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A Belly Dancing Hair-Whipping HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
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.

Creativity abounds at the Sequin Land Art Museum!


SEQUIN LAND ART MUSEUM:  This gallery is located in the world of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and will open shortly after your quest begins. This is YOUR TIME TO SHINE! 

When you first arrive, you’ll notice that the walls are completely bare. That’s odd. Shouldn’t there be beautiful works of art in a place like this? Shantae smells trouble, and her suspicions are soon confirmed by the Mayor. He explains that a sneaky bandit has made off with the priceless artwork, leaving nothing but empty frames! Oh dear!

In this purely optional “side-quest”, players can scour Sequin Land in search of the missing canvases and return them to the gallery for full screen viewing. They could be anywhere -- dropped by a monster, hiding in the wall like a Castlevanian Pork Rib, or down some frightening rabbit hole. Return every lost piece of artwork and Shantae will earn a Super Rare Ability (similar to the Firefly Shrine in the original Shantae for Game Boy Color game)!

How do YOU fit into all this? Pledge at the “YOUR ART IN GAME” reward tier, and your artwork will become sought after treasures in the game, collected and displayed on the Art Museum wall! We are making this quest intentionally wacky so that whatever fan art is generated will feel true to the game. Expect some tongue-in-cheek, self-referential humor that the series is made famous for. Put YOUR ART in the spotlight of what is sure to be a fun-filled (and amusingly off-beat) *optional* mission.

The rules are simple:

-Your image should be rectangular, in either portrait or landscape at roughly 4:3 or 16:9 ratios. It can be a digital painting, or a digital photo of physical artwork.

-The image should be Shantae related fan art. We can’t feature any popular characters from other brands (sorry Fiona & Cake).

-You are welcome to use any existing Shantae fan art that you’ve already made yourself.

-We want this to be fun for everyone, so we ask that you respect others by avoiding controversial/distasteful content. We'll work with you. 

If you'd like additional information, please contact ask us via the “Messages” tab. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Let’s make the Sequin Land Art Museum spectacular!


BECK FAN ART! We don’t just collect fan art, we also make our own! Here’s what we think Shantae would look like sporting Beck’s armor from Mighty No. 9, made just for you Beckers! Isn’t she adorable? No, this is not one of our unlockable costumes, but we think it’s awfully cute.


GIRL GAMER FAN ART! If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than this beautiful fan art from the Editor-In-Chief of, Heidi “H.B.” Duran! Again, these are not stretch goal costumes, but they certainly look worthy! Thanks Heidi!


KOU FAN ART! It gets better! Kou from Inti Creates has created this insanely cool fan art for Mighty Switch Force! We’re officially freaking out. Feast your eyes on this drool-worthy rendition of Patricia Wagon and the Hooligan Sisters!

Thanks to everyone who's supporting this project with their time and funding!! Keep the great artwork coming!  We're rapidly approaching our funding goal of $400K... let's smash through it and start hitting those Stretch Goals!   


    1. Creator WolfThunder on November 17, 2014

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    2. Creator GunplaGamer on October 1, 2013


    3. Creator H. B. Duran on September 24, 2013

      I love these and THANK YOU, Wayforward for sharing my art, I'm truly honored! I guess that last one DOES kinda look like I Dream of Genie, huh? LOL Totally unrelated. ;-)

    4. Creator Jeffrey Chang on September 20, 2013

      Dang it they created Mighty Shantae no.9 before I could.

    5. Creator GunplaGamer on September 19, 2013

      Loving these costumes!! :D :D Keep up the amazing work! :D

    6. Creator GunplaGamer on September 19, 2013

      I googleplex that motion!! WE NEED THAT BECK COSTUME!!! :D :D :D :D :D If only by Kickstarter exclusive!!

    7. Creator Ethan Molloy on September 19, 2013

      i dont like a font used when the mayor is talking change it to something more fitting for a shantae game

    8. Creator Yoeri Goldewijk on September 19, 2013

      That Beck costume. O_O I'd pay for that to be a DLC or anything. D:

    9. Creator Liam Allen-Miller on September 19, 2013

      We need that Beck costume! Please make it DLC, or something!

    10. Creator Dan Boissoneault on September 19, 2013

      I trillionth that motion! Beck costume is a must!

    11. Creator Shane Saiyan on September 19, 2013

      That Beck costume totally needs to be in as an unlockable!

    12. Creator Linky on September 19, 2013

      I would love those costumes to be in the game.

    13. Creator Yan Zhao on September 19, 2013

      The Beck costumes needs to be in! Im sure Comcept would love to collaborate with Shantae related things in their games as well! You guys should totally ask for permission!

    14. Creator Victoria Dominowski on September 19, 2013

      Oh my gosh, I love that Beck costume; it's just so adorable! XD

    15. Creator Tom Spiers on September 19, 2013

      Think it'd be a wonderful idea to add that Beck costume into the unlockables... perhaps for use when the game detects a Mighty No.9 Save file on your device? Along with a completed Shantae main story!

    16. Creator Andreas Q. Berg on September 19, 2013

      Gotta second FlameG here, any shared love like this would be amazing.
      I cannot stress enough how the effort required gives exponential fangasm love in return!

      But hey, we already have the Patricia costume dangling in front of us...
      Let's hit the target, blast through the first two and make that third stretch goal everyone!

      >> FlameG102 about 9 hours ago
      >> Nooo, dont miss the opportunity! Work something out with Comcept!
      >> Imagine! a Beck costume for Shantae, and a Shantae Costume for Call!

    17. Creator Matthew Dobbins on September 19, 2013

      If only the sold visa gift cards in 500 amounts... And... Also would be pretty nice if I had five hundred to spend on this.

    18. Creator Justin Raimey & Terry L Raimey on September 19, 2013

      Unlocking stuff is always a good reason to play a game. You don't see much of that anymore because of DLC, and that is a sad thing.

    19. Creator Jose Zeledon on September 19, 2013

      This motivates me more to go explore every bit of the maps :D

    20. Creator Alex Bair on September 18, 2013

      Adding the Beck costume as a stretch goal costume would be pretty awesome."


      C'mon guys! Delay the game a couple of months if you have to :P

    21. Creator FlameG102 on September 18, 2013

      Nooo, dont miss the opportunity! Work something out with Comcept! Imagine! a Beck costume for Shantae, and a Shantae Costume for Call!

    22. Creator T.J. F. on September 18, 2013

      I'm amazed it had to be suggested before I realized how much I now need an image of Beck in Shantae's outfit.

    23. Creator Sean Daily on September 18, 2013

      I don't suppose you'd be able to work something out with Comcept to have some sort of cross-promotion with them? Because seeing that Beck costume in Shantae and something Shantae related in Mighty No. 9 would be incredible.

    24. Creator Sarah Jesness on September 18, 2013

      If I had the money, I'd donate to the $350 tier and more! I enjoy drawing popular characters as merpeople, so if I were able to do this, I'd be sending in a mermaid Shantae, ha ha! (different from the one that appeared in Risky's Revenge)

    25. Creator Thomas "SkyeWelse" Liebert on September 18, 2013

      Ah that is the "I Dream of Genie" outfit isn't it! I knew it looked familiar! *twitches nose*

    26. Creator Thomas "SkyeWelse" Liebert on September 18, 2013

      Wow! Shantae's Beck Armor is Mega-Awesome! : )

    27. Creator WhattheFnu on September 18, 2013

      I know there's probably a million people below saying you should include the Beck costume, but here's another thing to consider: unlockable costumes provide new ways to play, yeah? Think of how cool that costume would be from a functional standpoint. Beck gains new powers from beating enemies, so maybe Shantae No. 9 could do the same, with normal foes dropping ability cores that grant a special attack until you pick a new one up. Sounds cool, right? It probably also sounds like a pain in the ass to program, but I'm just saying it's worth considering.

    28. Creator Ian Ford on September 18, 2013

      Ha... I dream of Genie. Love it. Great art all over this place can't wait for this to get funded and then some hopefully.

    29. Creator Stephen Townsend on September 18, 2013

      Nevermind the (rather adorable) Beck cosplay, that pink dancer girl outfit needs to be in the game! Return of the dancing mini game?

    30. Creator Matt & Joey on September 18, 2013

      Ah, so this is where everyone's fanart will go... so if the maximum number of people pledge at the $350 tier there will be 120 paintings to find? That could be a long sidequest XD

      And the fanart here is great, especially that Beck-Shantae ^^ Too bad it isn't a costume but I guess that would require permission... Heidi's designs are great too and, of course, Kou's art is always excellent

    31. Creator Robert Case on September 18, 2013

      darn if i had the money i would go for it

    32. Creator Eric F on September 18, 2013

      Please, please, please do what you have to in order to make the Beck armor an unlockable.

    33. Creator Tenouchi on September 18, 2013

      Like many others, i must say that the Beck armor costume needs to happen. Looks adorable!

    34. Creator Matthew Lam on September 18, 2013

      Gah, the cross-game costumes are so cute! But I guess everything looks cute on Shantae!

    35. Creator Zento Shazza on September 18, 2013

      Really cool Beck armor, Shantae, lookin' good!

      Hope we get some real cool art in that Museum!

    36. Creator Matthew on September 18, 2013

      Is there a way to make this Beck Shantae Costume happen? It's awesome! There has to be a way!

    37. Creator Mark John Vignone Jr. on September 18, 2013

      If that Beck costume was made into a stretch goal, the numbers would absolutely explode. Maybe a Shantae costume for Call of Mighty Number 9 could be arranged as well. We should definitely continue fueling the flames of the communities.

      Seeing that news station yesterday cover this has got me contacting my local station. Working on the email right now!

    38. Creator TeamShantae on September 18, 2013

      Make this an unlockable costume..please Wayforward? Please?

      Btw If you combined Inti Creates Shantae character design with Beck's would have a massive amount of win like no other. :)

    39. Creator Josh Wise on September 18, 2013

      Shantae in Beck's outfit, adorable.

    40. Creator Chris Amos on September 18, 2013

      I agree. Beck!Shantae should totally become an alternate costume. It is incredibly cute.

    41. Creator Tyler Johnson on September 18, 2013

      ShanteBeck as a stretch goal is a must! That's how you get those people on the fence to hop over and do the right thing ;)

    42. Creator Javier Vera on September 18, 2013

      You guys need to make a deal with Comcept so you can include Beck!Shantae as an alternate outfit and they include Shantae!Call in Mighty N°9.

    43. Creator Shikigami3k on September 18, 2013

      I know it says those are not the alternate costumes, but I also wish they were, especially ShantaeXBeck

    44. Creator jello44 on September 18, 2013

      ShanteBeck is totally adorable!

    45. Creator Cola on September 18, 2013

      Adding the Beck costume as a stretch goal costume would be pretty awesome.

    46. Creator Ian Watkins on September 18, 2013

      I was curious: would it be ok to include other WayForward characters in my picture, or have Shantae characters dressed as other WayForward characters? Thanks in advance

    47. Creator Vitor Cunha de Freitas on September 18, 2013

      Unfortunately the 350$ pledge is too much for me.

      I'll do my fanart anyways, but I think 350 dolars is too much to just put a fanart in my game without any granted winnings. =(

      Hope you like the fanart I'm doing, though. I just started as you cans see in this link.…

    48. Creator FinalCataclsym on September 18, 2013

      Much obliged Antonio. I wanna say there are at least two to three people I have in mind from the comments section alone and I haven't even begun to search for exactly who I want or what I'd want drawn.

    49. Creator Antonio Garcia on September 18, 2013

      @FinalCataclysm: I've asked about your questions and if I get an official response I'll let you know.

    50. Creator Owen Morrison on September 18, 2013

      hmhmmhmhmhm i've already donated $220 and now I'm seriously considering going up to $370 now ahhhhhhh decisions decisions decisions