How Retro Fighters Came to Be...
Out of the love for retro video games and the frustration and limitations that came with playing with the original classic controllers, an idea was born to create next generation controllers for the retro gaming community that would be modern and beautiful in form and function.
FIRST PROTOTYPE & KICKSTARTER
Our first next generation controller would be for the original Nintendo console, PC & Mac. Once we got our hands on the working prototype, we kicked off a KickStarter campaign to gauge community interest. Unfortunately, due to our limited reach with the retro gaming community, the funding was unsuccessful.
RETRO FIGHTERS IS BORN!
Once we secured private funding to continue development, the Retro Fighters company was formed and the RetroFighters.com domain was registered.
FIRST WEBSITE GOES LIVE
The first version of RetroFighters.com was built as a simple landing page to inform the retro gaming community of our upcoming Next Gen Jab controller for the original NES, PC & Mac and our other exciting upcoming products.
FIRST PRODUCT RELEASED
Our very first product is released! The Retro Fighters NES Controller “JAB” Gamepad was completely redesigned and would be the first-ever controller to feature 2-in-1 connectivity for both the original NES & PC/Mac via USB.
SECOND PRODUCT RELEASED
The Pro Adapter for original NES to NES Classic Edition makes its way to retail. The two-player port adapter would extend the functionality of our NES Jab Controller with the ability to directly plug into the newly-released NES Classic Edition.
KICKSTARTER - SECOND ATTEMPT
Due to popular demand from the retro gaming community and the success of our first controller, we decided to extend our controller lineup by creating a Next Gen Nintendo 64 controller. We launched a KickStarter campaign to help raise funding for the development of the Brawler64 next generation N64 controller. Thanks to the generous contribution from 5,555 backers, we were able to raise over $165k in funding!
WEBSITE V1.5 LAUNCHED
The RetroFighters.com website was updated to introduce the upcoming Brawler64 Next Gen N64 controller and the added ability to Pre-Order directly from the site.
SECOND MAJOR PRODUCT
The first batch of the Brawler64 Next Gen controller, built exclusively for the N64 gaming system, was received and began shipping to the original backers of our KickStarter campaign.
With the help of our supporters we successfully launched and funded our next Kickstarter campaign for the Transparent Colors of the Brawler64!
WEBSITE V2.0 LAUNCHED
We completely redesigned our Retrofighters.com website to offer full ecommerce functionality. The new platform will allow us to showcase more products, process orders more efficiently and provide easy navigation and a streamlined checkout process for our users.