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Edo Superstar

A project in Provo, UT by Jed Henry

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Become Japan's greatest superstar! A lightning-fast fighting RPG with intuitive touch screen controls. iOS / Android.
Backers: 1227
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $67,764 of $65,000
Dates: Aug 6th -> Sep 5th (30 days)
Project By: Jed Henry
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Latest News

'Edo Superstar' Kickstarter Successfully Funded!

September 14th - via:
Sometime in roughly Fall 2014 you will all be able to look forward to Jed Henry’s combination RPG/Fighting Game, complete with an Ukiyo-e inspired art style, Edo Superstar! While it originally looked like the project was going to come up more than a bit short, an eleventh hour shout out from Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 fundraiser managed to save it! To thank everyone for the successful funding, the creator has promised that the game will be available entirely free for a limited time when work on the mobile version is completed. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie, September 1 - 7: Edo Superstar, Ghost Song

September 9th - via:
This week in crowdfunding, the Kickstarter campaigns for Edo Superstar, Ghost Song, Divergence: Online, World War 2: TCG, Paranautical Activity, Steel & Steam: Episode 1, Sword N' Board, Proton Pulse Shift and Barter Empire came to a close. (Read More)

Just 5K to go! This is going to fund!

September 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Only 24 hours to go! And, a boost from the Creator of Mega Man!

September 4th - via:
To all you Edo Superstars out there: I've got great news. The creator of Mega Man has given us a shout-out on his own Kickstarter. It's been bringing in new backers all night, and we're MUCH closer to our goal. You can see his endorsement, as well as... (Read More)

Top Ten Kickstarters Launched in August | Android Kickstarter Wrapup

September 4th - via:
While most of the crowd sourcing gaming world has been focused on the PC game Mighty No. 9, a Mega Man clone made by many of the people who created Mega Man, August was an amazing month for Android Kickstarters. Not only did I have to do a mid-month update, listing my top five favorites of the first two weeks, but now I also have to run another “Top Android Kickstarters” of August and increase the number to ten and throw in some honorable mentions, just so I don’t feel like I am leaving any of the greatest projects out. (Read More)

Japanese-style Fighting RPG for Windows Phone now on KickStarter

August 30th - via:
Edo Superstar is a Japanese-style fighting RPG currently in development by Jed Henry. The game is designed it from the ground up, and inspired by classics such as Street Fighter 2’s fighting controls and RPG’s Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts for the story, characters, and levelling system. (Read More)

Zodiac Tournament Contestant: Rooster

August 26th - via:
New Zodiac Tournament fighter: Rooster! Capable of flight, Rooster darts through the air to evade opponents. He attacks with claws, beak, and a whipping tail. There are only 9 days left in this campaign, as we near the 50% funding mark. We're getting... (Read More)

Zodiac Tournament!

August 25th - via:
New Momentum Hi guys! We're excited to tell you that the project has turned a corner. After a week-long slow period, our rate of funding has nearly tripled! We've created ad campaigns through Google and several other sites, and we're sending press... (Read More)

A Huge Milestone!

August 22nd - via:
Thanks to you wonderful people, we've passed $25,000!  We're well on our way to our goal of $65,000.  Thank you so much for trusting us. We will not let you down. Please continue sharing this project with friends! Also, here's a new enemy sketch.... (Read More)

New Enemy: Kappa

August 21st - via:
We're on our way! We've achieved over 35% of our necessary funding, with a full 2 weeks to go! Please consider sharing this project with your friends. The game will only happen if we fund, and we need your help. Thank you!  (Read More)

New Enemy: Boar Bandit

August 17th - via:
The Boar Bandit is slow but powerful. Don't try to block that club - you'll just get bowled over! In the end, he might not kill you, so long as he can steal all your money. This print will be included in the Character Art Card set. To add the Art... (Read More)

Edo Superstar is a 2D fighter with an animal cast and Japanese woodblock print stylings

August 16th - via:
Jed Henry has become well known in the 'biz' for his Ukiyo-e Heroes series of traditional Japanese woodblock prints of famous characters from games. (Read More)

New Enemy: Flopper

August 15th - via:
Flopper carries a jug of water like a reverse scuba tank. Every now and then, he chugs some water to catch his breath. Smash the jug and he'll run home crying. Beware his crazy flopping attack! Make this game a reality! Here's the link:... (Read More)

Kickstart This: Edo Superstar

August 15th - via:
If you’re not into fighting games, then Edo Superstar may not have much appeal at first, but don’t punch it down quite yet. This rather unique upcoming entry into the genre is stylized by the use of traditional tools and techniques from Japan; namely, it uses woodblock prints. (Read More)

New Enemy: Tidal Lord

August 14th - via:
He seeks to expand his watery fiefdom onto dry land. Only Masaru can fight him back to the sea. This enemy will appear in Chapter 3, along with the Takogawa, the Octopus Duelist. More ocean baddies to come!  (Read More)

New Enemy: Octopus Duelist!

August 13th - via:
Look for this enemy in Chapter 3 of Edo Superstar. Masaru will journey to a fishing village that has been taken over by vengeful aquatic animals. It's up to you to save the day! The Octopus Duelist is out to prove he's just as good as any other... (Read More)

Character Art Cards now available.

August 12th - via:
Due to popular demand, I've created a new reward tier: Character Art Cards!  Each set contains 12 high-quality machine prints, created on heavy archival matte paper. They're great for collecting, displaying, or sending to friends on special... (Read More)

New Enemy: Tengu!

August 12th - via:
We're very excited about adding these guys to the game. There are 2 options we're planning: Lower funding option:  If Edo Superstar funds just around our goal, we want to include Tengu as enemies. In traditional folklore, Tengu range from... (Read More)

Masaru's Manager: Chuubei

August 11th - via:
Masaru's Manager, Chuubei. In the game, Chuubei books your fights and public appearances, and helps boost your fame points (which work like experience points). He acts as your guide through the game, giving you advice. "Stick with me, kid - I've got... (Read More)

The Final Ninja Boss: FOX !

August 9th - via:
Shape-shifting. Poison blow darts. Teleportation. Get ready for this baddie.  (Read More)

Expanding to Windows / Mac

August 9th - via:
The fans have spoken! We've had many requests to port the game to Windows and Mac. We discussed the implications, and decided it will be quite easy to adapt the game to these systems. Because we're developing in Unity, porting the code won't be a... (Read More)

‘Edo Superstar’ Is A Game You Should Kickstart

August 9th - via:
There's a good chance you may have seen Jed Henry's work before. A little while ago, he ran a Kickstarter to fund a series of illustrations that reinterpreted various iconic game characters in the style of Japanese woodblock prints, formally known as Ukiyo-e. (Read More)

Cat Ninja!

August 8th - via:
This is Mountain Cat. She's the #2 assassin in the Shiga Ninja Clan.  Her attacks will feature a lot of quick jabs and claw slashes. Don't overlook the throwing knives, either! Fox is tomorrow!  (Read More)

Two indie games that needs to be on your radar

August 8th - via:
We here at OmniGamer loves indie games, we are always on the look out for something new and interesting, in the past we reported plenty of kickstarter and indiegogo projects. Most of those projects met or greatly exceeded their goals. (Read More)

Tanuki Attack!

August 7th - via:
Hello everyone! Here's our first character spotlight: Tanuki. He's one of the 3 ninjas who hunt Masaru on the road to Edo. Look out for that long-range ball attack! We're excited to share the other 2 ninjas with you soon: Yama-Neko (Mountain Cat) and... (Read More)

Android Kickstarter Wrapup: Top Five Android Kickstarters of July

August 7th - via:
Kickstarters have an interesting life. Developers prepare what they can, put everything on the line depending on the goodwill of the crowd and then if successful, disappear for months or even a year while the developer tries to make good on their promises. Sometimes they fail, sometimes they succeed. (Read More)

Sneak peek of what's to come!

August 6th - via:
Day 1 of the Edo Superstar campaign has ended. We're about to pass the 20% mark, and things are looking great. There's a lot more to come! Thank you for your support.  (Read More)

Edo Superstar brings Japanese-style fights to mobile gaming

August 6th - via:
Edo Superstar, a fighting-based role-playing game for iOS and Android devices, is currently seeking $65,000 in funding via Kickstarter. (Read More)

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