15% and Penguins
Only a few days in and the Akaneiro Kickstarter campaign has already blown past the 15% mark. The weekend brought a ton of news coverage, lots of new backers and a flood of new Closed Beta testers from groupees.com - all of which is very much appreciated. The press and exposure doesn't hurt, but grassroots support from backers like yourself will take the campaign to the finish line.
Linux seems to be beating Ouya... for now. Because I'm a huge supporter of getting our games on Linux and because last night several surly Linux users teleported via ssh to my front door in Shanghai, we're going to commit to adding our first stretch goal - Linux support for Akaneiro! I'm also going to add a Tux-inspired spirit helper pet as a new tier. Expect the new stretch goal and Penguin spirit helper on the campaign page ASAP. Penguin art will come as quickly as one of our artists can produce it.
In celebration of our first stretch goal, now is the time on Kickstarter when we dance! Well, listen to music anyway. You've seen a lot of great art from the project, but there's a lush soundscape to be explored as well. Spicy's in-house Composer, Kian How, has put together an incredible soundtrack, which you can sample on SoundCloud, purchase via iTunes/Amazon or access as a backer reward.
Enjoy the tunes!
From Shanghai with Love,
PS: A shot of the 1st floor at Spicy Horse in Shanghai...