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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.

All the news that's fit to post!

Posted by WayForward (Creator)

Hello all of our wonderful Shantaerians and Tinkerbackers! We thought we would give you guys and girls an update on all of the goings on here at WayForward since the Kickstarter campaign ended last week:

The Crunchyroll Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Fan Art contest has come to a close!  The winners were selected and we'll be sending their prizes out as soon as we can.  Here's the Grand Prize winning entry from user 1127066:

There were tons of amazing entries so if you haven't already, stop in and check them out!

Our PayPal Store now updates the PayPal Total automatically! It currently does this every 15 minutes so you can keep your stretch goal nail-biting to 15 minute intervals ;)

By popular request we have added an option to our PayPal Store that allows backers to manually enter a pledge amount. This option is not attached to any particular reward, so we recommend using it only for upping your existing pledge. Or simply for donating out of the kindness of your heart ^_^ 

We should receive the Kickstarter funds in the next few weeks.  At that time we will begin contacting all KS and PayPal backers to discern who has made multiple pledges and if/how they would like them consolidated.  That will let us know how many of the limited quantity reward tiers ($350 and above) are left and we will then add the remaining stock to the PayPal store.  So if you are still interested in getting your art (or face) in the game, don't worry we haven't forgotten you ^_^

We are in the process of redesigning our entire website O.O When it is finished it will include a Kickstarter Forum that will be a dedicated location for all future updates and also where we conduct our voting and any other fun Half-Genie hijinks :P And best of all, this allows our amazing community an area to continue chatting away about all things Shantae! 

And don't think for a second we've stopped the hype train now that the campaign is over. We have been hard at work on interviews and promotional materials to make sure everyone hears about Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. We want to hit those Stretch Goals!

Nils Mokleiv, Joseph R Stead, and 163 more people like this update.


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      Zaein on

      I'm sorry, but where is this PayPal store and its supposed funding tally? I've looked around the Kickstarter page, the WayForward website, poked around PayPal, and even Googled and I can't find anything resembling a PayPal funding total for SHGH.

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      Marc Brown on

      I may as well get this out now. The art direction in this iteration seems a little, well, rushed. Like the guy is using paint software that really makes curves a pain, so he goes for straight lines by preference. This is the first time I've seen Shantae's ponytail have _corners_ - from the top to the hook-nosed tip - and I'm really hoping it's just a preliminary change. ;p

    3. WhattheFnu on

      I wish I had known about the Crunchyroll contest sooner; I might have tried to enter. That being said...*sigh*. In another time, another dimension, late 80's anime Shantae was a thing, and I am SO jealous of the me that got to see it, horrendous dubbing and all.

    4. Chris on

      One question:
      How will the PayPal and the Kickstarter-pledges be combined for those using different mail-addresses? My PayPal-email is a bit different than the one for Kickstarter.

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      Joshua Goodfellow on

      Never mind, PayPal finally got their thumbs out of their asses and fixed the problem.

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      Joshua Goodfellow on

      Ok then, I have a slightly more specific question, that might take a bit of explaining, so here goes. I paid for my pledge with my debit card and my main e-mail account. My Paypal account, due to some problems with Paypal that I'm trying to sort out, is linked to my secondary e-mail account, but the same credit card.

      So, if I were to donate $100 with my paypal account, would it count as upping my pledge, since it's the same credit card, or would it count as a new pledge, due to the different e-mail account?

    7. Celtic Minstrel on

      Darmin, Joshua, Mark: this very post confirms that you can up your pledge via PayPal (that's what they mean by "consolidate").

      Also confirmed in the comments section:…

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      Joshua Goodfellow on

      And also I want the same answer as Darmin. I've pledged $120, but I want to boost it up to $220. If I donate through Paypal, will it be added to the money I've donated already, or am I going to have to donate the whole $220? Because I probably can't really afford to donate $320.

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      Joshua Goodfellow on

      Ah, thank you for telling me that Nathan. I thought I had been paying proper attention to these updates, but I suppose not.

    10. Darmin Hadzic on

      Morning, guys! I'm sure this question is covering the comments, but I've pledged 25 bucks. I wanted to up to $200, but I didn't have internet access until recently, so I missed the boat.
      Can I combine the paypal with my pledge via $175, or must I plunk the $200?
      I don't mind the extra $25, but I'm curious.
      Thanks for the info!

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      Mark Sambar on

      Would I get the coin if I upped my pledge?

    12. Peter Meldgaard on

      Blasted! I didn't notice there was a fan art contest! Would've participated for sure. :)

      Congratulations to the winners, that's a lot of mighty fine drawings indeed!

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      Matthew on

      I need to learn to draw from you guys. Seriously, there are too many good artists in this world, and everyone's art in that contest was better than mine. (not that I even thought I should enter in the first place, but maybe it is better than not entering at all?)

    14. Jake Pangares on

      Baaaah, I knew I wouldn't win. But still! Good job guys! Super proud of the guys who won prizes! And what a great way to spread news about our half-genie hero, Shantae! (pun completely intended)

    15. MetalShadowOverlord on

      Congrats to #1127066! :D

    16. Nathan Swayne on

      I want those Stretch Goals, too.

      "We should receive the Kickstarter funds in the next few weeks. At that time we will begin contacting all KS and PayPal backers to discern who has made multiple pledges and if/how they would like them consolidated."

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      Joshua Goodfellow on

      Quick question guys, I donated $120. Have you asked anyone for their address to send them stuff yet, or are you going to leave that until you stop taking donations?

    18. John Paul on

      Thanks guys! I appreciate you letting me know. Also, great choice for winner!

      Can't wait for the new website and great idea getting the Paypal numbers updateable.

      Looking forward to those forums as everyone is. Want to voice some opinion for this soon so to be awesome title. :P

    19. Josh Wise on

      Can't wait to see the new site.

    20. Antonio Garcia

      @biovixy: Puedes donar usando el botón de Any$ para agregar fondos con Paypal e incrementar el escalón en el que te encuentras. Solamente agrega tu email de Kickstarter en el mensaje de Paypal así como tu tier actual y el que quieres ahora.

    21. biovixy (Francisco) on

      does that mean that I can't donate to get the next reward tier? oh well. : (

    22. Thomas Sausner Jr. on

      have anymore stretch goals been achieved?

    23. DeafTard on

      forums! Woot! I am glad Wayforward is listening/reading to some of the feedbacks because a forum is a must. Plus, it will be a hella lot better to post on the forums than the comments sections since the kickstarter comments section for any projects is poorly made.

    24. Johnny Johnson on

      I didn't even know there was a fan art contest! :(

      Maybe I should read more closely...

    25. Nathan H. on

      Wewt, nice. I shall be waiting for the forums. *sneaky face*

    26. Mike Harvey on

      Also, congrats to the grand price winner! Totally well deserved for that amazing artwork.

    27. Mike Harvey on

      This news is just... wow! I'm so glad about the ANY pledge a that there's an update to PayPal info every 15 minutes. More importantly, I'm glad that there's gonna be a forum and just a general place to chat with other fans (I had no clue people where still chatting here on the KickStarter site as well)... I'm just so happy about this news!

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      Jessica on

      The ANY option isn't there Wayforward. Something might have went wrong. Pull that baby up and you'll get more backer fundsfrom me.

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      Steve Montalvo on

      @Adammada: For anyone that pledged here and then did the same on Paypal. This way you can take one $25 pledge and a $75 PP and unite the two.

      @Wayforawrd, Terrific! This should help to reinvigorate the campaign.

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      BH on

      So when's the next livestream? I'm definitely anticipating the next Wayforward Weekend!

    31. Adammada99 on

      Definitely great news!! Thank you WayForward!! Also, what exactly do they mean by seeing if we would like our pledges "consolidated"?

    32. Jace Silvestre

      Do does this mean once the forums go up we wont get anymore progress updates here? Thats a shame if true. I like staying up to date through kickstarter.

    33. Vince Vazquez

      Awesome contest, Wayforward & Crunchyroll. It was insanely ambitious, but a blast to whip up a 3D model in 4 days for the thing all the same! And an honor to lose to those winners. Some of that stuff was truly unbelievable, and the grand prize winner is adorable - it's a personal fave of mine too! Thanks for the fun week of art... stuff! :D

    34. Ninkobra on

      Consider me relieved. I thought I had to go break your door down and demand a refund or that you get going ASAP. Hee.. Hee... That would've been a massive egg on my face.

      THANK YOU! [/Beedle] I needed this post. I guess I'll be a bit more patient and wait for the forums.

    35. George Michael Vasquez on

      Glad to hear about these updates. Also, just came back from NYCC. I played the demo for Pirate's Curse, and I can't wait to play the full version.

    36. Jaryd Weiss on

      Hmm, will we continue to get emails with the current updates of the goings on of this games development? Or do we have to login to this new forum for updates? Updates every few months from this kickstarter would be awesome.

    37. Paradoxigent on

      Teehee... Shantaerians/Tinkerbackers. ^^

    38. Jonathan Rivas on

      Woooo! Update! Glad to see the guys at WayForward take their time to do this. They must be working friggin' hard right now. Now it's our job to spread the word and hit the rest of those stretch goals!

    39. Michael B. Landry on

      I'm glad to hear that donations can be consolidated. I'll be making use of that soon enough. I'm really looking forward to Shantae's future.

    40. FinalCataclsym on

      I was hoping to hear about the Shantae Fans contest and game, but this is a start.

    41. Protoman Red Bomber on

      This just made my day. I had a hardwork week towards promoting this project and i really wanted this word from WayForward. Thank you.