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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.

And... Liftoff!

Greetings Hunters and Bold Explorers! 

We're going where no Demon Hunter has gone before... the final frontier... we've LAUNCHED! 

3000 Karma is waiting in your account if you participated in any phase of Beta. Head over to the Akaneiro Website and collect your reward!

But wait! Before you get all wrapped up in demon killing and yokai bashing, help us with a final push of the Kickstarter campaign. We're at 81% and climbing quickly. There's still time to make this happen. In fact, if every current backer simply increased their pledge by $17, we'd be DONE. 

So, get out the word, bump up your pledges and then get to some demon whacking! 

From Shanghai with Launch Burns, 


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    1. S.D. on February 1, 2013

      Wesley Cooley, I believe that even when you use PayPal as a one-shot, you must *still* associate an e-mail address of yours with the transaction; if you carefully choose that address, and a linking system (as described below) is in place, then even that use of PayPal should be able to link up on Spicy Horse's side of things.

      Even with all the nifty automation in the world set up, there will still be scenarios that aren't covered, and lots of tedious back-and-forth between some of us and Spicy Horse. What's important is that we're all cool with each other and realize that we're all trying to help this be the best game possible, there are challenges for everyone involved. Kickstarters are messy. That's just how it goes :-)

    2. S.D. on February 1, 2013

      American, Cory: Actually, most campaigns do fine by linking the email addresses up after the campaign closes (especially the larger campaigns that end up using a separate fulfillment site for rewards). The *problem* is the Facebook logins. They have an "e-mail address" which is generated for the sake of Kickstarter's database, but isn't, per-se, a real database. Worst of all, these are really long (I forget how many bytes, but a LOT). My advice is do two things; first, use the Kickstarter e-mail address as a kind of single-factor component of multi-factor authentication. At the point of "registering" that address (or Facebook version of it) with the Akaneiro site somewhere on SpicyWorld (I guess??) give the backer the option to register a second "real" email address, if it differs. Second, make the e-mail entry field super long (like I said, I can't recall for sure, but I think they can pass 64 characters, maybe allow up to 512B just to be safe?).

      That ought to get the team over that particular snafu that I've seen play out on dozens of other campaigns. The other benefit is that the backer could choose to set that second "optional" e-mail address to their PayPal address! Of course, if they then have a third, different, "real" e-mail address, then communication with the backer could suffer, but at least that would happen *after* their monies have been properly linked up and fulfilled, and American/SpicyHorse could still, of course, interact with the backer directly through Kickstarter itself, until the issue is resolved.

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      Clifton Royston on February 1, 2013

      (Also emailed my personal sales pitch on the game to a number of my friends and family. Spread the word - that's the best way.)

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      Clifton Royston on February 1, 2013

      With $20K to go, it looks like it could be right up to the wire.

      I've boosted my pledge already, but I will check again as the deadline nears, and kick it up more if it seems needed.

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      Wesley Cooley on January 31, 2013

      So if we don't have a paypal account, will you be able to link it to the nifty "use paypal once without and account" thing they've got?

    6. Cory on January 31, 2013

      Bummer... I thought they gave you more info than that. Hmm... well then I guess the people who have the limited items can just message you their paypal email so you can match it.

    7. American McGee 3-time creator on January 31, 2013

      @Cory, it only gives us a registered name which is not the same as contact information. We have no way of matching Kickstarter profiles to a PayPal e-mail. :(

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      Wesley Cooley on January 31, 2013

      Oh it does that? That's pretty neat. This is my first kickstarter experience ever, so this is all kind of new to me, and I feel dumb every time I ask something like this.

    9. Cory on January 31, 2013

      @Wesley considering Kickstarter informs who backed what to the creator, I'm sure McGee will be able to figure out who got what and ensure that the really limited items end up in the proper hands.

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      Wesley Cooley on January 31, 2013

      How will that work with the limited items, like the teapot? Will they be first come first serve, or will the people that pledged to them in this get first crack at them?

    11. American McGee 3-time creator on January 31, 2013

      @Lugoves, We're working on a PayPal pledge site with ALL of the items in case the horrible happens.

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      Zbigniew Szczudlik on January 31, 2013

      @Lugoves - If the project doesn't reach the goal (in other words if it isn't funded), no money will be withdrawn from the backers' accounts and the project creator won't get any money. That's how Kickstarter works.
      Even though I'm quite hopeful it will pull through, in case it won't, I will definitely back the project with the sum I pledged via Paypal (see And I encourage everybody to do that.

    13. DeafTard on January 31, 2013

      I am on a strict budget lately but I went digging through my couch and found 3 bucks worth of quarters!!! I just increased my pledge from $15 to $17 as you requested. 53 hours to go! the suspense is killing me!

    14. Lugoves on January 31, 2013

      Ok I raised my Pledge by $25 Dollars ... @American McGee ....IF , for some reason project isn't fully funded is there any way to quantify what we might lose? or whether backers get 'anything' even digital in game support. My wife picked a tier because she wanted some collectables, but might it be more fortuitous to 'grab' those off your site before they're gone? I appologize if this was explained elsewhere. In the meantime, I'll keep spreading the word so it makes goal!

    15. phreakar on January 31, 2013

      Wish I could increase my pledge by 17$, but the exchange rate is horrible.
      The south african rand is worthless at the moment :(

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      Aaron Lombard on January 31, 2013

      Ok, thanks for the answer. Regardless, a little thing like that won't stop me from playing! :D

    17. American McGee 3-time creator on January 31, 2013

      @Aaron, not automatically, no. But we're working with Kongregate to try to rectify the situation.

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      Georgi Georgiev on January 31, 2013

      Currently mine is 30$, sorry Mr. McGee, I don't seeany reason (from what i've played) something more worth it than that.

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      Aaron Lombard on January 31, 2013

      Are those of us that played in the beta via kongregate also getting the bonus karma?

    20. Salman Shakeel on January 31, 2013

      @American Ok thanks. Gonna increase my pledge and go make a sammich in the mean time!

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      Andrew Noh on January 31, 2013

      Managed to snag Anonymous as one of my my character names. I shall forever be the original!

    22. American McGee 3-time creator on January 30, 2013

      @Salman, at the moment, yes.

    23. Salman Shakeel on January 30, 2013

      Is the download crawling for anyone else?

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      Wesley Hearn on January 30, 2013

      I upped mine to 25$ from 10$

    25. Eric Schwarzott on January 30, 2013

      The karma is in your account. Starting up the game you will see the game has been wiped for launch, characters and progress reset, but you should have 3000 karma instead of 0 (or if you bought karma with real money in the beta you'll have whatever amount you bought + 3000)

    26. Sean Windle on January 30, 2013

      It should already be there, it was when I logged on. I had 3000 karmas sitting there! A pleasant surprise!

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      Andrew Noh on January 30, 2013

      I played the beta the day it came out but I don't know where I'm suppose to collect my Karma.

      Can anyone help?