Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Hits Kickstarter Goal, Coming To iPad

Little Red Riding Hood. You sure are lookin' good.

Little Red Riding Hood. You sure are lookin’ good.

We told you about Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the new hack-n-loot game from American McGee’s Spicy Horse Studios that got greenlit on Steam just a while back. The game has now hit its Kickstarter goal of 200,000, so the team has posted some news about its plans for the game in the coming months.

Spicy Horse Games (Alice: Madness Returns, American McGee’s Grimm) announced the total funds pledged will help them speed up development time and put more resources toward features like co-op gameplay, crafting within the game, iOS tablet support, and more. The action RPG, which plays a bit like Diablo, will now be coming not just to Mac, but to the iPad as well.

“We spent most of the weekend on the Akaneiro launch and helping push the Kickstarter over the finish line, so we haven’t had a chance to work out an exact roadmap yet, that’s something we’ll be looking at in the next few weeks” said American McGee, CEO of Spicy Horse Games.

The Kickstarter campaign showed that pledging players wanted the co-op and crafting support first, with tablet and Linux support as soon as possible. The project did not reach its stretch goal, however, so will not initially focus on Ouya, the Android-powered tiny box console.

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Hits Kickstarter Goal, Coming To iPad

McGee added, “Over the coming weeks, we’ll be taking a look at what it takes to implement these features and get them out in a timely manner. We’ve also still got contributions coming in on the Paypal page, which may influence which features wind up where on the plan.”

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters combines the Little Red Riding Hood story with Japanese folklore and myth, and is illustrated with the distinctively dark American McGee stye. You can play the game now in your web browser to get a feel for how much fun it is.

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