Today, Akaneiro launched on Steam’s Early Access program. This is critical milestone for us; something we had been working towards completing for several weeks now and we’re all very proud to have made it. Launching Akaneiro through the Early Access program has been a controversial decision, for in doing so we have made the game available at a cost of $10. This $10 gifts the player with $30 of in-game items, but as a game that it available elsewhere as free-to-play it has garnered more than a few questions.
Our initial launch of Akaneiro across our SpicyWorld platform and Kongregate, though successful, simply hasn’t provided us with the necessary feedback to prepare the game for the next stage, for crafting and co-op. When Valve discussed placing Akaneiro in the Early Access program, we saw this as an opportunity to leverage the experience of the Steam community before opening the game to a wider audience.
What about Kickstarter backers?
As a Kickstarter backer, you’ve already “paid” for the game once. We’re not going to ask you to pay a second time. If you wish to play Akaneiro on Steam now, e-mail Ophelea and she will provide you with the necessary key.
Can I transfer my account from SpicyWorld/Kongregate?
No. This is simply not possible as it breaks the Terms of Service with Valve. We cannot move account information from one platform to another.
What about Groupees participants?
If you are a Groupees beta tester and wish to receive your free Karma for beta testing, please contact Ophelea and she will provide you with the necessary key.
What are the known bugs?
When is the next build coming and what does it contain?
- Linux – dual monitors are not supported and may crash your system
- Framerate lag is occurring on some high-end systems. If this occurs, please submit a ticket to http://support.spicyhorse.com
- Some gates are unbreakable. This is not consistent for all players.
- If you should delete your first character, you WILL lose your Starter Pack items. Please keep this in mind when creating characters.
The next build is due in 7-10 days. It will include fixes to the above issues where appropriate, as well as Area 7 and Phase 1 of Crafting. We will keep you posted.
If you have any questions beyond the above, please contact us through our support site at http://support.spicyhorse.com
or by e-mailing Ophelea at Ophelea@spicyhorse.com.