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A  charming SNES style RPG with Roguelike elements, set in a twisted fairytale world with a cheerful, yet raging alcoholic Heroine
Dragon Fin Soup seamlessly blends genres to create a fresh experience: half story-driven tactical RPG and half high-stakes roguelike, with a pinch of crass humor and a heaping helping of murder & madness set in a procedurally generated fantasy world.
Dragon Fin Soup seamlessly blends genres to create a fresh experience: half story-driven tactical RPG and half high-stakes roguelike, with a pinch of crass humor and a heaping helping of murder & madness set in a procedurally generated fantasy world.
4,044 backers pledged $119,719 to help bring this project to life.

A new month begins! Time is flying!

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The last couple days were slow but it’s picking up again and we are high on spirit! We can do it together! We are working hard on lining up all our artillery for the last weeks push and will share our plans with you!

Please send us your ideas and suggestions, maybe you know someone who knows someone? We think it would be a good idea to coordinate our efforts a bit the last week so that instead doing random posts we can time it and post/repost content together to maximize the impact.

Help us out and REPLY to this update to let us know we can count on you!

Here is a drawing of one of the notorious monsters you can encounter in the dark Asura Forests, the Forest Troll.

Game Info - Monsters

Forest Troll
The Forest Troll , also commonly called the Bear Troll is a notorious monster sometimes sighted in Forests and Caves. The Forest Trolls are extremely powerful and usually hunt alone. They are a rare sight but if you see one, run.

Mosquitte
Genus Humalarius
Being “annoying” does not even remotely cut it describing the presence of those little f… suckers. They come as large as a fist and make a sound worse than nails on a chalkboard, not exactly very stealthy and luckily easy enough to kill.

Lesser Sandworm Mostly found in the vanilla Desert the lesser Sandworm in this stage of development is stationary and will try to devour everything that comes within its range. It has the ability to spit rocks at his prey, trying to stun it (kinda dumb right? they stun you and then they can’t actually move to come closer)

Morgiana Cosplay 
Randis’s wife Mae, showing us her support and interest in Dragon Fin Soup by doing a cosplay of Morgiana dressed as a dancer! That cheered us up big time and will hopefully excite you about the Morgiana Expansion as well!

Shout Outs

Celestian Tales: Old North 

Our friends at Ekuator Games have less than a few hours left for their Kickstarter! Celestian is a refreshing take on the classic J-RPG featuring moral-driven storyline, six points of view, multiple personal arcs, and beautifully hand-drawn art. Combining colourful painted environments with grey moral concepts, it aims to break the cliche of a chosen one destined to save the world from a godlike mythical creature and instead create a world where the utmost evil is mankind itself. http://kck.st/1gHdyad

Red Goddess
Our pals at Yanim Studio with less than 7 days are doing their best, please take a look and share some love. Red Goddess has some super sexy potential! Explore the mind of a goddess! An action and adventure game brought to you by veterans from Deadlight and CGI animation. http://kck.st/1hY4grk

Thanks you all for your ideas, support and feedback! Lets all work together and really get the word out about Dragon Fin Soup and hit those Stretch Goals!

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Comments

    1. Creator Thomas Max on April 4, 2014

      Ofc you can count on us mates, this is already such a big success, it makes me so happy everytime I check the number of backers cuz it is still increasing.

    2. Creator RelentlessGrit on April 3, 2014

      This is looking great! I too hope we can get Morgiana, her story and character design look very appealing.

      Keep up the great work everyone!

    3. Creator Grimm Bros on April 3, 2014

      Thanks a lot everyone!!!

      @ Jennifer
      @ Boris
      Morgiana would have her own Plot but some of her story and missions would intersect with Robin, they will meet eachother in the game as well. :)

    4. Creator Andy - sinner of Original Sin ^^ on April 3, 2014

      Thanks guys, now I only need to practice and practice! This is the most important and not the hardware or software. :-)

    5. Creator Chadtacular on April 3, 2014

      I'm in! Just let me know what you need. This game looks AMAZEBALLS by the way!!

    6. Creator Boris on April 2, 2014

      Really nice art designs, and the hairy troll is certainly something I haven't heard of before.
      That lesser sandworm looks *so* cute, though I imagine seeing one's maw aimed at you will wipe that thought right quick.
      That cosplay is cool...hope the last two days will boost the campaign way beyond Morgiana's stretch goal. Also, same question as Jennifer - would she have her own story, or is she just a playable character?

    7. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      Thanks a lot everyone! :)

      @ Stephen
      We plant to do some viral marketing pushes that will help getting the word out, nothing spammy or anything of that sort but rather a coordinated release of news, re-tweets and shares for maximum visibility.

      @Vohjiin
      Thank you, i will pass it it on but she most probably already read it as she closely follows the progress. :)
      Our wives and families have been extremely supporting during the game development

    8. Creator Vohjiin on April 2, 2014

      Love the forest troll it's nice to see more original idea's then just following the crowd.

      Is jealous of Randi to be honest, great cosplay...

    9. Creator MultaeKappae on April 2, 2014

      Hmmm looks good so far, what sort of help do you need?

    10. Creator Jennifer Hanses on April 2, 2014

      I'm curious about Morgiana. Will she have her own plot line?

    11. Creator Guilherme Reis Bonfim on April 2, 2014

      I like that sandworm. For some reason I always like it when one of those jump from the desert sands at me in other games.

    12. Creator Nick Knight on April 2, 2014

      Looking really good, keep it up!

    13. Creator Selene Mok on April 2, 2014

      Can't wait for the game! Hope you guys do well in the final stretch!

    14. Creator Dave, Shadowrunner on April 2, 2014

      Video game related forums are a great way to spread the word... I have posted about DFS on a few I belong to. However, I find it is best to post on forums where you are active (if your first post is promoting a Kickstarter game it comes across as spammy). So everyone please make sure to post about DFS on any forums you may belong to.. And if there's already a DFS thread there, make sure to reply to it so that it stays on the front page of the forum.

    15. Creator Simon Harrich on April 2, 2014

      can't wait, i hope we get morgiana going.

    16. Creator Chris LaGarde on April 2, 2014

      This looks utterly amazing! Can't wait to see more!

    17. Creator Storm Blade on April 2, 2014

      With great game, comes great responsibility...

      good game by good guys, you can count on us.

    18. Creator cannahuana on April 2, 2014

      Hi there

    19. Creator Fabian Löschner on April 2, 2014

      I'm really excited for the game and I hope it reaches as many stretch goals as possible. Of course I will help spreading the word.

    20. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      Thanks a lot everyone!!!

      @ Riku
      Your cat looks great! Savannah is a hybrid with a different cat species, it also depends on the generation. The earlier the generation the more wild blood they have and the more they resemble the wild cats. STB bengals typically have a beautiful coat but not much wild blood and their heads don't look much different than a regular domestic breed but the F1-F3 have a very distinct wild look.

    21. Creator MrMonttu -Weresheepanzee of Original Sin on April 2, 2014

      I got 2 friends to back this project already and some of my friends are looking forward to buy this when its released on steam :). So, I try my best to "trolling" around like a Forest troll!

    22. Creator Riku Haavisto on April 2, 2014

      Wow, those hybrids arent same as Savannah? Anyways ty for the info. If you have time add cats to game. Heres oldish picture from one of our MCO: http://rixan.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Dumbo/Dumbo+26.09.2009+Pirok/Dumbon+hymy.JPG
      ^^ That smile + the cat (as you well know being owner of MCO) weights a ton (9.5kg).

    23. Creator Stewart "Zoot" Wymer on April 2, 2014

      Bear troll looks great, most trolls aren't furry like that, so you've got something unique there. Sandworms? Well, not enough games have sandworms and it just makes me pine again for another Dune-based game, especially an MMO! Also, just in passing, Randis is a lucky man. Very nice cosplay indeed and well posed too!

    24. Creator Justin Chase on April 2, 2014

      You guys continue to blow me away with everything you do! Those monsters are awesome. And now I want to see the Morgiana expansion more than ever.

    25. Creator Saodhar on April 2, 2014

      Wow!That Morgiana cosplay is just stunning.
      Monsters look good too. :)

    26. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      We have a Maine Coon, one Bengal, 2 first generation Asian Leopard Cat Hybrids and the rest are domestic cats we have rescued, one was a hungry beach can, one we found in the yard. They all go my names that start with an M since the all have a M shaped marking on their foreheads :D
      Moona, Musa, Magneto, Morphine, Maya, Machete and Mixer.
      Since we already have a Wolf/Dog in the game we might also add some cats, not yet sure if they will be a pet or just an NPC.

    27. Creator Riku Haavisto on April 2, 2014

      Ok :) Which breed you have? We have 4 Oriental longhairs, 1 riental shorthair, 1 Ragdoll and 6 Maine coons.

      Hopefully youre going to implement those 7 cats to game at some way, you know:

      Mission name: Seven cats lore
      Mission status: Help 7 cats to get rid of those pesky hounds / Nasty wizard has imprisoned one poor fellow of the odred of 7 cats. 6 remaining cats asks you to imprison one...

      ^^ Yeah just few thoughts :P

    28. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      @Riku
      The cat paintings are personal Paintings of my own cats (we have 7 at home)
      I have never sold prints of those. I painted them to make canvas prints for my home, you can see one right at the Beginning of this video

    29. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      @EndreX
      I am using a Wacom Intuos 5, not a huge fan of cintig (just a matter of preference)
      I usually paint in Photoshop, sometimes in Painter 11 or 7.
      The software does not really matter all that much, there are also many smaller apps with a good default brush, some people recommend Manga Studio, Paint Sai, Open canvas. There is also free software and usually some software also comes with the Tablet. Wacom is great, your Bamboo is a fine tablet :)

    30. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      @ RotateMe
      yeah they usually! :)

    31. Creator Riku Haavisto on April 2, 2014

      Does Grimm Bros sell those cat paintings (or prints of them)? As a cat lover and co owner of 12 cats those painting (earlier blog post) were fabulous.

    32. Creator Andy - sinner of Original Sin ^^ on April 2, 2014

      I really like the forest troll design! :-)
      May I ask which hardware and software you use to create the artwork? I'm still beginner and now have a Wacom bamboo p&t L, am pretty happy with it. Which one do you like: Wacom or Cintiq?

    33. Creator RotateMe on April 2, 2014

      Mmmmmh dat cosplay :) Seriously though, it's very nice from you to link to other kickstarters in every mail, I hope they return the favour!

    34. Creator Tino Beier on April 2, 2014

      Keep up the good work

    35. Creator Fenrir Studios on April 2, 2014

      I'll help in any way that I can!

    36. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      @Sami
      We will probably open them after Pax, this days we are super busy with KS and Pax preparations, need to allocate times for the forums. We will make sure to announce when they go life!

    37. Creator Sami Elahmadie on April 2, 2014

      By the way, any word on the official forums?

    38. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      Sweet, thank you!

    39. Creator Sami Elahmadie on April 2, 2014

      Looking great as usual! A good friend of mine writes for one of the myriad of digital gaming magazines (we've coauthored before). I'll talk to him about this.

    40. Creator Grimm Bros on April 2, 2014

      @ Knight Lord Marius
      yeah, this one isn't really big, its man size but there will be a larger version and also some other worm species

    41. Creator Joseph Tchen on April 2, 2014

      Super excited for this game! Trying to get all my friends to back it as well.

    42. Creator Knight Lord Marius on April 2, 2014

      I really like this update a lot, the sandworm reminds me of Dune i loved the books :) so i cant wait to see it in game. Will there be bigger versions?

    43. Creator foducool on April 2, 2014

      as I said, coverage, coverage, coverage ^^

    44. Creator Helle Thusing on April 2, 2014

      Looking great!

    45. Creator Eric Prewitt on April 2, 2014

      really exited to see some monsters. sharing this project while there is still time. thanks for the update