Hello Shantaerians and Tinkerbackers! We have some exciting news!!!!!
Yes, the greatest (WayForward) website the world has ever known is NOW LIVE! It has everything! Words! Pictures! Things! And most importantly...Forums that can be accessed by all of our backers, both Kickstarter and PayPal alike!!! And even better, you can now manage your Pledges and Rewards at the drop of a pirate's hat! So head on over and post away! We've got lots of experience making games, but these newfangled websites are somethin' else so if you experience any issues, please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Backers that pledged between 4/25/14 and 6/2/14 may experience a 24-48 hour delay for these pledges. If you use the same email account for account registration the update will occur automatically.
Note: Users attempting to access the new site with Internet Explorer 9 or earlier may experience issues or be unable to access the site altogether.
Creating a New Account
To begin the first time registration process, click the Login/Register button tab in the upper-right corner which will prompt you to sign in to an account. Selecting the Create an account tab will transition to the registration process.
Make sure to use a valid email address to complete the process. If you backed Shantae: Half-Genie Hero through Kickstarter or PayPal, create your account using the same email address to associate your Pledges & Rewards with your newly created WayForward profile. Once the account is created, you will be prompted to check your email to finalize the verification process.
Upon completing the verification, you will be back on the site and now logged in to your account. You can access additional details pertaining to your account by hovering over the My Account tab that has now replaced the Login/Register option in the top right corner.
*You can also choose to Connect to the site using various Social Media accounts. Just click any of the images at the bottom of the Login/Register window to begin the process. After using the social media credentials, you will be prompted to pick a Username. Please note that the Username can not contain spaces or disallowed words or phrases and it’s suggested to not use your real name.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Pledges and Rewards
All Shantae: Half-Genie Hero backers, both Kickstarter and PayPal, can now access, review, and update their pledge and rewards via our new site. While logged in hover over the My Account tab in the upper right corner and select My Pledges & Rewards. It should display the Pledge Level or Pledge Amount associated with the account's email address. Click the Manage Pledges button to begin the BackerKit process.
The BackerKit site will display the amount pledged through the account's email address. If you pledged through both Kickstarter and PayPal you will appear as a Multi-Pledge as opposed to a standard Pledge Level.
At this point, you can select to upgrade your pledge level and would only need to pay the difference. A Multi-Pledge user will need to select one of our standard Pledge Levels.
If you select or have previously selected a standard Pledge Level, your pledge and rewards will already be added to your account.
If you remain a Multi-Pledge user your pledge amount will appear as a credit on the Add-On page.
Once you have selected your Country, you may be asked a few questions based on your reward tier before advancing to the Add-On page.
To use any Credit on the Add-On page, simply add any tier reward to your cart.
If your total credit is $90, you can select the $90 Collector's Edition reward tier to obtain the commemorative metal coin and all previous rewards!
You can select the $75 Standard Edition reward tier that comes with the Physical Soundtrack and then add a second $15 Get the Game reward tier to your cart to get a Second Copy of the Game for a friend!
If you have decided you want to show off your support for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, you can select the $110 Groovin' Shantae T-Shirt reward tier and pay the $20 difference!
Note: No refunds are available for any remaining credit in your account.
If you have no Credit at this step, you have the option to purchase additional rewards for yourself or as a gift for a friend.
Note: This is not the same as simply upgrading your Pledge and is an entirely separate purchase unless you have credit within your account. If you simply want to upgrade your pledge level to receive additional rewards but not purchase an additional tier, please back out to the first page of BackerKit or contact email@example.com to turn your total amount pledged into credit.
Once you have completed that step, you may be asked a few questions based on any Add-On purchases you are making, such as desired platform for the game, t-shirt size, etc.
Complete the Shipping page and you will then advance to the final Review for your selections. Any currently available digital rewards can be downloaded from this page. You can always return to this page by selecting Manage Pledges from your WayForward Pledges & Rewards page.
Upon completing the BackerKit process your My Pledges & Rewards page will be updated. Should you find any errors please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.