Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

by WayForward

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    1. Sander Evers on

      Thank you guys for an amazing game. I would love to see what’s next for the franchise.

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      Daniel Melbye on

      Hey, let's do it all over again

    3. Graham Farr

      Whoa we got a code for Ultimate Edition?! Crap, I missed that, I've got to find it.

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      Thanks guys for your amazing work on this. No regrets!

    5. Kraken on

      Congratulations on a successful kickstarter and a great game.

    6. Jesus Antonio Rivera Muñoz on

      congratulations guys! and thanks for all the fish!

    7. Agent Gold on

      Out of all the companies who I applaud for their work, you guys are one of my all time favorites and one of the few who I genuinely feel like is applauding us back. Congratulations on the success of this project!

      I'd love to see more of Shantae in the future, and with the extra boost of popularity she's gotten from the start of this project to the end of it, I finally feel confident about that happening in due time. I don't think she'll ever be in danger of being an overlooked franchise again. I could throw out a million different "I'd like to see this, I think it sounds reasonable" things at you, but you guys are talented. Put out whatever projects you're willing and able to--Shantae or not--and I'll give them the due attention.

      Now if you'll excuse me, there's a rumor surrounding some pillows and chairs I need to obsess over until it gets either confirmed or denied in a few months. Once more, thank you for all your hard work and congratulations on your success!

    8. Niki Coppola

      It was a fun ride. I love how the game turned out. I'm proud to have my name in the credits. I bought extra physical copies to give out to friends. i look forward to next Shantae game and the possibility of Shantae in Smash. Thanks for everything.

    9. Sean Chandler on

      Shantae 5 Kickstarter time!!!

    10. Raphael Oliveira on

      It was a nice ride, great work on it. Hope to see more great games of you guys soon :)

    11. Emanuel Mineda Carneiro

      This was so worth it! Thanks guys!

    12. David Price on

      Dynamite game. Looking forward to your next project.

    13. Ewen Cluney

      Half-Genie Hero has no joke become one of my all-time favorite video games. Really looking forward to whatever you do next. :D

    14. Dmitry Guzhov on

      Many thanks, the game was great! And I was really impressed how well you communicated with backers all the way, even after the main game release.

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      Neo on

      Thanks! I will buy this game on GOG soon. :)

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      Daniel Granerud on

      Thank you for the journey.

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      mutericator on


      Good work, half-genies. Let's do it again some time. <3

    18. Bill McCollum on

      Thank you guys for the journey and allowing us all to be a part of it. :)

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      Ariel Herrera Morera on

      With a great pleasure I supported this project, I would liked to do more, but I'm very proud to add a little at least, thank you guys, and for any other project I'll be gladly to collaborate, just say it. Greetings from Costa Rica.

    20. AlexFlame116 on

      Thank you for everything that you all have done to make this game a reality! I loved every second of it and I'm so proud that I was able to contribute a little bit to it! Shantae is my favorite heroine and I can't wait to see what the next game with her is! I hope we get an announcement sooner rather than later lol! I'm just jesting. Please take a good deserved break!

    21. Luca Rossaro on

      I'm gonna miss these updates ç_ç
      Thanks a lot for this project, Wayfroward.

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      Nick Jones on

      Thanks for the continued updates Wayforward and the great Shantae game. Now hopefully we we see Shantae in some form in Smash, hopefully as a fighter (wink, wink). But I guarantee I will be back to help back and support the next Shantae game whenever that will be.

    23. Javier Vera on

      It was amazing to be part of this project. I really hope we see more of our favorite Half-Genie, as well as more games from you guys.

      Congrats on the fantastic project, and thanks to everyone involved!

    24. Orm on

      This was the first project I’ve backed on Kickstarter and I it has been great from start to finish. I’m happy to have been part of this. :)

    25. Josh McJunkin on

      And thus concludes a great game. Here's hoping for for many more great games from Wayforward.
      And Shantae for Smash!

    26. Mr.Twister on

      It was really amazing to be part of this. The game you've made is living testimony of all the love and effort put into this project by the developers, artists, publishers, fans, and collaborators involved.
      I look (way?)forward to seeing what you guys do next.

    27. Jákup Fuglø

      Thanks for giving us this game and the series in general.

      If there was only one thing I'd change it would be to have it be pixelart like the old games. I find it adds more atmosphere. There were parts in the previous games that felt genuinely spooky which is something I can't imagine with this clean look.

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      Peter De Jesus on

      The Shantae series has always been one of my favorite games ever, and I'm very happy that I took part in Kickstarting this game. Thank you so much, Matt Bozon, and to all the staffs of WayForward. I look forward to seeing a new Shantae game sometime in the future. Again, thank you, and farewell for now. *hugs* :)

    29. Rhys Cavanagh on

      I loved the final product and am glad to have been a part of this project by being a backer. Always loved wayforward games and felt an HD shantae was a great way to invest in a future bit of entertainment. Looking forward to whatever comes next for y'all.

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      Gregory Bishop on

      Congratulations on the successful Kickstarter! I was glad to be part of it. Hoping for more Shantae, whether it be through Kickstarter or the more traditional route.

    31. Chris J Capel on

      One of the best and most worthwhile projects I ever got involved in. I loved WayForward anyway but am so happy I got to fund another great game from you guys. And it was wonderful.

      You plan on doing this again, even with a different game series, I'll be there.

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      Greg Haller on

      Thanks guys! Your humor, work ethic, and ability to put out amazing content is why you can count on my pledge if you guys come out with another sweet campaign :D

    33. Jeremie Lariviere

      you guys are great; love the game, it's hard, challenging, but fun

    34. Santos on

      I'm sorry, I've got a little something in my eyes... *wipes away tears*

      You guys are the best. Thank you for taking us on this incredible adventure.
      If Kickstarters were even half as amazing as you guys are, Kickstarter would be a utopia.

    35. Trevor McDoctor - Day 0 Shantae Fan on

      Thank You! I'm happy to have a small part in this. So much to say, this series and fanbase have grown up so much since 2001. It was really telling when I saw a Nintendo Power cover with Shantae on the bottom promoting a SEQUEL in the works to this obscure but system-pushing Game Boy Color game. So great to see this series really get more and more recognition among gamers all over the world.

      This was an incredible Kickstarter, I watched all the twitch streams which kept me enthralled, I wish all those videos were archived. This is the first game I backed and I knew the money would be used wisely because so much care, charm, animation quality, engaging gameplay, and laugh out loud dialogue go into these Shantae games that it would not be disappointing.

      So many great memories, Matt Bozon putting on the Shantae wig and whipping people with it on the success video, GuNMouTH creating MANTAE and Mantae drawings during the campaign and it becoming its own little phenomenon among us backers AND THEN BEING MENTIONED AT A STAFF MEETING, Jake virt Kaufman streaming himself as he creates a song for the game, Niki Copola dropping legit belly dancing videos teaching people that belly dancing is not just sultry but a true dancing art with various styles, Beatrice Bueno Iank getting her face in the game and almost wearing out her credit card during the campaign because she was as jazzed about the game as we all were, Agent Taco/Some Taco Josh Street Wise Antoino Garcia Tekaramity and many other's awesome posts, Matt Bozon giving a drawing lesson while I got Voldi Way to yell twerk three times lol;
      yeah the list goes on this was fantastic.

      Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to everyone at WayForward (and my fellow Shantanrians) for a fantastic Kickstarter and a marvelous game!

      -Trevor McD, a kooky fan from day zero

      P.S. I hope and I think that Shantae's next adventure will be a smashingly ULTIMATE experience. Don't you? :)

    36. Meshal on

      Thank you for a wonderful game! This is one of the successful Kickstarters that fulfilled its promises. I'm happy I supported this fantastic game and I'll always remember and replay this gem.

      Thank you and I can't wait to see what you have next in store!


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      Miraglyth on

      Overall a very satisfying project. It would have been pretty much perfect if not for two black marks.

      First, all the backer feedback being totally ignored, particularly in the post-release periods of some DLC. Beach Mode simply isn't fun, everyone agrees, and it would only have taken a few value tweaks to seriously help with that.

      Second and more important, that double-dip scam with the ultimate edition to force all the non-backers who bought the original version and all its DLC at full price to buy the game a second time just to get DLCs that the original version already had since backers got it. I'll never see that as anything other than scummy and something I really wouldn't have expected of or associated with a company like WayForward. Sadly after they responded to complaints by burying their head in the sand it's once bitten twice shy, so even though I am a backer I (and surely many others) will probably wait on the next Shantae game now until it either gets a complete release or until it's clear the first release isn't essentially a big beta version.

      Other than that, the game's fine. Ultimately I still actually think I prefer Mighty Number 9 but both are great games. Having thoroughly beaten both already, I'll probably replay both eventually.

    38. soltree on

      Congrats and thank you for this amazing game! I've still haven't gotten the game myself but I've played it a bunch over friends houses. I cant wait to finally buy the Switch version and truly enjoy it! I'm just glad my little funds could help!

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      Adam Steen on

      So happy with what you guys managed to create with the Shantae IP backed by some of her most ardent fans! Loved the game and the creativity put into modes like Ninja and Might Switch Force. Sad to see it come to an end with this final update, but i very much look forward to the next step you all plan to take Shantae in going forward. Would love to see a return to her metroidvania roots! Much love and well wishes to you and the rest of the Wayforward staff!!! Ret-2-Go indeed!

    40. Gerrit on

      Wait a second, there were vocal people that specifically asked for the 3Dish style rather than do another game in the beautiful 2D style of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse? WHAT?

    41. Jefferson Kiefer on

      This was a great accomplishment with many fun updates to follow along the way. I'll kind of miss them but it's always good to move ahead with the next project. I'm not sure I can say this enough but excellent work, and Shantae's never looked better!

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      Paul Rascher on

      Congradulations to the team at Wayward for their work in making Shantae what it is. The game is a lot of fun and it looks amazing. Congradulations

    43. RP on

      Thanks for a fun ride, and a fun game, WayForward! The music was awesome! Till next time!

      'Cause I can dance through the danger
      The magic flows through my soul . . .

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      Aeldira on

      Thanks for delivering a fun game!