This is the Spooky Update
Hello Boils and Ghouls! Welcome to our Halloween…ish update! We’ve been up to our eyeballs in pirates and half-genies but thought it was high time that we came up for air long enough to share some news with ya’ll!
First, some bidness
The new website redesign is coming along nicely and we're super stoked about it. We hope to have it live in a few weeks and then the real fun can begin! We don't want to oversell it or anything, but in our unbiased opinion it will be the greatest website in the history of the internet. Fact.
We have received our final list of Kickstarter backers and begun the arduous task of collating all of the data. Who knew that 18,558 backers was so many people? I mean, we knew it was a lot, but it's like, A LOT a lot. And that's not counting the PayPal backers O.O We expect to send out emails to all backers (both Kickstarter and PayPal) in the next week or two to determine who has pledged multiple times and on which sites. Once we have gathered that info we will confirm that the proper accounts are connected on our end and then confirm those backers' desired reward tiers and combine their pledges accordingly.
Once all current pledges are combined we will have accurate quantities for the remaining limited reward tiers ($350 and above) and put those rewards on the PayPal store. So for those of you who have been asking, we'll let you all know very soon (thanks for your patience ^_^)
Costumes, Clubs, and Shows of the Regular kind
Guess what? Apparently it's Halloween next week! I know, we were just as surprised to find that out as you are. The last time we were in any major department store we bought a Christmas tree and some Easter eggs. Anyway, we thought what better way to celebrate than with a Halloween Gamer Costume Contest!! We were blown away by all of the incredible fanart that you guys made for the Crunchyroll contest and figured there are probably a lot of you that get dressed to the nines for Halloween. So dust off your Mario caps and make sure your Sonic sneakers are clean because our 5 Favorite Videogame Costumes (any videogame, not just WayForward games) will receive a free download code for Mighty Switch Force! 2 on Wii U!!!! Exclamation point! Just email a pic of your costume (family friendly obviously, we may not be kids but we're kids at heart) and the name of the game that inspired it to email@example.com.
If you need a break from making your amazing gaming costume and are looking for something to do in Southern California this Saturday you should head on over to Club Microwave! Our illustrious composer Jake"Virt" Kaufman will be in attendance making all your favorite noises alongside some other amazing chiptune artists. This one's not to be missed!
Anyone here a fan of Regular Show? Do you happen to live in Southern California? And do you like videogames (I certainly hope so)? Then you should come to the Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-bit Land Launch Party! WayForward directors Jeff Luke and James Montagna will be in attendance who you have likely seen in some of our WayForwardTV live-streams and Jake "Virt" Kaufman will be playing music live! Again! He can't be stopped! No seriously it's kind of a problem, he just keeps making music constantly.
Meanwhile, in the land of Kicks and Starts
We’ve been so overwhelmed by all of the amazing support we’ve received from the Kickstarter community that we felt it would be wrong not to spread the love around a bit. Therefore we’d like to share some of our favorite campaigns currently live on Kickstarter:
Boogerman is back! Boogerman Co-creator Michael Stragey is the man behind many of WayForward's most beloved sidescrollers of yesteryear, and now he needs your help! Mike pioneered our Game Boy Advance technology and lead the charge on Sigma Star Saga, Shantae Advance, Godzilla Domination, Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris, and many more from that wondrous age of pixel gaming! Now that he and Boogerman's other Co-Creator Chris Tremmel are heading back to Booger-ville, please consider helping them out!
Everyone should also check out You Are Not The Hero, one of our favorite new Kickstarter campaigns. This game looks super fun and is a neat twist on classic RPGs. They already blew past their funding goal but could totally use your help in hitting their Stretch Goals!
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DESKTOP WALLPAPER! Shantae will grant your every wish whilst lurking behind your icons.Estimated delivery:
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EARLY ADOPTER! Get the game! We'll send you a download code for the platform of your choice... for cheaps! [includes desktop wallpaper]Estimated delivery:
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GET THE GAME! We'll send you a download code for the platform of your choice. A fine option to be sure, but do read on. More fine choices await your perusal. [includes desktop wallpaper]Estimated delivery:
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DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK! Ah yes, the OST! This epic soundtrack will include all the game's tunes, plus Kickstarter exclusive Bonus Tracks you won't find anywhere else. [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:
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DIGITAL ART BOOK! Get sketches, character bios, concepts, and more in a book made of pure energy. [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:
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EARLY ACCESS! Download the Beta Version to your Windows PC and give it a spin before anyone else! [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:
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TINKERBAT TRANSFORMATION! Shantae dances to transform into various creatures, but none so rare as the Tinkerbat! This special playable character will be made available only to Kickstarter Backers, accessible via an UNLOCK CODE. [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:
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CONTRIBUTOR: Your name in the Credits! You'll also get to vote on transformations, magical moves, & boss designs. Help shape the game! [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:
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STANDARD EDITION: This tier adds a physical MUSIC CD containing the full OST & bonus tracks, plus exclusive CD cover artwork and an additional song found only on this CD! [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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COLLECTOR'S EDITION: Comes with a COMMEMORATIVE METAL COIN featuring Shantae on one side, and her arch nemesis Risky Boots on the other. Now you can make life's most important decisions by tossing this "naughty or nice" doubloon, exclusive to Backers. [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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GROOVIN' SHANTAE T-SHIRT! Add a cool T-Shirt to the previous rewards packages. Why not? You were going to buy clothes anyway. We offer both standard T's and girly cut T's in a variety of sizes. Featuring a design that's exclusive to Backers. [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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LENTICULAR WALL POSTER: If you love animation as much as we do, don't miss this incredible 3D-motion poster featuring Shantae's famous dance moves. [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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PLATINUM EDITION! Our largest bundle includes a HARD COVER ART BOOK + FLIPBOOK! The digital art book manifested in physical form -- with even more extras: never-before-seen Shantae roughs, and animation frames right in the margins so you can Flip the pages like a Champ! [includes all previous rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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YOUR ART IN GAME! Become a Featured Artist in the Sequin Land Art Museum (an actual place in the game). Your Shantae inspired fan-art will adorn the walls! "Featured Artist" credit included. [includes all Platinum Edition rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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Get a sketch of any Shantae character from series creator Matt Bozon! Now you can finally have that drawing of Hipster Rottytops you've always wanted. [includes all Platinum Edition rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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ENEMY DESIGNER: Create the overall look and behavior of a Sequin Land Monster! You describe it and we’ll draw it up, animate it, and code it based on your idea! "Enemy Designer" credit included. [includes all Platinum Edition rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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YOUR FACE IN GAME: This is the big one! Send us a photo, and we'll design a Scuttle Town NPC in your image! Wait till you show Mom how you spent that hard-earned money! Guaranteed she'll beam with... emotion. "Guest Star" credit included. [includes all Platinum Edition rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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WRAP PARTY INVITATION! Join us at WayForward HQ in Valencia, California. Grub it up, boogie down, and test drive the final game with us! Travel and accommodations not provided. [includes all Platinum Edition rewards]Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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ORIGINAL SHANTAE + WRAP PARTY: When you arrive at WayForward HQ, you'll receive the ultra-rare granddaddy of video game collectables: a FACTORY SEALED SHANTAE for the Game Boy Color! Yes, we recently unearthed 3 of these when moving to our new location. You'll get one -- along with the option of having it signed by the original team. Travel and accommodations not provided. [ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS INCLUDED!]Estimated delivery:
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