Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 2, 2013.

Update #7

Open Beta has Arrived

Greetings Hunters!

Let's just get this out of the way... OPEN BETA!!!!!

Go play the game RIGHT NOW: 

http://spicyworld.spicyhorse.com/world/game-akaneiro.html

What'd you think? We'd love to hear your feedback, comments and suggestions! Discuss them here on Kickstarter if you like, but please be sure to also share them over on the SpicyWorld Forums and via the ZenDesk link labeled "Report Bugs/Suggestions" at the bottom of the game frame. This phase of Beta will last from today (Jan 9th) until a week from now (Jan 16th.) We'll then take the game offline for one week, during which time the team will tune, adjust and repair - based largely on the feedback you provide. Find something you don't like or think we should improve? Great! Tell us all about it! This is YOUR game!

Now back to the Kickstarter campaign! We're moments away from crossing the 25% line. That photo of Joey with the Akaneiro illustration on canvas sent support flying through the roof. Seems you LOVE real world items. With that in mind we're working on delivering additional prints, an art book and other goodies. Also working on a clear visual map of reward levels which will appear within the next 24 hours. And if you're feeling uncertain about rewards and tiers... just message us. We want this to be as fair and fun as possible. Tell us what you're thinking. We're listening!

Ouya Update: After a brief exchange with execs at Ouya, we've got a dev kit on the way. My hope is that we'll get it soon enough to do a proper eval towards understanding what it's going to take for Akaneiro to run on the device. Will update on this ASAP. 

Please check the FAQ section. I've added details about things like Kickstarter Spirit Pets - YES, they will be permanent. Also provided detail about 'buy all the maps', as many people asked for that open. 

From the Epicenter of Excitement, 

-American 

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      Creator Lugoves on January 11, 2013

      Wife and I backed this on American McGee and Spicy Horse's history alone. Hope we get to see an Ouya version or a Steam version. Downloading the Beta now. Spread the word - though ironic to pay now for " free to play" later , it's worth it for in game items with value and creativity.

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      Creator Cooper Lee on January 10, 2013

      Just tried the Open Beta, running smooth and love the themes and song too!

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      Creator Daniel Sato on January 9, 2013

      The open beta is so far very smooth and fun! Now we just need to reach some stretch goals and get Spicy Horse working on new regions!

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      Creator Jhonrock on January 9, 2013

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy!!! Ouya!!!!!!

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      Creator American McGee on January 9, 2013

      @Robby, before the PC/Mac launch it will be ready.
      @Mark, not all the music is in game yet. Glad you're enjoying it.
      @Tim & Kurt, We're excited! Can't wait to try it.

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      Creator Tim & Kurt on January 9, 2013

      Fantastic news for OUYA! Glad you guys got their attention :)

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      Creator Mark Bisignano on January 9, 2013

      Loving the Beta so far, played a few missions (need some sleep now tho). Pathfinding can be a challenge, sometimes the character gets stuck while walking around. Love the artwork!! The music lends itself to the setting nicely. Hope the music varies enough to help set the mood as the environment or setting changes. I like that the shards get collected automagically rather than having to go walk over each one.

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      Creator Robby Morales on January 9, 2013

      What about the stand alone client, will that arrive soon?

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      Creator American McGee on January 8, 2013

      Nick, we are removing the captcha. Seems it doesn't always work on Chrome. Please try again in a few minutes.

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      Creator Nickolas Workman on January 8, 2013

      It keeps giving me an error for the captcha code, even though I am putting it in correctly. Please help, I can't make an account.

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