Finishing a game in quarantine

More than a year ago, on March 16, 2020, Drillimation Systems had to move their operations remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we faced the challenges within the weeks that followed, we were able to finish Chuhou Joutai: The Middle State of War and release it on Steam. On this somber anniversary, we are …

Criminology Lab: Crimsonite in Deadly Buddhist Monastery Rampage trained in Kozan

Kisumi Torisawa narrated this KBN Evening News report on June 1, 2004. This is a work of fiction and does not reflect real events. Anchor: We have more information emerging tonight about the Crimsonite who was arrested in that deadly rampage on a Buddhist monastery in Mahri. He was born and raised in El Kadsre …

The Real Reason Why Susumu Takajima from Chuhou Joutai wears Headphones

If you’ve played any of the Chuhou Joutai games over the past two years, or even seen its central protagonist Susumu Takajima, he is always depicted wearing headphones. Why? Well, read on to learn more. Driller is considered to be a game music guy. If you like listening to game music in public, you would …

Aftermath of Chuhou Joutai 2’s events in local Kozankyo news

WARNING: This post contains major spoilers from the second game. We do not recommend reading this until you’ve played the demo at least once. Proceed at your own risk. After stage 1 The Daily Bunbunmaru: Federal investigators are questioning why a youkai-born was trying to con her way into a restricted area of the Hakurei …

Why Young Game Programmers Rely on Asset Flipping to Program

Many indie devs, including myself, have relied on asset flipping to learn on how to program games when they were kids. We know that many fangames based on existing franchises obviously do this. Games with an original concept that rely upon asset flipping are generally frowned upon. Some games that utilized asset flipping have performed …

Criminology Lab: KRDF Foils SPASDOT Bomb Plot in New Saitama

Kisumi Torisawa appeared in this KBN Evening News report on May 1, 2002. This is a work of fiction and does not reflect real events. Anchor: In another terror case, five self-proclaimed Crimsonites of SPASDOT ended up in a federal lockup in Kanjotaki. Prosecutors say the Crimsonites intended to blow up a major tourist attraction …

Monthly Updates: March 2021

Hi, this is Driller from Drillimation Systems. If you’re seeing the pixel art-inspired art in the card above, it’s here to announce that I am making not one, but some very special announcements, both good and bad. As we prepare for spring, allow me to dust off my keyboard and get to the news. For …

Why we now have a cookies consent banner

Greetings players, we hope you’re having a good day. If you saw a notice the most recent time you visited our website, you may have noticed a small little banner appear at the bottom of the screen. To be more compliant with the GDPR, we were mandated to put this banner on our website in …

The Story of Mima’s Humanoid Life

NOTE: This story follows the timeline used in Chuhou Joutai, and not ZUN’s actual timeline. Mima’s early years Mima was just any ordinary humanoid who grew up in Gensokyo during the Edo Period, frequently making trips to the Hakurei Shrine on a regular basis. Of course, this was during the years before Reimu Hakurei was even …

Aftermath of Chuhou Joutai 1’s events in local Kozankyo news

WARNING: This post contains major spoilers from the first game. We do not recommend reading this until you’ve beaten the game at least once. Proceed at your own risk. After stage 1 The Daily Bunbunmaru: Landmine attacks by SPASDOT are already starting to become common enough in Kozan. While attacks like these are rare in …