Long time no see! Things have been busy here at Spicy Horse since everyone returned from Chinese New Year holiday. Planning for the next phase of development took a little longer than we'd anticipated. That's game development - even your planning slips its planning! Derp.
Before we get to the results of all that busy time (THE PLAN), I have an URGENT PLEA to broadcast:
If you backed Akaneiro at a tier where a physical item (or items) was involved, you MUST complete your BackerKit thinga-majig or you'll lose any chance of having me sign your stuff. The stuff is being shipped to San Francisco where I'll meet it during GDC three weeks from now. How much stuff gets shipped (and signed) is a direct function of your response to that end-of-campaign survey. You've got until the 15th of March to respond or your precious art book, printed illustration, "sock worn by American during Alice development" will NOT get signed.
As was stated in the previous update:
EVERYBODY go to BackerKit and settle your account even if you're not buying add-ons. If you have a balance of $0, then hit "Skip" or "Check Out" or "Complete." Whichever button you have that settles your account and lets you get to your keys, do that. 1300 of you have completed this and we thank you; 1600 of you have not and it makes bunny cry.
Bunnies are crying and drowning in their own tears. Cruel, people. Cruel!
Now for THE PLAN.
It's attached to this message as an image. A tiny, tiny image made for fleas.
You can grab it in full glory from the SpicyWorld Forums or My Flickr Page.
Contained within the plan you'll find a big caveat - one which states how this plan WILL change, morph, grow, shrink and do all sorts of other mind bending things. The team has asked that I plead with you NOT to beat them over the head with the plan. They do that effectively on their own. If you have questions or comments (of the kind, constructive kind), you can, as always, email them to us: email@example.com
/caveat mode OFF. This moment is a wonderful one. It marks the sharing of the start of development towards all those awesome goals we hoped would come out of the Kickstarter campaign. You'll note that some of those goals have already been achieved and some are very close to delivery. Expect progress updates and plan updates as we go forward. And thanks again for all your love, support and assistance in keeping the Demons at bay.
From Shanghai with a Plan,