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Announcing the 3rd New Character for Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm!

Thank you for supporting our campaign and for voting for the new characters. The results of voting are now collated, so here is the announcement of the winner. The character that ranked #1, with the highest number of votes is…

*** AJA SALISBURY! ***

chr_aja Aja received the highest number of votes and so will be added as our 3rd new character to Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm! We will begin development on her soon. Here are the results and our comments for each of the candidate characters. 1st: Aja (14,524 votes) From the start of the campaign until the end, Aja received strong support from contributors at every donation level. However, she was particularly popular among contributors making high donations, and so she achieved an unbeatable lead. One point we’d really like to know for future reference in developing her is what was it about Aja that attracted people to vote for her? Was it something about her looks, her story, or fighting style? Maybe the fact that she has had much adversity in life? Please drop us a note in the comments and let us know! 2nd: Nene (11,211 votes) Nene ended up in 2nd place. There was a clear pattern in the voting for Nene: she was at the bottom of the ranking with almost no votes at the start of the campaign, but she came screaming back at the end of the campaign, all the way to second place. Nene was actually number one in terms of the number of people who voted for her! However, insufficient support from the backers with high contributions meant that she fell short of the top spot. 3rd: Chiriakuta (11,058 votes) Chiriakuta was at a disadvantage in this voting scheme as we revealed relatively little about him or how he plays. Still, he put up a good fight, ending just behind Nene at 3rd place. Chiriakuta had the smallest number of contributors voting for him, but he did have the support of some contributors making high donations and managed to make up for the number of actual supporting voters. 4th: Qadl (7,097 votes) Poor Qadl ended up with the lowest rank. Our presmuption is that Qadl’s support came from backers who took the view that her fighting style and techniques would provide important additions to the overall balance of the game. However, her overall appeal is probably weaker than the other characters.

Final Chance for Vote for Yatagarasu AoC’s 3rd New Character!

Thanks to our awesome campaign supporters, the dev team will be adding a 3rd new character to Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm! As detailed on the campaign page, the character to be added will be decided by backer voting, with $1 of contribution being equal to 1 vote, and the character with the highest number votes will be added to the game. To allow everyone who contributed a chance to participate, we have extended the acceptance of votes from the end of the campaign to this coming Friday (August 15th). Votes received after August 15th will not be counted. Therefore if you have not voted yet, please vote NOW for your vote to be counted! Here are details on how to vote – please be sure to include all of the required information: Send an email to yatagarasuacvote@gmail.com, with subject “Vote” in the subject line and include your name, contribution amount, and character you would like to vote for (Nene, Aja, Qadl, or Chiriakuta). We’ve had many (& some very large) contributions since our last update and where this will end up is anyone’s guess right now! Thank you to everyone who has voted so far! All votes go directly to the development team who will collate the results for us to announce soon! Watch this space!  

Message from the Yatagarasu Dev Team

Hello. This is Shiza from the Yatagarasu development team. Thanks to your support, our Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm crowdfunder was able to meet its funding goal. In the end, 3,585 backers raised $118,243 in funding. We are sincerely grateful to have received support from so many people, and we are very much looking forward to the game release, especially now that so many people are waiting to play Yatagarasu AoC! We are grateful not only for the contributions, but also for the other forms of support and encouragement we’ve received. So many people provided support that this campaign set a new record for funds raised for a Japanese indie game group. Thank you. As we explained on the IndieGoGo campaign page, almost all of the funding will be used for development expenses. In all, the funds will be spent on outsourcing fees, related expenses, and producing perk items, and we plan to provide as much transparency as possible regarding the actual costs incurred. For next steps, we will soon announce the result of the character voting. Then, we will announce the additions and improvement to be implemented, and the accompanying schedule. We will announce updates on development progress as we go, and we hope that you look forward to them. We created Yatagarasu because we wanted to make a game that we wanted to play, so visually it is a rather plain. It really is great that a game that has depth, but looks simple could receive this much support. We hope to create a game that will live up to everyone’s expectations. Please continue to support Yatagarasu AoC in future. Shiza Yatagarasu Development Team

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is FUNDED!

It was a roller coaster of a ride with a nail-biting finish, but our Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm IndieGogo campaign closed last night not only with the game fully funded, but having hit FOUR of our stretch goals to boot! The final amount raised was $118,243 against our target of $68,000 for a whopping 174% against the target! yatagarasu_IGG_result This is an amazing result, not only for us at Nyu Media and the Yatagarasu dev team, but also for Japanese indie gaming scene. Not only did the campaign attract attention from around the world, but this was the biggest and most successful crowdfunding of a Japanese video game to date! We sincerely hope that current and budding indie developers in Japan will take inspiration from this and be motivated to make more great games for players around the world. We’re especially proud of because this success was achieved despite having very little coverage from major gaming press, making this truly a win that belongs to the indie gaming and fighting game communities. We would like to give particular thanks to our livestream supporters including 8WayRun, Bifuteki, @hiya_dkr, Kusoge Kings, ManVsGame, Offcast, and Orochinagi for their support and some fun times. Also, huge thanks to our new friends and supporters at NeoGAF, Shoryuken, and the Mugen Guild. Props also to our upcoming dynamic commentators Jchensor, UltraDavid, and Maximilian, and to Mad Catz for their gracious support. Finally, THANK YOU to the indie game press and, most of all, to the gamers who supported our campaign with their contributions, upgrades, and by spreading the word! Over the next few week, Nyu Media & the Yatagarasu dev team will take a collective sigh of happiness and relief, then reach out to backers regarding the upcoming schedule, next steps, perk deliveries, etc. We’ll also launch a Yatagarasu website which will be our hub for news and development updates, information about the games, and will host a forum covering all aspects of the games – please watch out for an update on this coming soon. Once again, THANK YOU to all who made this AMAZING result happen!! YOU should be proud of yourselves! The Yatagarasu development team is huddling at the moment and we will pass on a message from them to all our supporters and backers tomorrow! Sincerely, Seon King, Founder, Nyu Media
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