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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

A project in Santa Clarita, CA by WayForward

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An all-new HD adventure from WayForward: makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, & Contra 4!
Backers: 18558
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $776,084 of $400,000
Dates: Sep 4th -> Oct 4th (30 days)
Project By: WayForward
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Latest News

The Half-Genie Returns to PS4 in Shantae 5 This Year

March 26th - via: playstationlifestyle.net
WayForward has pulled a (half)genie out of the bag and revealed that a new game in the Shantae series, currently entitled Shantae 5 will be arriving this year. Not many details have been given about this installment, but we do know that this adventure will be launching on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, and the recently announced Apple Arcade subscription service for Macs and iOS devices. (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Final Update Brings Us Jammies

July 31st - via: twinfinite.net
If you happen to follow the Kickstarter gaming scene, you may have noticed that Shantae: Half-Geno Hero has been hanging around for a long time now. The campaign for funding was started by WayForward Technologies all the way back in September 2013, successfully passing and in fact doubling their target by the time it had ended the next month (amassing over $800,000 between Kickstarter and PayPal). It wasn (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition coming soon

January 30th - via: nintendowire.com
The Ultimate Edition is an  (Read More)

WayForward Has Provided First Details On The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

November 4th - via: mynintendonews.com
WayForward has been hard at work with supporting Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, even though the game has been out for a good while now. The company has posted a Kickstarter update that has revealed first details on the next expansion to the game, which is called "Friends To The End". (Read More)

Shantae: Pirate Queen's Quest Being Given Out Today

August 24th - via: mmoexaminer.com
Risky Boots is about to step up in her own adventure via Shantae: Pirate Queen's Quest. Find out when you can get it here. (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Gets Digital Release Date

December 8th - via: cliqist.com
After $776,084 and just over 3 years, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has finally received an actual, honest to goodness, digital release date. (Read More)

Kickstarter – Shantae Half-Genie Hero Update: Slime, Sand & Silver!

March 4th - via: nintendoenthusiast.com
Wayforward Technologies have released a new Kickstarter update for their latest project, Shantae Half Genie Hero which is coming to the Wii U eShop later this year. This new update introduces the new character, design by one of the projects financial backers, SlimeGal! SlimeGal is, you guessed it, a slime-based enemy which means that she is capable of changing shape. (Read More)

Are AAA Game Developers Hurting Crowdfunding?

February 20th - via: cliqist.com
Are AAA game developers hurting Kickstarter and crowdfunding? Are they too big to ask for donations? (Read More)

Weekenders Sunday News 8/17

August 17th - via: cliqist.com
Welcome back Cliqateers! If you were here last week, you already know that this is our weekly brew of all the crowdfunding news fit to print, but for those of you who missed out last time around, welcome! Here, we’ll be concocting a delicious brew or information. The ingredients? The top news stories from all of the best games now on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo! So, without further ado, let’s get started! (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie: $23 million raised in six months

December 11th - via: joystiq.com
The past six months have proven fruitful for crowdfunded games. In total, 186 different Indiegogo and Kickstarter video game projects earned $23,914,666 from the months of June through November. Those numbers are courtesy of 500,467 backers in the six-month period, who raised $13,173,182 beyond the combined goals of the projects to reach stretch goals that will bring games to additional platforms and grant players more content. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie: Inafune's mighty $3.8 million haul

October 7th - via: joystiq.com
The power of Keiji Inafune's name couldn't be more evident than in this highly-profitable week in crowdfunding, which covers the Kickstarter projects for Mighty No. 9, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Sunless Sea, DCS WWII: Europe 1944, Neverending Nightmares, Penguemic, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora, Data Hacker: Corruption and Neo-Victorian Skirmish Squad. (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Successfully Ends Kickstarter Campaign

October 7th - via: news.cheatcc.com
Another day, another indie game successfully funded by Kickstarter. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the next in the line of cult-classic Shantae platformers, is now officially funded. The development team originally asked for $400,000 dollars and nearly made twice as much, bringing in $776,084 altogether. It originally met its goal near the end of September and made most of its extra money in the final funding push before the Kickstarter closed. Combining these Kickstarter funds with a couple of extra donations made by Paypal brings developer WayForward up to $811,962 toward the development of this new Shantae game. (Read More)

Shantae Kickstarter over, doubles its goal

October 5th - via: destructoid.com
Following Mighty No. 9's successful Kickstarter comes more good news, as Shantae: Half-Genie Hero's Kickstarter drive ends with more than double their original request raised. From Kickstarter the team received $776,084, plus another $35,878 from PayPal. The grand total is $811,962. (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Conjures Up More Than Twice Its Kickstarter Goal

October 4th - via: nintendolife.com
Gather the noisemakers and break out your best pair of harem pants, because Shante: Half-Genie Hero has finished its Kickstarter campaign with several extra stretch goals tacked on. (Read More)

GREAT JOB!! Costume Swap Stretch Goal has been reached!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
14 hours to go, and we just hit our Costume Swap Stretch Goal!  We're seriously blown away by how quickly this funded!  Now Half-Genie Hero will be better than ever, with three fully animated costumes to play with!  Rebalanced stats and special... (Read More)

17 HOURS LEFT! Lets do a Transformation Update!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! It’s been an entire day of Twitch TV broadcasts over at WayForwardTV… juicy details are being revealed as we speak! If you haven’t tuned in yet, please do! Special guests are arriving by the hour... Don't miss this!  But before... (Read More)

FREE! Backer Exclusive Risky Boots Costume!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
At this time we’d like to thank everyone who’s helped fund this game by offering one more Backer Exclusive costume -- “Classic Risky” -- free of charge!  As with the Shantae Blue Costume and Hyper Light Drifter DLC, if you’ve backed at $12... (Read More)

THANK YOU! Stretch Goal Achieved!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
With 48 hours to go, anything can (and will) happen!  Thanks to your pledges we just hit the 600K Stretch Goal for a BONUS CHAPTER... that means the game will now have a new transformation, plotline, and boss sandwiched right in the middle of the... (Read More)

The Penny Arcade Report: If You Support the Shantae Kickstarter, You Might As Well Join the KKK

October 2nd - via: p4rgaming.com
An investigative article about the new Shantae Kickstarter at The Penny Arcade Report has strongly resonated with many gamers who feel that video games have become more and more white dominated. This article by Andrew Groen accurately shows the new Shantae game for what it really is, white propaganda. (Read More)

Tinkerbat Transformation Update!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
More Tinkerbat Codes!To those who have pledged $55 or above (or are planning to), lend us your ears! Previously we had stated that each backer is limited to ONE Tinkerbat download code. However we have just been given new orders by our Tyrannical... (Read More)

New Backer-Only Content: Hyper Light Drifter!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We have only 68 hours (or so) left in our Shantae: Half-Genie Hero campaign… but we've still got a few surprises in store. Today we’re pleased to announce that we've teamed-up with Heart Machine, developer of Hyper Light Drifter! Check out their... (Read More)

FREE! Backer Exclusive Costume!

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We’d like to thank everyone who’s helped fund this game by offering this Backer Exclusive “Blue” Costume, free of charge. If you’ve backed at $12 or above (tiers that include the game), you will receive one download code per copy of the... (Read More)

"Shantae: Half-Genie Hero" Secures Its Playable Risky Boots Campaign

September 30th - via: crunchyroll.com
Last week we passed along the good news that WayForward's Kickstarter for HD platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a rousing success. The good news keeps rolling in with four days remaining, because the campaign recently hit the stretch goal that adds a playable campaign featuring Shantae's nemesis. (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero hits first stretch goal, adds bonus campaign

September 30th - via: joystiq.com
WayForward has surpassed the first stretch goal for its Kickstarter-funded platformer, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, ensuring the finished product will include a second, alternate storyline. (Read More)

Risky Mode funded, Final Stretch Goal revealed!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Sunday folks! Thanks to all of your pledges, we’re happy to announce that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will now have 2 full campaigns to play; the main storyline featuring the heroic adventures of Shantae, and the alternate storyline featuring... (Read More)

Stretch Goal revealed – Clockwork Night!

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This is the last “Bonus Chapter” stretch goal! Bonus Chapters sandwich right into the middle of the adventure, extending the amount of game between the mysterious INTRO and the action packed CONCLUSION. The more bonus chapters we can fund, the... (Read More)

Vote for your favorite Dance Transformation!

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
In each Chapter of the game, Shantae will defeat a boss and gain a Dance Transformation. When she dances, she can change into a new creature form with new abilities! Past games have seen Shantae changing into a wall-climbing Monkey, a boulder bashing... (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero bellydances to Kickstarter success

September 27th - via: incgamers.com
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero passes its goal by $50,000 with a week to go. (Read More)

Stretch Goal: Risky Boots Mode

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re at the halfway point between our initial funding goal, and the Risky Boots Stretch Goal! Today we’re taking a closer look at exactly what it will be like to play the part of the bodacious buccaneer.  Opening Cinematic: At the start of our... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Reveal & 3D Team Interview!

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
3D Team Interview:Say hello to WayForward’s 3D department! This in-depth interview will shine some light on this incredible process of taking a 2D image and crafting it into a fully developed 3D world. In this video you’ll hear first-hand from:... (Read More)

PayPal is Ret-2-Go!

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Gang! Now that we're fully funded, as promised we are opening our shiny new PayPal store for everyone that hasn't been able to join in the fun yet! Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Paypal Store It has all of the unlimited reward tiers ($5-$200, no $12... (Read More)

New Reward Tier Revealed! Let's Dance!

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
New Reward Tier: Backer-Exclusive Tinkerbat Transformation! Remember how in the Game Boy Color original you could stick the cartridge into a Game Boy Advance and unlock the Tinkerbat? No? Well, believe you us it was the ultimate transformation, now... (Read More)

WayForward clears their Kickstarter goal for Shantae

September 24th - via: destructoid.com
Although things were looking a bit iffy for WayForward's first Kickstarter, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is fully funded, and is now on their way to reach their stretch goals. As of the time of this writing $410,000 has been raised, and the first (and likely only feasible) goal is Risky Mode, which allows you to play an entirely new campaign as Risky -- Shantae's arch nemesis. (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Meets Kickstarter Goal

September 24th - via: cubed3.com
The new HD Shantae platforming adventure from WayForward, Half-Genie Hero, has passed its Kickstarter goal. (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero leaps past Kickstarter goal

September 24th - via: joystiq.com
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has been funded. With 10 days left in the game's Kickstarter effort, WayForward Technologies has pulled in $416,360, topping its $400,000 goal. (Read More)

Shantae is FULLY FUNDED!

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
THANK YOU!!!! Your support and endless enthusiasm just made Half-Genie Hero a reality!!  We're fully funded and WayForward's staff is running around and high-fiving like there's no tomorrow!  Thank you for your support and fan art, all of the noise... (Read More)

Shantae: Risky's Revenge goes free on iOS as sequel nears funding goal

September 23rd - via: joystiq.com
To celebrate the impending success of its Kickstarter-funded platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, WayForward has released its iOS predecessor game Shantae: Risky's Revenge as a free download in the iTunes App Store for a limited time. (Read More)

Giant Robots and 1337 Lounges, oh my!

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Gang! We're getting closer and closer to our goal! Only $14k left to go! We're so close Rottytops can taste it! (I really hope it tastes like coffee and not the other stuff she likes...)  We wanted to give everyone a heads up that some of us... (Read More)

It's a Monster Day!

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Designs by Niklas Jansson (aka Android Arts) Happy Saturday friends! Today we’ve got a treat for you from Niklas Jansson (aka Android Arts). Niklas is one of our freelance artists, and he’s done some really fun and refreshing enemy concepts.... (Read More)

'Shantae: Risky’s Revenge' Goes Free; Sequel Almost Fully Funded on Kickstarter

September 21st - via: ifanzine.com
Perhaps you’re familiar with the Shantae games by WayForward, a cult-classic series of metroidvania style adventures – starring a half-genie girl with long purple hair – ever since the first title launched on the Gameboy Color back in 2002. Since then WayForward has managed to self-develop two whole sequels – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (our review), and Shantae: The Pirate’s Curse – while still doing their day job of contract work for bigger publishers. In order to get their fourth title in the series out much faster – an HD experience for the PC – they’ve recently launched a Kickstarter for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, which is currently sitting at roughly 90% funded. (Read More)

Video Game Projects, Kickstarter, Indiegogo

September 21st - via: complex.com
Kickstarter and Indiegogo both have literally amazing video game projects that you can help fund. Here are 10 you need to quit sleeping on. (Read More)

FREE GAME! Shantae: Risky’s Revenge iOS

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We're 90% funded! Congratulations everyone!  Let's get down and boogie with another update... Introducing DANCER SHANTAE!  If you’ve been wondering how our “Costume Swap” Stretch Goal would work, now’s your chance to find out! Download... (Read More)

Reddit AMA is happening...NOW! @_@

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone!  In case you hadn't heard, we have 6 of WayForward's Game Directors doing a super crazy Q&A on Reddit!  It's called an "AMA" which stands for "Ask Me Anything" and boy, we sure are being asked anything lol.... (Read More)

It's a call to arms!

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello friends! We’ve reached the halfway point in our campaign, and it looks like we’ll be fully funded soon (fingers crossed)! Nearly 9,000 fans have pledged so far, and many of you have gone above and beyond, upping your pledges daily! But... (Read More)

Creativity abounds at the Sequin Land Art Museum!

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
SEQUIN LAND ART MUSEUM:  This gallery is located in the world of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and will open shortly after your quest begins. This is YOUR TIME TO SHINE!  When you first arrive, you’ll notice that the walls are completely bare.... (Read More)

MEGA-SIZE Team Reveal: Mega Man developer Inti Creates! WHAAAAAT?!

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
W-A-R-N-I-N-G-! Tie down your inner fanboy… We’re pleased to announce that Mega Man developer Inti Creates is working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero! If you’re not familiar with Inti Creates, they’re the studio behind Mega Man 9 & 10, the... (Read More)

Animation Department Interview

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday! We're right on the edge of 300K, which means we're 75% of the way to funding this project!  Thank you everyone for making this happen! Today we’ve got something special for you: a video featuring Armando Soto (Head of WF Animation... (Read More)

Game Location -- Mermaid World!

September 15th - via: kickstarter.com
In the first chapter in Half-Genie Hero, the citizens of Freshwater Town call in Shantae to defeat a dangerous gang of Mermaids. Starting at her lighthouse, Shantae travels to a level with a crumbling Greco-Roman theme. Arriving at Freshwater Town,... (Read More)

News round-up and Giant Robot party!

September 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all you genies and pirates!  The internet can be a large and scary place, so we thought we’d make it easy on everyone and share some handy links to all the Shantae news that’s fit to print, er, upload :) Nintendo Life Sup, Holmes? Girl Gamer... (Read More)

Hey Backers, it's a Fan Kit!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

First Look at Risky Boots!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Arrr matey!  Today we invite ye to feast your eyes on the scourge of Sequin Land, Shantae's arch nemesis Risky Boots!   The self-proclaimed Queen of the Seven Seas wants to rule over Sequin Land….after all, someone of her exquisite beauty... (Read More)

Team Reveal: Cucumber Quest's Gigi D.G.

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
If you're wondering where this fancy fresh style of background art is coming from, the answer is Gigi D.G.!  She's the writer and artist behind Cucumber Quest, a comic about bunny kids who go on adventures and have fun. Gigi's style was a great fit... (Read More)

Kickin’ it with WayForward – Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

September 12th - via: 4colorrebellion.com
This episode of Kickin’ It With is a real treat for all you rebels out there! WayForward has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a new HD game in the Shantae series and I got a chance to talk with three of the creative folks behind the game. Buckle up and get ready to hear more about it from Matt Bozon, Gigi D.G. and Jake “Virt” Kaufman! (Read More)

Wayforward Adds Vita to Platform List for Shantae Kickstarter

September 11th - via: insidegamingdaily.com
Hot on the heels of Sony’s announcement of a revamped, slimmer PlayStation Vita, not to mention that of the TV-optimized Vita TV, developer Wayforward has announced that it plans to make a version of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero should it meet its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. This is great news for fans of the game considering that Shantae got her start on Game Boy Color wayyyyy back in the day. (Read More)

Check out the Exclusive Collector's Coin!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Wednesday everyone! We’ve reached 6,000 backers and over half our funding in the first week -- Thank you! There’s still plenty of time to fund the game and dig into our stretch goals. Together we can make the coolest action platforming... (Read More)

Team Reveal: Skullgirls’ Mariel Cartwright!

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
If you haven’t heard of Mariel Cartwright, you’ve no doubt seen her work. Mariel is the Lead Animator for the much acclaimed 2D fighter Skullgirls. She’s also the person behind the amazing animations you’ve seen in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero!... (Read More)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter Adds Vita And Vita TV

September 10th - via: gameinformer.com
Half-Genie Hero, the Kickstarter hopeful fourth entry in the Shantae series, has added Vita as platform. (Read More)

VITA and VITA TV announcement!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey folks, a lot of you have been asking for Half-Genie Hero on VITA. As it happens, the landscape of gaming has shifted somewhat today with Sony’s VITA TV announcement. In response, we’ve decided to port wfEngine to Vita as part of our... (Read More)

Story Update: intro sequence

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
THANK YOU! We're so grateful for for the many fans who have given their time and energies to this project.  We've made it to 50% by day five, and that's no small task!  Today we're showing how the various levels from our main video fit together to... (Read More)

Interview with Composer Jake "Virt" Kaufman!!!

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We hope everyone is still bopping their heads and tapping their feet to the theme song (we certainly are)!  For anyone who would like to know more about the music of Shantae: Half Genie Hero we have an interview with our composer, Jake "Virt"... (Read More)

Beyond Co-Op – September 2th through September 7th, 2013

September 7th - via: co-optimus.com
Hitting up some of the news less traveled this week, Beyond Co-Op is here to give you a taste of the single player world. Nintendo has announced another lucrative price drop, and Valve rolls out another trading feature to help you trim your Steam inventory. A couple of rather nice games have appeared on Kickstarter lately, and even though we're shy about touching the crowdfunding world, these are too tempting to resist. (Read More)

Shantae character design update!

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
TWO UPDATES in ONE DAY!?  Work on Shantae's character design is continuing at a brisk pace.  We're presently trying out some new color palettes for the main sprite.  Our engine uses a nifty "additive lighting" effect, which can make her look cool... (Read More)

Interview with Cristina Vee & Theme Song Download!!!

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We hope everyone loves the new Shantae theme song “Dance Through the Danger” as much as we do! And to make sure you have a rocking bellydancing weekend here’s a download link for the track!!  Download the MP3 For all of our local Southern... (Read More)

Shantae Visual Design History

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi folks, we're a THIRD OF THE WAY to reaching our goal! Thanks to everyone who's helped this project to go so far, so fast! To celebrate we've just revealed another one of our stretch goals: the COSTUME SWAP! Imagine gallivanting around Sequin Land... (Read More)

Introduction to Half-Genie Hero with Matt Bozon

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone!  Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is live and off to a rip-roarin' start.  A huge and heart-felt THANK YOU to all of our wonderful backers and supporters who are helping to spread the word!    This is the first of many updates to come. ... (Read More)

WayForward launches $400K Kickstarter for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

September 4th - via: gamezone.com
Developer WayForward Technologies has turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, a high-definition version of the platforming series. (Read More)

WayForward Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

September 4th - via: nintendolife.com
Late last week WayForward began a countdown to a Kickstarter project, prompting fans to speculate on what it could be. Perhaps unsurprisingly it's for a new title in one of its most adored original IPs — Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. If funded it'll be a multi-platform HD adventure for the character, with the Wii U listed. (Read More)

Wayforward Launches Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Kickstarter

September 4th - via: wegotthiscovered.com
WayForward has launched a Kickstarter in order to fund their latest title, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. (Read More)

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