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Halfway between a dynamic fights’ manga and the fantasy of an RPG, discover the amazing universe of Shiness !
Halfway between a dynamic fights’ manga and the fantasy of an RPG, discover the amazing universe of Shiness !
Halfway between a dynamic fights’ manga and the fantasy of an RPG, discover the amazing universe of Shiness !
3,028 backers pledged $139,865 to help bring this project to life.

ANNOUNCEMENT: SHINESS IS GOLD!

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Owa Djidjinoli (greetings everyone),

We hope you’re all well! Sorry for keeping you waiting so long, but we have exciting news - we finally did it!

We are so happy and we can't wait for you to play our game!  

You can expect a new trailer next week, along with an annoucement that will make you very happy ;) 

The survey is coming next monday! Yes, at long last!  

IMPORTANT! Before you complete the survey, here are a few things we want you to know:

Consoles version  

As you may remember, when the Kickstarter campaign ended, the console Stretch goal was almost reached but not quite. We decided to validate it anyway. We are glad we did it because Shiness will be available to a wider audience. However, this decision cost us a great deal of energy, since Shiness is the first game we have developed. It is also the main reason why the game was delayed and we apologize for this.  

Shiness will be available digitally on console and unfortunately we can only provide a limited number of keys. Once we have a confirmation of the number of keys we can get, we will let you know which packs are eligible for the console version. We are very sad that we can't give all of you the opportunity to get a PS4/XB1 key and we hope you will forgive us for that.  

Here is specific information about the console version:  

• It is digital only.  
One item per backer: That means that if you pledged for a pack with several copies of the game, you can pick one game on console (digital only) and the other copies will be on PC (Steam keys and a physical disc if applicable). 

• In-game rewards are not available on consoles: It was technically too complex to implement and to manage the in-game bonuses in the console version so they are only available on PC.  

Those guys are talking about the release date!
Those guys are talking about the release date!

Rewards delivery 

Whatever the pack you pledged for and the add-on rewards you picked, we want to make sure that you receive your items in a digital form when the game is released.

We had to delay the fabrication of the physical rewards in order to complete the game properly. However, rest assured that you will receive every physical rewards after the game is launched. We will keep you informed as to when fabrication is complete and when we are able to send you everything. Please excuse us for that, we had to focus on the developement to make the best game we could at this stage.

The dictionary is a 50+ pages book with technical explanation on how the language was created as well as a proper dictionary (English > Maherian / Maherian > English) for a selection of words. The translation from French to English is proving a bit more difficult than we anticipated. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the item will be available at launch in digital form. We will send it to you as soon as it's ready, first digitally and then the book once it's printed.

 

Dictionnary Sample
Dictionnary Sample

 

Dictionnary Sample
Dictionnary Sample

Don't worry about the French,  it's going to be translated into English :).

See you next week for a new trailer and a very good news! And please, don't forget to fill the survey. 

Chado is waiting for you!
Chado is waiting for you!

 We can't wait for you to play Shiness, and we hope you will enjoy it! 

 Enigami

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    1. Lidya Latin on March 25

      i hooped giving ps4 copy to my girl fried and my friends. but now i am stuck whit pc copys and i dont have anyting to do whit them becose i don't have a pc!! only a macbook.. :(

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      Toby Gene Moore on March 23

      Can't even complete the survey because I dont own a pc and it requires you to fil that out. So i guess the group pack i got for $65 is worthless now. Very upset about this.

    3. Aditya V Iyer on March 21

      Great! Feel in love first time I saw (and backed) it, it's near!

    4. Patrick "Kuntos" Sapp on March 20

      will this be coming to the US consoles as well? so far only seeing it as PC only for US, and EU/PAL getting console only? (gaming websites' info at least)

    5. AzureStarline on March 20

      I really hope I can get a PS4 key...

    6. Aaron Willis on March 20

      @Ruben Iversen, I don't know how much was raised through PayPal, but they were only $135 off from the PS4/Xbox 1 stretch goal with the original campaign funds, so they definitely passed that by accepting late funding.

      @Tracey Craig, PS4 (and Xbox 1) physical copies were absolutely promised publicly in past Kickstarter comments and privately through messages, as has already been posted below days ago and then reaffirmed today.

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      Ash & Pilky <3 on March 20

      @Tracey

      you really should read the previous comments before putting your foot in your mouth. A physical version WAS promised multiple times, if you check my previous post you will see that they promised one when I was considering backing, to which due to them confirming so is the whole reason I backed.

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      Soera on March 20

      Again on June 7 :
      Ynnis Interactive 8-time creator on June 7

      @D.P
      You welcome ;) We are looking very carefully to all your comment gus.

      @William V.
      Si le pledge est de 20$ on pourra obtenir la version PS4 en digital (pour une version boite il faut opter pour le SHINESS pack, si jamais nous atteignons pas les 140k on finira sur paypal après la campagne.
      Translation: If you pledge is 20$, you will get your PS4 digital copy ( if you want the physical copy you have to pledge for the SHINESS PACK). If we don't get to 140k we will finish on paypal.

      Almost 9K to go and we have PS4/XB1 !

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      Soera on March 20

      It most certainly was. June 7th and the comment was even a response to you :

      Ynnis Interactive 8-time creator on June 7

      @Tracey
      20$ and more is PS4/XB1/WII-U/PC digital
      65$ and more is PS4/XB1/WII-U/PC physical
      Extra copies are only digital

    10. Tracey Craig
      Superbacker
      on March 19

      Sheeeesh..... No PS4 physical was ever promised... grow up!

    11. Simon Kwee on March 19

      Hey, I forgot to mention that I'd like to change my name for the credit list. My little brother, Joshua Kwee, is actually the backer and I'm just the medium for the payment.

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      Ruben Iversen on March 18

      @Aaron Willis, ok i guess i missed the update about paypal option.
      In that case the critizism is justified.
      The only question i then have is how much money did they recive from paypal and kickstarter in total?

    13. jorlinn on Linux on March 18

      Just waiting for my GOG key. Not interested in any present day consoles.

    14. Aaron Willis on March 18

      @Ruben Iversen, they also allowed backing options on PayPal after the campaign and early access followed by pre-orders on Steam, so they presumably hit that stretch goal regardless, and were promoting trying to go for the Wii-U goal afterwards.

      They also promised console physical copies directly when asked, so obviously some are going to get upset when all this time later it is revealed that is no longer the case.

      Anyway, Ynnis Interactive responded to my private message and are looking into the information I've sent them, so the possibility for a physical release still exists, but that's only if all goes well. I'm still very disappointed at the moment, but this situation has the potential be resolved.

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      Ruben Iversen on March 18

      For the people getting pissed about not getting a physical ps4 disc.
      As you may remember, when the Kickstarter campaign ended, the console Stretch goal was almost reached but not quite.
      Meaning they themself footed the remaining money required to make a ps4 version in the first place.
      So why people feel Ynnis Interactive owes them aything is beyond me..,.
      Backers have essentally only paid for a physical pc version.
      The limited digital console version is only provided because they are feeling generous and isnt really an obligation they need to fullfill since we didnt reach the stretch goal tecnically annyway.

    16. Aaron Willis on March 18

      Forgot to mention, the demo closed on January 17th according to the email I received, so I don't think it is still possible to play it at this point. Sorry.

    17. Aaron Willis on March 18

      @Jason, a backer going by Leishycat left a comment about a week ago stating they didn't receive the demo and couldn't access the forum, and this was Ynnis Interactive's response:

      "That sucks so much ... anyway the game is finished now so you will play it very soon!"

      So I guess they're just gonna bypass anyone who missed out and move on with the full release. :/ They've never responded to my inquires or concerns, either.

    18. Jason on March 17

      Still waiting for my demo. Any chance of getting a reply?

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      Soera on March 17

      Im pretty angry myself too. I did the $125 IRYS pack for the complete physical PS4 set. I sent messages for months asking about updates and the survey and was mostly ignored or just pushed off and now it seems you are not making a physical anything for the PS4. A refund is a must. Im not interested in digital anything nor a physical PC game.

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      Ash & Pilky <3 on March 17

      Well I want my physical copy on PS4 (the reason I backed this) or refund me the whole lot. Your silence for months then you pull this crap, I will not sit there and accept it. Basically

      You backed for a physical console version (that Ynnis said they were going to make), too bad you only get a digital version now

      You backed for a digital console version, too bad you have a CHANCE of getting one

      You backed for the digital in game bonuses on consoles, too bad you're not getting them

      I won't comment on GOG versions as there is no confirmation yet

      I urge other backers to voice that this is not acceptable >:(

    21. Aaron Willis on March 17

      I backed this game at the $65 physical tier expecting a physical PS4 version, my PC isn't capable of running this title (it doesn't even have a built-in CD drive) so do I have to pay twice for an inferior, digital PS4 copy that doesn't include the in-game rewards?

      One of the only reasons I backed at this tier was due to the fact I was expecting a physical copy on PS4 anyway, why didn't you have the foresight to look into companies like Limited Run Games that could print at least the PS4 copies of the game? It seems like you waited until the last minute to let your backers know they aren't getting what the items for which they pledged.

      Really, really disappointed that a game I've been anticipating for years just screwed us all over like this so close to release. I can't afford to buy a PSN copy right now. Congrats on the release I guess, but I probably won't be able to play your game, and even if I could the lack of a console physical copy is a bit of an insult.

    22. Raphael S. Neto on March 17

      Congratulations guys and +1 hoping for a release on GOG =)

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      Keith Shaw on March 17

      ignore the survey comment in my last post, got confused with another game survey I just filled in..

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      Keith Shaw on March 17

      Same thoughts here, we need clarification on who will get a PS4 digital key, I am hoping that it reads as if you backed with multiple copies you will only receive one PS4 key not multiple.

      There was also a question in the survey asking if you played the alpha on steam, I clicked yes, this should not mean I only receive a steam key not a PS4 key.

      Feeling pretty let down right now :(

    25. Christopher "DarkWolfNine" Muzatko
      Superbacker
      on March 17

      Agreed w/ Gobiet! - If we aren't given PS4 keys, at least give us a $20 discount for the PS4 version..

      @Anyone who gets their PS4 key, and doesn't want it (in turn for another platform), I'll get you the GOG, Steam, whatever choice we are given that you want for a trade..

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      Ash & Pilky <3 on March 17

      I am very tempted to contact my credit card company concerning 'bait and switch' and declare it a fraudulent transaction, that is how angry you have made me >:(

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      Ash & Pilky <3 on March 17

      I'm pretty pissed off at the minute, you have LIED

      Ash & Pilky <3
      Ash & Pilky <3
      May 13 2014

      Hi, I'm extremely interested in backing Shiness (Damn it looks amazing :) ) and have a question, I'm interested in purchasing the MINGANE pack (that includes the physical copy from the SHINESS pack), but as my PC is ancient XD and would prefer the physical copy as a PS4 release, is this possible or will only the PC have a physical release? Thanks :)
      Ynnis Interactive
      Ynnis Interactive
      May 13 2014
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      Hey ashley !
      Thank you very much for your comment it makes up very happy!
      We are planning to produce physical release for PS4 ! And for you PC can you give me your specifications ? i will say if it's okay or not.

      Thanks ;)

      so no, a digital copy is not acceptable, you clearly stated that I would receive a PHYSICAL PS4 copy and as a result of which I backed for. So you have LIED, I backed at the $175 tier, so all the extra digital in game stuff that I should also have is basically kapoot >:(

      This is a downright insult to backers who supported you

    28. Gobiet Julien on March 17

      Congrats, BUT : I pledged for the PS4 version, and as it has been validated that PS4 version will be developed, I DIDN'T cancelled my funds in order to receive the PS4 key... I'm not accepting that I won't receive a PS4 key, as I don't have a PC to play Shiness on!

      At least, my 20$ should be deduced from the price of the game, so Iwould be able to buy a PSStore version or a PS4 physical version.

      You should take that as consideration as a backup solution

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      Adam on March 17

      @Fredrik Waage:
      Same here, I backed at a level with multiple keys & will want all of them to be GOG keys (or other DRM-free option, but GOG is strongly preferred). At this point I'm getting very concerned though, especially after recent news about certain other developers reneging on kickstarter promises of DRM-free and Linux/Mac releases. There are no signs of Shiness on GOG's site either - not even an entry for the developer - despite it having been available on Steam for many months already - and the last we heard about GOG and the Linux/Mac versions here was about 6 months ago when we were told there'd be more info "soon"...

    30. Christopher "DarkWolfNine" Muzatko
      Superbacker
      on March 17

      It sounds like it might be by pledge level? - or at least priority that way.. While the PS4 would be the only system I will probably play it for (Steam/GOG will probably collect dust) - I'm not sure that the $20 tier will be included in this option. One can hope.
      Congrats guys on the game going gold!

    31. Dennis Price on March 17

      The way this update is worded almost sounds like some console backers might not be getting a code, hope I'm not reading too much into that. Anyway congrats on getting the game gold.

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      Fredrik Waage on March 17

      I only backed this game because I was promised a GOG version (any DRM-free version will do). Please don't let us down like a few other kickstarter projects have.

    33. Ynnis Interactive 8-time creator on March 17

      Congratz to you as well! We are all part of the team now, without you we wouldn't be here!
      This game was born thanks to you, and when you will finish it, just keep an eye on the ending credits, you may see your name ;)

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      Adam on March 17

      Nice, congratulations :) Looking forward to it, but can we get an update regarding GOG and the Linux version please?

    35. Peter on March 17

      Congratz!

      Yea same here. Really hope for a PS4 copy. Only have a work laptop atm and I´m not really tempted to go out and buy a new stationary comp atm :/

    36. Jason Rayes on March 17

      Awesome. I can't wait to finally play it :D

    37. Alex Hemming on March 17

      Congrats guys, that's amazing news! Can't wait to play it :)

      I really hope I'm lucky enough to be able to get a PS4 code, I'll be honest when I first put money towards this I thought I might be getting a physical PS4 copy but that's why you shouldn't assume :P

    38. Gearsoul (formerly Orson Cream)
      Superbacker
      on March 17

      YESSSSSSSSSSS~!! nOn

      Awesome news guys, well done and congrats!

      :D So happy to hear more about the dictionary, too~ I'm in for a print copy of it!