Hi, I’m Shimatora. As of writing this I have been moderating and managing the English language online Eternal Fighter Zero community for 7 years. For a long time I’ve wanted to write up something for passionate, budding community leaders who want to try and build a community for a game they love, but don’t quite know where to start or how to do it. While I do come from a place of privilege in the scene (community manager for a game that is a cult classic, has rollback netcode), I believe the advice in this article can be applied to any game with success, if you persevere.
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What does a retro fighting game port need to succeed?
It’s a great time to be a fan of the mid-2000’s era of fighting games: Following the news that Digital Eclipse has begun talks with Capcom and Disney to produce a new release of Marvel vs Capcom 2 in response to the #FREEMVC2 social media campaign, Fightcade has released the much anticipated Flycast update for GGPO online play making NAOMI arcade games like MVC2 easily playable online for free with just a PC and an internet connection (and you should totally tip developer Flyinghead for his work on that, by the way). Which begs the question for anyone already invested in playing games on Fightcade: why should we even care about a new port of MVC2?