Hello to everyone we’ve met at AnimeFest in Dallas! Thanks to all of you who played our new game Danmaku!

Danmaku is a card game inspired by the popular bullet hell shooter series, Touhou. Players take on roles such as the Heroine, Boss, and EX Boss and sling bullets and spell cards to meet their objective.

I’m really excited about this project because we’re almost ready to release a demo to the public! We’ve completed the rules for the base set and our first expansion and we’re doing final play testing here at AnimeFest. So far people love it!

The next steps in this project is to write up the instruction manual and publish a free Print-To-Play version of the base set. Anyone who wants to print a playable version can do so by downloading the PDF files, or if you want to customize it with your own art, you can download the source files we’ve created in the Magic Set Editor software.

One of the biggest hurdles left is to create art for the cards. We use placeholder art for our testing, but we will need to commission over 50 new pieces of artwork before we can officially print and distribute Danmaku. Along with the cost of physically printing and distributing the cards, this could be a challenge, so we are currently looking at our options for funding this project.

We look forward to bringing this game to future anime conventions, especially when it’s done and we have a copy that people can bring home with them. In the meantime, we will post updates here.

5 Responses to “Danmaku! and Greetings from AnimeFest!”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Your KiriKiri project page is broken. Just thought you might want to know.

  2. carrot Says:

    Thanks. We’ve replaced the old wiki with a static download page.

  3. Misty Says:

    Sorry for the irrelevant comment, but I was wondering about “The Parasol Festival”. I’ve kept an eye on it for a while, but although Deji seems to have finished up on the art side there’s been no word from you guys so I thought the project might have become inactive. Is that the case? I hope not; both the art and story seemed really appealing!

    p.s. The new “Danmaku!” game looks great! The illustrations look excellent so far.

  4. Moogs Says:

    The Parasol Festival’s script has been drafted and is in the editing phase. Programming and Marketing come next, so expect to hear a lot more from me about it. 😉

  5. Misty Says:

    That’s great news. I’m really looking forward to it! 😀