Akaneiro: Demon Hunters needs Linux Beta Testers

American McGee, designer of Alice: Madness Returns and Grimm, is calling out to fans and backers for Linux Beta testers for his latest game. Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, a unique arpg, was funded on Kickstarter with a Linux-based stretch goal, and is currently available on PC and through browsers,. After securing $204,680 of a $200,000 total, American and Spicy Horse are getting ready for Linux.

Anyone who pledged to the Akaneiro: Demon Hunters campaign (which you can view on the Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Kickstarter page), whether it was $5 or $50, has been sent an email asking any Linux users to step forward and test the build. This should be available sometime next week. The email lists the following platforms as supportable by the demo:

xUbuntu_12.10 (i586, x86_64)
xUbuntu_12.04 (i586, x86_64)
openSUSE_12.3 (i586, x86_64)
openSUSE_12.2 (i586, x86_64)
openSUSE_12.1 (i586, x86_64)
Fedora_18 (i586, x86_64)
Fedora_17 (i586, x86_64)


Akaneiro: Demon Hunters creates a unique twist on the classic Red Riding Hood tale

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters was inspired by the Red Riding Hood tale and transports you to a gorgeous world full of Yokai and Japanese folklore. You play as a recruit in the Order of Arkane, a Templar-like group that fights to maintain the balance between humanity and Yokai (Japanese demons). The blood of these creatures becomes Karma Shards, which are used to unlock almost super-human combat skills and techniques. These techniques allow you to create a character completely unique to your personality and play style. Combine this with a huge array of weapons (both one and two-handed), a vast amount of armor and several unique pets, all with their own abilities, and you’re able to create a completely new character each time you start the game.

The game takes you across Yomi Island, located north of Hokkaido, which was the site of a great war between the humans and the Yokai. Now you fight through the different regions, each containing several areas with different environment styles and enemies, to save humanity and restore the balance.

If you are interested in applying to be a Linux Beta tester all you need to do is send an email expressing your interest to [email protected] and put ‘Linux Tester’ in the subject line. Once the build is ready to test you’ll be contacted and away you go. If you have any questions or want more information then you should email the same address and Ophelea will try her best to answer all your questions.