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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!
64,867 backers pledged $5,545,991 to help bring this project to life.

Update 25: Ending Stream, $5.5mm ACHIEVED

Posted by Koji Igarashi (Creator)

Click here to watch the Ending Stream, which is currently live! Here's the remaining (rough) stream schedule:

  • Happening now: Art time with Natsume!
  • 5:30 - Gunvolt
  • 6:00 - Special Game Announcement
  • 6:30 - IGA plays Shantae: Half Genie Hero
  • 7:00 - Music Discussion with surprise guests: Yamada-san and Yamane-san!
  • 7:30 - Fan Art Reel
  • 7:45 - Familiar Reveal

Never count out the Army of the Night, clearly: You guys already have 61 achievements! That means you've unlocked the Miriam Pure Costume.

That's great, but are you ready for IGAchievments? Follow along on the Twitch stream and you can make IGA do anything from chug a glass of wine to arm-wrestle the president of Inti Creates in a duel to the death.

With our current Paypal total of $213k from nearly 2400 backers, we've hit $5.5 million! That means you've already unlocked our trap-door stretch goal! 

We'll have more to tell you about Boss Revenge mode soon, but IGA's a little busy drawing monsters and arm-wrestling Aizu live on stream at the moment...

Here's the final Stretch Castle. For posterity.

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    1. Luxliev on

      You can still watch the stream if you want it's saved on site linked earlier.

    2. Camerun Grant on

      I bet Iga gets a phone call/email from someone at Konami real soon. I doubt Iga will care.

    3. David Kennedy on

      I think we proved Konami right. Noone would ever pay for another side scrolling castlevania game.


    4. Ryan weible on

      so...would we say there is interest in this kind of game then?

    5. Simone Tramontana on

      I have not received the email for the payment of the box version from $ 65. why?

    6. Danielle Baranski on

      I missed the stream because I was tired after working all day. But glad this got so well funded!

    7. deafwing on

      Congratulations guys! This is very inspirational. Looking forward to this game! :D

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      Everett Wilson on

      This game made 11x its asking amount. If this doesn't send a message that we like these kinds of games, I don't know what will!

    9. Calvin Ly on

      I'm surprised that we got all the way up past $5 million... I'm much looking forward to the game.

    10. Slenðr Bree on

      It's amazing how far we've gone ! I'm so happy we've unlocked everything !
      We did well, now we're all with you for the devlopment Igarashi-san ! Please make this game the best ! :D

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      Firehawke on

      Well, we did our part. Now it's up to Iga and his team to do theirs. I have no doubt they'll be successful, but it's going to be hard to wait the year and a half for this!

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      John Ellis on

      Wow with only 6 hours left I thought we weren't going to reach that last stretchgoal.
      Well that's use done, now do us proud Iga

    13. SweetTaLe on

      Congratulations on getting funded! And you even met all the stretch goals. That's amazing.

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      David Koslowski on

      For all the years that I didn't buy Iga's games, i made my pledge. Biggest pledge for anything so far... please don't let us down!

    15. Luxliev on

      Bismark 3 The Kappa!

    16. JeffCross on

      Ok who thinks Bismark Kappa III should be a backer only boss?

    17. Lastjustice on

      I backed it. I felt like if I didn't I'd be hypocrite since I always said...It'd be great if they made more old school style castlevania games periodically. (I don't want them to create 1 every year, but if we got 1 every 3-5 years that would be great.) I made sure I put my money where my mouth is. Triple A gaming has a bunch of bad practices right now, and I feel like they need to listen to people and give us some variety. Take risks, so only fitting I do the same.

      This gaming history happening right here, and I am glad it is. This one biggest kick starter events ever. I applaud Iga and the others responsible for having the courage to believe they can get this done. I'm ok if it takes longer than slated. Long as this project eventually gets done and done right I am happy camper.

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      Matt Lloyd on

      We showed the world that gamers still want these types of games, and that IGA is who we want making them! We can't wait to see what you will do! Make us proud!

    19. Dennis Garcia Alcordo on

      First time i ever backed something on kickstarter. I know Iga will deliver!

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      Robert on

      Congratulations Iga! I really liked the monster he drew, maybe it'll make it into the game somewhere as a little secret joke? I hope Ben & Iga will keep us informed of progress on the game!
      Good luck to all the teams involved, we're counting on you!

      (dunno who that guy in the baseball cap was that acted like he thought it was his big event though, jeez quit trying to get in the spotlight, it's Iga's day!)

    21. Shane O'Bryan on

      Looks like I've got time to play through some faves while we're waiting.

      Can't wait for 2017.

    22. Revian Stantia on

      @natalie You can, it's still in their Past broadcast things

    23. Alan Villarreal on

      We are the WALLET WARRIORS!!! Army of the Night!

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      synnae on

      This is gonna be the best Igavania yet!

    25. Natalie Manahan

      I loved seeing Phoenix Wright at the stream. I wish I could watch the stream again.

    26. Johnny Burnes on

      Congratulations everyone both creators and fans!
      Now take your time and craft the game to perfection. We the fans will be anxious, but appreciative.

      I'm working on a video for the game, and will share it with the team soon enough.
      Congratulations and thanks to the Bloodstained crew!

    27. Mike Brinker on

      So happy all the stretch goals were reached now I just have to wait for this game to come out later on I backed at sixty for the physical copy gonna get mine on steam congratulations on everything I know this game will be a true masterpiece of epic proportions

    28. Small Waves on

      I'm so sorry you had to put up with Fraser. Hopefully meeting all stretches dulled the pain of being around that ass.

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      Christopher Marsh on

      Most money Ive ever put into a kickstarter.

    30. Kevin M. Brown on

      everyone double check your card will go through Tokyo Dark ran into major problems with people's cards bouncing

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      Adriel Rangel on

      And now the 2+ year wait begins.

      Now that's what I call an investment!

    32. Five_Sigma on

      Almost 2 years from now... that's gonna be hard :D

    33. Ed Prins-Stairs on

      I am so proud of how well this project has done. I can not wait for the final version to be released. :)

    34. Banni Ibrahim on

      TOTAL OBLITERATION!!!!! Congratulations everyone! ... and now we play the waiting game :(

    35. Taiyo Prower on

      The wait for this game... is going to be very difficult for me. :3


      Super excited for the game :D

    37. Kristan Alicesun on

      Congratulations! I'm looking forward to witnessing your progress & eventual success.

    38. J.R. Raith on

      How phenomenal. :D Great job everyone! And congratulations to IGA et al.; this really is a day to be celebrated!

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    40. Gonzalo M.B. on

      All my faith to IGA's capacities and community! this is great! the best game ever making history... still the game not out yet but its kinga amazing be a little part of this event in gamers history jajaj

    41. Gabriel Gama on

      All those publishers that refused Iga must be kicking themselves right about now.

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      Tevaul on

      huh weird, over 5 million to make a 2D Metroidvania, clearly no one wants this style of game any longer.

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      Carlos Gomez on

      I havent backed a kickstarter in a long time... I put my faith in you Iga.

    44. Erick Rovelo on

      Congrats everyone! I can't wait to play this, until then I might beat all the Castlevania games again just to keep me hyped. (Circle of the moon and super 4 being my all time favorites), would have loved to see a 3ds port so I could buy another copy just to get the prequel game on my ds, but I gave as much as I could afford ATM :/ I am sure with so much support given that it a 3ds port will one day come true and of not at least the prequel stand alone. Yay to all fellow bloodlines and friends. It soon will be time to stop the forces of evil, wether that be with a sword, whip, magic, or darkness itself!

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      CrimsonX4 on

      Amazing job and congratulations to IGA and his team! Thanks and congratulations to all the backers, too! We as the Grand Army of the Night where able to break trough all adversity and storm the castle retrieving all it's treasures for our mighty Lord IGA. It has been a joy and honor to have been a small part of this. Have fun Mr.Igarashi you deserve it! Just take your time with Bloodstained and do your best!

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      Blackat9 on

      Too awesome for words. Good job to everyone and thank you Iga for giving us the chance to help out.

    47. Robert "HealyHQ" Healy III on

      This is gonna be bigger than ANY Castlevania game ever made, and that has me hella hyped! :D

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      Andrew Rivers on