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Spirit Parade is a commercial otome game with Asian mythological themes currently in development by Lettuce Waltz, aka artists Rins and Akane, and writer/programmer Lore.  Please follow our production diary or devlog here on itch.io for the latest updates!

We will be releasing the routes individually as they are completed. This will take two forms:

  • If you purchase the full game ($20 full-price), you will be able to download patches that add content to the base game as it is released. 
  • You can also purchase and play each route separately ($5 each) as a standalone game. Currently, Hayato's route is available for purchase.

If you pre-ordered the game prior to October 5, 2017, you have the full version and will automatically receive all the future routes and updates. Upon completion, the full version of the game will have 5 routes/capturable characters and more than 30 different endings.

Unfortunately, voice acting for the game will be suspended for the time being. There have been some complications with scheduling and implementation and until those are worked out, none of the released routes will have voice acting. We hope to be able to patch the voicing into the game at a later date!

The demo covers the entirety of the common route and should take about an hour to play, depending on your reading speed and choices. Please note that Mikio and Diaochan do not appear in the demo. The demo is fully voiced.

Spirit Parade has been greenlit and so everyone who pre-orders the game will also be receiving a Steam key once the game is released there. Thank you so much for your support!!

STORY

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, 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 has 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?

CHARACTERS

You can see a labelled character line-up here, showing all of the main cast of the game.


NARA. (voiced by Jill Harris) A resourceful, bright girl who unfortunately has suffered from spinal polio from a young age. As a child, Nara was positive and amiable, so she made friends easily and had few problems. As her spinal polio developed, however, she became overly self-conscious and paranoid. She especially hates to be pitied. While she's still kind at heart and wants to help and be useful to others, she does not expect the same in return from the world at large. Nara greatly distrusts other people and is suspicious of those who are kind to her. She operates on a one-strike policy, so once someone has wronged her she will antagonize them pretty much forever.


HAYATO. (voiced by Mark Allen Jr.) He knew the heroine when they were kids, before her polio symptoms showed. Despite being a fox demon, Hayato frequently came to the human world out of curiosity. Being young by demon standards, Hayato is rather immature. He's also used to fighting for attention from his large family. Hayato has trouble understanding that other people are different from him and is confused whenever others don't want to do things his way. In this regard, he comes off as being very self-absorbed. It's not that Hayato only cares about himself. He does want others to enjoy themselves and be comfortable in his presence, it's just that he has trouble considering things from a different point of view. Hayato prefers spending time outdoors.


SHUYE. (voiced by SungWon Cho) One of the Heibai Wuchang, Shuye assists the king of the underworld with spirits, making sure everyone is in their right place. In particular, he deals with reaping good souls. Being used to dealing with the dead—who are often unhappy with their current state—he has become very patient and stone-faced no matter what the circumstances. He is a man of routine and prefers to operate in a stable, ordered environment. As a result, he is not very good at dealing with changes or at improvising. He shies away from conflict and is often called gullible or too trusting. After living and working in the court of the dead for so long, Shuye is very knowledgeable about the court, but not very much about what lies outside it.


HAIYUE. (voiced by Howard Wang) One of the Heibai Wuchang, Haiyue is Shuye's partner and childhood friend. He is the one tasked with reaping evil souls. Unlike Shuye, Haiyue is flighty and hedonistic. He takes every excuse to skip out on work and spend time in the tea houses above ground, leaving Shuye to deal with the pile-up of work. Despite his sweet, princely smile, Haiyue spouts insulting phrases and has no qualms about manipulating people to dance in the palm of his hand. Though he's constantly taking advantage of Shuye's gentle nature, Haiyue is protective and somewhat possessive of his friend. He views the world as black and white, but considers himself as someone who deserves to enjoy it and lord over others. He's particularly vain about his feathers.


MIKIO. (voiced by River Kanoff) The older brother of Hayato, Asuka, and Sakuya. He was born from an earlier litter, so they should be showing him deference as the eldest still in the household… However, rather than being a dependable older brother, Mikio is a NEET and a drunkard, always loafing around the house and relying on Asuka and Sakuya to take care of him since he refuses to get a job. He says wise things from time to time, but spoils them by following up with a plea for money or more wine. It seems that he was not always like this, but his siblings can hardly remember a time when he was not a drain on resources. Mikio is good-humored and intelligent, but only when sober (which is hardly ever).


DIAOCHAN. (voiced by Natalie Van Sistine) Renowned as a great beauty in the Spirit World, Diaochan is one of the magistrates in the underworld. However, she has seniority over the other magistrates because of her vast information network and smooth social skills. It is nearly impossible to go against Diaochan personally or politically because of the amount of blackmail material he has accrued over the years. He is a childhood friend of Shuye and Haiyue's and they all still get along, but the other two are careful never to get on his bad side. To Diaochan, beauty is very important. She can often be found fawning over female workers of the underworld and tends to spoil them while acting harshly towards men.



SAKUYA (left, voiced by Amanda Gonzalez) and ASUKA (right, voiced by Sarah Williams) are Hayato's twin sisters who were born from the same litter as him. Despite their child-like looks, they are much wiser and more mature than he is. They insist on Hayato showing them deference as his older (by a few seconds) sisters and he has no choice but to listen, given how scary they are. He refers to both of them as "aneki". Sakuya and Asuka are in charge of the family's finances. Their family being quite large, this is something of an organizational nightmare, so the two of them have developed into rather stingy people. It's often said that they resemble yakuza loan sharks more than delicate young ladies… Be prepared to pay a lot of interest if you dare borrow from them!

While they both have similar tastes and sensibilities, Sakuya is more outgoing while Asuka is more reserved. (Sakuya insists that her twin is not shy, only doesn't like talking to people whom she considers beneath her) Asuka usually whispers insults to Sakuya, who then transmits them to the intended recipient.

END NOTES

Spirit Parade is a Lettuce Waltz visual novel. It is being developed using Ren'Py and will be released for Windows, Mac, and Linux with mobile systems hopefully in the future.

More information

Published Jan 25, 2015
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(22)
AuthorsLettuce Waltz, lore
GenreRole Playing
TagsOtome, Visual Novel
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam Greenlight, Blog

Purchase

Buy Now$20.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $20.00 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Spirit Parade 1.0b (Windows + Linux) 260 MB
Spirit Parade 1.0b (OSX) 247 MB
Spirit Parade mini-game demo v2.3 (All Platforms) 53 MB
Version 1.0b hotfix 830 kB

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Do you guys have a walkthrough for the good endings?

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Any chance for detailed walkthrough to get all the endings? :)


When all the routes are out I'm totally interested in those harem endings ;)

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I had such a hard time with Hayato's good endings (I kept picking the wrong answer in one of the beginning choices which threw off most of my playthroughs), but oh my god that was a good route. The first ending I got was the Reincarnation ending, and then I got the other bad ending, then like a never-ending stream of Hayato's normal ending before finally hitting the good endings. And man oh man, those good endings were good. I don't wanna spoil anything for anybody who might be reading this comment, but I especially liked the more evidently bittersweet quality of the good ending where she had to return to the human world. I thought it really highlighted the character development of both MC and Hayato (but especially Hayato). I dunno. It could also be because I am partial to the thought of fantastical/supernatural creatures living among humans in the human world.

On the whole, though, Good Job!! Hayato's route was great, and I can't wait for the other routes to come out :D

how many good endings did it have. I got the reincarnation one as well as the him bk on human world one but as far as they go that was it. along with me being stopped cause i was pursuing unfinished routes. help a otaku out lol XD onegai

I dunno if you still need this, but there were 2 good endings and 2 bad endings in Hayato's route, and a neutral/normal ending and another bad ending for like the general route, I think. The reincarnation ending was one of Hayato's bad endings, and the one with him in the human world was one of the good endings. You're so lucky, omg, I suffered trying to get those good endings hahaha *SPOILERS* The other bad ending happens like halfway through the month when y'all  go to the festival together. I think it was the 17th or 19th? You have to be living with him but on bad terms with each other at that point. Like, go to all his events/routes but pick the bad choices. There's another bad ending from the general route that happens while you're out in the festival area/marketplace (idk) too. I forget when that appears, but it's definitely before the 20th. To get that, don't pick any of the guys (remember when you had the choice to stay in your room all day?), and if you're forced to, choose the bad choices. It's like the inversion of the Miss Independent ending (if you've gotten that already). The 2 good endings are pretty easy to get once you get one of them, but that was the hardest part for me hahaha. Basically, if you reach the point near the end of the month where you and Hayato start talking about reconciling with your family, you're on the right track. Whether you choose to reconcile or not, you'll get one of the good endings. *END SPOILERS* 

Thanks!!! Super helpful! Sorry you had to struggle but because of your sacrifice we can all play with limited blind spots. Good job comrade!

When you buy a game 2 years ago and weren't registered so now itchio wont even send you the damn email to play a game. I'm not mad at the devs I'm just frustrated. 

Hmm you shouldn’t need an itch.io account to download the game. Did you already try the instructions on this page?

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I hope it's not too early but Does anybody know how to get the Bad Ending 1 for Hayato?

Hi, we addressed this very question in a dev blog post! Hope that helps!

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I'm happy there has been some progress! I bought the game maybe a little over two years ago, and I'm truly happy to see an update on the game and creators, as well Hayato's route. I believe I'm half way through, on my first playthrough. But where I'm at, its 1 am, so I'm gonna probably sleep soon. I look forward to the rest of the game! I'll be sure to write a review of Hayato's route as a reply to this comment once I'm done.


(Also to anyone who may ever decided to make any type of game, small updates with little new information are a million times better no updates. Take it from someone who has backed a handful of games, both on itch.io and kickstarter. Gives the people who have supported it in anyway a little peace of mind.)

I finished all of Hayato's route and the common route, up to where it branches off for the other! It was enjoyable and I found very few problems, but I'm going to get to before my more detailed opinion on the game. 

Starting off, the only thing that really stood out during Hayato's route was Bad End 1. I had MC's name set to something different from Nara, but after MC faints, Hayato refers to her as Nara. In the common route, while paying more attention to Shuye and Haiyue, there are a few instances of repeated text, as if someone was changed text but forgot to delete what was there before. The part that was most memorable was when Shuye and Haiyue are explaining why they are there. Other than those, I didn't find many problems.

[Spoiler warning, just in case] I found Hayato's route a great balance between serious and lighthearted. The one thing I truly distressed over was the Spring Scene™, as I've been calling it these past few days. Its an important-ish scene, but oh boy, I get secondhand embarrassment really bad, so bad in this situation that I dreaded playing the game again. I sincerely hope that I only have to encounter such embarrassment again when playing Mikio's route, but of course, you're the creators, and I'll play whatever it is you put out. Besides that, the humor was good as well as the pacing, and the understanding that develops between Hayato and MC during the good ends and normal end seems realistic to me. Also that glimpse of Mikio during Bad End 2 was... interesting to say the least. I look forward to the release of his route.

I doubt I'll have much to add until the other routes are released, but I hope my review helps in some way.

(Also does the minigame really affect the story? I got a perfect run on it the first time around, so I didn't bother to redo it. Also it was cool seeing Auralee in it! But I haven't' a clue who the Smooth Gentleman and Elegant Soldier are, sadly.)

Hi guys, 

I hate to complain, but I've been having problems when trying to save the game with mac. I just downloaded the newest release (1.0b), and I still get the error "an exception has occured" etc. 

I haven't found any other issues, but the lack of save ability.

Other than that the game has been super cute and funny so far. 

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Hi, could you describe the problem in a bit more detail? You get an error every time you try to save, or when you load? Where in the game are you saving/loading? And if you could, could you take a screenshot of the error that pops up? Because I use a Mac and I can't seem to find any issues with saving or loading in the latest version... I'm sorry for the trouble you're having!

- Lore

edit: Also, is the error occurring when you try to load a save file from a version before 1.0b?

Ok, so this morning I decided to give it one more try and deleted the game and redownloaded it, and it now seems to be working fine. Sorry to waste your time.   

I can't imagine what the issue could have been... With the first game version I couldn't even get to the save screen, it just immediately threw up that error page. Then the second one I tried would get as far as the save page, but have the error when I tried to actually save it. I dunno, maybe my laptop was having a little quirk. 

Anyway, it's working fine now. Thank you for trying to help!

That’s bizarre! I suppose it could be that your first download  as corrupted somehow... I’ve never seen an error like that, even in beta testing. Anyway, I’m glad it’s working now! Please enjoy the game and let us know if you run into any other issues!

Hi, I was just wondering if there is still going to be a Steam release? 

I know that Steam got rid of their Greenlight thing, and so I was just wondering what will happen to this game??

Thank you~!

At the moment, we are only planning to do this gradual route by route release through itch.io. Steam does have a special Alpha release model, but we're not sure that it's a good fit for what we're doing. Since only Spirit Parade proper has been greenlit, we're also not sure we'd be able to release all the standalone routes on Steam without delays, especially with all of the new changes. We definitely plan to release the full game on Steam once everything is done and will let everyone know if we are able to release it sooner or if this status changes!

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Quick update for everyone viewing this page: 

It turns out that using the Dropbox uploader to upload the game caused the .zip files to get corrupted. So if you downloaded the game earlier today, you probably couldn't unzip it or at least one of the .rpa files was corrupted. :( We're so sorry about that!

Right now I'm manually uploading the files to prevent file corruption, but my internet speed is kind of so-so and it's taking a bit. I didn't realize that re-uploading would cause the original files to get taken down, but I guess that's for the best since the files are corrupted anyway? D: I will send out an announcement once the files are back up and everything is working as it should! Don't fret if you don't see your pre-order files. If you can still download the Spirit Parade mini-game demo v2.3, you should still be good to go once the regular game files are back up.

- Lore

edit (12:23AM CST): The files have all been re-uploaded and we've had the files/downloads tested once more. It seems like everything's in working order now, so it really was just an issue with the uploader corrupting the files. I didn't have to recompile and everything seems to be in working order. We're so sorry for the trouble and delay. Please re-download the game and enjoy!

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right now it seems everything its fine, just that the voice acting is missing, but not that i complain, i'm actually fine without it, so again thanks you so much guys, i know it wasn't easy, but you made good on you're promise, and i couldn't be more happy about it.

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As we announced earlier, voice acting is going to be put on hold for the time being due to scheduling and coordination conflicts. So the game proper will not have any voice acting for now. You can still download the fully voiced demo to play through the common route voiced if you're itching to hear them again, but that will be all for now.

Aaaaa thank you so much for your support!! The files have been reuploaded and confirmed to work properly with no more file corruption, so hopefully that's the end of all the trouble! We're going to continue to work hard on the rest of the routes and do our best to live up to everyone's expectations.

Hi I purchased this game a long time ago. And now that Hayato's route is out,  I cant download it?

i second this!!! i preordered the game two years ago and there isn't any download link available for me. i had itch.io send me a invoice of all my available purchases, and while it shows spirit parade it only shows the bigger demo version download link, not hayato's route. any help would be appreciated!

I think they took the download down because the file was corrupt. They said they'll probably need to recompile the game, so they'll reupload a fixed version later. 

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hope it can be resolved soon, i really waited a lot for this game to come. and i think i can wait a little more.

The download for Hayato's route was available earlier, I downloaded it. But it seems like something was wrong, because I got an error when I tried to unzip the files, and then the game wouldn't open. So I'm guessing they pulled the download to fix it.

ah thank you guys for responding!! i... wish they made a update about why they temporarily took it down so first-viewers like me wouldn't be confused by the ordeal. a bummer, but considering we waited two years for any content in general i can wait longer haha.

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Hi, we're so sorry for the trouble! It turns out that using the Dropbox uploader to upload the game caused the .zip files to get corrupted. Right now I'm manually uploading the files to prevent file corruption, but my internet speed is kind of so-so and it's taking a bit. I didn't realize that re-uploading would cause the original files to get taken down, but I guess that's for the best since the files are corrupted anyway? D: I will send out an announcement once the files are back up and everything is working as it should!

- Lore

thanks you so much, and hopefully, we didn't add some unnecessary pressure on you guys.

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Hello! Rins here! I'm one of the artists for Spirit Parade. Thank you for supporting our game and for your patience. I am very sorry for the long wait. We were planning to make a big announcement this weekend regarding the game but there was a bit of a scheduling conflict and our writer was not able to get around to it. I have asked her for draft and I'm still waiting for a couple of confirmations from her before I post on her behalf tonight. 

I typically try to respond to comments when I see them and since there was a lot of the same questions asked that would be addressed in our update, I wanted to wait till then. If anyone would like a refund for the game due to the wait, please send an e-mail to romaine@lettucewaltz.org with your receipt or your e-mail address and I can get that processed for you. Please note that it may take up to a few days to process. 

As for the update tonight, stay tuned!

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Yes!!! thanks you! although it just one character, i'm happy that its my favorite one, thanks you so much!!!

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This is nice and all, but the archive is corrupt and the game is not playable as a result. Mind double checking everything and reuploading it again?

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i agree, i left to download and went to sleep, but after trying to play, archive are corrupt, making it unplayable, i ask to please fix as soon as possible. :D

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Hi, we’ve reuploaded the files! Please try downloading again and hopefully the problem is solved. If not, Lore will take a closer look once she’s off work in a couple of hours. We’re so sorry for the inconvenience!

The game is still corrupt, now the traceback opens automatically.

i have to sadly agree with miyacrown, i just hope that problem can soon be fixed.

The archive is corrupt for me also. :<  Tried unpacking it as per usual with 7zip, no dice.

Hello, thanks so much for the game, I am really loving it! But like the other other comments, am having a few issues. I also got the error saying the file is corrupted. The only problem in game I have encountered is that there's no sound.  Whenever the BGM is meant to change an error claiming the file cannot be found pops up, though I just click ignore and move right on :P Everything else seems to be working dandy and I am loving the story~

Unfortunately, it seems the sound file was damaged either when uploading or when compiling the game and that’s why the sound does not work. We’ve tried reuploading the file so please try to download it once more! If this new download doesn’t work, then the game will need to be recompiled, which sadly can’t happen until Lore’s off work in a few hours.

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No official reply or update in nearly two months. It's been seven months since I invested. This seems, sadly, like more and more of a waste of my money every day.

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I considered purchasing this game at some point, multiple times actually, but I'm really happy I didn't. The dev team needs to start updating regularly or give a refund, honestly.
I hope itch.o has a report for refund function somewhere for those who spent money on this game. This isn't like a kickstarter. We're not funding the chance for you to make the game, we're paying to /get/ the game.

Please, give updates, show somewhere that youre working on a route, or something? This looks more like a scam everyday. Its even been a year since your last development update.

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They do give refunds for those who want it, if you email them. I bought this 2 years ago and asked for a refund recently and they gave it without any hassle. I do agree the lack up updates is annoying but also a little hopeful they will eventually give this project some love. 

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They don't do constant updates, but if you've seen on tumblr the recent update tells whats up. Basically they're going to release the routes separately, so they have something out while they finish up the other routes (CGs and what not). Voice acting is not completed, due to scheduling. Hayato's route should be out Oct 5th, and with refunds it's hard when everyones ends up getting a refund, but they are complying to those who want refunds. It's not like they're being ignored. So, I think it's fair if they give people their refunds. Ah and if you refund your preorder, but then later see the game available it's gonna be $20. Those who preorder got a good deal despite the wait.

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Any news?

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No updates on the production diary (Tumblr)?

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Hi,

We've been trying to hammer out a detailed schedule for completion for the rest of the game so we don't leave everyone hanging anymore. We'll update the production blog with that (plus some other info and announcements) once we're ready, so we ask for everyone's patience in the meantime! It's coming!

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Welp, timer says it´s been 2 years since my purchase as of now. My life changed since then. I´ve moved to another country, learned a new language, got accepted into university. I´m almost a completely different person now. Some things didn´t change though. My heart, my inspirations, my sense of wonder, ...

...DEVELOPMENT STATUS OF THIS GAME.

I don´t want a refund. I´LL WAIT FOR THIS GAME AND PLAY THE SHIT OUT OF IT!

Because the most important thing about me didn´t change over these years either. And that thing is -   

I FUCKING LOVE OTOME GAMES!


p.s. I´m not mad at devs, I´ll wait for the game as long as it needs to be finished. I´ve just seen the date change and felt like giving an epic speech xD

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Hello! Rins here! Thank you so much for your continued support! I'm so glad to hear that your interest in otome games and in Spirit Parade hasn't changed. I'm so sorry I can't give a solid release date yet but we're all working hard to get each route done and put in the best quality possible!

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Just happy to know it's not dead! :D I can wait super long for visual novels :P, been waiting for Amnesia for years and it ended up coming out on steam. So, as long as we get it, I am happy!

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I think they're dead again :/ I'll give it another month *sigh*

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Hi there!

This is Rins, one of the artists for Spirit Parade. Thank you so much for supporting us and having patience with us. I wanted to let you know that the project is most certainly not dead. We are working on hammering out details on a hard release date with deadlines on when to finish what. Since we all have full-time jobs, we want to have a reasonable amount of time to work so we can produce the best quality for Spirit Parade. This project is very dear to us and we're very happy that everyone is excited about it. If you feel the wait is too long, we can definitely offer you a refund. 

Thank you again for your continued support. Please look forward to our updates!

I'm very happy you replied to me ;A; Thank you! I will wait for the game because it has such a good premise and great art that I am rooting for it's completion. My comment came from concern and a bit of frustration, because ever since Audilis abruptly cancelled "Love is a Game" after months of no communication, I just wanted to reach out to the devs I have been following for any updates, even simple ones such as delays. Precatio's "Kokorogawari" and Aeon Dream's "Mystic Destinies" were also having similar communication problems with just posting updates about their delays that I ended up commenting in that manner. I apologize for that and am patiently waiting for the updates.

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Hi everyone, dev Lore here. I'm typing from my phone at the moment so I'm sorry if this comes out weirdly.

This project is most certainly not dead, nor is it a scam. We were just at PAX East promoting it with a new demo and such, I've just been trying to iron out the kinks in that demo before releasing it to the general public. I was waiting to update when that was ready.

I've personally had a lot of things change in my life since last year. In general, I don't have as much time for game dev as I used to since I graduated college and got a full-time job. I'm not online as much as before either so I imagine that makes it look like our social media presence is a bit dead. All 3 of us are much busier with other obligations than before That doesn't excuse the lack of updates, I know, and I'm sorry. There isn't a lot to report right now, the game is just getting done slowly but surely. We'll try our best to update the blog soon.

We know it's disappointing that the game is taking longer to complete than anticipated. Trust me, it's as disappointing to us as it is to you. We've run into some unexpected problems and it's tough going, but our determination to finish the game has never wavered. Nonetheless, we've always given preorder refunds to people who needed them, no questions asked. If you email me at kobuhakuchou@gmail.com with the details of your purchase, I'll get back to you with a refund within 24 hours.

I'm sorry again for the trouble and for worrying everyone. I know it's probably extra troubling because we used to be so on track with updates, but sadly life happens sometimes and it can be hard to adjust. We'll do our best to improve communication and I hope that the game can still be enjoyed once it's released. Thanks for reading.

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Glad to see an official update after over half a year of silence; I did see on Twitter that you were promoting the game at PAX, so I figured the project wasn't dead, but it's still nice to see it being addressed.

Good luck with further development and life! I'm sure it will be worth the wait. Hope to see the new demo soon too (:

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Happy to see that you guys are still working on this. Thanks so much for the update!

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Yay update!

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Please upload as soon as possible. So we can purchase and play to our hearts content. Thanks for taking the time to post. Much love.xx

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If the game isn't done that's fine and well but at least give those of us who paid for it some kind of update letting us know what's going on. This is the first otome game I've ever paid for so I was really looking forward to it but I'm starting to think this was a scam. I know you guys have a life to deal with but when it comes to business and people who have paid you, You should make time to let them know what's going on. :(

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It's probably not a scam, since these people have worked on other visual novels that have been finished and also this game has a demo. But the lack of an update since like september 2016 really makes me think the game is cancelled. If that's the case, we need refunds.

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Someone needs to try and get a refund. If they can't get through to the creators, then hopefully we can go to someone on itch.io

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Hopefully... I know its only a few bucks but I paid and expected a game. If there's no game, we should get a refund.

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Based on their history of the devs with their previous games. I can be confident to say it's not a scam. Although it seems they have put this game in the back burner for a long time due to real life stuff.

That being said. There has been no update whatsoever, for months, not even a post saying "I'm sorry, we are very much behind but are still working on it". Which itself really disappoints me, I understand that they cannot sacrifice their entire time for creating a game if they have other obligations but there is no reason not to at-least inform the people who have pre-ordered this game what the status is. Just anything to let us know what's going on. I don't think it's asking much....

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None of your personal blogs and Twitter accounts have recent updates, and the dev Twitter account of one of your members has gone private. I sent you a message on Tumblr, but it has gone unanswered. Can you *at least* confirm you are still working on this project? Had it been a free project I wouldn't be so disappointed, but I preordered the game -- as clearly did others.

Thank you.

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Very sad that it seems this game will not be finished, especially seeing that I paid for it. Hopefully it's not actually canceled.

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Don't mean to be a bother but when do you think the full game will be released

At the rate thing's are going, I think you can see this as a dropped project.

hope not it looks really good

Doesn't it? I was looking so forward to Haiyue and Diaochan's route, but sadly it has been over 6 months since the last update. If it takes this long, then it will probably take years for the game to get finished. But at least we have the demo.

Just as I was gonna pre-order it... now I'm sad :(

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I'm not saying that it is a 100% certain that it is dropped. But you should probably wait until it is certain it will be released. I have been waiting for this game for about 1-2 years, but it has not been released. So the chances for it to be released soon are bleak. At the very least there are other games.

Have you played Cinderella Phenomenon for example? It has been released and can help you heal a little. ;)

Lore also has other games released that you can try.

You're right... of course they might be busy with other things. However, seeing such thing to be left behind it's sad and I know it's hard to make a game!

Yeah, I've tried CP and it was amazing!! I loved every bit of it. Actually, it's by far one of my favorite OELVN!

Me too!

I hope you will heal and I hope for all us otome game lovers that they will continue this game one of these days. Hopefully at a faster pace.

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Hey, we haven't heard from you guys in a while and I just wanted to know if this game was still coming out?

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I was worried about this too, but no fear! The game had been delayed while the writer moved house in December and finishes off another VN a long time coming, but a new demo is appearing this month at PAX East 2017, as reported on the author's Twitter: https://twitter.com/yandere?lang=en. The team is busy, but Spirit Parade is not cancelled!

So... the game will be released next year right?

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When will you finish this game? I haven't seen updates for a very long time...

We're still working on it! All 3 of us have full-time jobs so progress isn't as fast as we'd like, but we're progressing on it as much as we can. We'll have another blog update soon.

The art is incredible and I def feel like this will be one of my favorites already from simply playing the demo, you all are doing a wonderful job.
The characters,Art, all brilliant. I am madly anticipating it's release.

HI, I just want to know is the game finish ?

The game is still being worked on! Please follow our blog for updates.

I'm looking forward to this release! Purchased, good luck with development!!!

Oh and Shuye's voice...swoon!

Well, I was surprised that yogoe(although I think the right spelling is yo-gwe), a Korean pronunciation for the Japanese youkai and the Chinese yaoguai. They use the same characters, but because of reasons, the majority knows only the Japanese term. It was also refreshing to have a protagonist having a Korean default name^^

I played the demo and I must say, I enjoyed it. Lovely art and voice acting! I personally would have loved it more if the background arts had more distinctive Chinese and Korean vibe.

But all in all, I like the demo enough to preorder^^

Er, hey, I noticed "jetblack font" font file in the game directory while playing the demo. Hope you guys have the proper permissions for it, because the font is licensed as "personal use/non-commercial". Unless that's just for the free demoand won't be in the final build.

Hi, thank you for your concern! The font never gets used in the game. We had been testing Japanese text on the coding level and sort of grabbed a font at random to use for internal testing purposes. We must have forgotten to delete it afterwards but yeah the font is not actually used in the game proper.

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Do you know when the full game will be released? I played the demo and it was amazing, I plan on purchasing it soon. :)

Thank you so much for your interest and support! We don't have a predicted date yet because there are so many variable factors. Unfortunately, the three of us all have other jobs that we have to do to make enough money to survive so we can't devote all of our time to Spirit Parade, as much as we would like to.

When we have a solid release date in mind, we will definitely let everyone know!

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I'm relatively sure Aaeri's question answered this but I want to be doubly sure: if we pay for the pre-order you'll be sending out an email to those of us who did for the [free] full download code when it's available on Steam, is that correct?

I've tried out the Demo and I love the quality and polish your team has displayed so far. I'm so excited to see more!

Thanks in advance for the clarification!

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Yes, that is correct! Steam keys will be distributed through itch.io to everyone who's purchased/pre-ordered the game through here. The game should be out on both itch.io and Steam on the same day and we'll be emailing everyone a reminder once the game is out.

Thank you so much for your interest and support, we really appreciate it!

That's great and definitely clear now! Thank you for taking the time to clarify and elaborate.

I just made the pre-purchase and I'm looking forward to the finished product!!

I Played your Demo guys and I just LUV LUV LUV LUVED IT!!!!! The main character is so like me its scary X3 when will the game be complete? plz i would love to know the quality is just exuistite, and i can't wait to see how the different paths will play out ^^

Thank you so much for your interest and support! The game should be out later this year, but we don't have a predicted date yet because there are so many variable factors. Unfortunately, the three of us all have other jobs that we have to do to make enough money to survive so we can't devote all of our time to Spirit Parade, as much as we would like to.

When we have a solid release date in mind, we will definitely let everyone know!

Hi!

I bought this game through Paypal on Dec. 26th, but I was not registered for this site at the time. I can't remember if I will be getting an email when the full download is available or not. How can I make sure I get to download the game when it is released?

Thank you.

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Hi there!

Please see this page in the itch.io documentation: http://itch.io/docs/buying/already-bought

That should help you out!