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IGAVANIA (n): A gothic, exploration-focused action platformer, designed by one of the godfathers of the genre!
IGAVANIA (n): A gothic, exploration-focused action platformer, designed by one of the godfathers of the genre!
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Update 17: Last Week! Ask IGA, Add-ons, Vampire Murderer

Posted by Koji Igarashi (Creator)
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The final week is here! To celebrate the end of one long journey—and the beginning of the next one—Inti Creates sent along this image of Johannes, Gebel, and Miriam in happier times. It could be a while before we see them this content again…

It's Ask IGA time! Thanks to everyone who sent in their questions on Special Attacks

Here are the questions IGA answered in this week's edition.

@MtlShdwOverlord: "Will we see weapons like the Shield Rod from SOTN that have special attacks depending on what you have equipped?"

@metafaniel: "will it feature an spell system that's activated with a combination of buttons similar to fighting games?"

@GunbladeKnight "Is there any plan for a transformation special attack? Like taking a demon form for more speed or power?"

@RipDeep "It's always fun to see all the specials you get in every game, how do you come up with everything? Don't you ever run out of ideas?"

@grep_is_rly_gud "i would like to know if you ever made a special move that wasn't good enough and had to trash it?"

@chatyeah "Did any real life people, places or items inspire attacks or spells in past games?"

Next week's Ask IGA is, conveniently enough, about Endings!! Tweet your questions with the #AskIGA hashtag, and he'll answer some for the next episode. It's going to go live on Wednesday, so be sure to get your questions in before Sunday.

On this week's episode of the Playism Podcast J-PLAY, the crew welcomes me—wait, I mean, Dan Moore of Fangamer—to talk about the campaign's final week, merchandise, Iga Rings, and Bitsummit 2015.


 

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about whether it’s possible to add extra tiers to your pledge. We’ve done some work on our end, and now tier add-ons are confirmed! Here’s how it works:

  • Pledge at the highest tier you want. (If you’re picking up a $250 Collector’s Box and a $60 physical copy, back at the $250 tier.)
  • Add the price of additional tiers to your pledge. (If you backed at the $125 level, and you want an additional $60 physical copy tier, pledge $185 total. Want to add on a $28 digital copy, too? That makes your total pledge $213.)
  • During the survey, you’ll be able to specify which additional tiers you were pledging for.
  • We're not offering add-ons for individual pieces of merchandise, only entire tiers. You can add additional copies of the game or additional collectors boxes, but you can't add art books or shirts individually.

You guys came storming back this week to capture the third Vine challenge achievement! There were a lot of great ones, but here are some to get you inspired for the next challenge.

While you're here, definitely check out these excerpts from Leo Vader's 10-part Vine epic. That's 60 seconds of footage!


 

Our fourth Vine achievement is due very soon—June 8—so we're looking for 15 Vines. The subject this week? Your special attacks.

Remember to tag them #IGAVANIA!

Mega64, who helped us out at the launch stream in San Francisco, was working on a little something special for you guys at the same time.

It involves IGA. And a vampire. I'm going to just embed it and let you discover this one for yourself.

If you don’t know about comedic video game filmmakers Mega64 yet, you should open their website, subscribe to their YouTube channel, and watch everything they’ve ever made. Right now. Starting with this, of course.

It’s Friday, so we’ll end this first update with IGA’s latest Kickstarter recommendation. This week’s pick is We Happy Few, an unsettling first-person roguelike set in an England where ‘60s mod has curdled over. Everyone in town is perfectly happy on Joy, a drug that “obviously has no side effects whatsoever” — everyone except for you.

Your mission? To escape. The complication? The Wellies can tell you aren’t on Joy. Be careful.

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    1. Zurcn on

      @Frank, looking at the overall hair "shape" Gebel is the one on the left. Wonder if there is any significance to "present day" Johannes wearing Gebel's glasses (or very similar glasses)
      (Or if they lost some bet with Miriam prior to this photo)

    2. Frank "Bo" deWindt II on

      Is Gebel the one without the glasses? Or is he wearing glasses like Johannes?

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      Nima Asadi on

      do we need to add the shipping charge too?

    4. Vito "Vitoner" Lanci on

      If this is the cockatrice you were talking about (http://bit.ly/1KSsapu), I am really happy that it terrified you. I was aiming just for that. Actually, I am from Italy and I didn't know what a cockatrice is (I called it "Chimera") because it is not a known mythical creature in the lore of my country. Well... the more you know!

    5. Abdullah Al-Khalagi on

      Wow....Great update

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      Girardeau Tony on

      About combos : how about 2 ways to cast spells, by either casting/chanting quite literally, maybe with the benefit of more power due to the increased concentration, or thanks to a combo pattern, meant to be used chained with other attacks, with the benefit of not letting the target escape the combo chain, and maybe frame canceling or other subtle things like that ?

    7. WhisperingId on

      We are only _27_ retweets away from our 5000 retweet goal!!

      if you have followed IGA's Twitter page but have not yet retweeted this tweet:
      https://twitter.com/swordorwhip/status/597809779285757952

      We're very close to our goal, so please go and retweet that tweet! Your single click can make a huge difference.

      Also, if you haven't followed the twitter or tumblr accounts, please go do that, too!

    8. Kilvoctu on

      Gebel sure looked different back then; almost unrecognizable.

    9. KurowaSan on

      Compiled list of FUTURE STRETCH GOALS they told us on the podcast:
      4.0M: Online VS race mode
      4.25M: 3rd playable character
      4.5M: Separate pixel Igavania game free to backers

      And people think this update wasn't exciting. lol
      Please correct me if I heard it wrong. I was doing something else while I listened to the podcast.

    10. Duncan A. Doherty
      Superbacker
      on

      @Hagen: This campaign is not "stuck", nor has it ever been stuck in the entire run. We've been cruising along at a steady rate, and that's only going to change (for the better) in the final 48 hours, so no need to worry.

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      BigBand on

      Well, this is all good, but I thought this was gonna be a huge groundbreaking update from what I read in the main comments (but it seems like a "normal" one, though great)... maybe we're getting two updates?

    12. Alan Varner on

      @anime9001, they essentially say (with their wording at the beginning of the Last Word section, "so we’ll end this first update with") that there will be a second update later today

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    14. anime9001 on

      Didn't they say that they were going to talk about the "glove of jesting" achievement goal in the friday update?

      Good update otherwise, but I was really wanting to know what ideas they had in mind for the silly cheats :/

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      JyNadaril on

      Please don't change the vita goal ^^

    16. H.S.Gardela on

      Please change the vita goal and put first the music goal, because the campaign is stuck.

    17. Otoshigami No. 40723
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      on

      When is Mega 64 going to pay IGA 500000 dollars? :P

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    19. Otoshigami No. 40723
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      on

      IGA is NOT A VAMPIRE CONFIRMED!!! :P

    20. Silvio Lobo on

      Question:
      If I am at a tier that includes the Special Backer Edition and add a digital copy (add $28). Both copies will be Special Backer Edition?

    21. Tiso Spencer
      Superbacker
      on

      Yes finally...

    22. WhisperingId on

      We are only 50 retweets away from our 5000 retweet goal!!

      if you have followed IGA's Twitter page but have not yet retweeted this tweet:
      https://twitter.com/swordorwhip/status/597809779285757952

      We're very close to our goal, so please go and retweet that tweet! Your single click can make a huge difference.

      Also, if you haven't followed the twitter or tumblr accounts, please go do that, too!