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Q&R Monday Woo!

Woo! It’s the first Monday I’ve had free in a long time, since the last few weeks have been consumed with time in the studio recording voices for Backstage Pass. Let’s respond to things. (Note that several questions will probably be merged if they are similar).

Do you know when the final version of Backstage Pass will be released?

For the most part, we’re on target for sometime this month. By finishing voices, we’re basically finalizing the script along with it. However, there is a delay with Sian’s voice actress. She’s recorded a couple routes already, but has now been put on vocal rest by her doctor. I’ll post more details later, but we’re weighing our options. If anyone has any suggestions on it, feel free to drop us a message or reply.

Hi~ I was curious will there be a full version of I can’t believe it

We’ll be releasing one on the OST in the special edition. Depending on feedback, there might also be a digital release later down the road.

If we preordered Backstage Pass, can we only get the additions on Steam or can we order a physical copy?

If you pre-ordered Backstage Pass, you should already have a Steam version. You can also upgrade to a physical copy later once we get those finished.

Can you romance Lloyd in the hidden routes?

There is a hidden route for Lloyd, but it is NOT a romance route for (hopefully) obvious reasons.

Is there an update on Every Sunrise?

At the moment, everyone involved with the project is working on other things full time, but we haven’t forgotten it!



Since I made one last year, I thought I’d make one this year too—-so here it is, Otakon catalog 2014, featuring all my new prints this year as well as a couple of old ones. 

The Madoka and Free sets are coming back as prints this year. In their stead, I have the full set of double-sided kagepro bookmarks. I’ll have two DMMD prints available, and they will be at a discounted price if you buy both of them. My original prints are pretty much just place holders *cough*, I only have a small stock of those so be sure to grab them quickly if you are interested! 

Again, I’ll be at table P-10 this year with yueru, hope to see you guys there!

Everyone go to Otakon and buy a John print, k?

Backstage Pass - Weekly Update (7/30)

Whoa! Busy week for me, gang, and it’s all good things. I’ve been in the studio every day recording with some local actors, and every session has made me more excited for the voiced version than the last. If you can play with voices on, and you don’t, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

I mentioned it very briefly on twitter, but for the sake of an official confirmation, I’d like everyone to welcome Ian Sinclair as the voice of John Brandon. If you pay attention to English dubs, you’ve probably already heard Ian in One Piece, Black Butler, and as the title character in Space Dandy.

We’re still on track to get all the voices recorded within the next few weeks, but I’ll do what I can to get some voice samples out for you guys to listen to before then.

In other news, we’re currently privately testing Lloyd’s route. Once we make sure it doesn’t crash horribly, it should be available in the beta. Thanks for hanging with us!

Backstage Pass - Weekly (???) Update

Whoa. I’ve definitely lost track of time. So, short version: The personal situation escalated into a full blown emergency that involved a “is he dead?” scare after we lost contact with someone for nearly a week. The good news: He’s not dead. The bad news: We’re not out of the woods yet in terms of this situation, and it’s been really difficult.

But let’s catch up on what’s happened to Backstage Pass this past month or so. We’ve fixed a lot of bugs, created several new ones, and fixed most of those. Steam now has achievements, which is pretty great (with thanks to Emmanuel Marty and forsakenproductions). We’ve finished up a lot of recording, ending with Alvin yesterday, which leaves Sian and John left. John will likely be finished first, but recording for Sian will take at least 40 hours in the studio, not counting any fixes found later. AnimeFest is coming next month and while we almost certainly will be done recording by then, there’s a good chance the sound editing won’t be complete.

Coming up next, Lloyd’s route along with another bevy of bug and typo fixes. And hopefully another update, ACTUALLY weekly this time.


I discovered how to pick colors in oekaki so in all my excitement I ended up painting this. :3 :3 :3

Don’t judge me I had no idea what I wanted him to wear so I just slapped on some random stuff

This is a beautiful thing.

Alvin is the ultimate fanboy. He’s also fully recorded as of ::checks watch:: two hours ago. This isn’t really a voice sample as much as a teaser, but you’ll hear more when we release the new trailer with voices. : D

Only Sian and John left now. We’re so close, gang.







「Knight Errant」ってテレビとの事。多分。ざっくり言うと!






Alvin geeking out hardcore. This is a beautiful thing.

An outtake from Adam’s snow scene. Micah Solusod, ladies and gentlemen.


Appreciation post for Kangai’s beautiful, beautiful smile.

He really does his best.


Tomodachi Life shenanigans (or lack thereof): Jisei edition

Reminder: Everything is Jisei.