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Update #62

There's a New Alice Kickstarter!

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Greetings Hunters!

If you've not been following the drama here at Spicy Horse, it's been a whirl wind kind of week! Due to well, many things we found ourselves needing to cancel our OZombie campaign in favor of an Alice: Otherlands animated film short campaign. (Did you just feel the wind pass by as your head spun?)

The Alice campaign is rather short - only 20 days - as we've got a limited time frame in which to option the rights to make the animated shorts. So, we're here asking everyone who loves Alice as much as we to head on over and contribute. This one is short and sweet.

Early next week (after the producer returns from vacation) I will have an update for you all on your exclusive backer pets and player-created items. They are completed and waiting to go in game!

 - Ophelea

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spicyhorse/alice-otherlands


Update #61

The Art of Akaneiro

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Greetings Hunters!

I just received word from Dark Horse about the Art of Akaneiro art books. They are due to ship October 16! We should receive ours maybe a week before that and then we need to ship them all out. Expect to start receiving them in early November.

We will also receive keys for the digital art book that same week which will arrive in your BackerKit accounts.

Toodles!

Ophelea


Update #60

Your Little Red's Hooded Cloak has arrived!

Greetings Hunter!

Today, in your BackerKit account, you have received the keys for your unique backer-only items:

• Little Red's Hooded Cloak
• The Clever Huntsman's Axe
• Engraved Akane Signet Ring
• Wolf's Granny Cap

Depending on your tier, you will receive a key which will redeem two of each item; one is for lower level play, the other for higher level. We wanted you to have useful unique items throughout all levels of play. And, with phase 1 of crafting now implemented, you can upgrade the attributes on your favorites!

One final word. These items can be used on any platform - SpicyWorld, Kongregate or Steam - but can only be redeemed once. The items will remain on the platform on which you redeem the key.

Coming up next, pets!

Update #59

New Kickstarter - OZombie!

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It's a big week here at Spicy Horse. 

Akaneiro is going through testing for phase 1 of crafting which should launch this week. Exclusive backer items will become available before the weekend. Linux beta testing goes well.

AND WE LAUNCHED A NEW KICKSTARTER!

Set in Oz, American McGee's re-imagining of Oz, OZombie pits the great-great-granddaughter of Dorothy against the Scarecrow, the original brain-hungry zombie. It will feature expansive narrative, role-playing, tactical combat and be available for PC/Mac/Linux and tablets.

We can't wait.

Come join us, won't you?

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Update #58

Steam, Linux, Backer Items and Visitors!

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We've been having a wonderfully productive week on Steam! I hope you all are enjoying your keys and Starter Packs. We're enjoying the level of feedback and know that Akaneiro is becoming a better game with each piece of feedback. 

A few notes just posted on Steam:

Yesterday, we made a small patch to the Steam Linux Installer: The issue was with the line endings in the script that runs the game. Our version control system had converted the line endings from LF (as required for Linux) to CRLF (as used on Windows) so the script did not execute correctly. Steam will automatically download this update and the game will run. 

Any additional problems with Linux, please report to http://support.spicyhorse.com so that our Linux engineer sees them directly. 

Later this week or early next week (we have a lot of UI work to do!) we'll be implementing a patch that includes the following new features and bug fixes: 

  • Chat will be re-opened and functional
  • Kickstarter exclusive backer items will be made available 
  •  A significant reduction in the price of cooldowns 
  •  Crafting, Phase 1 - Phase 1 allows you to alter the attributes of your items. Phase 2, due in 3-5 weeks will allow you to level up your items. 
  •  More characters slots - until they are open, you will lose your Starter Pack items if you delete your character. 
  •  A fix for the stutter and framerate lag seen by Steam users. Unbreakable gates will now be breakable. 
 A few additional notes: 
  • Shinigami Scrolls are missing - they are not missing, it is a UI error. A fix will be coming in the future. 
  •  Sound and graphic settings not persisting - a fix will be coming in the future. 
  •  Some enemies leave the map before you can kill them - yes, but they are never the enemies you need to finish a quest. 
Thank you again for all of your help and feedback. We will continue to work diligently to fix problems as quickly as possible while adding new content to be tested.

Yes, you read correctly! Kickstarter exclusive backer items are coming! You'll be receiving keys to BackerKit for your Hooded Cloak, Huntsman's Axe, Signet Ring and Granny Cap. What's more, you'll be receiving two of each item - one for lower levels and one for higher.

Now, something fun! Our $10,000 backers have made it to Shanghai and have been touring the town. Andrew and Deborah have been riding bikes about Shanghai, visiting Buddha and even stopping in at Spicy Horse. We thank them again, for their generous pledge and hope Shanghai has been as accommodating to them, as I found it on my visit.

Till next time!

-Ophelea

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