Twenty-five years ago, Japan released a memorable role-playing game called Mother on the Nintendo Famicom. Mother was scheduled to be released in North America in 1991 but was shelved because Nintendo decided to localize Mother 2 instead. Last year, however, the original Mother was finally released in North America as EarthBound Beginnings, to the joy of many fans of the series. Now a production studio known as 54 & O Productions is creating a documentary about the history of EarthBound Beginnings titled “Mother to Earth,” which will tell the story of EarthBound‘s origins and discuss how fans were able to find localized copies of the original game since the early 2000s.
54 & O Productions has been working on this project for two years, but they have “fallen short” due to time restrictions and a lack of resources. Because of this, the team has asked fans to help fund their project through Kickstarter with a $35,000 goal. The documentary will be shot throughout the rest of the year and will be made available on DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming services once it is finished. In addition to never-before-seen material, the EarthBound Beginnings documentary will also feature an original score that is inspired by the EarthBound/Mother series.
When you donate to the Kickstarter campaign, you can get some pretty cool merchandise including t-shirts, scratch and sniff stickers, pogs, air fresheners, and a copy of the original soundtrack. If you would like donate to the Kickstarter and help the documentary become a reality, you can click here to do so.