Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 4, 2013.

Update #23

Shantae is FULLY FUNDED!

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THANK YOU!!!! Your support and endless enthusiasm just made Half-Genie Hero a reality!! 

We're fully funded and WayForward's staff is running around and high-fiving like there's no tomorrow!  Thank you for your support and fan art, all of the noise you've been making on Facebook and Twitter and every kind of social media.  We've got fans posting artwork at their local game stores, uploading images to Crunchyroll, and even stopping by in person at the Giant Robot event to push this game forward.  Thanks to all of you!

We'd also like to recognize the Mighty No. 9 Team: Mr. Inafune, Inti Creates, 8-4, and Comcept for their help in promoting this project.  Various press, publishers, and other developers have been showing their support as well, and we're so thankful to all of you.  Whether you pledged a single dollar or tweeted a friend, this is your game!  Here's us freaking out when the number hit $400K:

What's next?  Now that this game is REALLY happening, we want it to be everything it can be.  We'll make a great game at $400k.  However, any additional pledges will raise the potential of this product even higher. If you want to see additional game features now's your time to make it happen.  We're revealing 2 more Stretch Goals today: Playable Heroes and a new chapter!  Check it out.  And thank you once more for your kindness and generosity.   

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      Creator Zento Shazza on September 25, 2013

      All right ALL RIGHT!!!

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      Creator Thomas Wesley Porter on September 24, 2013

      I only recently became a fan, having played the original game boy color and the DS version but when I saw this Kickstarter I just HAD to assist with the project! Congratulations on getting funded, I excitedly await the release!

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      Creator Konrad Chmura on September 24, 2013

      It's the time to start raising money via PayPal. Please WayForward :)

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      Creator Mortoy on September 24, 2013

      Oooo, playable Rottytops stretchgoal... Morefundingplzkthx

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      Creator Xjph on September 24, 2013

      Pledge increased. Let's see some stretch goals!

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      Creator Nidokoenig on September 24, 2013

      Awesome!
      I saw some pictures of some Shantae pins you were apparently handing out at the Giant Robot event. Is there a way we could buy some of those or get them as add-ons by pledging more?

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      Creator Anthony Champ on September 24, 2013

      Too bad there's only 9 days to hit the stretch goals now...

      ...Wait, what am I saying?

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSHANTAEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

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      Creator Joseph Latouf on September 24, 2013

      I am so glad that you guys reached the backing for your project, a major congratulations are in order. I hope that you guys get at least some or all your stretch goals before the week is out. Shantae rocks and I will be playing the old games in preperation for this one

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      Creator Jesus Antonio Rivera Muñoz on September 24, 2013

      im really excited about the game! Full steam ahead guys!
      im sure it'll turn out ALL KINDS OF AWESOME! :D

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      Creator ZeroTiger on September 24, 2013

      Congrats! on making it to the goal I'm happy it made it can't wait to play this :D.

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      Creator Joseph Warren on September 24, 2013

      This is wonderful! Everybody, please help convince friends to back this game. I will be as well. I would really like to see some of the additional content be made a reality. At least the Risky Boots usable character and a new level. And thanks to everyone who backed the project. I'm sure that it will have amazing results. Keep me posted so I know of any changes. See ya and good luck.

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      Creator Mikołaj Gustaw Koszański on September 24, 2013

      I pretty much feel like it:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch…
      woohoo

      Congrats and I'm looking forward to what will you come up this time :D

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      Creator Shachihoko on September 24, 2013

      You're welcome! *high-fives you all* I'm glad to support Shantae, and looking forward to the game's eventual release. Keep up the awesomeness!

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      Creator Ramsey Wright on September 24, 2013

      soooo....when do we share our IDs to get our games?

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      Creator Rurounin on September 24, 2013

      Man... now i have fingerprints on my screen, clean your lens guy.

      Seriously though, congratulations, i can't wait to see all the updates and eventually getting my hands on the game.

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      Creator Lorenz Jugel on September 24, 2013

      Good stuff. Congrats!

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      Creator Jerrod W Sawyer Jr. on September 24, 2013

      I'm glad you were able to reach your goal. I can't wait to see the finished product of all your hard work.

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      Creator David Holmin on September 24, 2013

      Congratulations! Now let's take this to the $1M it deserves. :)

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      Creator Dan Murphy on September 24, 2013

      Aww man I would pay for a cute Shantae figurine like that.

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      Creator Tekaramity on September 24, 2013

      @Henry - That is indeed what this means. =D

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      Creator Celelorien on September 24, 2013

      Go-go Gamer Risky Mode! Keep funding and keep spreading the word so we can make this happen!! :D

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      Creator Henry Leung on September 24, 2013

      Does this mean the game is now confirmed for Wii U, PS3, PS4, VITA & VITA TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Steam?

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      Creator Jose Zeledon on September 24, 2013

      YESSS YESS!!! We made it!!

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      Creator Vesa-Matti Ollila on September 24, 2013

      You guys really wanna make this game, huh? :P I kind of get this feeling...

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      Creator Jo Vara on September 24, 2013

      @Andrew You should totally go to one of those 3d printing pages and print that model out =D

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      Creator Andrew Brown on September 24, 2013

      Matthew: How I wish it was! It's only a Maya render, and I'm sadly out of practice. I haven't had time to touch the program in over a year, but Shantae is more than worthy of dusting off my old software!

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      Creator Matthew Haws on September 23, 2013

      @Andrew

      Is that an ACTUAL figurine? :O

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      Creator Andrew Brown on September 23, 2013

      Congratulations! I've made a little 3D figurine/trophy model to celebrate the accomplishment and help promote the last ten days of the Kickstarter. If only we could all get a little Shantae to keep on our desktop as a backer reward <3

      http://25.media.tumblr.com/d711432cb61bb025d88ddc6a51952b34/tumblr_mtm0ougGmQ1s71ftzo1_500.jpg

      http://24.media.tumblr.com/ded82aecd7d08644a8f9a47f345f2f71/tumblr_mtm0ougGmQ1s71ftzo2_500.jpg

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      Creator Andrew Triebe on September 23, 2013

      YES! Congrats guys! I cannot wait to play this! :D

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      Creator Wei-Lin Chen on September 23, 2013

      Congratulations!

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      Creator Kevin S. Werner on September 23, 2013

      YES!!!! YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!

      Now about those Stretch Goals...

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      Creator Wayne Sung on September 23, 2013

      Congratulations! Go Genie power! ;>

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      Creator Shadow Of Omega on September 23, 2013

      Congrats guys! Now we can start shooting for some of them stretch goals.

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      Creator Fenril Huayra on September 23, 2013

      Congrats on reach the goal! Now for more and get those Stretch Goals!! *-*

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      Creator Xero on September 23, 2013

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay wow And I only decided to back this game last night Thanks to the Might No. 9 guys. Now I have two awesomely looking games to look forward to. Congrats guys!

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      Creator Theodore Trevor on September 23, 2013

      If you have a playable build, I strongly recommend sending it to Video Games Are Awesome, Game Grumps, and/or Two Best Friends Play. It worked very well for A Hat In Time and Shovel Knight.

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      Creator Thomas Custer on September 23, 2013

      Woohoo! Congrats to the whole team and all the backers. Huzzah!

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      Creator Jace Silvestre on September 23, 2013

      Woo! Congratulations! I am so happy this got fully funded and that i was able to help you guys make this game a reality. Shantae is one of my favorite heroines and she deserves all this love we give her and you guys.

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      Creator Matthew on September 23, 2013

      forgot to add, anyways this is awesome! Congrats guys, now let's aim for 1.3 mil! We got to at least try getting through half of these. There is still ten days left!

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      Creator Matthew on September 23, 2013

      I think Wayforward said that they might add the option for paypal once they are past the goal, so now that it is funded, maybe they will add that soon as an option? Just check back here often and it should be up at some point if I read correctly.

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      Creator Mat on September 23, 2013

      Aw man, I want to put more in to get my art in game! How can I add in Paypal funds to my previous pledge?!

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      Creator Tyler Johnson on September 23, 2013

      So happy this is happening, and even happier I could contribute, albeit a small amount, to it happening. Congratulations, and my things only get better for you.

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      Creator Lawyerman on September 23, 2013

      Real life Hair-whipping not faithful to original. BRB refunding pledge.
      Kidding, great job on raising the funds. Been playing through the Iphone version for free and loving it (especially that soundtrack). Can't wait to see you guys working and releasing a great game.

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      Creator Howard Hamilton Whittle on September 23, 2013

      Congratulations! I'm a big fan of you work WF and absolutely love Shantae. Glad to know we'll be getting this game for sure but now I would REAAAALLY love the Nega-Shantae chapter to happen. I hope we end up hitting one or two stretch goal but that goal just seems so far away... if I were rich I would pay the difference just for that chapter haha.

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      Creator Jake Pangares on September 23, 2013

      You guys aren't the only ones freaking out!!! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS GAME! And THE REVEAL OF THE RETURN OF NEGA-SHANTAE!!?!?!?! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!! TO ANOTHER 400,000!!!!

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      Creator Trevor McDoctor - Day Zero Shantae Fan on September 23, 2013

      Congratulations on being funded! Til all are one! YOU GOT THE TOUCH! YOU GOT THE POOOOWAAAAAAA, YEAH!

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      Creator Shereef Morse on September 23, 2013

      Gratz guys!

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      Creator Justin Raimey & Terry L Raimey on September 23, 2013

      Yes! Congratulations! This is like the best thing to happen all day for anyone! Haha now let's get those stretch goals! Can't wait to play the game.

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