It was a fairly productive few weeks since the last update. Fred ended up in the emergency room with a kidney stone, which wiped him out for a few days. But other than that, he got a little work done on a whole lot of different things, including two comics and some work on the visual novel.


Fred got the 360 degree background done for the visual novel scene where Piro chases his tail. Shadow rigged up a quick little game where you spin around and have to catch the tail. It works pretty well, I think. You get distracted for just a minute, and that makes Kimiko showing up as much a surprise to the player as it is to Piro.


Fred also did a lot of work on new thumbnail storyboards for the BakaQuake scene. We had initially hoped to do something fancy here, actually using the quake engine to make a short movie. But that has proved much more difficult than we had thought. We haven’t given up on it, but these storyboards will go in its place for now. The to-do list for Piro canon route Book 1 is getting ever shorter. It feels good to be approaching a milestone.


Fred also got a little more work done on Warmth and drew couple of new Save Point bomber girl scenes (including the Yaku above). I think he has almost enough already for a Save Point calendar later this year. He also started on the cover for Chemi’s next Megatokyo Endgames novel “The Great Underground Empire”, and he got the new Miho blankets on order.

In spite of this being a reasonably productive few weeks, Fred would like to be doing more: especially comics and visual novel. He has a plan. More news on that soon.

Fred streams his drawing work live on Twitch. He’s had some problems lately with his Comcast line, but he’s working on trying to get that fixed. Join us for the live draws. They’re a lot of fun.

Sorry this is taking so long. Thank you all very much for your patience and your support.

4 thoughts on “PiroQuake

  1. DraikTempest

    I’ve said it before, I was fully aware of Fred’s update schedule ahead of time when I donated. I appreciate the time he is taking on this, as he always releases quality work. I just want him to take care of himself as well.

  2. shadowrunner23

    ouch, i hear kidney stones are a real pain. Seems like he’s chugging along just fine, though i’m curious as to this plan you mentioned. Very eager for the new endgames novel too ^^

    Also, any idea when we beta testers can have another go?

  3. Psiwolf

    I’ve tried commenting multiple times on Kickstarter about an issue I have had since pretty much the close of the Kickstarter for the VN when I discovered I selected the wrong tier and I have been asking since if I could change it to a different tier.. Can someone PLEASE comment on this? 🙁

    1. paarfi Post author

      @Psiwolf : Sorry you didn’t get a response yet. The best way to get ahold of Fred is to email him — fredrin at gmail. I’ve poked him for you and he’s expecting your email. Please let me know if you are still unable to reach him.

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