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Crab Form Voting Results, Concept Art, and More!

Posted by WayForward (Creator)

Hey there Tinkerbackers!

We promised more regular updates, so here's latest scoop on Shantae:

Crab Transformation Voting Results!

The votes have been tallied and we have a winner! It was a close shave, with the very pointy Version A taking 2nd place and Version B claiming the top spot. So here’s your winner, CRAB VERSION B! 

Let’s give her a round of applause! We can’t wait to get her animated and put into the game! And a big thank you to everyone who participated. We're really enjoying the voting process and look forward to having the next one soon!

New Concept Artwork 

We’d also like to show off some great concept paintings for our levels, which are moving forward at a brisk pace. Take a look and enjoy.

And here's a look at another area of our Mermaid World.

Your Face in Game

If you backed at the “Your Face in Gamereward tier, you should have received an email from us. As honorary Sequin Land citizens, you will be required to live within the game for all eternity, wandering back and forth or perhaps leaning on a wall. If you did not receive your email, please check your spam folder, or email We look forward to immortalizing you in Half-Genie Hero

Enemy Designer

Five of you are currently deep in design on our “Backer created enemies”. So far we have a handful of designs moving forward, and we will be sharing visuals with everyone in a future update. Longtime Shantae fans will be happy to hear that great ideas are flowing from your fellow fan-folk. Each fan-made concept fits right in with the existing universe very nicely. 

That's all for today, see you next update!

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    1. StoneMonkWisdom on

      It really should have been A or C. I myself voted for A. I have to agree with 'Some furf' and 'Guilherme Reis Bonfim' on this. With voting, you can't please the entire crowd. I would love a choice in the game, like switching to alternate crab forms in a pause menu or have an in-game shop that sells alternate costumes and alternate forms. I wonder if that's something Wayforward would consider?

    2. Some furf on

      Why do the voters have such terrible taste?

    3. Guilherme Reis Bonfim on

      Alright, something can't be right here... First the mish-mash archer design gets the most votes, it's expected for the majority to make mistakes here and there so that was almost ok, but the red crab too?! Seriously, if the most characterless design among the choices you've given us got the most votes, maybe it's time to reconsider letting us vote at all.

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      Adam Steen on

      Wasn't my first choice but I found all 4 of the concepts for her crab form to be cool in its own unique way. Can't wait to play as it, I wonder what its 2ndary ability will be or if we will get some kind of artifact to power up the transformation as in other games?

    5. Malcolm DeMaggio on

      "As honorary Sequin Land citizens, you will be required to live within the game for all eternity, wandering back and forth or perhaps leaning on a wall."

      You guys... :D

    6. Beatrice Bueno Iank on

      My photos were sent. Now my ugly face will be in game and it will be glorious! :D

    7. Michael St. George Matatics

      Aw crab! I forgot to vote. T.T (I was always lacking at any given moment either the free time or the presence of mind.)

      Don't get me wrong, I liked all of the designs, but my least favorite of them winning is something of a let-down. I wanted one of the ones with shell to win because they showed more personality. And at least the small, pinkish one was cute (well, cuter.) This design is good too, by all means, and I'm not griping. I merely am vocally lamenting facing the reality of what could have been but now totally won't be.

    8. Yoeri Goldewijk #TeamPrissy \[J]/

      Heh, I had really hoped for A, but it ended second place. All looking really good. ^-^ These concepts look amazing.

    9. Weakwall on

      All cool, alright. I have as of now sended the 'Your face in game' photos by the mail Wayforward gave me. All excited but i remain calm if something goes not as planed.

    10. T.J. Fuller, Jr.

      Not that I had a place in voting, but immediately shined to B. Think it's 'cause it looks like a cutesy version of the crab enemies from RR & PC. Agreed, though, about picking her out from a crabby crowd...

    11. GunplaGamer on

      While I did vote for the red crab transformation...Now that I think about it, Shantae should have a distinct crab mode so if you are not playing on a huge screen, you can easily pick her out.

    12. Robert Salender on

      Good! Red and, well, red... go together.

    13. StoneMonkWisdom on

      I'm a bit disappointed it wasn't A or C that won. The reason being is because crab B looks too much like the enemy crabs whereas Shantae would look more unique in A or C forms.

    14. Kyle A Carrozza on

      Say, who did those lovely concept bgs?