American McGee out of money, turns to Kickstarter

Alice developer's Spicy Horse Games asking for $200,000 to finish free-to-play title Akaneiro: Demon Hunters.


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Designer American McGee--noted for his work on Alice and Alice: Madness Returns--is out of money. McGee and Spicy Horse Games have thus launched a Kickstarter campaign to finish free-to-play game Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, asking for $200,000 by February 2.

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"We desperately want the final form of Akaneiro to represent the great amount time and effort that’s gone toward getting it this far," reads a line from the game's Kickstarter page.

"To finish what we've started and present Akaneiro to our players in a truly final state, we need to deliver our promised features to all target platforms. The problem is we’re out of time and money to do so. That’s where you come in…"

At press time, the fund stands at $6,067 pledged from 123 total backers.

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has been in development since mid-2011, and a closed beta for the game kicked off during November 2012. The game is targeted for platforms including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Spicy Horse Games has submitted Akaneiro: Demon Hunters to Steam's new community-focused Greenlight platform. If greenlit, the game will also be available on PC through through Valve's popular distribution hub.

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