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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Old 09-15-2013, 03:49 AM
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How many of you know about WayForward? Well, it's a video game developer, known to making GOOD licensed games, or rather, making games based on a per-existing license while keeping in mind that they're games first and a license second. They basically exist to fight the notion that all licensed games suck, and do so by making games that are good (or at least decent) as games. Such games include Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King, Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!, and DucktTales: Remastered.

They're also know for remaking or rebooting old IPs. Along with the aforementioned DuckTales remake, they've also made Contra 4, a Boy and his Blob, and Double Dragon Neon.

And then there's their own original games, such as Mighty Flip Champs, Mighty Switch Force, and of course, Shantae. Remember Shantae? It was originally for the GBC, and today is one of the most sought after GBC games ever (though it DID just become available on the 3DS eShop's Virtual Console). Then there was Shantae: Risky's Revenge, released for the Nintendo DSi (specifically as DSiWare, again also available on the 3DS eShop). there's also Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, which is an upcoming game for the 3DS. But the Shantae game I want to talk about is this:



Shantae: Half-Genie Hero by WayForward — Kickstarter

Yep, an new Shantae game, this one apparently being some kind of origin story for Shantae. This one is going to be released on almost every platform available.

-Xbox One
-Wii U
-PS Vita
-Xbox 360
-PS4
-Steam
-PS Vita TV
-PS3

Because of that, WayForward needs a little help. They need at least $400,000 to make this a reality, and there are stretch goals to go with this as well.

-$500,000: Play as Risky Boots
-$600,000: Bonus Chapter - Sequins of Unfortunate Events! (includes new transformation)
-$700,000: Costume Swap
-$800,000: Bonus Chapter - Fire or Forget!
-$900,000: ? ? ?
-$1,000,000: Bonus Chapter - A Dish Served Cold!
-$1,100,000: ? ? ?
-$1,200,000: Bonus Chapter - Clockwork Night!
-$1,300,000: ? ? ?

As of writing this, they currently accumulated $283,441, and they have 19 days to go. It feels like they'll hardly make any of their stretch goals, which sucks because I kind of want to see those... Then again, asking for $1,300,000 is a bit much, and we don't even know what those are going to be... Still, if I could donate I would (but I don't have any money to spare), so I'm spreading the word to any interested parties or people. WayForward is an awesome company, and I'd say they've earned the right to get a dream project like this off the ground.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:07 AM
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hype hype hype
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:16 AM
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:52 AM
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I'm a bit disappointed that stretch goals look very unlikely, but regardless I have pledged $200. That platinum package is too much to resist.

This is the first time I've ever put money towards one of these kickstarter things. So I'll be following what goes on with great interest.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:23 PM
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2nd Kickstarter I've ever supported. I went for the $25 tier.

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I'm a bit disappointed that stretch goals look very unlikely, but regardless I have pledged $200. That platinum package is too much to resist.

This is the first time I've ever put money towards one of these kickstarter things. So I'll be following what goes on with great interest.
$200?! For your first kickstarter, you put a lot into it.
Old 09-15-2013, 04:57 PM
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The extras on offer had a lot to do with it. If they hadn't been there I likely would have only put down $15.

If it weren't Shantae I likely wouldn't have bothered at all.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:28 AM
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I'm not trying to distract from the exact topic at hand but...

Has anyone here played Shantae and if so, should I get it?
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:08 AM
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^^ I'd highly recommend it, yes.
Old 09-16-2013, 09:44 PM
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$300,000 reached.

Moar donations plz. Daddy needs his Shantae goodies.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:11 PM
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why don't they just give out nudes as a stretch goal?
Old 09-23-2013, 10:02 PM
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We've hit the 400k funding goal! But there is still time to push for stretch goals, shake out those lost pennies and help us reach 500!
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So apparently some guy in in Alabama thought this was worthy enough to be on WTVY news:

Follow-Up: Wayforward

Weird...
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:18 PM
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So apparently some guy in in Alabama thought this was worthy enough to be on WTVY news:

Follow-Up: Wayforward

Weird...
I guess it was a slow news day and someone on the news team is a big Shantae fan
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I am now officially hyped for this game:



Crab transformation >>>> all
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Best crab won.
Old 01-24-2015, 05:58 PM
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Another Shantae game is coming out?
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Another Shantae game is coming out?
Yep.

There's...

Shantae (Gameboy)
Shantae: Risky's Revenge (DSi Ware)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (3DS, Wii U)

And now this one:

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Wii U, PSN, XGS, Steam)

They're taking their sweet time to releaese it tho.