User:Python

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Python
Born (2000-12-31) 31 December 2000 (age 17)
Location Germany
Gender Male
Occupation ???
Favourite
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Adagumo no Saragimaru, Fujiwara no Iyozane

Oh my lerd, and welcome to my user page. Whether you're here because you've lost your way or because you actually wish to know more about me, you'll be subjected to a lot of random ramblings below. Viewer discretion is advised. Or something like that...


About Me[edit]

My name is Python (or at least this is the alias I'm most known by), I live somewhere in southern Germany and am an avid fan of both, Touhou and Len'en, despite not being very good at danmaku games in general. I first came in contact with Len'en through a video of a run of Reactivate Majestical Imperial's Extra Stage. At first I assumed this was another Touhou fangame, until I realized that none of these characters even remotely resembled those in Touhou, and it was a run with the Shrine Team, too! So eventually I found out that Len'en was a game series of its own that paid homage to Touhou and decided to read a bit into it, try out RMI after hearing it was the easiest and most balanced and Christ on a bike did I like it, despite the absurd difficulty.

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle looked absolutely fabulous, but I refused to try the demo since I was convinced the full game would soon come out. Boy was I wrong, and so I couldn't handle it anymore and played the demo. Around this time the idea of a Len'en fangame á la Danmaku Amanojaku ~ Impossible Spell Card came to mind, and I began working on the incredibly creatively titled Danmaku Shitodo ~ Reverse Spell Card. More on that later.

So yes, that's how I came to know about Len'en. I'm an intermediate slash semi-expert regarding the Touhou Danmakufu ph3 engine and have already released several small scripts, which you can find here on BulletForge. I also have a YouTube video series going on titled Danmakufu Delirium, in which I play and commentate various scripts made for the ph3 engine.


My Projects[edit]

Reverse Spell Card
Title Screen

Danmaku Shitodo () ~ Reverse Spell Card (弾幕しとど ~ Reverse Spell Card) is designed to be a fangame akin to Impossible Spell Card in that the player is presented with hard, or next to impossible bullet patterns, but is given the ability to cheat through them in order to win. Unlike its inspiration and namesake game however, the cheat mechanic is not based on items, but rather on the flashbomb mechanic already present in the canon Len'en games.

2-2: Shou's Earth Giants "Slug Metropolis"
4-5: Hooaka's Polar Opposites "Deep-Freeze Ray and Microwave Ray"

The player takes on the role of Kuroji Shitodo, who became a wanted criminal throughout Mugenri for their devious devious acts. There's a bounty on their head, and capturing them is anybody's game. Kuroji's only method of defense is their ability to reverse front and back, which they intend to use to turn opponents' attacks against them.

The flashbomb works exactly the same as in the canon games, with a few differences. One being, that the player can continue to fill the gauge even after it is full, and is able to carry up to three flashbombs this way. Another is that Kuroji's flash scope is a lot smaller. The reason for this are upgrades, which the player gradually unlocks as they progress through the game. In total, there are seven upgrades divided into two categories: Player Upgrades and Flash Upgrades. Player Upgrades directly alter characteristics of Kuroji, such as increasing their speed, shot power, graze area, or even granting them an extra hit before gaining a Game Over. Flash Upgrades on the other hand only change their flashbomb, increasing its size, duration, or outright changing its shape (for example to a projectile moving upwards).

Currently a total of ten Days plus a hidden Scene unlocked by clearing each and every previous scene are planned, and roughly half of them are done.