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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.

Let's fill up that Art Museum!

Posted by WayForward (Creator)

Howdy Tinkerbackers!

Hope everyone is having a genie-tastic Friday!  Just a little business up front and then on to the fun!

Final Days of PayPal

We're getting down to the wire for new pledges!   If you know someone who's still hoping to become a Backer and lay claim to all the sweet Backer Exclusive content, tell them to make haste!  

The doors officially close at 11:59pm PST on 12/16/2014, and once they do, that's it!  As a Backer you can always adjust your platform preferences, but the opportunity to modify your funding level will be officially over.

Your Art in Game

If you contributed to the “Your Art in Game” reward tier, it’s time to sharpen those pencils and get to work!  Those who read Update #17 will remember our description of the Sequin Land Art Museum, and might notice some subtle improvements to the proposed design.  Let’s walk through it from the player’s perspective. 

The player enters the Art Museum to find our beloved Mayor fretting in a corner of the lobby. It seems that the Keys which unlock each wing of the museum have gone missing!  As the hero of Scuttle Town, your job is to find them and bring them back.  For each Key recovered, the player can unlock the doorway to a gallery of their choice. That’s 10 galleries with 10 paintings each.   Players can unlock them as they go, or save all 10 keys until the end.  If a player manages to unlock all 10...something good will happen -- we’ll keep that secret for now!  

The context of an art gallery will help everyone’s distinct visual styles to fit together, so there’s no need to make every image match.  We do have some rules to follow, which mainly have to do with sticking to our intended rating, and respecting the sensibilities and intellectual properties of others.  You can see those rules at the bottom of this update. When in doubt, shoot us an email at and we’ll answer any questions you might have! 

Please create your art using these basic guidelines: 

· 72 - 300 dpi (dots per inch). The higher the resolution the better.
· Aspect ratios from 1:1 (square) to 1:2. Think HDTV either portrait or landscape.
· RGB color mode· Save your art as a PNG (without transparency) or TGA (24 bit). No PSD's, BMPs, or TIFFs please.
· No smaller than 1024 in either direction· Image only, no framing elements. Your image will be displayed in a “Shantae World” style frame when the player walks up to it, but will zoom into a black screen when the player inspects it.

We're doing some final testing of the art submission process and will be contacting all of our fan-artists next week to provide them with how and where they can submit their art.  So keep an eye on your emails/carrier pigeons/psychic messages!

Important! The deadline for art submissions is...11:59pm PST on 3/2/2015!


· Submitted materials become the property of WayForward.  This is a legal requirement for putting your content in the game.  
· Respect others.  Please avoid creating controversial or distasteful content.Do not modify official logos
· Do not use images or likenesses from other brands
· Our expected rating is E10+ (Mild Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes) or similar
· Have fun! (mandatory)


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    1. MigBird on

      So is the deadline March 2nd or February 3rd?

    2. Otoshigami No. 40723

      can u show us the total amount of pledge now that paypal is gone FOREVER?

    3. Cmercur on

      A vaguely Toad-like character tells you that things are in another place? Har har.

    4. Orion Ake (Handlebar Orion-X) on

      Will we see more from Rottytops' living form in this game? Get a little backstory as to how she got to the town of lost souls and became a zombie?

    5. Clex Yoshi on

      I really wish I would have had the extra cash to get up to this. I was unemployed and sold off a few things of mine to even back Half Genie Hero, and I didn't get a job until last month, and Christmas and other things have wrapped up my cash. I honestly would have loved to have been able to contribute to this game in some way, shape or form.

      Alas, it wasn't meant to be, and I'm sure the folks that did have the money for this are all better artists or hopefully have better worth ethics than myself. Moreover, I hope the folks at Wayforward get enjoyment out of the various bits of art that people will be pouring their souls into.

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      Tim on

      If I pledged on Kickstarter, can I add to my pledge on Paypal and have the two add together as far as reward tiers go?

    7. Otoshigami No. 40723

      so I get to be part of the forum if I pledged 60 dollars right? just asking.

    8. Mat on

      I always get the month and date thing mixed up, is that for February or March?