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Spicy Horse downsizes, Akaneiro put studio $1.7 million in debt

American McGee's Spicy Horse has downsized its Shanghai studio and is focusing its remaining staff on The Gate, a card-collecting, real-time strategy game – in the meantime, the team developing Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has been reduced from 15 people to two. Akaneiro raised $204,680 on Kicksta...

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Golden Jubilee Bundle offers indie value, keys to newsletter subscribers

Indie Royale has launched its 50th bundle, The Golden Jubilee Bundle, and has included two redeemable keys within the bundle's related email to all of its "regular email newsletter" subscribers. The keys also include a digital copy of Cold Storage's Tik Tak album. For newsletter-less gamers, pa...

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Kickstarter just clears goal

Spicy Horse and American McGee's Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Kickstarter squeaked in under the wire. Closing on February 2, the drive ended at $204,680, just surpassing its goal of $200,000. In an update, McGee told supporters that backer rewards will go out as soon as possible, starting with in-game i...

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters delayed to Jan. 31 on Kongregate, Feb. 28 on Steam

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the latest game from American McGee and Spicy Horse, is now scheduled to launch on January 31, one week after the original release date of January 25. This is for the Kongregate launch; the Steam launch will take a little while longer, expected to hit some time around Febru...

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters targets Steam release by January 24

Spicy Horse aims to publish Akaneiro: Demon Hunters on Steam by January 24, although that depends on a big if. Posting on the game's recently unveiled Kickstarter page, Spicy House founder American McGee said if the Japanese-tinted action RPG is selected in the next round of Steam Greenlight, his t...

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Alice creator American McGee turns to Kickstarter for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters

American McGee, the man behind Alice, Grimm, and most recently Alice: Madness Returns, is the latest prominent developer to try out Kickstarter. McGee and his Shanghai-based Spicy Horse studio are seeking $200,000 in funding for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, a free-to-play action RPG detailing the story...

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First Akaneiro: Demon Hunters shots put the color back in Little Red

American McGee's Akaneiro: Demon Hunters puts a fairytale spin on Japanese mythology, then puts all that in a blender with a box of Crayolas. The first screens for Akaneiro traverse the Shigemori River, showing Little Red with a bow, axe and fireball powers. This ain't your mom's bedtime story....

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters beta pits Little Red Riding Hood against Yokai in feudal Japan

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the next game from American McGee's Spicy Horse, is holding beta sign-ups right now via its official site. First, we suggest checking out the first-ever gameplay trailer above to get a feel for the hand-painted, dungeon-crawling, demon-slaying action. Akaneiro is a free-t...

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American McGee on F2P, Ouya and his 'acceptable' experience with EA

American McGee's Spicy Horse studio is shrugging off the madness of console development to create free-to-play, browser- and cloud-based games such as Kongregate's Big Head Bash. This move follows Spicy Horse's partnership with EA to launch Alice: Madness Returns last year as a mainstream, boxed an...

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American McGee takes on Red Riding Hood with Akaneiro

After all the madness Alice could muster and social action game Bighead Bash, it look's like American McGee's Spicy Horse studio is ready to move on to another new project. Entitled Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, the action role-playing game retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood with a feudal Japan...

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