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A '90s-inspired Metroidvania RPG about a young wizard on her journey to stop a Spirit from consuming her homeland.
Heart Forth, Alicia is a Metroidvania RPG about a young wizard pursued by a terror in the sky.
Heart Forth, Alicia is a Metroidvania RPG about a young wizard pursued by a terror in the sky.
7,472 backers pledged $232,365 to help bring this project to life.

Update 5: Mac and Linux Stretch Goals, New Tiers soon, Wii U and Vita news


Two stretch goals conquered, and 150% funded less than 3 days in! It’s nothing short of amazing. To celebrate this awesome milestone, we have some equally awesome news for everyone:

Mac and Linux ports will happen at $120,000

We held off on talking about these earlier because we still hadn’t secured the resources and people we’ll need to make this possible. Working out the PS4 port opened the doors for moving onto other platforms, and Mac and Linux ports are the most immediate step in that direction. This means that dear Alicia will be coming to a Mac or Linux near you!

Wii U and Vita

Vita and Wii U ports are platforms that we’re absolutely interested in porting to, and we’re working out ways to make it happen. We’re not yet able to say for sure we’ll be able to port the game to those platforms since we still need to secure a deal with Sony and Nintendo. We’re looking into getting those. But believe us when we say we’re looking forward to these ports as much as you are. It would be a dream come true to have our game running on those platforms!

New Tiers and Add-ons

Something else that we’ve received a lot of questions about is the opening of new tiers, both for the high-level design pledges and a PS4-only tier at the ground floor. We’re working on the logistics and exact details of both, and they should definitely be implemented sometime next week. On the same note, we’re also going to implement add-ons at the same time for people that just want the Talebook or poster without the full expense of their associated tiers and rewards within.

We’ll have more stretch goals if we get there, but hopefully these are enough to start everyone’s weekend off the right way! Have a good one!



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    1. Kevin Cruz on April 22, 2014

      I really hope you guys get to port it on Wii U. And maybe go crazy with the gamepad or the wiimote. I would pay a little more for that

    2. Brian "eOn" on April 22, 2014

      Sweet god yes! PSVita I would fkn LOVE that.... please make that happen!!!

    3. Fernando Zavaleta Bustos on April 21, 2014

      Congratulations on reaching you PS4 strech goal!

    4. Sir Jordi
      on April 20, 2014

      go go Wii U!

    5. Sir Jordi
      on April 20, 2014

      I'm in for the Wii U port!

    6. Yugmi Cañas on April 20, 2014

      Learned about your project from Kotaku and i instantly pledged for it, but if you release it on the WiiU i could pledge even more :D hope you guys can make it for it, and best of lucks!

    7. Fernando Zavaleta Bustos on April 20, 2014

      Wish the best of luck in the developement of the game! By the way Atomix, a Mexican videogame magazine brought me here. The note tittles "Heart Forth, Alicia: un metroidvania RPG mexicano que luce genial" / ¡Te deseo la mejor de las suertes en el desarrollo del juego! Por cierto, Atomix una revista de juegos mexicana me trajo aquí. La nota es "Heart Forth, Alicia: un metroidvania RPG mexicano que luce genial"

    8. Ian Wian Peuterbaugh on April 19, 2014

      This would sit nicely next to my metroid fusion and super metroid apps on the wii U


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      Darryl Reyes on April 19, 2014

      YAY for the Wii U port! When it comes to Kickstarter projects, they become more desirable if there's a console version since I still haven't bought my gaming PC yet.

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      aaron vaughn on April 19, 2014

      so glad to see intent for a vita port being mentioned by the team. i'm waiting to see if the ps4 port stretch goal is hit, in which case i'm jumping my pledge up to that nice looking $60 tier

    11. Todor Imreorov on April 19, 2014

      yes yes yes!!! thank you :))

    12. Steve Hosnander on April 19, 2014

      ya i'd love to have this one my 3ds would be awesome

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      Shawn S. on April 19, 2014

      I'd love a Wii U port. I know I mentioned this in another comment on a different post here, but please make sure the sound works on the control pad while using remote play. There are some games that don't use sound on the control pad and it makes remote play a lot less desirable if I can't hear any sound. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is just one example of a game that has no sound on the controller.

    14. Nubenai on April 19, 2014

      Are there any plans on a 3DS version? The userbase of the 3DS is already quite large, and I know that many people have been wanting a metroidvania style game on that platform for a while. Please consider it!

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      Patrick on April 19, 2014

      I have no idea how deep the combat system goes, so the question might be redundant, but; Have you considered creating a game mode where players fight each other in stages based on areas in the story mode?. It would make for a very interesting stretch goal.

      Congratulations on your success too, can't wait to play the finished product.

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      Richard Lewis on April 19, 2014

      Can you please, port it over to 3DS? Wii U is good and all, but this game would be so awesome on 3DS. Thanks!

    17. DeafTard on April 19, 2014

      Wii U! Wii U! Wii U! Wii U! Wii U! Wii U! Wii U! Right after the new smash game comes out and more Wii U's are sold, then more people will buy Heart Forth Alicia!

    18. Emyy SJ on April 19, 2014

      Oh and if it's not too demanding, perhaps a collector version, only if it doesn't add too much burden to the project xd

    19. Emyy SJ on April 19, 2014

      Omg that's fantastique news!
      For mac and Wii U!
      And about the goodies for lower tiers, I also find it difficult to back for 150$ just to get the poster xd

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      Neil Chatterjee on April 19, 2014

      Congratulations on reaching not only your base goal but your stretch goals as well! I learned about this thanks to Kotaku, and it looks like a gorgeous game with an interesting storyline :)

      Regarding your comments about a potential 3DS/Vita version, while it is obviously your decision how to go about it, all I ask is that if you do make it into a stretch goal that you don't make it some ludicrously high stretch goal that is near impossible to meet. There are many indie games that were funded through kickstarter which considered 3DS/Vita but put the stretch goal at some unreasonably high mark (e.g. having a base goal of $50, funding being at $100k, but putting the Vita/3DS stretch goal at $600k).

    21. DeafTard on April 19, 2014

      It's HAPPENING!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!