February 2019 Update & Alpha Testing
This will be the last progress update, as we're now closing in on needing only the lowest priority music and art in the game, while progress on programming heads along... Read more
Kickstarter Rewards & More
This is a very short update specifically to talk about backer rewards, and in relation to backerkit.
Many backers are curious about the backerkit, especially the lack of preview material... Read more
Dizzy Hearts: Mid-December Update
In case you missed it, the writing of Dizzy Hearts is 100% complete! We are in the process of compiling the script for our programmer and editors at the moment.... Read more
Dizzy Hearts and BackerKit: All You Need To Know
If you've not seen our recent update, good news, Dizzy Hearts is now in it's editing and programming phase of development, the long wait is almost over!
If means... Read more
Major Dizzy Hearts Update!
Can't wait to see the opening? The wait is over!
Check out our latest update:
We're in the process of getting BackerKit to see these backers as well... Read more
Dizzy Hearts: July Progress Update
It's been a little bit since our last update, but we have some good news and we wanted to wait until it was right to share it.
Dizzy Hearts is... Read more
Dizzy Hearts: May Progress Update
We apologize for the delay in getting this update out 2 weeks late, but we felt it best to update folks as we still have things to share!
We've just... Read more
Dizzy Hearts: April Progress Update
It’s been a couple months since we ran the VA Kickstarter, and things have been chugging along at a steady rate. Today we’d like to give everyone a general progress... Read more
Dizzy Hearts: March Progress Update - The Opening
Thank you to all our backers who supported the Dizzy Hearts VA Kickstarter, again, you helped deliver professional, studio-quality voice acting to this project.
Today I'd like to talk about... Read more
February Progress Update, VA Kickstarter & More
We're officially over our halfway point in development. Let's first brief everyone of where we stand progress wise and what we're up to now.
Currently we are above 50% in... Read more
Dizzy Hearts Voice Acting Project: Mini-Update
Hello, mid month mini-update for you all. But first enjoy this teaser video!
The voice you're hearing is Amree who is singing the Dizzy Hearts opening.
Look forward to... Read more
January Progress Update, Voice Acting & More!
Another month, another progress update. This month we heavily focused on music, outlining endings, and more UI work.
Last month we were at 38% on writing, our requirement... Read more
Dizzy Hearts December Progress Update!
As promised in our last major update, we invested another $16k into Dizzy Hearts from our own private savings. From here we are updating every month as we push towards... Read more
Dizzy Hearts & Voice Acting (mini update)
Happy holidays to our backers, this is a mini update (we have a bigger progress update coming closer to new years showing our development progress for December, along with a... Read more
[Important!] Dizzy Hearts: What's Going On - Progress & Update
It's been 5+ years and that's been extremely discouraging to hear. However I wanted to talk about why Dizzy Hearts has been so late now that the issue... Read more
Character Spotlight: Princesses of Ontonia
The Nadzhelaiynn royal family, the longest standing monarchy of Ontonia rules from the capital city of Lungarde.
The four fiore sisters, daughters of Queen Llendwaeryn (Llend) Glendrun Nadzhelaiynn, each form an... Read more
Dizzy Hearts Plans & Update
As promised I have a big update talking about where we're at and what we're doing regarding Dizzy Hearts.
As expected, to get the quality of game that Lupiesoft wants... Read more
[Design a character!]-Tier Character Reveal Pt.2
Miima is Irraere's personal assistant and an apprentice thaumaturge. Like most orphans, at a very young age she was given various aptitude tests designed to find students well suited to... Read more
Aamu & Maiju
Brief interim until the next design a character reveal, we're sharing 2 new side characters to Dizzy Hearts that play a part in the lives of the other princesses. (We'll... Read more
Sprite Progress (Mini Update)
There are small tweaks to Mercilia's outfit here. You'll sometimes see some sprites change in small ways as we bring every sprite up to standard.
There are 15 sprites in... Read more
[Design a character!]-Tier Character Reveal Pt.1
I know it's been a long wait for everyone. And I understand that there's not been very much news regarding Dizzy Hearts. But I'm glad to report that this summer... Read more
Upcoming Plans and Ideas for Dizzy Hearts
Above is a test we need on our snow effect. It took a while for me to arrive at a solution that I liked. So what you'll find in Dizzy... Read more
Thoughts on Updates and more.
So we made an update at the start of the year saying how we're updating the demo with the new art assets, new writing. This demo is nearly done, however... Read more
Main Cast Sprite Updates
We've been updating all the art for Dizzy Hearts starting with the sprites. Now that the main cast is done we're going to focus on BGs and CGs for the... Read more
Seriva's Sprite (New)
Click to view full sizeAssard clothing is typically designed in layers with ties and clasps to take an outfit apart or simply by removing layers. Because a lot... Read more
Over the coming weeks and months as we wrap up Menagerie development we're transitioning over to Dizzy Hearts and The Vagabond.
I'd just like to share with everyone the upcoming... Read more
Dizzy Hearts Update
In last update we talked about Dizzy Hearts and our schedule for it's release. We've made significant growth since the start of this Kickstarter and I'm liking how... Read more
Project Schedule for 2015
If you've been following Lupiesoft you know we recently finished a small game on Steam called The Reject Demon: Toko
People have been curious just what is up with Lupiesoft.... Read more
The New Year, Dizzy Hearts and more
Just giving all the backers an update of where we are with Dizzy Hearts.
We're finishing up development of Menagerie which will be releasing soon. I mainly started Menagerie as... Read more
Lupiesoft is coming to Steam
We're teaming up with the folks over at Sekai Project to bring elves to Steam!
You may know Sekai Project as the group that is localizing Spicy Tail’s... Read more
Lupiesoft on Patreon
So recently Lupiesoft launched a Patreon page to help with overall funding of the studio.
Check the Patreon out here
If you're not familiar with Patreon it's like Kickstarter but... Read more
Lupiesoft Q&A Panel & Draw Stream mk.II
This Friday at 11am PST and 1pm EST. Join Lupiesoft live as we host a Q&A panel & Draw Stream, featuring guest panelists to discuss games and answer questions... Read more
Dizzy Hearts Sprite Update Series #2
The time is here, I get to show off and talk about the next series of sprite updates. This time it's Seriva, Eleyna, Elza and Yuliana. The main character of... Read more
Dizzy Hearts Sprite Update Series #1
Towards the end of the year the writing for the project will require less and less of my time and I'll be focusing fully on artwork. But a big thing... Read more
Another Year in the Books
March marked the end of this Kickstarter one year ago. We achieved over 300% of our funding, and really it made a dream of mine really possible. Prior to this... Read more
Developement for Dizzy Hearts is continuing. We took a month off to finish a short Naniwrimo project The Reject Demon: Toko
You can play that here:
Other than that... Read more
Soon To Be Wiki Section For Lupiesoft
Over the next few days we are going to roll out a wiki section for Lupiesoft.com
We're finalizing the graphic elements and also compiling a lot of new and old... Read more
Dizzy Hearts Q&A Panel recording.
If you missed the Q&A panel you can watch all 3 1/2 congested hours of it on Twitch right now!
Dizzy Hearts Q&A Panel Stream
Dizzy Hearts Q&A Panel Stream
date: Sunday, Dec 1st
time: Noon PST, 3pm EST
For backers and fans I’m hosting a Q&A panel draw stream, I’ll be working... Read more
I forgot something in my last update, thankfully I got a PM that reminded me about it.
For everyone who got a Chibi Hearts picture/sticker/button pledge, and everyone over $75... Read more
Nearing The End of the Year
It's almost December and things have been moving along smoothly so far in regards to DH. At this point the only bottleneck in the project is getting the writing done.... Read more
New articles and music track
Periodically I post major lore updates on the Lupiesoft blog, you can find the current one here:
Which details a more advanced long term look at the history surrounding... Read more
First, let me say I've received everyone's emails about Chibi Hearts and Waifu sketches. For the sketches, I'm doing them and getting them to people as time permits (more on... Read more
Weekly Lore Spotlights at Lupiesoft
This is my first update in a while. I've been in sort of a writing seclusion this month. After adding a lot of extending material and characters to my outline... Read more
I have to announce that unfortunately singer Amanda Lee has decided to step out of the project for personal reasons.
I plan to remain in contact with Amanda Lee and... Read more
I'm going to be transitioning into a weekly Monday and Friday update schedule.
In meantime I have some suggestions for new topics to cover in the future, until then have... Read more
Chibi Hearts Pins Update
I've been calling up some local printers in regards to getting pins pressed, this isn't something I'm too used to, However, I wanted any of the physical materials being handled... Read more
Chibi Hearts set #1
I've finished the images for all the Chibi Hearts, I'm going to be posting new updated bios, complete with Japanese and German translations (with others pending)
See Mercilia and Seriva ... Read more
Random Artbook Livestream
I'll be streaming today in an hour. This time to work on some Dizzy Hearts artwork.
I will be releasing a free adult artbook based on the funding from this... Read more
Scheduled Design Stream #3 11am PST Saturday
Above! Join me at Livestream on Saturday.
Announcement of Dizzy Hearts VAs!
My new sites up and running, some of you got early access to signing up. However it came on line the other day and today I'm posting the results of... Read more
LIVE and Preshow Design Stream #2
Come join me while I set up for Design Stream #2
Saturday Stream Postponed
I'm very sorry to all those who were waiting for the stream.
I had a family emergency this morning which caused me to have to go handle it, and I... Read more
Website Early Access
I'm now getting ready to launch Lupiesoft.com on May 1st, however I'm extending early access to everyone who backed this project in any way.
Currently I will be launching the... Read more
Design Stream #1 Saturday 3pm PST
Like the title says, 3pm PST on Saturday I'll be holding the second design stream!
We're going to be rolling out the new website for Studio Lupiesoft May 1st!
Right off the bat I'm trying to get the forums and blogs actively working and ready... Read more
Yuliana speed painting
Done yesterday for those who missed the stream, I uploaded the speed drawing this morning. Check it out!
Design Stream #1
The first Design a character stream is going to be held this Sunday at 3pm PST
This is for a secondary/background character in either Vagabond or Dizzy Hearts.
Everyone is... Read more
Scheduling Stream #2
Due to some scheduling conflicts, I was unable to get home again until 4am today, it's a bit brutal. Unfortunately because of this, and because I have to review the... Read more
Waifu Sketch #1
Due to some bad timing on my part I was unable to start the stream as early as I wanted to. So I only did one sketch today, the plan... Read more
Sketch Drawstream #1
Doing some sketch request streaming, come drop by.
Waifu/Character Sketch Request Stream
Monday I'm going to be hosting a stream, and every other day after that to make sure I get all of the waifu/character sketches, and no one is missed. I'm... Read more
You guys are amazing! Thank you very much!
Please check out my new blog post!
The Final Stretch Tally
If you are backing via paypal:
Total Amount raised via Paypal:
We are currently 1.5k behind Vagabond! Follow @Taosym for more up to date news!
Concept Art of Odra Avasa
Odra Avasa, Erzad Suprema is the commander of Prima Albasta's elite military corp, the Erzad. Unlike the guard, the Erzad do not act... Read more
End of Days Livestream!
It's the Apoc-- I mean end of the Kickstarter. So I'm going to Livestream for all backers and also answer questions directly from people in the stream. So drop by... Read more
So I wrote a blog post about VA auditions. There you will find information about how to audition, the terms of being hired and more. As well as the test... Read more
New Stretch Goals and VA Auditions
This morning we broke 11k! it's quite awesome. We have a new stretch goal now, Vagabond at 16.5k. This is the full game 500k words, without OP/EDs like we've secured... Read more
11k Stretch Goal Unlocked - 4 days remain
Overnight we almost hit 12k, and now we have only the Vagabond stretch goal remaining, I wonder if we can hit it in 4days? On top of that we're... Read more
Paypal And Such
I had this up on my blog, however I was offering it mainly to those who inquired privately. Based on the demand though and the closeness to the finish of... Read more
Dizzy Heart's Queen Llend
Art of Queen Llend
Queen Llend is the mother of Mercilia and Nail. As a queen she is the embodiment of her people. As a Fiore she is... Read more
$30 [Add-on Reward Second Copy]
$30 [Add-on Reward Second Copy] — This is another add-on reward, for $30 added to your pledge you get a second boxed copy of the game for a friend. To... Read more
New Waifu Sketch Reward + Music
So based on popular request, I'm adding a new reward people can add to their pledges. A few people messaged me and talked to me about doing waifu sketches as... Read more
Dizzy Heart's Yuliana
Concept Art of Yuliana
Yuliana is Mercilia's third and final sister. The "middle child" Yulian is princess of the northern quarter, and manager of the Chambers of Law. With... Read more
New Update Livestream!
Like before, I'm going to livestream the latest update, Yuliana before I post it!
Check it out~!
Today is another theme preview from DH, this time it's Aunyrae's Theme!
I wanted Aunyrae's theme to have a bit of a mystical quality to it. Several of the... Read more
Concept art of Eleyna
Concept Art of Lena
Eleyna, or "Lena" as she does not prefer to be called. Is the second youngest of Queen Llend's fiore daughters. From the southern quarter, she... Read more
Streaming for Backers
I'm going to be streaming the next character update for Dizzy Hearts in the next half hour at:
If you're interested, please drop by soon!
Voice Acting and the New Stretch Goal!
Yesterday, we hit the $8000 stretch goal, meaning singer Amanda Lee will lend her talents to singing the OP/ED to Dizzy Hearts!
Everyone's been so amazing, and these last few... Read more
$130 Reward Update
Because of the time remaining, and how quickly they sold out, I added 10 more of the $130 reward.
[Dizzy Hearts limited edition game box + FLAC Soundtrack +... Read more
Dizzy Heart's Elza
Concept Art of Elza
Elzavetya or Elza for short is the oldest fiore daughter of Queen Llend, and one of the four princesses that oversee parts of the Lungarde... Read more
Quasi-Update Draw Stream
This is a short update that I will be streaming for Kickstarter and Twitter fans.
If you'd like more accurate updates on streaming, follow me at @Taosym !
Based on request I've added a table to the front page of Add-On Rewards, I'll be changing these based on feedback, but if you're interested in getting extra things with... Read more
Music Update Seriva's Theme
I posted a link to Mercilia's theme song on the front page, but this time I'm sharing Seriva's theme song. This plays during key moments in Seriva's story at... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked! $7000
$7000 Stretch Goal
- PDF of the final Script
- A special PDF booklet that features special notes about the main and side characters of Dizzy Hearts. Including the Queen,... Read more
Today's update is pretty simple and straightforward. Over the next few days I'll be rolling out a website for Lupiesoft. This is a website that I can use to connect... Read more
A more current rendition of Merci's winter clothes.
So, a few people have asked me for technical details about software, hardware, engines, etc. I'll use this update to go into... Read more
Snow Bunnies and Stretch Goals
As promised, a picture of Mercilia's regular snow apparel. With the funds this Kickstarter helped raise, I'll be able to draw several outfits that are much more fitting for the... Read more
Funding Goal 5.5k reached!
Thanks so much everyone! I can't tell you how excited I am now that DH has successfully funded. The game has had a storied past just getting off... Read more
This is an example of what a sketch looks like before I color it. As you can see prior to color, things are still out of perspective, like her torso... Read more
Vagabond's Nipa Soni
Concept art of Nipa Soni
Nipa Soni is a servant of the aristocracy of Alabast. From a family of refugees from Secundo Alabasta, now indebted to the adjudicators.... Read more
$8000 Stretch Goal ~ OP/ED by Amanda Lee
If this Kickstarter hits $8000, singer and voice actor Amanda Lee has agreed to lend her talents to singing the Dizzy Hearts Opening and Ending songs.
Example of... Read more
Vagabond's Devi Oza
Concept art of Devi Oza
Devi Oza is one of the 4 regiment captains overseeing a quarter of the city of Alabast. Not much is known about her,... Read more
Vagabond's Kiratani Giri
Concept art of Kiratani Giri
Kiratani Giri is servant of the menagerie. One of an ancient tribe of elves, often called "the pale ones". They are known for... Read more
Vagabond's Ku Raj
Concept art of Ku Raj
Ku Raj is a Drachene, a race of half-dragons that formed a bond with the Dragons that nest in the perilous mountains of... Read more
Alabast ~ The Sail in the Desert
Every day I will be doing updates on not only for Dizzy Hearts, but also Vagabond. Dizzy Hearts is already written, all it takes is the funding in order to... Read more
Vagabond - The Sail in the Desert
In the elvish city of Alabast, the 'Sail in the Desert', a rogue must find a treasure deeply tied to the survival of her people.
I'm confused. I thought kickstarter didn't allow explicit sexual content?
I'll definitely answer that question. I am developing a second version of the game to be released at... Read more
Character Wall Scrolls
I've found a printer for Wall Scrolls, which is something I wanted as a reward on this project for awhile now. I updated the main page with mock-ups and dimensions... Read more
New pledge rewards
Added a new $1, $5 button pack for Chibi Hearts. There will be mock-ups of all the buttons available. However the characters will be Seriva, Mercilia, Aunyrae, Nail, Irraere and... Read more