Hi there! Sure thing, as long as credits go back to me~
posts this too it had to be done
I BURN IN BATFAMILY HELL
Sorry for being so inactive these past months. School has been a real drag and slowed down my sewing process. Not to mention personal problems that I’ve been dealing with but here’s my complete Mikio cosplay clothing wise!! I have to order the right color wig and extensions for him. It’s hella hard to find maroon wigs. And I have to finish my ears and tail and order contacts but other than that I’m done sewing!!
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Lettuce Waltz team and Shuye (CV: @prozdvoices )! We hope you’re all having a wonderful day with loved ones and/or delicious food (which also counts as a loved one).
Thank you so much for your support of Spirit Parade~ Enjoy this little token of our appreciation! ♥
IT IS STILL CHRISTMAS ON THE WEST COAST SO I’M ON TIME!! Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!
Hi everyone! We’re updating before Sunday with some big news, both good and bad.
First off, the not-so-great news: Spirit Parade isn’t going to be ready for release by the end of 2015. We underestimated just how much time it would take to add the extra things such as the Mikio and Diaochan routes and the full voice-acting. The last thing we want to do is compromise on quality and put out a rushed, subpar game, so we’re going to push back the release date to make sure Spirit Parade is the best that it can be. We don’t anticipate it being released very late into 2016, but we’ll give a concrete release date once we get closer to the game being finished.
Of course, the preorder sales will continue at the price of $10 for the time being. People preordering Spirit Parade gives us the funds necessary to afford things like music for the game and supports the dev team while we work on it, so we deeply appreciate everyone who’s preordered the game so far. And, of course, we are very grateful for everyone’s support and interest in general. We will continue updating this blog every 2 weeks so you can see that we’re hard at work on the game.
The good news is that to tide everyone over while the game’s being completed, we’re releasing an updated version of the demo! This new demo has some updated art/UI, added Haiyue scenes (though he will only appear if you make certain choices), and full voice acting!
Here’s our voice cast list again:
Nara: Jill Harris
Hayato: Mark Allen Jr.
Shuye: SungWon Cho
Haiyue: Howard Wang
Mikio: River Kanoff (does not appear in the demo)
Diaochan: Natalie Van Sistine (does not appear in the demo)
Sakuya: Amanda Gonzalez
Asuka: Sarah Williams
Extra character voices are also provided by Curtis Arnott, Scott Frerichs, Anthony Sardinha, and Steven Kelly. The voice casting and direction are by Sound Cadence Studios.
You can download the demo from our itch.io page. The demo covers the entirety of the common route and also has two bad endings and two normal endings. We believe the game is about at a CERO-C/PG-13 level for some language and stylized violence. We have a font selection option so that you may change the game’s font to Open Dyslexic and all other game menus such as the CG Gallery and Music Box are functional.
The story centers on Nara (her name can be set by the player), a cynical 17-year-old girl who mostly shut herself off from the world after contracting spinal polio at a young age and becoming unable to walk. One night while at a festival in town, her soul is suddenly pulled from her body and transported to the Spirit World, where all the demons and spirits are celebrating a month-long festival. Until the end of this festival, Nara won’t be able to return home…
Please let us know what you think of the game by tagging your Tumblr posts and tweets with #SpiritParade or #Spirit Parade! We would appreciate any feedback you might have. Thank you again for your support!
Our apologies for missing last week’s update (and being a day late with this one)! We’ve been very busy around here. As we get further into game development, there’s less and less that we can show (without it being spoilery) so we might have to start doing biweekly updates so that we can avoid really empty update posts. We’ll keep you all posted!
Anyway, as a little treat and apology for our lateness, I recorded a video instead of just posting up screencaps. This is Mikio’s introduction scene in the game. His route piggybacks off of Hayato’s, so you need to make sure you’re staying at the kitsune house or else he won’t appear. I’m wrapping up writing Mikio’s route and should be starting on the Underworld trio very soon. Exciting stuff!
Thank you so much for your support and interest, everyone! And if you haven’t seen it yet, this romantic visual novel Hustle Cat is currently up on Kickstarter and has a demo out. It looks like it’s going to be a very charming game full of cute cats (!!) so check it out if you haven’t had a chance to yet.
This is a special update for people who’ve already preordered Spirit Parade. We’ve updated the minigame demo so that it includes all three levels. The demo also now keeps track of your score. If you haven’t yet, pre-order the game today and you’ll get download access.
The demo is available for download from your purchase page or from the game’s page on itch.io if you’re logged in. Please note that this demo might not be the final version of this mini-game. There might be some additional tweaks to the gameplay or graphics before the full release.
We would appreciate any feedback you might have. Thank you again for your support!
Hi everyone! Rins here! We’re gonna update the blog a little early this week (instead of our usual Sunday) with something really special! We’ve been working closely with Sound Cadence Studios on the voice acting for our game and we’re finally putting it all together now!
This sneak peek is just the tutorial on how to play the game but we will be rereleasing the demo with Haiyue’s route available once we have everything edited and coded! Enjoy!
OVERDRIVE is a webcomic by my friend Srinitybeast (alienkittycat on Tumblr) that’s currently entered in Webtoons’ Science Fiction Comics Contest. It centers on siblings Mordecai (Mordy) and Piper (Pipes) Bell as they try to amass fame, glory, and most importantly money underground through bot fighting. Mordecai orders a new fighter bot that ends up looking nothing like the rough and tough warrior that he’d hoped for. Size isn’t everything, though, and there might be more to the petite Amp than meets the eye…
Aside from having an intriguing story and cast, the art in this comic is just fantastic. I think there’s something here for everyone, even if you’re not that into science fiction stuff.
If you’re interested, please check out OVERDRIVE! There’s two chapters out so far, with more to come soon. Reader response is also important for the contest, so if you could rate, like, add the comic to your favorites, or leave a comment, it would really help Srin out, as would reblogging this post or plugging the comic elsewhere. Thanks for reading! Please follow overdrivecomic for extras and updates related to the comic~!
It’s the roaring 20’s. Alcohol-loving Americans are chafing underneath the restrictions of Prohibition, but speakeasies have thankfully risen to fill the void with ill-begotten booze. The Blind Griffin is one such speakeasy in San Francisco, California, but it’s about to go out of business…because its employees are a den of magicians who are more concerned with their magical studies and experiments than moonshine! Desperate not to lose the building that has become their haven, they hire the first streetsmart guttersnipe they find with some experience to help turn things around, but could she perhaps turn out to be the strongest magician of them all?This game has 10 endings and 6 CGs. All writing/programming was done by me, Lorelei. The art was a joint effort between Auro-Cyanide and Rinslettuce. Noyemi K was our music composer.The game contains 2,845 dialogue blocks, containing 30,769 words and 162,469 characters, for an average of 10.8 words and 57 characters per block. The game contains 12 menus, 237 images, and 64 screens.
For more information about the game and to download, please see the official website. The game is free to download but if you’d like to leave us a tip, we’d really appreciate it! The OST will be up for digital download/sale at a later date. The LSF thread is here if you’d like to leave us some more detailed comments. We highly encourage all kinds of feedback, liveblogging, LPs, etc. Enjoy!
I’m a broke college student in major debt who doesn’t have a lot of free time, so I made a patreon which I feel will be better for those who can’t afford my commission prices but would still like to support me. This will allow me to continue drawing the same…
Spirit Parade has been Greenlit by Valve! This means that upon release in late spring, the game will be on Steam. Thank you so much to everyone for your support and kind words for the last few weeks! We never dreamed we’d get greenlit so quickly but we’re absolutely thrilled and humbled. We’re going to continue to work hard to make Spirit Parade great, so please look forward to the full release in late spring!
The full game will be available for download and purchase both on Steam and itch.io at the same time a couple of months from now, but pre-orders are still open right now at a discounted $10 here at itch.io and you can also download the free demo if you’d like to give the game a try first! Please note that the game will be on Steam after the pre-order period, so the price will be higher.
The Blind Griffin is an otome game being developed by Asphodel Quartet for NaNoRenO 2015. Our team is made up of artists auro-cyanide and rinslette, writer/programmer narihira, and composer/musician noyemik. The game will feature three different character routes (Giovanni, Alexei, and Emilio) and will have 12 different endings. The game will be free, with a pay-what-you-want system in place for people who’d like to leave a tip.
S T O R YIt’s the roaring 20’s. Alcohol-loving Americans are chafing underneath the restrictions of Prohibition, but speakeasies have thankfully risen to fill the void with ill-begotten booze. The Blind Griffin is one such speakeasy in San Francisco, California, but it’s about to go out of business…because its employees are a den of magicians who are more concerned with their magical studies and experiments than moonshine! Desperate not to lose the building that has become their haven, they hire the first street-smart guttersnipe they find with some experience to help turn things around, but could she perhaps turn out to be the strongest magician of them all?
C H A R A C T E R S
GIOVANNI (GIO) // The speakeasy’s premier violinist. He moonlights as a saxophone player but he’s awful at it (nobody tells him). The laid-back older brother of the group and widely regarded to be the strongest magician of the coven, Gio takes the safety of the group as a whole very seriously. Specializes in earth magic.
MARIE // The owner of the Blind Griffin. She was disowned by her high-class family because of her gender identity, but is allowed to keep the building provided the business turns a profit. Cultured and delicate, Marie is unfortunately a busybody for whom money seems like it’s water. Do NOT make comments about her height.
ALEXEI // The displaced nobleman. He and his family were part of the Russian imperial court, but had to emigrate to America after the revolution. Though he acts cold towards people he’s unfamiliar with and comes off as blunt and awkward at first, he is actually kind at heart and easily flustered. Specializes in water/ice magic.
EMILIO // The working class baby of the group. Emilio is the most junior member of the coven until the heroine arrives. His family runs a small bistro, but they barely make ends meet. His bad experiences with non-mages have put a chip on his shoulder and added fuel to his already hot-tempered, megalomaniacal tendencies. Specializes in fire magic.
??? // The heroine. The youngest child of a large Chinese family, she had to make herself useful from a young age and thus never received any formal education. She is practical, street-smart, and no nonsense. For some reason she hates her actual name so she goes by a nickname (that the player sets). The extent of her powers is unknown.
VIVIENNE (VIVI) // The songstress. A city slicker originally from New York, she saw Bessie Smith performing live once and was so totally star-struck that she decided right then and there that she would put her all into becoming a singer. Vivi is bubbly and sweet-natured, but also quite headstrong. Specializes in air magic.
A quick preview of some upcoming sprites…! As usual these were a collaborative effort between rinslette and myself. In other words, she drew the art and I butchered it. :’D
A quick reminder to please vote for us on Steam Greenlight if you haven’t already and spread the word! We’ve been stalling at around 70% to the top 100 and need just a bit more of a boost to break into the ranking!
We’ve got some really exciting news to tell pretty soon, just have to finalize a number of things before we’re really comfortable showing anything off. We hope you’ve all been doing well! <3
OMG SEES THIS MONTHS LATER IDK WHY TUMBLR DIDN’T NOTIFY ME BUT THANK YOU WEEPS… <33 YOU’RE THE CUTEST ANON
Mikio was the winner of our special Valentine’s Day poll! Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day~ The rest of the ranking was as follows:
We’re having a special 24-hour giveaway, as well! You can RT this Mikio tweet or reblog this Tumblr entry to enter to win a Spirit Parade pre-order key! We’ll be giving away one key via Twitter and one key via Tumblr. You must also be following this blog and/or Lore’s dev Twitter to qualify to win.
If you haven’t yet, please vote for us on Steam Greenlight! We’ll announce the Tumblr winner on this blog in 24 hours. Happy Valentine’s Day!
NOTE: if you saw the post we made last night, that’s got the old link. We accidentally submitted the game as Software instead of a Game so please use this new link and vote again if you voted before. We’re so sorry for the inconvenience!
We’ve just put Spirit Parade up on Steam Greenlight! If you can, please vote for us and spread the word so that we can get Spirit Parade on Steam once it’s finished!
As a reminder, pre-orders are open! Anyone who pre-orders the game will get a complimentary Steam key if Spirit Parade gets onto Steam.
Thank you so much for your support thus far. We’re very excited to bring the game to you!
If you already voted PLEASE VOTE AGAIN! We had to make a new page!
Hi everyone! It’s been about 48 hours since the Spirit Parade demo was released. We’ve really been humbled by the amount of support we’ve received from you all! Thank you so much for taking the time to check the game out and a very special thank you to those who’ve already preordered. You are putting food on some poor devs’ tables. ♥
We’ve got a special announcement to make today about the love interests for the game. Originally, we said that the game would have 3 love interests, but that the 3rd would not appear in the demo. That 3rd love interest is Haiyue. The reason he did not appear in the demo is because in order to unlock his route, you have to first finish Shuye’s. So the second time running through the game after completing Shuye’s route, Haiyue will appear alongside him. A few people have commented on the fact that Shuye’s introduction CG “felt like it was missing something”. In fact, it’s missing Haiyue!
So good catch! Haiyue is the third main love interest for the game and gets his own full route just like Shuye and Hayato.
However, this leaves Mikio and Diaochan, whom very many of you like. As do we! While planning this game out, the two of us got very attached to them and felt that we wanted to give them their own routes, as well. However, we weren’t sure if that would be feasible or if they’d garner enough interest. We decided secretly to add them in later, perhaps as DLC, if the game did well. We are happy to report that after seeing all of the support the game has gotten and after seeing how well Lettuce Waltz works as a team, we are going to go ahead and add their routes into the game for the full release. So instead of having only 3 love interest routes, Spirit Parade will have 5 love interest routes at no extra cost to you all. To celebrate this, rinslette has drawn a set of gravure images of Mikio, Diaochan, and Haiyue! C: We hope you all enjoy~~
Please note, however, that Mikio and Diaochan’s routes will be slightly shorter than the main routes. This is due to the fact that they piggyback off of the other guys’ routes, structure-wise. For example, once you are on Hayato’s route, three days later you will get the chance to get onto Mikio’s route instead. Diaochan’s is the same except it branches off of Haiyue’s route. So Mikio and Diaochan do not appear in the common route and their routes are a bit shorter as a result.
We hope that this pleases everyone and we’re very excited to continue work on the game! If possible, please continue giving us feedback on the demo and pre-order the game or spread the word if you liked it!
Finally, many of you have also been asking about a release date for the full game. While we do not have an exact release date in mind yet, we are 100% certain that the game will be released in late spring of 2015. When we get further along with the game and are more sure of the exact date, we will be sure to make an announcement. We are also hammering out details for a limited edition version of the game (both digital and physical) and will roll out more information on that once we have everything figured out.
Once again, thank so much for all of your support and kindness so far. If you haven’t given Spirit Parade a try yet, please check out the website and demo. We hope you all have a wonderful week!
finished playing demo for spirit parade and i have to say it was really something :3c cant wait to play the actual game!
you can check out the game from here: https://lettucewaltz.itch.io/spirit-parade
OH MY GODLKJSDF WHAT WHAT THIS IS SO FUCKING NICE?????????????? SCREAMINGLSDKJF
The Spirit Parade’s free demo has been released and pre-orders are now open! Pre-orders are at a discounted price of $10 compared to the full release price of $15. Please go forth and enjoy the game! The demo covers the entirety of the common route and also has one bad ending and two normal endings.
We believe the game is about at a CERO-C/PG-13 level for some language and stylized violence. We have a font selection option so that you may change the game’s font to Open Dyslexic and all other game menus such as the CG Gallery and Music Box are functional.Spirit Parade’s story centers on Nara (her name can be set by the player), a cynical 17-year-old girl who mostly shut herself off from the world after contracting spinal polio at a young age and becoming unable to walk. One night, a festival is going on in town. Instead of going with her family, Nara wanders off alone, not wanting to slow them down. As she goes through the various stalls, things become hazier and gradually Nara finds herself surrounded by people with ears, tails, and horns…then suddenly her clothes and wheelchair disappear! After a run-in with a rambunctious kitsune named Hayato and a scary-looking dragon officer of death named Shuye, Nara finds out that her soul has left her body and been transported to the Spirit World, where all the demons and spirits are celebrating a month-long festival. Until the end of this festival, she won’t be able to return home… Will Nara survive long enough in the Spirit World to go back in one piece? Will she be able to get over her bitterness borne from the past, or will she be engulfed in hatred and lose sight of what’s truly important?
We would be very happy to hear any feedback on the game. Please use the #spirit parade tag on Tumblr if you can, as both of us track it!
It’s finisheddddd!!! Took somewhere around 5 hrs to color which makes me wanna kick myself why am I so slow…but it came out amazing so I guess it was worth taking so long.
OH MY GOD LAUGHSDLKFJ THIS IS PERFECTION JOY’S FACE IS MY FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD (photoshops myself into this picture) THANK YOU DALLIE SOBS RUBS YOUR SHOULDERS I ALWAYS LOVE GETTING ART OF THESE CHARAS ;__;