American McGee's Red Riding Hood game hits Kickstarter

Spicy Horse sets $200k target for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters

American McGee's Red Riding Hood-inspired PC and Mac action game, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has launched its Kickstarter portal.


The Spicy Horse (Alice: Madness Returns) title has a pledge goal of $200,000 and promises to deliver "a free to play ARPG with classic design sense meets fast-paced action, inspired by Japanese themes and the Red Riding Hood tale."

If it reaches its goal, the developer will guarantee Android and iOS versions, co-op multiplayer, an equipment crafting system and improved community support.

Stretch goals include expansion packs, a Linux version and new weapons.

"We have managed to take Akaneiro way beyond what we thought originally possible," the studio says. "That has been due to the passion and dedication of a relatively small development team. What's been achieved both artistically and mechanically is fantastic... but it's just not enough to call the game complete, to satisfy our fans or ourselves.

"We desperately want the final form of Akaneiro to represent the great amount time and effort that's gone toward getting it this far. 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."

Akaneiro has been in development since mid 2011. A Closed Beta has been running since November 2012.

The game is currently sitting at #3 in the Steam Greenlight Top 100 and if green-lit in the near future, a Steam version will also be available.