News at Mystery Parfait
We’re at Anime Expo!

Hi everyone, we’re teaching people to play the demo version of Danmaku!! at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, if you’re there come by to play with us!

Danmaku!! Official Homepage is live!

Danmaku!! is a Touhou-inspired card game being developed by Mystery Parfait. At long last, the official homepage for Danmaku!! is up and can be found at There you can read about the project, learn the rules, or download a trial version of the cards that you can print and play yourself! Check it out now!

Also, we’ve opened official MP pages on various social media sites, so you can follow us on your favorite service!

Danmaku! and Greetings from AnimeFest!

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.

KiriKiri English Development

Happy new year, everyone. It’s been a while since we’ve had an update.

As we’ve mentioned in various places, we are working on an English version of the open source Japanese visual novel/adventure game engine KiriKiri/KAG, which we’ve dubbed Kage-Kirie. We’ve been so focused on finishing our first major project Flight of Twilight that we haven’t gone out of our way to promote our websites, so it came as a little bit of a surprise when we found out that the English Wikipedia page for KiriKiri started linking here. Our work on translating KiriKiri/KAG has mostly been going around via word of mouth, but now is a good time to explain what is going on.

Much of the information here is explained in greater detail on the project wiki for Kage-Kirie, located at

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The Parasol Festival: Bittersweet Blossom

Carrot once said to me “Don’t make a joke unless you’re prepared to follow through.”

This is the result of not following his advice.
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New Year

Carrot & I promised ourselves that we would not talk about Flight of Twilight more than we actually worked on it. A bit of a problem with this is that we’ve been so busy working on the project that we are too exhausted to spend much time talking about it. But tonight I hope to rectify that.

Flower Garden BG

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Recruiting: Composer

Things did not work out, so this position is once again open.

Mystery Parfait is currently searching for a new member to add to our team. For our composer position, we’re looking for someone to provide the soundtrack for Flight of Twilight (FoT). The duties of this position primarily involve working with the creative director to set the mood for FoT through music.


  • Experience composing original pieces of music
  • Flexible style that can adapt to the needs of the project
  • Ability to produce music that conveys specific emotions
  • Dedication to make regular progress and see a large project through to the end
  • Necessary software/equipment to produce original music


  • Related university degree or trade school certification
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Solid internet connection
  • Experience working on collaborations

If interested, we can provide links with references to the style of music we are looking for.

Applicants must work closely with others, so regular, reliable communication is essential. All of our members are responsible for providing their own tools, though we’ll help everyone get set up as much as possible.

As Mystery Parfait deals with mature subject matters at times, all applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years old. This is not a paid position, but we need dedicated individuals who are willing to spend roughly 10 hours per week on the project, so please, only serious candidates apply.

To apply, send an email to Please include an introduction as well as links to examples of your work.

Vivienne Carter promo art

We’re nearing the end of our first major arc, and to celebrate we have some new wallpapers. This time we’ve got Vivienne, aka Vivi, relaxing and introspecting on a sunny day in the woods. For those curious, that is in fact a bobcat.

We have a wide selection of resolutions, so choose the one that works for you:

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New wallpapers!

We are making constant progress toward our milestone of the first public demo. This is a big deal for us and we hope you’re excited too. So as a way of showing our appreciation, we have the first bonus bonus download: a wallpaper of one of our heroines, Tara Moore.

We have a wide selection of resolutions, so choose the one that works for you:

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Link banners

For those of you who are interested in linking to our group website, or our project website, we have a new set of link banners you can freely copy and use on your website, blog, forum posts, or wherever.

Thank you for showing interest and continuing to spread word about our project!