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Hello everyone,


Apologies for the lack of updates, we haven't been sleeping, we've been squirrelling away behind the scenes at Onion Soup HQ.


Here's some of the exciting news that we can share with you all:


Meet the newest member of Onion Soup Interactive


Her name is Mocha, and yes, she is part chihuahua and flower. It's a rare breed.


Amy loves taking photos of Mocha (there are a lot), and if you need a cute dog picture to brighten your day (and who wouldn't?!?!?), follow Mocha's Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/mocha_the_chiflower/).


She'll thank you later with dog kisses.


Nippon Marathon Turbo = Hyper Running OUT NOW



The highly anticipated arcade edition of Nippon Marathon, Nippon Marathon Turbo= Hyper Running is now available to purchase.


The hardware is available to purchase via publisher's exA-Arcadia's webpage.



With two new characters you can race to victory as British Royal V-Tuber Annabelle or wrestle your way to the top of the score board with IWGP Champion (Insane Wrestling Pigeon Grapple) Hato.



There's even three new levels to test your skills against, and an intriguing but also slightly terrifying "Ultra Route". What could that mean?


With the madness turned up to the max can you handle Nippon Marathon Turbo= Hyper Running? Perhaps ask your GP first.


Order now on exA-Arcadia's site.


UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel Development Update



With all of the excitement surrounding Nippon Marathon Turbo, don't think we've forgotten about

UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel. Since receiving feedback from the Steam Summer Games Festival, we took the decision to give the design and gameplay a serious overhaul, and we don't think you'll be disappointed.


We both agreed not share anything until it's ready, and that time is nearly here. Due to the pandemic and health issues it's taken a little longer than expected, but we cannot wait to share UEDI with you all. It'll be worth it. Promise.


To tickle your tastebuds, above is some never before seen concept art for UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel.


Stay tuned for more updates regarding UEDI: SotC and our other projects by following our socials.



So that's all for now!


Stay safe


Amy & Andy





Hi everyone,


Thank you for your support, even though we didn't reach the funding goal we're still very happy to know that there are so many people who want to play Nippon Marathon 2. 


A few people have asked if we can extend the campaign but we decided not to do that. Unfortunately the losses of family we've both experienced recently mean we'll be taking some time off. It's been a tough month for us and our thoughts go out to everyone else who has suffered hard times during the pandemic.


When we're back on our feet we will post an update here about the future of our games.  We don't think it's the end of the road for Nippon Marathon 2, it might just take a little longer for us to get there! 


For us though, we'd really appreciate if you joined our mailing list, just enter your email address on the home page of our website. We promise not to spam you:

https://www.onionsoupinteractive.com/


Thanks again, you've been awesome,


Andy and Amy.


Project Update


As you can probably tell, it's unlikely that Nippon Marathon 2 will hit its minimum funding target.


We're upset with how the Kickstarter has gone, and have spent numerous hours trying to turn it around with no success.


A lot of you have been asking about the future of Nippon Marathon 2 when the campaign ends, and at the minute we don't have a definite answer for you. 


We would love to continue development of Nippon Marathon 2, but we always said we wouldn't continue without financial support for the game. The original Nippon Marathon was a huge challenge for us (well, Andy) to take on, and we definitely bit off more than we could chew. Development at the end was a struggle and well, lets just say the crunch was real. We really needed an extra 6+ months of dev to fix bugs and tidying, however our financial situation didn't allow that. Even after selling our house, we still couldn't afford to spend the extra time needed in dev. 


So with Nippon Marathon 2, we have learnt from past mistakes and we are the first to admit that not only do we need to outsource help (such as programmer), we need financial support so that we can develop Nippon Marathon 2 without ever feeling the crunch again. 


So with that said, we'll look at funding opportunities for Nippon Marathon 2 and go from there. 


We really really want to make Nippon Marathon 2 a reality, and we are very passionate about the project, but we have to be sensible and not start development of a game that we know we cannot finish alone.


Sorry that it's not the news you wanted to hear. 


But on a nicer note, the results for course 8 are in!


Course 8 Results



You maybe wondering why we continued to do this vote when it looks like the campaign will not be successful. Well as we said above, we want to develop Nippon Marathon 2, and the kickstarter campaign being unsuccessful does not mean the end of Nippon Marathon 2, so we decided to keep the vote open for course 8 to let you, the fans decide. 


The winner is Jeju Island. What a great ending to a world tour; you start on the bustling streets of London and finish in the beautiful haven that is Jeju Island. 


Thank You


Lastly we want to thank you all for supporting the campaign. Although we have not reached our goal, we want to thank each and every one of you for your support. 


We hope that you enjoyed seeing what's in store for Nippon Marathon 2, and sharing your ideas on social media with us.


At the end of the campaign we'll release further ways you can support us and Nippon Marathon 2.


So that's it for now,


Amy & Andy


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Email: AmyMadin@OnionSoupInteractive.com

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