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A unique ARPG with classic design sense meets fast-paced action, inspired by Japanese themes and the Red Riding Hood tale.
A unique ARPG with classic design sense meets fast-paced action, inspired by Japanese themes and the Red Riding Hood tale.
2,681 backers pledged $204,680 to help bring this project to life.

50% and Climbing!

Greetings Hunters!

With a mere 10 days remaining before the end of our campaign, we've just passed the 50% mark. It's a solid milestone, but time is running short. Can we secure the remaining 50% before time runs out? At this point it's a question of exposure. Our existing backers can't (and shouldn't) be expected to make further contributions - we need more people, not more money per person! With that in mind, please get out those tweets, Facebook posts, Reddit threads, sandwich boards, SMS's, signal fires, Craigs List ads... hell, fire up your old Friendster or MySpace accounts! We'll take pledges from the past!

People of Linux! I've provided details on why your support is critical on this Reddit Thread. Please, try to understand, we want to bring the game to you but it's not a simple 'push of the button' to make that happen. If it were, I wouldn't be bugging you in the first place. As it is, I'm a huge fan of Linux, gaming on Linux and the platform as a means of separating ourselves from proprietary platforms, but the transition doesn't come cheap. Read that thread and drop further questions or responses there - I'll monitor it and do my best to respond quickly. Thanks!

For new rewards today (sorry!) we have what is easily *my* favorite piece of "Alice: Madness Returns" artwork, an illustration titled "Tears." This piece of concept artwork was done early in pre-production and it was hoped we'd be able to realize the idea contained within (moving/jumping through falling liquid), but we were never able to make it work fluidly (always with the puns). There were 500 limited editions of this (~300 remaining today), individually signed and numbered by artist Julie Dillon. The lithograph measures 18" x 24" and is on 100lb paper.  

For those of you already pledged and helping to support the campaign - I want to once again say, "Thank You!" Your continued support is critical to our success. Remember, I'm here (with Ophelea) 24/7 to answer your questions and requests. Our tiers/rewards should have been presented better, but we're willing to do (just about) anything to make sure you are satisfied with what you're getting out of this. If in doubt, don't just back out... reach out!

From Shanghai with Love, 


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    1. Matthew Singer on

      I think to succeed you need more of the 60$ range tier with a physical reward. Only 2 Xbox 360 signed copies of Alice 2 are left and the others are sold out. If you want to succeed I think the best bet is to add more to those tiers or open another tier in the $50-$60 range with a similar physical reward. I really want this to succeed!

    2. Alexander Sanora on

      I really like this artwork but I'm not sure I can afford adding more to my pledge. Is there a higher resolution out there somewhere? Or maybe one can be added to the initial $5 pledge amount so that backers can get it?

    3. American McGee 3-time creator on

      @Saif, It's $30 + $5 for international shipping. And thank you.

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      Saif Almuhairbi on

      This is a dumb question. But I'm new to kickstarter, and I just wanted to know how much more do I need to put in to get one of the prints of "Tears"?

    5. Alexander R on

      @Wesley - paypal donations do not count towards kickstarter; kickstarter only hands over the kickstarter total if the KS goal is met, all or nothing.

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      Wesley Cooley on

      98k in 10 days. I hope the surge at the end of the kickstarter happens in a big way. Do the Paypal donations count toward kickstarter's number?

      I have plenty of faith, but plenty of worry as well. At least if it fails, I can use the money to buy something else, unless you're planning on trying to sell the rewards or something. Then of course my wallet will be yours again.

    7. American McGee 3-time creator on

      @Juan, we have enough.

    8. Cory on

      *sigh* just... just take my money...

    9. Juan Miguel Expósito on

      LOVE the Alice artwork, I wish I had money to buy every single poster :) Quick question: I'm pledging with the mini-set added as an extra, do we need to send a message to 'reserve' the add-ons or do you have enough?