the time influenced how stores were named, and a lot more. His daughter Nico also jumps in with some words about her experience with both being in EarthBound, and playing it herself.

It’s clear that Marcus is trying to get the Earthbound community to take notice of the Kickstarter campaign, which isn’t doing half as well as I figured it would. Sadly, I think that a lot of Lindblom’s fans aren’t as quick to take notice of him unless he’s doing something Earthbound related. I wonder how much better The Robot Apocalypse would be doing if it featured psychic youths talking to quirky NPCs as they journey across the world?

The Robot Apocalypse Updates– [Kickstarter]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes