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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.


Posted by WayForward (Creator)

Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for making Shantae: Half-Genie Hero a reality! We could not have done this without YOU!!!  We’re absolutely committed to making this game everything it can be! You not only funded the game, but also s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d all the way to Risky Boots Mode, 2 Bonus Chapters, and 3 additional costumes to be enjoyed by everyone once the game releases next year. The final tally is…

Kickstarter = $776,084.00

PayPal = $35,878.00

Total Pledges: $811,962.00

We will continue to send out updates regularly! In the meantime we will keep PayPal open, and any additional pledges will STILL be eligible for any remaining Reward Tiers. New PayPal pledges will be applied to our next Stretch Goals.  If you have additional questions, please visit or send us an email at

Thank you once again! We've had an incredible time working with you so far, and look forward to the journey ahead!

Alex Darant, Kitty Elliott, and 121 more people like this update.


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    1. Armando Soto on

      Awesome job WayForward team! Awesome job backers for spreading the word! This is truly a rad story to be part of...

    2. Donn Manalili on

      Congratulations guys! I started following the project when the funding was at a snails pace, so seeing it up to this point is really crazy, exciting and fantastic!. As a single developer, I could use your advice and help with building up an audience for my upcoming campaign. Good job guys!

    3. Jake Pangares on

      I'm so glad we made it as far as we did! Here's hoping we AT LEAST make it to the Additional Characters tier via PayPal! THANK YOU SO MUCH WAYFORWARD! You made this such a great experience for me and I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this game!

    4. Chaos Sepher on

      On the Wayforward site: can you guys please replace the Kickstarter countdown clock with, let's say, a meter showing how far away we are from remaining goals?

    5. Amaunir on

      Congratulations and now you know what to do next. We are all waiting and trust you that the result will be awesome!

    6. Chaos Sepher on

      @Benjamin: Did you not read the update. PAYPAL WILL REMAIN OPEN! We can still make the funding for the remaining content.

    7. Travis Charles Dirisio on

      I'm so Glad i donated 25.

    8. Nicholas Brilhart on

      Will the remaining limited items be moved to the Pay pal page?

    9. XrayW the Mighty Hyper Shantarian on

      This was a wonderful campaign. Congrats on how successful this was. Hero Mode should be all but in the bag with PayPal remaining open. Good luck with development and I can't wait to play both Pirates Curse and HGH when they come out!

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      Bucher Sebastian on

      Yes! ^^
      And we got all that Bonusstuff ^^

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      Benjamin Schroeder on

      You're welcome for my 60 bucks.....It was bloody worth it to get my name in the credits.....
      Also, I would hope that eventually, some of the stuff that wasn't initially funded(Such as Hero Mode, the rest of the Bonus Chapters, and the ability to play as Sky, Bolo, and Rottytops) will become available as DLC.

    12. Rakuraiji on

      Than yo guys too for being so awesome! :D
      totally cant wait to see the game finished~

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      Robby on

      Huzzah! Congrats on the success! Although, it might help to say how long Paypal will be open for. As well as where to watch for regular updates on the total.

    14. Henk-Jan Mulder on

      So freaking stoked for this! And I'm pretty sure Hero mode is going to happen eventually.

    15. Matt & Joey on

      Congrats everyone! Thanks to all at Wayforward, we're all looking forward to an amazing new Shantae game ^^
      And thanks to all who spread the word to make the stretch goals a reality let's keep it up!

      @ukshadow Yeah, Capcom was the publisher for the original Shantae on GBC. Back before they made one too many bad decisions >.<

    16. Jacob Wisner

      The link url to is misspelled. While the page text is correct, the url actually links to "wayforwrd"

    17. Byu Wraind Mai Zwei on

      Please also bring us Hero Modes and those two Bonus Chapters :(
      It's OK even if they are DLC.

    18. Gary Sanders on

      Well done all! Proud to be a backer on this game!

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      Brock Olson on

      Whoohoo! I wish I hade more than $19 in my account to give you.

    20. Jasae Bushae on

      Would you please post an update that tells pledgers more about what you have planned for Hero mode and our three possible playable characters? I am certain that knowing more about what we could recieve would quickly entice people to pledge more money to make it a reality.

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      Christopher Champoux on

      I'm really impressed with the final total. I'm actually quite optimistic that the Hero Modes will be funded with about $87,000 needed for it to happen. After that, I want the Clockwork chapter, but that one is a ways off. Either way, good job everyone!

    22. Peter Pottorff on

      How long is the pay pal account open for? Because, I'm broke right now but in January I'll get some cash and I want to pick up another copy of the game for a different platform.

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      Yan Zhao on

      Congrats guys! Cant wait to play the final game :D

    24. Drew F. Cook on

      Ive been waiting to play this all day… I am very proud of all of us and hopefully everyine else here is too.

    25. Kyoko on

      Congrats WayForward you guys deserve it, and thanks to all who donated and spread the word! :)

    26. Gabriel Hernandez on

      We need $88,038 in order for us to reach $900K.

    27. Gary Stewart on

      You're welcome for all the help and thank you for being an amazingly awesome game company. I'm proud to pledge $200 to you.


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      Daniel de Vincenzo on

      I hope we can get at least to the Voice Acting stretch goal. I <3 having the characters actually talk in my games.

      Unfortunately I have already backed to the maximum extent I can, but if the PayPal option continues long enough, I might be able to pitch in again once my finances are restored.

      Hope springs eternal, right? ^__^

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      ukshadow on

      Is that "Capcom" I see in that box?

      This really just ain't their year.

    30. Arnon Katsu on

      I know I said this alot but, if almost every backer up's their pledge via paypal by $6, We'll reach the next stretch goal.. and if every backer did $30 we would even reach the last goal.

    31. Makotwo on

      Great! Nice to see it was such a success.
      As for the 900K stretch goal. Getting Paypal pledges will go in a slower pace compared to the kickstarter ,but we have several months. We can reach that.

    32. William Michael Schneider on

      Yes! I can not wait to play this on my Wii U! Oh, please give the Miiverse community a creative name.

    33. Weakwall on

      Have a great day and future now.This is now Day 1.

    34. Sarah Jesness on

      How long will the PayPal be open? If I come across some money during that time, I'd gladly pay $35 for DAT ART BOOK.

    35. Dan Murphy on

      Thankyou for entertaining me with the stream all day.

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      Dr. Wily's Flying Saucer on

      Congrats WayForward. You're company is a valued gem in the gaming community. Let this funded project be evidence of that!

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      Rafa Ortega! on


      I Pledged $200, I wish I could have contributed more and we all managed to get over 1.3 millions, keep up the awesome job guys! :)

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      Steve Montalvo on

      Great work, but we ain't done. By a long shot.

    39. Ryan Hamill on

      Well done everyone well deserved can't wait for the finished game :)

    40. Johnathon Fullenkamp on

      This is Morphenominal!!!

    41. djnforce9 on

      Very glad this got funded. With some luck, the stretch goals will be met too over time via donations. Would love to see fully animated cut-scenes as well as all the extra content that could be added to the final game.

    42. Ian Hsieh on

      When can we see the game?

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      David on

      Great Job Everyone!

    44. Scott Smith on

      Hooray! Way to go everyone!