How 165 Years of Divided Rule on the Gensokyo Continent Shaped Kozan

If you step into Gensokyo (the one featured in the Drillimation Danmaku Universe to be exact) from the western tip of the continent, you may think you’re in Japan, but in reality, you’ll feel like you’re in North America. At the turn of the 18th century, two new countries on the continent emerged: democratic EasternContinue reading “How 165 Years of Divided Rule on the Gensokyo Continent Shaped Kozan”

Kozan’s Non-Reigning Dynasties

The Federal Kingdom of Kozan is a constitutional monarchy ruled by the Kirisame Dynasty. But did you know there are a number of non-reigning dynasties residing in Kozan? The Kirisame Dynasty recognizes a number of formal royal families that once reigned over their own piece of land on the Gensokyo continent. They’re allowed to remainContinue reading “Kozan’s Non-Reigning Dynasties”

Touhou Kourinden is 75% Complete

Yesterday, Drillimation Systems hit the 75% mark for Touhou Kourinden ~ Mythos of Phantasmagoria, meaning the game is three-fourths of the way done. On top of that, the fifth act is nearing its midway point. The second mission of act 5 was shorter than the first one. We are speculating the third and fourth missionsContinue reading “Touhou Kourinden is 75% Complete”

Why the Mario Maker Fireworks in Minecraft Video was Released One Day Early

Videos on Drillimation’s YouTube channel typically release on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the exception of State of the Prophet Driller videos and the one above? Why? Well, the State of the Prophet Driller videos are typically released on midnight UTC on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. As with the case ofContinue reading “Why the Mario Maker Fireworks in Minecraft Video was Released One Day Early”

Touhou Kourinden Now 70% Complete

The development of Touhou Kourinden’s fifth act is underway. The first of the five missions for that act are done. The first missions of acts can sometimes be a desk banger with a lot of things that have to be composed, drawn, or programmed. The assets that must be prepared vary based on the situation.Continue reading “Touhou Kourinden Now 70% Complete”

Drillimation’s Twitter Account Reportedly Lost Followers Over the Past Two Weeks

Drillimation’s Twitter account experienced their worst week for two weeks in a row. Half of all users who unfollowed reportedly had their accounts suspended and we think we found the reason. In February 2023, a rumor that Twitter changed their policies, including their community guidelines, so that only Twitter Blue subscribers, their premium subscription service,Continue reading “Drillimation’s Twitter Account Reportedly Lost Followers Over the Past Two Weeks”

Future Video: How I Ported Super Mario Maker’s Fireworks Into Minecraft

Super Mario Maker 2 is perhaps one of my favorite games on the Nintendo Switch. It’s no doubt that my favorite sound effect within the game is the fireworks effect. It’s so fun just to place so many of them in a course. Perhaps I haven’t told you that if you saw on Twitter orContinue reading “Future Video: How I Ported Super Mario Maker’s Fireworks Into Minecraft”

March 2023 Monthly Digest

For us, March is the month of Hinamatsuri as a way to wish luck to all the girls around the world. But did you know that March is also Women’s History Month? History months are a good time to look back and appreciate the achievements of people from certain demographics. In America, Black History MonthContinue reading “March 2023 Monthly Digest”

Kozanese Myth: Long Hair Means Royalty

Women having long hair in Kozan is a common thing. In fact, a third of all women in the country have it. The origins may lie within Empress Kaguya of the People’s Kingdom of Central Kozan, but it has even greater origins. This myth follows the story of a young girl who aims to marryContinue reading “Kozanese Myth: Long Hair Means Royalty”

How to Design Game Locations and Stages the Right Way

If you decide to create a game where things are only made of blocks, be prepared to enter a legal fight with Microsoft or Mojang. A lot of players may recognize that I am a designer, asides from being a programmer, composer, and artist. There may be way better people with all those roles. AreContinue reading “How to Design Game Locations and Stages the Right Way”