The Menagerie Sprite Preview pt.1 featuring from left to right: Rao-JI, Monkey, Jouya Askari
The Menagerie is an eroge by Lupiesoft, something that’s really unusual among western VN developers. Menagerie features lots of wonderful things such as futanari, monster girls, yuri, and prodigious elf-age~ Rather than attempting to mimic translations of Japanese, we’re aiming to bring a very heavy, western style of erotic fiction into a VN format with Menagerie. So please look forward to more updates about Mengagerie in the future as well as our second sprite preview in the next couple days!
The Menagerie releases later this year on Manga Gamer!
You can find more info about The Menagerie here on our website! http://lupiesoft.com/menagerie/
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Quick color sketch for fun. Usalia from #Disgaea5
For Taosym, my favorite provider of elf butts.
You should tell me when you draw me pictures!
Sex and the Lupiesoft.
Answering this, because I get these questions relatively regularly and it’s important to answer it all publicly!
Many games on Steam contain mature and mildly adult themes. Dizzy Hearts is different from Menagerie in that Dizzy Hearts doesn’t actually show any graphic content, it just has a mature story and some risque things that are no more pornographic than any other mature Steam game.
You may be familiar with Sakura Spirit on Steam, Dizzy Hearts will actually be less explicit than that. Most of Dizzy Hearts’ maturity comes from the story and the theme of it. Which is a fictional fantasy world split between two halves of night and day. A human from Assard adventuring in the tradition of her people sees the night sky for the very first time. A young elf destined to become queen of a race of people that are sometime hermaphroditic as part of their gender dichotomy.
We kind of take a more literature view of our fantasy world, and building the world around it is extremely important to us. Even for something like Menagerie which IS sexually explicit. We still devote a huge amount of time discussing the characters in this world. Even though it’s a game and not a book, it’s still important to us as fiction, dealing with themes of sex and sexuality which normally writers try to abstain from ‘outside of the public eye’. Fiore (hermaphrodite) are as normal to elves as men with dicks are to humans.
People are definitely interested in fiction that is mature and honest with itself. We’re not trying to say “this isn’t porn, it’s art!”, Lupiesoft wants to do stories that have mature content, that has porn and has art. There is nothing to say pornography can’t be artistic or that sex devalues a story.
That said we don’t plan on releasing any game on Steam that violates their guidelines and nothing about Dizzy Hearts does that. Menagerie does violate the guidelines and so we are publishing it with Manga Gamer. This situation works out best for us and our fans we think.
Here’s a new height chart for the Dizzy Hearts cast with the 5 main characters, 4 supporting characters. There will be 4 new characters with sprites revealed closer to release.
Princess Mercilia 145cm (4’7”)
Seriva 165cm (5’4”)
Nail 185cm (6’)
Irraere 172cm (5’6”)
Aunyrae 180cm (5’9”)
Queen Llend 183cm (6’)
Princess Eleyna 154cm (5’)
Princess Elza 178cm (5’8”)
Princess Yuliana 169cm (5’5”)
And we have 4 more characters which we designed mostly with the help from our backers.
Chloris, an emmisary of Wild Elves and Nail’s half-sister.
Biilarae, Irraere’s aging master.
Nydimia, a noble seamstress and wife of the fiore Chessa.
Miima, Irraere’s apprentice and assistant.
Dizzy Hearts released a demo early 2013 and we ran a successful Kickstarter for it, bringing the game from 50k words long to 200k, enabling us to tell the full story of Mercilia’s rise to queendom. We are aiming to release Dizzy Hearts this winter season, but please understand this is only a projected release date. Dizzy Hearts will also be on Steam via our publisher Sekai Project!
Read about Mercilia and Seriva here! Available in English, Japanese, German, and Russian
Read about Aunyrae, Nail, and Irraere here! Available in English, Japanese, and German.
Step-by-Step of the Jolyne pic. Next time I’ll take more in progress shots. But my method often goes straight frome gesture>sketch>color>painting. I find the more sketch iterations an image goes through the more rigid it becomes and it’s important to keep the image flow-y.
Full version here.