Undercover Undead to release Halloween week

Hey all!

Undercover Undead is just about complete. I need to edit about 40 more lines and add music to the scenes before I send it out to get some beta testing.

The plan is to release the 2nd story “Undercover Undead” for Halloween week for spooky goodness!

It will have a bit of new music (unplanned, but I’m considering trying to get a new track each story~ ;D ) and a lot of fun little animated clips and videos, as I’m getting more used to After Effects and seeing narratives in my head more easily.

That being said, we’re going to try our best to finish an extra little surprise, for release at the same time as well, but time will tell if we can pull that off.

And if you caught that little tidbit earlier, yes, we do have plans for additional stories for the game past Undercover Undead! We have a few ideas, in various states of development, and only time, inspiration and funds will ultimately decide how many stories will end up making it into the game. Almost certainly, at least a total of 4.

Hope everyone’s having a great month!


Pale Spectrum – Demo and Kickstarter live!

Part Two of the Book of Gray Magic now has a live demo and kickstarter.
As we were out of town this weekend, it was a bit hard to update everything at once with all this information. Many hours went into finishing, polishing and prepping everything for release!

Pale Spectrum picks up shortly after the events of Brilliant Shadows. This time around, the perspective will swap between characters, allowing you to make decisions for more than just Ash. Belinda, Aku, and Hektor are among some other people you can make decisions for.

We’re estimating the game at 7-10 hours of game play for one full route, with multiple routes and lots of smaller branches. Belinda will have the option to romance (or not) some interesting folks throughout the story.

Take a look at the Kickstarter here:
it’s doing super well, which is really exciting. With any luck we’ll hit the voice acting stretch goal before the end!

It does have some spoilers for Part One. You can also find the Pale Spectrum demo from that page, too. It’s about 20 minutes of magey goodness.

Additionally, take a moment to vote for us on Steam Greenlight!

I’m about to put up a big chunk of time-lapses and .psds on our Patreon for the images that went into making the Pale Spectrum demo, so if you’re curious about that now is a good time to grab a $1-2 or $5 tier.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
More updates to come soon.
-Ithaqua Labs

Embers of Magic – released!


Embers of Magic is now available for free from itch.io!

Embers of Magic is a short, adventure visual novel that tells the story of Liana the witch. It is set a few hundred years before Brilliant Shadows in the same universe. Liana takes an airship down to the surface of the dangerous and corrupt earth beneath her flying city home.

Writing by Christopher “Nyo” Michael Hall
Artist/Coding by Sita “Geckos” Duncan
Engine: Ren’Py
Composer: Caelem
Voices: Adoxographist, Alec Shea, Nyo, Brad Smith and many others…

Embers of Magic is a kinetic novel lasting around 30 minutes. All spoken lines are fully voiced. It is 6,262 words in length.

And if you have a moment, please vote for it on steam greenlight!