Fund a Beatmania IIDX cab for NVGM!
- €150: Ben 'nebbii' W.
- €150: Stefan vd. E.
- €50: Gijs O.
- €50: Jaroslava S.
- €50: Kevin 'Thumbsy' O.
- €50: Joanna W.
- €50: Gijs van D.
- €30: Benjamin V.
- €25: Michael S.
- €20: Jacky L.
- €20: Nin
- €20: aixxe
- €10: Niek N.
- €10: happy30
We need your help to bring a Beatmania IIDX cabinet to the Nationaal Videogame Museum in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands!
Beatmania IIDX is a rhythm game that revolutionized the rhythm game genre with it's huge songlist featuring amazing inhouse artists, high skill ceiling and fun gameplay featuring many buttons and two turntables!
The National Videogame Museum is a project of a group of friends that recognize gaming as a huge influence in our society and wish to preserve its legacy. The museum opened up on November the 30th, 2017 with huge success.
We've spoken with the arcade owners who will cover the rest of the costs if we can collect €2000 for the organisation.
Beatmania IIDX has huge historic value for the arcade game community, as the long-running game series that single-handedly kickstarted the entire rhythm game genre as we know it.
This game is popular among hardcore rhythm game enthusiasts all across the world, but cabinets are hard to come by outside of Japan. Obtaining a cabinet for display at NVGM would be huge for the European arcade and game community, as it would be one of the handful of cabs throughout the entire continent at all, and one of the even fewer available to the public!
It took quite a while for the container to fill up, but the arcade operators have confirmed that the cab is currently on it's way. The cab should be arriving before the end of march, if everything goes smoothly.
Once again a big thanks to everyone for the patience and support!
I want to thank everyone for staying with us for the whole adventure. We just knew this cab had enough of a demand to be able to raise this amount and I'm glad we're able to show together that this community could make it happen.
I've kept NVGM up-to-date on the funding and they are currently looking for a IIDX 25 Cannonballers cabinet to order and place in their museum. Because of freight shipping it would take around 3-4 months to ship out after ordering.
To anyone still willing to donate: Your donations will get sent to NVGM for covering the rest of the purchase (our fund only covers half of the estimated amount) and your name will be listed on the tribute! I will make an update on here once the tribute is made to order (when no new names will be added).
Thanks again to everyone for believing!
Thanks everyone for confirming my trust in the rhythm game community, the support has been overwhelming :D
I've talked a bit with the owners and they seem almost as enthusiastic as we are about getting this machine! (see images for more info)
For clarity: If the donation goal ends up not being met, we'll either try and make something work out or negotiate with the operators for options, or we'll refund all donations.
We will either get a IIDX cab or you will get your payments refunded.
If we reach our goal we will setup a tribute next to the cab showing the names of everyone who donated €10 or more! We'll list your firstname and first letter of your last name (for example "John D.") by default. If you want a different name or username to be listed, please send a message!