Goals Smashed, WayForward Cross-over!
$375,000 was rapidly surpassed, and now we sit on the brink of $400,000! Bring it on! Everyone continues to amaze and dazzle and make my eyes sparkle and shimmer, so today I present you with a few sparkly things of our own.
A Risky Cross-Over
Heart Machine is incredibly excited to announce that we're teaming-up with the talented folks over at WayForward! Backers $10 and over will receive an exclusive Risky Boots (of the wonderful Shantae series) in-game bonus quest! You'll get a special item as your quest reward to cherish and virtually polish/sharpen as you please: I'll keep the remaining details secret for now.
Here's a first pass of the in-game sprite for her in Hyper Light:
She'll fit in nicely with our lore and aesthetic (once she gets a proper cape and new hat). I love a good cross-over; on their end you'll be getting a bad-ass bonus Drifter sword item as a quest reward. Check out the details in their most recent update.
Once again being able to work with such a stellar series and group of developers is another dream achieved. Head on over to their campaign if you haven't already and consider backing this lovely game.
We have a new sprite for Alizon to share, mastered by one Johan Vinet:
Look at that luxurious fur and those shifting tree-trunks he calls arms. Fella doesn't even need two hands for his massive weapon.
Also Landon Durnan over at BigSushi did a fun interview a few days back, and it's now online. Check it here if you'd like:
This has been a request coming up so we will be addressing this with specifics on costs for particular items soon! You'll be able to add a certain amount to your tier if you want a physical box, or t-shirt variant, or possibly the art book. We'll keep it as simple as possible!
Of Live Streams
We at Heart Machine love the community and continued engagement and intense energy. (Look at all that amazing fan art!) The exchange of ideas and feedback makes a better game for everyone. We're going to start a developer blog soon after the campaign and do some fun stuff on it: live streams of drawing sessions, coding, food fights, smash brothering breaks, posts on new systems to get feedback, unique doodles, more fan art posts, and general tom-foolery to keep everyone who has been such a great support right from the start informed and energized in as much of the process as possible. It'll be a blast, plus maybe we'll learn a few things from each other in the process.