Rhythm & Gaming Obscura Podcast: Episode 1

After listening to a ton of podcasts over the holiday, I was inspired to do something a little different.


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Note: the audio is a bit off balance. The music came out louder than the spoken portions. This should be fixed next time, so just be careful if you have the speakers up high during the spoken segments.

Little under an hour long, you can listen to me ramble on about assorted projects, rhythm games, and quirky stuff I’ve been playing recently.


00:50 – Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

11:27 – Pump It Up Fiesta 2

20:43 – Shikigami no Shiro

27:14 – Bulletstorm

30:46 – Persona 2, Persona 4 Golden, DJ MAX Technika Tune

38:36 – Shadowrun (Sega CD)




Big Bang – Fantastic Baby

Garoad – Out of Orbit

Jake┬á Kaufman – City Stage 02 / Mango Tango – Neon Jungle (Double Dragon Neon)

Yoichi Shimamura – Stage 03 / End Credits (Shikigami no Shiro)

Toshiko Tasaki – Amami Airport[Reality] (Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers)

Toshiko Tasaki – Knights of the Holy Lance (Persona 2: Innocent Sin)

Shikigami no Shiro / Castle Shikigami – Open Beta!

Yep, you heard me right.

All the endings and story dialogue is done. The gallery and errata’s gonna take a little time.

So I want to share what we have done.

It’s time.


You need Shikigami no Shiro !!EX!! installed on your computer to run the patch.

(We in no way condone piracy, and you don’t want Alfa System out for our heads, do you?)

I have included everything you need beyond that.
Replace the appropriate files, and enjoy. (We’ll work out a proper patch installer before long.)

Of course, this is a beta, so this isn’t quite finished. We expect feedback(and/or hatemail).

Read the translation guide if you have questions, I spent like an hour of it.
(Read all of it, I think you’ll like what awaits at the end.)

Thanks for the support. We got big things coming down the pipeline.


Castle Shikigami: Fantasy of the Seven Moon Night

AKA Nanayozuki Gensoukyoku.


This crazy little game is a hybrid of a visual novel and a shmup.

We’d love to localize it one day, but we gotta finish Shiki 1 first,┬áI guess.


Until then, enjoy some screens!



Far as I can tell, everyone’s favorite Shiki cast are out to fight some soldiers and Septentriones, while Kohtaro seeks love from one of many eligible bachlorettes(seriously).



Shikigami no Shiro Update

It’s been a while since I updated progress on Shikigami here, but now that the Gun Bullet Children project is done, let’s get back to the Shiro bullet hell!

Tagami’s script is complete, marking the game at 85% completion.

A mysterious character from Alfa System’s lightgun shooter, Elemental Gearbolt, Tagami makes her first appearance in Shikigami no Shiro to put a stop to the invasion of the spirit parasites.



So what’s left, you ask?

*Endings (Contained in a separate .dat file)
*Gallery (Viewable as extras)
*End Credits (This is gonna take a while!)
*Errata (Tutorial, incidental text, scoreboards, etc.)

Almost there, crooked castlers.