"United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

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"United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

Post by Paragon-Yoshi on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:48 pm

Okay then. I think it's about time I move this message here.

Of course, I already posted part of this in the Member's Gazebo, by asking members to join the efforts of expanding this community.
And I THANK everyone who did join the efforts. I really appreciate it. Smile
Nevertheless, I also wanted this message to be visible to guests.
So here we go...

I have posted this message on DA already. And I guess some of you already know what's coming.
But for those who don't, I IMPLORE you to read this and, if possible, JOIN THE EFFORTS!


Of course, I want Shantae to get the attention and popularity that she deserves.
And I already TRY to advertise a little for her, by spreading the word to nearly every place I visit.
And I will continue to advertise for her, whenever the opportunity arises.
But since I am only one man, I can only do so much.

This is where YOU and the other Shantae fans come into play.
LET US ALL WORK TOGETHER!
If we can get the Shantae-fanbase to grow closer and solidary and act as one, I am sure we can do this.

In fact, this forum just might be the perfect place for the community to grow closer and plan things out.


So the ultimate goal of these efforts is to give Shantae the popularity she deserves.
What needs to be done in order to do this?

Well first, WE NEED A LARGE COMMUNITY!
We can't move big mountains, unless we have the proper manpower.
So the first step would be to RALLY as many Shantae fans here as possible.

And second, we would need to EXPAND the fanbase.
So we'd need to ADVERTISE for her, whenever and wherever we can.

And if enough people do this, this might already do a lot.


But of course, we could also go the extra mile and do more than that.
Some ways might require some money though...
Like...
- ... creating a fan-game with Shantae in it.
(Preferably a CROSSOVER with other popular characters. Which should have the best advertising-effect!)
- ... making quality Fan Art, figurines/dolls/plushies or other merchandise.
- ... making Shantae skins and stuff for games like Quake or Mugen.
- ... buying a spot for certain events and selling Shantae-stuff there. (Like ComicCon or whatever other events there are)
Of course, those are just some ideas, that can be discussed later in SEPERATE TOPICS (provided that there even are people who want to do this).


What could we achieve, if we grow large and actually work together, act as one, with each of us contributing to this campaign?
Of course, giving Shantae the popularity she deserves is one thing.

But what it could also achieve...
- BRING SHANTAE BACK TO THE RETAIL-SECTOR!
Which would be wonderful. Since her games would be much more accessible for everyone then.

- GET WAYFORWARD A TRUSTWORTHY PUBLISHER!
I am sure if WayForward would gain enough popularity, they'd eventually gain the attention of companies who would gladly publish the games for them.

- GET SHANTAE TO JAPAN!
A wonderful scenario it'd be. Given that she seems to have some fans in Japan as well.

Just listing some of the possible outcomes.
Perhaps she could also rival characters like Mario or Sonic one day?
Who knows?


One thing is for sure though, it's certainly NOT impossible.
It's only a matter of how large and solidary the community grows and how well it works together.
And I still believe that one day, the fan-efforts can and WILL get Shantae into the same spotlight as characters like Mario, Sonic, Samus, etc.

DO NOT let anyone tell you that you are powerless. You aren't!
Together we are strong!
So don't wait for a miracle and instead let us BE THE MIRACLE!


I really hope I could reach at least some people with this message.
Let us all fight the good fight and do out bit for great justice!

Thank you all! Smile

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Re: "United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

Post by BossFight on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:00 am

I'm of course all for this. I have a friend who's big on the gaming/anime conventions that wanted to take me along, so I'll definitely think up something to do for when I go.

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Re: "United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

Post by .Luke on Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:32 am

Heh, with all this talk of the "power of the people", you almost sound like a politician or something. xD (In a good way, of course; not all of them are corrupt and evil yet.) But it is true, and if enough demand for more Shantae was given, we might see more of her. I doubt she'll become as recognizable as Mario or Sonic, since the Shantae games as well as the characters themselves are rather quirky, but isn't that what we love about her? :3 Even quirkier games than that get re-releases and ports all the time, (Space Channel 5 or Jet Set Radio anyone?) so why not Shantae?

I feel it unrealistic to dream of Shantae merchandise all over the place, but it's a crying shame that such an interesting IP doesn't get the exposure it needs for people to actually notice and experience for themselves. I'd gladly do my part to introduce her to anyone I bump into, either online or IRL; sometimes it can be surprising how far just word of mouth travels, and if I knew a thing or two about blender already, there's a lot of Shantae-related things I would do in a heartbeat. xD In the meantime, I'm trying my hand at fan art and tweaking an engine for a possible fan game project.

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Re: "United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

Post by Paragon-Yoshi on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:13 am

BossFight wrote:I'm of course all for this. I have a friend who's big on the gaming/anime conventions that wanted to take me along, so I'll definitely think up something to do for when I go.
Sounds good.
But, uh, make sure you don't do more stuff than you can handle. Or get some people to help you out, if you can. Wink

.Luke wrote:Heh, with all this talk of the "power of the people", you almost sound like a politician or something. xD (In a good way, of course; not all of them are corrupt and evil yet.)
LOL.

But it is true, and if enough demand for more Shantae was given, we might see more of her. I doubt she'll become as recognizable as Mario or Sonic, since the Shantae games as well as the characters themselves are rather quirky, but isn't that what we love about her? Kitty Face Even quirkier games than that get re-releases and ports all the time, (Space Channel 5 or Jet Set Radio anyone?) so why not Shantae?
I dunno. I do think that she has the potential, to become as recognizable as Mario or Sonic.
It's very unlikely at this point. But certainly not impossible. Wink


I feel it unrealistic to dream of Shantae merchandise all over the place, but it's a crying shame that such an interesting IP doesn't get the exposure it needs for people to actually notice and experience for themselves.
Could it be that you're too much of a realist? ^^;
Like I said, it's unlikely. But not impossible. It's only a matter of how much attention she will get.
And if she gets enough, I am sure there will be people who would gladly go something for her. And not only from the fan-site. Wink

I'd gladly do my part to introduce her to anyone I bump into, either online or IRL; sometimes it can be surprising how far just word of mouth travels, and if I knew a thing or two about blender already, there's a lot of Shantae-related things I would do in a heartbeat. xD In the meantime, I'm trying my hand at fan art and tweaking an engine for a possible fan game project.
Good, good. That's something. Extra Smile

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Re: "United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

Post by .Luke on Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Paragon-Yoshi wrote:Could it be that you're too much of a realist? ^^;
Like I said, it's unlikely. But not impossible. It's only a matter of how much attention she will get.
And if she gets enough, I am sure there will be people who would gladly go something for her. And not only from the fan-site. ;)

Do realists listen to lots of Dara Maclean or Britt Nicole? xD I might be a tad realist there, but I'm just trying to keep my feet nailed to the ground. Don't wanna be disappointed when Shantae's exposed enough and still doesn't get her own line of poseable action figures, for instance. ;_; (Not that I would be dieing to play with them obviously, but they would look pretty sweat on a desk. :D )

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Re: "United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

Post by Paragon-Yoshi on Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:10 pm

I take the liberty to bump this topic.

I for one am still willing to help out however I can, to help Shantae get the popularity she deserves..
Just give me the word and I will see what I can do. Wink

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Re: "United We Stand" - Let's make Shantae popular...

Post by Axol The Axolotl on Wed May 15, 2013 4:40 pm

I could make some Minecraft skins.
As my contribution to this forum.
Smile

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