Bring out your Dead!
Writing this update I'm reminded of the "Bring out your dead!" scene from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," wherein an old man, not wanting to go... Read more
To those who are still missing items, You have my apologies. I have been unable to manage replacing your missing items due to a death in the family that resulted... Read more
A Word About Continued Development and Support for Akaneiro
A little history and an update regarding Akaneiro development going forward: Development on Akaneiro started during the early months of 2011. Since that time, we've maintained a development... Read more
Your creativity in pixels!
The majority of the unique player-created items are now available! Check your BackerKit accounts for your redemption codes.
There are two of you whose items are not yet available -... Read more
Gettin' all arty and stuff
The art books are here and shipping! Also, we've uploaded codes for the digital art books.
American spent two days signing art books and they'll start shipping from Shanghai later... Read more
MOAR Backer Items!
Today I bring to you exciting news. Not only have the bridges, statues and gravestones been placed in game (time to sight-see!) but the Backer-created weapons, pets and armors are... Read more
LOTS of Design Documents
I've just finished uploading 142 MBs of game documents to our redemption system. For those who purchased Design Docs, the keys are in your BackerKit. Make sure you... Read more
This is just a quick update to say we're busily creating the tablet version of Akaneiro, and we can't wait to send you a copy!
Currently the tablet... Read more
I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him...
Pets are here!
Backer pets have arrived on the scene and your redemption codes are waiting for you in your BackerKit accounts. Once you've redeemed the code, go to Summoner... Read more
Tablet progress, finally!
This is Muhammad. He's come to rescue Akaneiro on Android tablet. Prior to his arrival, work on the tablet version of Akaneiro had slowed to a crawl - mainly because... Read more
There's a New Alice Kickstarter!
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... Read more
The Art of Akaneiro
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... Read more
Your Little Red's Hooded Cloak has arrived!
New Kickstarter - OZombie!
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... Read more
Steam, Linux, Backer Items and Visitors!
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... Read more
Steam Keys Away!
After last night's announcement the response for Steam keys was... overwhelming to say the least. I just received the keys about an hour ago. Rather than respond to several hundred... Read more
Full Steam Ahead!
Today, Akaneiro launched on Steam’s Early Access program. This is critical milestone for us; something we had been working towards completing for several weeks now and we’re all very proud... Read more
A note from American on backer rewards
Recently a few of you have emailed to express concern regarding the condition or quality of the posters being sent to Akaneiro backers. I wanted to take a moment to... Read more
Akaneiro Heads to Print
Angry Red looks good in newsprint. Dark Horse did a fantastic job of bringing our heroine to life in the pages of her first comic, Akaneiro: The Path of Cloak... Read more
Stuff, Stuffage, Stuffagola...
We're nearing the end of sending out all of the physical items. I have a big ole pile of boxes in my garage that contained signed figurines, A:MR PS3, and... Read more
The time has come(ing) for us to begin our Linux beta test. The team tells me we will have a build ready mid-to-late next week. And so, I... Read more
Let There Be Music and Butt Stompin'
Sorry this took a week. I had a little accident that took me away from the keys but I'm back now and I have your soundtracks and Grimm!... Read more
Rewards are Arriving
It's been a couple of weeks since I've checked in. American gave me a break from updating and I took it to mean I could sleep for... well,... Read more
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... Read more
It's time to put American to work, or more work... make him work harder. Yeah, that's the ticket! He needs to put his signature all over your rewards. Alice Mini-mates,... Read more
Please Complete Your BackerKit Profiles
I am going to assume you have all been so busy playing Akaneiro that you just haven't found the time to click that link from BackerKit and complete... Read more
Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's Back to Work We Go...
Chinese New Year is over! I'm excited. It means the team is back and we here in community support are no longer alone. It also means that the team is... Read more
Hit and Run
The team has returned to work and as I write this we're on a meeting prioritizing bugs, updates, feature implementations, ports and so much more for Akaneiro!
Tomorrow,... Read more
Time to Add On the Add-ons
Another e-mail has gone out from BackerKit, this one reminding you to grab your Karma and go claim your add-ons!
Many of you have already begun the process but for... Read more
Surveys, Keys, American & DOG
You can all breathe a sigh of relief, the Kickstarter surveys have gone out. Yes, I know they were both more (address for digital goods?) and less (but my add-ons!)... Read more
Ok, ok! I get it! You want your stuff! My e-mail over-floweth with, "When do I get my stuff?!!!!111eleven"
- Three things you need to be aware of: I am the... Read more
Hacking and Slashing
Lots of info contained in this first of many post-campaign updates.
Karma Keys will start going out late this week with final deliveries scheduled for early next week.... Read more
Amazing! We did it!!!
From myself, Ophelea, the entire team at Spicy Horse and Lulu (DOG), Thank You! Your support in helping us spread the word and fund... Read more
Moments to Go
We made it! What a delight to wake up to this morning. And now, so many questions! I don't have the answers to many of them yet, but no worries,... Read more
HELLO, GOAL THIS IS DOG
THIS IS DOG. GOAL IS CAUGHT. MAN IS HAPPY.
GRRRR, BITE GOAL. CHEW GOAL. SHAKE GOAL VIOLENTLY.
MAN SAYS, "We did it! Good Lulu. I love you. And... Read more
HELLO, THIS IS DOG
DOG NEEDS YOU TO TWEET, BARK, FACEBOOK, GROWL!
USE THIS: Support Akaneiro's Kickstarter, only 12 hours left!! http://kck.st/Vyyt7c
12 HOURS! $7000.00
YOU CAN DO IT, HUMANS.
Final Countdown (Future Edition)
From this side of the international dateline it's Saturday morning and I'm just dragging my tired butt out of bed. I may or may not be dressed appropriately... Read more
The Final Countdown
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... Read more
90% and 41 Hours
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... Read more
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... Read more
T-Minus Soon to Launch
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... Read more
Akaneiro in Comics, a Preview
A little update to break up your afternoon...
There have been more than a few questions about the upcoming Dark Horse comic series for Akaneiro. While most have pledged at... Read more
Countdown: Day 4!
Greetings Hunters and Finish Line Participants,
We're seeing the legendary Surge of the Final Week as we rocket past 75% of funding with only 4 days remaining in the campaign.... Read more
Location, Location, Location!
Greetings Hunters, Boss Beaters and Ninja Fashionistas,
5 days and 75k remaining in the campaign. This is going to be a nail-biter! Fortunately, we have big, pointy, nasty teeth and... Read more
Like a Boss
Nice to see Ophelea didn't drive the Kickstarter over a cliff yesterday! In fact, we appear to be heading up, up, up! My brain was malfunctioning from overuse... Read more
The Look of a Warrior
It's late on a Saturday night (here in the US) and American has just informed me that he's "too tired to do an update, you do it." I feel like... Read more
8 More Days, 8 New Tiers
Brace yourselves! We're going bananas. BANANAS I tell you! With only 8 days remaining we're adding 8 new Tiers containing some of the MOST AWESOME rewards to date. Among... Read more
Therefore, Art Thou
Things are getting exciting! 9 days remaining before the end of the campaign and heading towards 55%. We're lining up additional Akaneiro artwork, virtual rewards and physical items... Read more
50% and Climbing!
With a mere 10 daysremaining before the end of our campaign, we've just passed the 50% mark. It's a solid milestone, but time is running short. Can... Read more
Clarity from Chaos
Kickstarter is an experience. It's exciting, exhausting, and enlightening. I know that American will agree with me when I say, "We're learning." Just figuring out what to offer and for... Read more
Aussies and Linux! Ouya!
There's an awesome band of merry developers here at Spicy Horse, cranking away on Akaneiro, aiming at a full launch this Friday. As you might suspect, a fair... Read more
Of Wildmen and Madwomen
Greetings Ninjas, Warriors and Lunatics,
50% looms on the horizon with just 13 days remaining in the campaign. Can we make it? The next two weeks are going to be...... Read more
PayPal is Here
As we edge towards 50% of our goal, a new payment channel has opened for those of you unable to use Amazon/Kickstarter. PayPal is now available via the... Read more
You've Earned Karma!
Backers, Backer-outers, Hunters and Karma Hoarders,
Straight to the point today because we're running around with hair on fire. Trying to get a new build out, figure out how the hell... Read more
Extended Open Beta
Greetings Hunters, Testers and Collectors!
At nearly 45% of our goal and with 16 days remaining - it looks like the campaign could come in just over (or under!) the... Read more
Steamy Blast of Success
Greetings Steamy Hunters!
I'm tired again, but for a good reason. My phone rang at 1:30AM last night - the person calling wanted to let me know "Akaneiro" had been... Read more
Greenlit! We are Steam Powered...
After several months of wringing of hands and waiting, we have been Greenlit to go on Steam! Barring any major hiccups, we should be good to go within a week... Read more
Greetings Fellow Members of the Order of Akane!
We're inches away from crossing the $80,000 line in our campaign. A huge "thank you!" to everyone whose recent backing (some of... Read more
Open Beta - Build Update
Greetings Backers, Collectors and Demon Smashers,
It's Monday in Shanghai, but at least it stopped raining. Today, I'm bringing you news about the campaign, a game update and an additional... Read more
Ben There Did That
Greetings Backers, Lurkers and Confused Lickstarter Users,
With all the noise that comes with launching a game the media tends to focus on a single spokesperson, often to the exclusion... Read more
Greetings Defenders of Wonderland and Yomi Island!
Wow! Throwing "Alice" stuff on the Akaneiro campaign is like tossing Insane Children into the furnace of the Infernal Train. We're racing ahead... Read more
Tired but Happy
Greetings Supporters, Hunters and Kimono Wearing Freaks,
As we reach the end of our first week and race towards 30% of our funding goal I feel... exhausted! Excited too, but Kickstarter... Read more
Girls in Fighting Kimonos
Greetings Demon Hunters!
Seems you all LOVE some printed artwork, so we're adding a new illustration as an Add-On. This illustration, like the last, was created by Spicy Horse artist... Read more
Reward Tier Chart
At the risk of our story becoming tiresome... another update!
Apologies if we're plugging our campaign with the subtlety of a flying mallet, but this beautiful Reward Tier Chart deserves... Read more
Open Beta has Arrived
Let's just get this out of the way... OPEN BETA!!!!!
Go play the game RIGHT NOW:
What'd you think? We'd love to hear your feedback, comments and... Read more
Akaneiro Poster - Full Size Photo
TONS of requests for a full-size photo of the signed Akaneiro poster. Ask and you shall receive!
Here's the poster in all its glory with illustrator/creator Joey (Zeng Shuo). These heavy... Read more
Energy & Momentum
As we reach towards 25% of our goal the energy and momentum are building - both inside the studio and on Kickstarter. All my early reservations about starting... Read more
Spirit Helper Penguin
Linux users... you've got a stretch goal... and a Penguin.
Who loves you? We do. That's who.
15% and Penguins
Only a few days in and the Akaneiro Kickstarter campaign has already blown past the 15% mark. The weekend brought a ton of news coverage, lots of new backers and... Read more
The Linux Ouya War
Another great day and another big "Thank You" to everyone for all your support and feedback. I'm doing my best to sort through everything and respond. If you sent suggestions... Read more
First Update, Awesome Response!
First off, yay! It's looking like we're off to a great start. Tons of support from everyone on Kickstarter and lots of great coverage in the press. I've just spent... Read more