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      Creator Patrick Lattin on April 4

      I won't be backing software anymore. For studios that are so anxious to take my money, you deliver crappy content, WAY behind schedule. I realize now that it's all a big scam.
      Save your money for TANGIBLE Kickstarter projects people.

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      Creator Philomelle on February 9

      Any update on the status of the game's servers? The Steam version has been completely down for a week now.

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      Creator Jenny Bunyon on February 3

      Well all the best to you American and your staff.
      Sorry to keep pushing it, but perhaps a simple fundraising site could help eg:http://www.gofundme.com/online-fundraising/
      just dont want to see one of my fav developers struggling

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      Creator Ron Au on January 30

      Thanks for getting back to me, Ophelea! Completely understand regarding Apple, I know how closed their system is.

      There you have it guys- it took a long time but Android is definitely on the map so don't lose hope yet :)

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      Creator American McGee on January 30

      @Ron, Android first, iOS second. We've got experience in both but Android is easier was we don't have to wait for Apple to "approve" patches.

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      Creator Ron Au on January 30

      Hi Ophelea / American,

      Is the tablet support you're working on now for iOS, Android, or both?

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      Creator American McGee on January 29

      @Sterling, One of the developers kept on the team is there to continue development on mobile. Don't write it off yet!

      @Jenny, Kickstarters take A LOT of work. Right now, it's important that we focus on The Gate because it's performing well and if we can maintain that performance, we can bring a larger team to Akaneiro.

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      Creator Jenny Bunyon on January 29

      Have you considered another kickstarter to fund the rest of the development?
      Sad, i was really excited (especially since i dont play my pc as much) would be my main game on tabby droid

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      Creator Sterling Treadwell on January 29

      Just got the email about the struggle. I was really shooting for this game because of the idea of co op or multiplayer. It is the type of game that really BEGS to have it to be fun and replayable and worth digging your claws in. Really, I invested more and have held off even claiming most of my goodies and playing because I wanted to get going when co op was activated, as I have a few friends waiting as well. I'm sad that the game has proven to be so low in profits, but at the same time It makes sense. Currently you can throw down in Path of Exile for free and it is a much bigger, better looking, impressive game that has working multiplayer. When you consider that this game is competing with that (in terms of the 3/4 overheard diablo-esque click style exploration, loot and combat) I can certainly see the issue. Then I start to wonder.. what could make Akaneiro step out and gain favor? I love the rich lore and ideas, the art style is kool, and it doesn't require a massive system toplay. So it could thrive as a portable game on droid or tablets or other portable means. Heck, even ouya. But if it gets nixed prior to reaching what should have maybe been the initial target, we'll nmever know I guess. Considering this was a browser based game, and the lower requirements to run the game, why was this not aimed at phones/tablets/ouya first? I'm curious.

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      Creator Deuce2 on January 29

      Well, that's disappointing. I backed it for an android version but looks that that will never happen now. Pity, it was only version I wanted....ah well, lesson learned.

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      Creator Ron Au on January 29

      Hi Oph, AMG and co- with the tablet side of things that you are all only working on right now, is that for Android, iOS or both?

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      Creator Joe P on January 27

      Almost a year since it funded and still no Android or real time Co-op.

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      Creator Paul Bais on January 12

      Hello? Is this coming to android or not?

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      Creator Mickaël "Froh" Garcin on December 29

      It's a little bit disappointing to not be able to use the special pets on all characters of one account.

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      Creator Nico Maas on December 9

      Hi there,

      I got one of my two artbooks about an month ago - sadly the second one never turned up. I wrote ophelea already and also via the backerkit, but never got an answer :/. Could you help me, please?

      Thanks a lot! :)

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      Creator Spellforger on November 24

      @American McGee,
      Thanks for the explanation. (I didn't receive any email, nor it's in the spam folder... dunno).
      In that case, I'm happy to have contributed more to the development of the game. If I can make a suggestion, it would be nice to have this "expense split" more explicit (at least for those items that will hit the shelves in the end and for which the is an estimated retail price).
      I'm saying it because after buying the A:MR's one, that is gorgeous, the prospect of an artbook that is -sure- more expensive, but created for backers that are obviously interested and investing in it, and therefore much richer or going deeper in the creation process, was more than believable. I mean that given the A:MR's artbook with it's price, an Akaneiro 60$ artbook made for it's kickstarter was actually believable. Or at least that's what I gave for granted.
      Anyway, thanks for your answer and please keep up your good work.

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      Creator BerlinskyGosha on November 23

      nice art book, thanks

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      Creator American McGee on November 22

      @Spellforger, I sent you an e-mail a few days ago, check for it? But the gist is... We buy the books at retail and then ship them (after signing them) from Shanghai. The cost for each (after shipping) is $30, leaving us $30 to put towards the game.

      @Douglas, No, there will no Steam keys for Grimm. But if you need another for download please contact me at Ophelea@spicyhorse.com.

      @Andrew, E-mail me so we can get you a new one ASAP!

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      Creator Andrew on November 22

      Yeah, just got my art book finally and unfortunately the corners are quite bashed up. Very disappointing for such a special item, signed by American and everything. :( The artwork is great of course!

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      Creator Douglas Newton on November 19

      Any word on weather we get steam keys for grimm if we bought it via kickstarter?

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      Creator Spellforger on November 19

      I just received the artbook. It's really beautiful, although much smaller than A:MR's one.

      Also, it was quite shocking to see that the book is priced 20$ on it's back, while I've paid it 60$, plus shipping, and that it is also available at Amazon at 16$ (and books ordered from there also usually arrive undamaged, as opposed to the one I got that arrived in a soft plastic bag and was very battered).

      I really wonder why of this 60$ vs 20$ difference: three times is a lot.

      I know that Kickstarter is not about "buying something" but "allowing something to be created", but this disparity surely feels frustrating.

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      Creator Cygnus2122 on November 14

      Well we get a Steam Key for Grimm when it is released? Those that bought the grimm add on that is. :)

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      Creator Chris Kemper on October 22

      NM - It is on Dark Horse's website.

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      Creator Chris Kemper on October 22

      mmm... where would we be able to download the digital art book using the released key?
      Thank you

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      Creator American McGee on August 18, 2013

      @Everyone, we're working ONLY on the tablet version at the moment. I don't have a date for completion yet but we've put off all other projects until we get it done.

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      Creator Aurélien Esteves on August 18, 2013

      The android version of the game won't come isn't it ?

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      Creator Paul Bais on August 9, 2013

      Is there an ETA for the android client yet?

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      Creator FifthDream on June 26, 2013

      I've been keeping an eye on my backerkit, and i haven't received my code yet, either. Maybe it's just taking a while to go through.

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      Creator Garrett Archer on June 26, 2013

      @Lorenzo

      I just asked about that. Ophelea informed me that the codes are in the process of being uploaded and that it could take a few moments.

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      Creator Lorenzo Corda on June 26, 2013

      I've received the mail about kickstarter items but on my backer kit there's still no new code..

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      Creator Philomelle on June 25, 2013

      I have sent her an email about having redeemed the Karma code on Spicyworld previously and being more interested in playing the game on Steam. I received a response with a code for 20$ worth of Karma, whereas the pledge I made came with a code for 100$ worth of it.

      Am I wrong in feeling more than a little cheated?

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      Creator Garrett Archer on June 25, 2013

      @S.D.

      Thank you for the suggestion. Ophelea was able to take care of it for me.

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      Creator S.D. on June 24, 2013

      People, the new Kickstarter is up! They went with the steampunk Oz concept (it looks awesome!), check it out over here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spicyhorse/ozombie

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      Creator S.D. on June 24, 2013

      Garrett: E-mail her, dude... seriously.

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      Creator Garrett Archer on June 24, 2013

      Ophelea, I hate to ask but, since the Steam version is out, is there any way to redeem the Kickstarter karma/crystals on the Steam version if the code has already been used on the Spicyworld version? I'd like to move to the Steam version, but that's the one thing that's currently holding me back.

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      Creator Mickaël "Froh" Garcin on June 18, 2013

      I just deleted my old char in order to name my new character like that, so I confirm name accounts are shared.

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      Creator BaronKrause on June 15, 2013

      Are character names on Steam using the same pool as Spicyworld?
      Want to use the same name as my spicyworld character for steam which says its in use, don't want to delete it if it turns out they are not shared and someone else just ended up having it :P

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      Creator American McGee on June 15, 2013

      @ChosenOne, please e-mail me at Ophelea@spicyhorse.com.

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      Creator TheChosenOne on June 15, 2013

      Ok so the accounts can't be merged?! Wait what? And what about my karma codes and such then which I already used on the other one.

      I'd like a (partial) refund then...

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      Creator American McGee on June 15, 2013

      Hey folks,

      You should all have a key for Steam in your BackerKit accounts now. You can reach me at Ophelea@spicyhorse.com if you have any issues.

      Ophelea

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      Creator Harbin C. on June 15, 2013

      "Unfortunately they can't merge accounts. It somehow goes against the Steam TOS or something." It is BS, really. All Webzen MMO games have account merging, All Perfect World Entertainment MMO games have account merging, All Sega MMO games have account merging, All Sony Online Entertainment MMO games have account merging, really really tired of this BS.

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      Creator Jose Disla on June 14, 2013

      @Wrobel no tool to merge your 2 accounts since @Rock_m explained why. However email Ophelia and see what they can do.

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      Creator RocK_M on June 14, 2013

      Derp!

      Ignore my email Ophelia bit there! Of course I had to post just before reading the latest Akaneiro update! xD Steam keys are on your backer kits! xD

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      Creator RocK_M on June 14, 2013

      @Kenny: Nope backers don't have to pay to try Steam. From the recent update basically just pop Ophelia an email and she will orgnaise a Stea Key for you!

      @Wrobel: Unfortunately they can't merge accounts. It somehow goes against the Steam TOS or something. So you'll have to start from scratch again on the Steam version... which leaves me a bit torn as I find Steam convenient.. but i have a fair few loot and gears on my SH account xD

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      Creator Wrobel Alex on June 14, 2013

      So the steam and normal ones are separate entities so does that me my crystal code which i used way back when to start the awesome game, is lost for my new steam character? Any chance we can get an inventory/karma merging tool? :-D

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      Creator Jose Disla on June 13, 2013

      @Ron Au, Just remember if you redeem your backerlit key from spicyhorse that it's not compatible with the steam version. @Islam & Kenny, Trying to figure out if we will get a key or not. Just happy it's finally on steam and downloadable.

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      Creator Kenny Nierwienski on June 13, 2013

      Weird I see Akaneiro on Steam before we see an update on it. Also weird it's $10 to play it early when you can play it free from the website. I can only assume we'll be receiving Steam keys?

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      Creator Islam Mohamed on June 13, 2013

      So Akaneiro is on Steam now. Does that mean that I can get a Key so that I can finally play the Beta on (Arch) Linux?

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      Creator Nian on June 8, 2013

      The comic was awsome, so now I have got my local comic shop to order all the issues. Subscribed! :)

      The only thing thats a shame, wish I could get a signed copy. Hey American, how much for a signed issue 1? :)

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      Creator Ron Au on June 8, 2013

      @Alonzo The process is usually to grab the keys from BackerKit (https://akaneiro.backerkit.com/) as you've already done, then head to Spicy Horse (http://redeem.spicyhorse.com/) to redeem or if it's a game item then you redeem it in the in-game menu :)

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