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A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
18,558 backers pledged $776,084 to help bring this project to life.

Closing the Store and Locking the Scope!

Posted by WayForward (Creator)

Hey there Tinkerbackers!

The holidays are upon us, and we’re all looking forward to spending quality time relaxing with friends and family.  BUT NOT TODAY!!  We’ve still got a mountain of work ahead of us in December, with loose ends to tie up and new tasks to kick off. Read on... this one’s really important!

LAST CALL! It’s time to close PAYPAL!

The PayPal store and Stretch Goals will lock down at 11:59pm 12/16/2014.  That leaves two more weeks for you to increase your pledges, if you like.  

If you’re considering backing the game for the first time, this is the LAST CALL for Backer Exclusive content:

  • Blue Suit Shantae
  • Classic Colors Risky Boots
  • Tinkerbat Dance
  • Risky’s Hyperlight Drifter Blade 

On December 16, Stretch Goals will be locked which will establish the final scope of the game.  This is critical for us in planning the rest of our development.  THANK YOU for making this game a reality with your generosity!  

Based on current totals, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has been funded to 230%!!  From the bottom of our hearts, THANKS for making this happen, for your patience, and for inspiring us every single day!


As soon as the funding period closes, we’re going to put some of our backers to work!  We’ve got some “Your Face in Game” backers to bring to life as NPCs"Enemy Designers" that need to craft some deadly denizens of Sequin Land, and our "Your Art in Game" backers need to populate the Museum.  On top of that we have more VOTING on the way!  Gallery Artists, you’re going to be up first, so get psyched!

Last, more updates more often!  We’re always listening to your feedback, and many Backers are requesting more news, more frequently.  So at the risk of flooding your inboxes you’ll be seeing more Backer Updates to keep you in the loop starting RIGHT NOW!  Please tell us to settle down if we go overboard!


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    1. Missing avatar

      Toad.T on

      Sorry if this seems like a derpish question, but how do I increase the amount? Do you just combine the Kickstarter donation along with the slacker backer donation?

    2. Protoman Red Bomber on

      Would be great if the last two chapters (Nega Shantae and Risky) could get a later release as DLCs, after the main game release.

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      Ivan Kodjabashev on

      Please don't flood my email. As much as I love your work and art and stuff, an update once in a month would suit me well, unless there's something reeealy important to tell.

    4. Johan Meyer Hector on

      Its sad to see it end. maybe you could have gotten more people to noticed this if you have sent a demo to some of the let's players on youtube. this is usally how things become populær. if its not a triple A title.

    5. Niki Coppola

      A Chris if you go to Wayforward there you can add more chech the updates here for more info.

    6. Christopher Cornish on

      If we already backed via Kickstarter, is there a way to increase that, or to add to that via Paypal?

    7. Ashley Watts on

      Very happy to hear about the more frequent updates. Too many Kickstarters I've backed have gone silent, so I'd take getting spammed over wondering for months if it'll ever update again any day.

    8. masamunemaniac on

      How much more do we have to pay to get pajamas as an in-game costume for Shantae?

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      Joonatan Syrjätie on

      Can anyone be kind of enough to tell me how I actually increase my pledge? I don't want to pay too much extra from what I have already payed.

    10. Derek Chiasson on

      To WayForward: Any chance of adding some new add-ons? I'd love a second coin (to display both sides) and a second t-shirt (one to wear, one to display). And honestly, if the price is right, I'd even throw in some more cash for a second sketch. I'd love to be able to contribute to getting the next bonus chapter stretch goal funded.

    11. William Michael Schneider on

      Congrats on getting so much funding :)

    12. Otoshigami No. 40723

      spread the word people. make every cent count. :)

    13. Michael St. George Matatics

      No, thank *you*, WayForward, for always making quality games, regardless of whether or not the intellectual property is yours! I am just happy to help you make game that you think up on your own, that you develop because you want to make it. (: Keep it real, and good luck to you with the rest of the development process for Shantae: HGH.

    14. Marco Zelaya on

      I know someone who paid the enemy designer tier, can't wait to see what they made. Also glad to here that it's closed so some progress can be made now.

    15. Professor Icepick on

      Please, please, PLEASE consider making those last two chapters into downloadable content, because I'm pretty sure we're not going to make either of them at this rate and I'd still really love to see them. Frankly, I'm surprised we managed to get Hero Mode.

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      Patricia A. Borel on

      I'm a bit frustrated because I understood this was supposed to be completed in Oct. Leaving this paypal open all this extra time past that, even after exceeding your goal, seems wrong. You obviously cannot complete the game or send out the prize packages to backers until the game is complete and it just seems like y'all really wanted to squeeze out everything you could from this. This is my first time to back something like this and I did so in Oct. of LAST it's been 15 months and....nothing. Looks like it could be another 6 months or more....just not real happy about that....the funding should have been closed sooner, it seems a little greedy.

    17. Perplex on

      A bit sad that we couldn't reach the a dish served cold-goal but on the other hand I never thought we'd reach Hero mode just with Paypal so I'm happy about that.

    18. Jeremie Lariviere

      I'm looking forward to playing the final game!