Friday, April 30, 2010

Kari^2 [Updated]

UPDATE: Whoops, did I say Summer 2010? I meant AUTUMN 2010. Sorry!

Though some of our members are working on preliminary drafts and whatnot for other works ("Mzunguko", "Shin Mahou-Shoujo K-tan", "Legend Lore 2", etc.), the entire team of KAMINARI is working together once more! This time, we're revising, writing, and illustrating the light novel we've had planned for a very, very, very long time: Kari^2!
This cyberpunk tale of mystery and intrigue is slated for (hopefully) an Autumn 2010 release, but you can never be sure what might happen to screw with the schedules! ^_^;

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Legend Lore EX + Ketsueki Stories Update

It appears that we neglected to include the needed RTP engine to play RPG Maker XP games. For this, we are very regretful. Sorry! It shall not happen again (with luck).

Download the updated ZIP file for "Legend Lore EX" here:

Additionally, we have reuploaded several stories, including a brand-new one:

"Pocket Guide to Ketsueki no Sekai"
One of several "Pocket Guidebooks" put out by the fictional "Kaminari Corps", an omnipresent entity in the KAMINARI Verse. This Guidebook features information on Ketsuki, also known as "Ketsueki no Sekai", the setting of "Ketsueki no Iro wa...". Included are details of its denizens and its history (including mythology), among other points of interest.

"The Legend of Kamiko"
Somewhat spoiler-ish, one might say, but in truth it is a vital piece of backstory, detailing the true history of Kamiko, Tenko, Tanno, and Eki, the four super-powerful supernatural beings in "Ketsueki no Iro wa...". Included in this tale are the origins of how Tanno became a KAMINARI employee, the full story behind "Claire and the Lilies" (see the "Pocket Guidebook to Ketsueki no Sekai", under the Mythology section), and the details of the climactic battle that took place thousands of Ketsuki years previously.

"Ketsueki no Iro wa... - Prequel"
Another prequel to "Ketsueki no Iro", this one is centered on the Inoue siblings, explaining further on the backstory of the visual novel's Player Character. The events detailed here decribe the origins of Kyashi's delinquent attitude, as well as the animosity Rissa feels towards her brother.

"Ketsueki Otaku - Satsugai 1: Kogatana Otaku"
Chiyo/Chi, the "Kogatana Otaku", is a girl with a murderous alternate personality. Chiyo is obssessed with knives, and believes firmly that to kill someone you need not just anything, but a weapon that reflects the personality and being of the person being killed with it (so, even if she had dozens to choose from, she wouldn't use a weapon unless it was the perfect match for the murder). Chi, on the other hand, is cruel, ruthless, and enjoys inflicting massive psychological damage on her victims before killing them.

"The Short Days of Summer"
(NOTE: Not for the squeemish, or those who do not like blood, death, or the idea of 7-year-old murderers)
An original short horror story about a young girl who discovers a fun game to pass the time during one fateful summer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Legend Lore EX is now released!

Yes, Legend Lore EX is now released! So now you may all play it!

You may download it here:

Switching over to Windows Live SkyDrive because MediaFire deleted all of our uploaded files. We'll reupload them to SkyDrive and hope that they don't get deleted in a few months...

Currently, the four files mentioned here are unavailable. We shall reupload them soon.

You may also be interested to know that I, Thunderboom, have come up with an idea for a manga, since Kana said she would start doing them with her fancy new Tablet PC. It is called "Mzunguko" ("Cycle", from Swahili), and takes basis from mythology, ancient African culture (from which all humanity traces its lineage to), and a popular character set I came up with a long time ago involving a family named "Eleme".

I also learned that I tend to get a bit over-zealous with ideas of mine...writing up basic notes for it, which hardly went into any detail at all (mostly still in my head) filled a Word Document file with 1028 words (not that I'm done with notes, though)! Including spaces, that was 5992 characters in all! ^_^" Ahehe...maybe I should calm down before I write up a novel on the subject...

I would also like to take this time to announce a contest!
The first 4 people to level their party in Legend Lore EX to Lv.90 or above will receive special recognition for this feat! They will have their screenshots-of-proof posted on the blog here, and they will be respected by all! Please note that this contest only lasts until the end of July 2010. Also, as an added incentive, all players who submit screenshots of this feat by the deadline will recieve an NPC named after them in a future "Legend Lore" game!
To enter this contest, please email a screenshot of the in-game main menu displaying your party as all being at least Level 90 to Please note that most of us are experts at photo manipulation and can tell if an image has been modified or not.
1. All members of your party MUST be at least Level 90. You do not have to have 4 people in your party, though with all honesty, you will have a hard time of it with only one or two.
2. All manipulated screenshots will be disqualified.
3. Any screenshots with offensive character names will be disqualified. Just because you can be "funny" and have an offensive name for your character, doesn't mean that we have to post it publiclly.
4. Screenshots are allowed to be cropped, but they MUST show the edges of the game window. Crop it if you want to, but leave the border around the game, including where it says "Legend Lore EX" at the top.

In case you do not know how to take a screenshot, you press the "Print Screen" ("Prnt Scrn", sometimes) button on your keyboard, then "paste" it into an image-editing program such as Microsoft Paint. Then, save the file to your computer, naming it what you wish (for example, "Screenshot 001").

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Memberlist Update

Hanako here. I'm still writing the "Legend Lore EX" manual, but expect the game released by the end of the week!

We've changed some of our members' duties around (not to mention some screename changes), so I thought it would be good to update the list:

Thunderboom (Takumi) - Editor-in-Chief, Head Author, De-Facto Leader
Shockpulse (Aiko) - Lead Programmer, "Special Consultant for Blood, Death, and Horror"
Kana - Lead Artist, Character Designer, Head of Art Department
Hanako - Editor, Spellchecker, Technical Writer
Suiko - Dialogue Writer, Relationship Planner
FieryEmpress (Aya) - Action Sequence Coordinator, RPG Combat Balancer, Banter Writer

Oh, we're also now on Facebook if you want to "become a fan" or whatever (not that we'll ever do anything there...just thought I'd point it out):!/group.php?gid=105478179489030