Nyu Media Turn To Kickstarter To Get Shmups On Steam Greenlight

By Ishaan . April 23, 2013 . 11:40am

Doujin publisher Nyu Media are bringing SITER SKAIN’s ALLTYNEX series of shoot-em-ups to the West, the publisher announced this morning. ALLTYNEX is a trilogy of games developed for PC. The three games in the series are:


  • Chapter One: ALLTYNEX Second
  • Chapter Two: RefleX
  • Chapter Three: KAMUI


You can read up on all three of these games and the differences between each on Nyu Media’s Kickstarter page. Yes, Nyu Media are running a Kickstarter campaign for ALLTYNEX, in order to help promote the games in the West. Localization of the three games is already underway but funds generated via Kickstarter will help with QA and, more importantly, promoting the game so that it has a shot of making it into Steam’s Greenlight program.


Nyu Media explain why they feel they need Kickstarter to make this possible:


“The money raised by a successful Kickstarter will allow us to apply additional resources to the final polish and quality checking phase of the localization and will go in part towards promoting the games to overseas gamers. This last point is hugely important for The Tale of ALLTYNEX to successfully make it through Steam Greenlight and onto Steam distribution. Japanese games struggle to gain attention and recognition on Steam Greenlight, so much so that only ONE Japanese indie game has managed to pass Greenlight out of over greenlit 70 games so far! The awareness and marketing budget from a successful Kickstarter will provide The Tale of ALLTYNEX a boost on Greenlight and hopefully contribute to bringing these games to the world’s biggest digital distribution platform!”


Nyu Media are asking for $5,000 in Kickstarter contributions to help see their plans for ALLTYNEX through. In the event that Kickstarter funds go beyond the $5,000 mark, they have various stretch goals outlined, such as a strategy guide and more.


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  • DuskSharkEX

    I’d help…if I had the money…

    • well you have 29 days to try to obtain some money if you really want to help.

  • Barrylocke89

    5000 bucks seems like a reasonable goal for some SHMUP action. I think they’re probably going to hit it.

    • they likely will, whether they reach the nice stretch goals is another story.

  • puchinri

    huh. That’s interesting. I appreciate Nyu Media and what they do, so I may try and contribute a little something~.

  • FetusZero

    I’m not a fan of Kickstarter, but I’ll still do my part to support NyuMedia even though I own all three of these. ALLTYNEX definitely deserves to be known in the genre.

  • TrevHead

    I’ll defo support this when I have the cash next week, Doujin publishers have really been hurt by Greenlight, since KS has helped many other 2D games quickly get greenlighted hopefully the same magic could work with shmups.

    OH I have a question about using paypal? Is it best to transfer funds into my paypal account before paying for anything or am I ok just directly paying from my bank account? Do PP charge alot or have limits for doing so?

    • either will usually work fine for paypal, but as far as I know kickstarter doesn’t support paypal, only amazon payments (which just uses an amazon account)

      • TrevHead

        THX for the info.

        Also (if u r from Nyu Media) congrats on a successful Kickstarter! Only taking 19hrs is very quick, hopefully Valve will look at that as an indication that more 2D shmups should be on Steam.

        Also that physical copy stretch goal is very tempting sadly I don’t have $45 to spare atm.

  • Sweet, more Shmups. Not able to give a lot atm due to medical bills but I’ll see what I can cut this month from my to get list to give that to Nyu.

  • CirnoLakes

    Greenlight. I winced. Gabe Newell should see this.

    But I need more Shoot em’ Ups on Steam definitely. Giving this my “pledge”.

    Very happy to support the cause of doujin gaming!

  • Mantiskilla

    Oh yeah. All 3 of those games are great and would be nice to see them on Steam for sure

  • Höhlenmensch

    Man this is pathetic. What has gaming come to?

  • i need all those xbox360 shmups (which it didn’t deserved to get in the first place) on my steam account

  • Armane

    Well I backed it. Here’s hoping they reach the physical stretch goal. C’mon only $20,000 left.

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