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Spiritual Successionism

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A presentation about the trend of spiritual successor games in the early to mid 2010s.

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Spiritual Successionism

  1. 1. SPIRITUAL SUCCESSIONISM Modern Trends in the Gaming Industry Madison Pippert
  2. 2. ORIGIN OF THE SPIRITUAL SEQUEL • Old concept • EarthBound > Pokémon • Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest > Bravely Default • Xeno series • Recent rise of spiritual successor • former developers from major companies
  3. 3. ORIGINS OF THE MODERN MOVEMENT • Explosion of SS started 2013 • Mighty No. 9, SS to Mega Man
  4. 4. BLOODSTAINED: RITUAL OF THE NIGHT • SS to Castlevania • Koji Igarashi • Kickstarted May 2015
  5. 5. • SS to Banjo-Kazooie • Playtonic Games • kickstarted May 2015
  6. 6. NOW LET’S TALK SONIC OCS
  7. 7. BUT WHY NOW? • indie revolution • Minecraft released 2009 • Journey in 2012
  8. 8. QUESTIONS?
  9. 9. SOURCES• https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9 • http://galaxytrail.com/freedomplanetsite/ • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night • https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playtonic/yooka-laylee-a-3d-platformer- rare-vival • http://www.moddb.com/games/freedom-planet/features/the-evolution-of- freedom-planet • http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap2.html#201 • http://gamerant.com/best-video-game-spiritual-sequels-successor/ • http://www.giantbomb.com/spiritual-successor/3015-425/games/ • http://www.gamecritics.com/node/1824 • http://www.gamenguide.com/articles/22753/20150330/axiom-verge-ps4-review- not-a-metroidvania-game-but-a-straight-up-metroid-game.htm • http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/30/8311893/axiom-verge-playstation-4 • http://techcrunch.com/2009/04/29/kickstarter-launches-another-social- fundraising-platform/ • http://kotaku.com/we-need-better-video-game-publishers-472880781 • http://www.insidejobs.com/careers/game-publisher • http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/06/the-first-moments-of-minecraft/ • https://www.gameacademy.com/the-indie-revolution/ • http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/06/the-first-moments-of-minecraft/ • https://www.artefactmagazine.com/2015/12/10/the-independent-video-game- revolution/

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