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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.
2,681 backers pledged $204,680 to help bring this project to life.

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The Final Countdown

Posted by American McGee (Creator)

It's late afternoon here in the U.S. and early, early morning in Shanghai. American is still sleeping off a busy week. The game has launched! And all seems to be well.

Only 24 hours remain in the Kickstarter. It's a fateful 24 for us; it seems every single pledge will make or break us. To everyone who has pitched in an additional $5, thank you. The volume of increased pledges has been surprising and heartwarming, and made a tremendous difference.

But before we sit back and let the next 24 hours slide by, we have another $15,000 to raise. Please, take a moment to tweet, post, blog, or beg everyone you know (and many you don't) to help us get past this critical time. We can do this! 

 From cold and drippy Oregon, 


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Launcher Issues (public service request)

Posted by American McGee (Creator)

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90% and 41 Hours

Posted by American McGee (Creator)

Greetings Hunters!

The surge, Boss, the SURGE! We're racing towards 100% of our funding goal with help from all of you who recently increased your pledges and those of you who are now joining us in these exciting final hours. Those of you deserting us at the last minute... I hope you realize this means I will NOT be autographing your butt, Akaneiro poster, snake, Vorpal Blade or "Bad Day LA" action figures.

Launch of the game yesterday went off with relative smoothness. Those of you encountering the dreaded "downloader dysfunction," despair not! Hard links to the client version are being added to as I type. For the rest of you already in the game and happily slaying demons, Yomi Island thanks you. Only you can prevent demonic fires consuming the forests of humanity. 

Because I'm obviously at my wits end and operating on only two brain cells, I'm going to cut straight to a picture of Joey holding another amazing Akaneiro print. This is "Demon Fighting Kimono" printed on heavy canvas. This amazing image is already in the existing rewards as an add-on; go get them while they last! Joey not included. 

From Mutura Nebula, 


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And... Liftoff!

Posted by American McGee (Creator)

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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T-Minus Soon to Launch

Posted by American McGee (Creator)

Greetings Hunters!

All of your patient waiting is ALMOST OVER! According to the countdown timer on Akaneiro's SpicyWorld page, there are less than 18 hours remaining before Launch. Yeah, I know that dirty timer lied to us once before, but let's forgive and forget. Now's the time for celebration not recrimination. 

Let's also celebrate the fact that we're nearly at 80% of our funding goal here on Kickstarter. With just three days remaining I'm feeling pretty optimistic about our chances of success. Still, best to continue our push for more awareness and exposure. To that end I've been doing interviews like a madman and exposing myself all over the place. The things we do for money!

Short and sweet today - I'm leaving you with an awesome colorized version of Joey's intro narrative illustration. Variations on this image will release with the launch of the game, but you're special so you get a sneak peak. Speaking of special - did you play Akaneiro during the Beta period? If so, check your Karma count tomorrow after the launch - we're stuffing something special in your Granny stockings. 

From Shanghai on Launchmas Eve,


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