News and Updates

Referral System

Referral System

We have added a way to refer your friends to join Lythbound!

When an individual signs up using your username as their referral, you will receive a new referral point currency, which can be spent in an upcoming shop for a variety of rewards! (This release is being staggered, so that the referral URLs become available immediately and the shop will be available later.)

Additionally, you will receive gems whenever one of your referrals purchases gems. (This perk is active immediately.)

Review all of the Refer-a-Friend information on this page. This is also available via Personal->Referrals in the navigation.

Other Updates

We have added artist credits to all item types when viewed in the Item Catalog (previously, these credits were only on Pet items). Adding the credits is a manual process and will be completed over time, which will result in some items saying "No artist data" temporarily!

September 27, 2021 17:26:20 | 0 Comments

New Frames to Collect!

New Frames


Three new frames have arrived and are ready to be used by your Lythians! These can now be previewed at the Frame Previewer tool.

These items have also been added to the item catalog: Frame of Infinity, Truffle's Frame, and Unidentified Framing Object.

In addition to the new frames, a "Flip" button has been added to the Lythian framing page which will allow you to flip your Lythian's image horizontally within their frame.

September 20, 2021 17:47:42 | 0 Comments

Companion Advent Sale and Azyrei's Artifacts


Lythbound: Companion Guest Advent Sale

A selection of companions have arrived! These guest artist-designed companions will be made available on the day shown on top of their silhouette.

TIMELINE: September 16th through September 25th
- Designs will be posted according to the number shown in the preview, at 17:00:00 site time. They will be available for varied sale methods on their own listings.
(All days will contain more than one design -- one sillhouette is shown for display purposes.)

Azyrei's Artifacts


Azyrei has arrived and is offering Loonoles (and other items) to those wily enough to beat him at his new game Azyrei's Artifacts.

Azyrei's Artifacts can be played once per day, and winning Loonoles or items from this game does not contribute to the daily Arcade limit. To win, take the final artifact before Azyrei does!
(Items may be received from this game when winning but are not guaranteed.)

Azyrei is an NPC created based on Kella Ser KS9. His legacy will carry on in the absence of a dear friend and his existence is dedicated to her as well.

Halloween Sales Event Sign-Up

We are seeking guest artists for a Halloween-themed sales event, to be posted at the end of October. This will be a gacha-style event, where designs are randomly rolled, with flat prices decided upon by accepted participants. Please sign up if you would be interested in participating and completing 1 playable species design (and 1 optional companion design) by a deadline of October 20th, 2021.

September 14, 2021 17:02:01 | 0 Comments

Art Submission Guidelines & Arcade Game Updates

Art Submission Guidelines

The updated Art Submission Guidelines are live! These now reside on their own pages, allowing us to better explain each guideline, and leaving Free Play less cluttered.

The changes to grading are as follows:
- Defined the difference between a "Simple Character" and a "Standard Character" for 2D and 3D art
- Added "Simple Character" as an image size option alongside Headshot/Half Body/Full Body for 2D and 3D art
- Redefined "Lineart" grading to include clean, well-defined lineless works for 2D art
- Added rendered "Painting" as a higher value grading in the Coloring section for 2D art
- Removed "Companion" prop option for 2D and 3D art grade approved Companions as you would a Lythian character
- Models without texture or paint may now be submitted for currency (previously worth 0)

More examples for visual grading definitions are planned for the future.

The ARPG Submission calculator has been updated to reflect these changes!

Arcade Game Updates

Please be sure that you are playing the most updated version of the game to avoid errors with sending score!

Ghost Collector has been updated to version
- Add 3 second countdown after resuming from pause screen
- Add fullscreen option on title (incompatible with Safari browsers)
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

Star Flyte has been updated to version
- Add version number to title
- Add 3 second countdown after resuming from pause screen
- Add fullscreen option on title (incompatible with Safari browsers)
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

Lost Bells has been updated to version
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

Flapping Kiklet has been updated to version
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes

These updates fix a bug wherein the "Pop Out" option did not send score in Safari browsers (applicable to all games above).

September 01, 2021 14:39:10 | 0 Comments

September 1, 2021

Featured Lythian

This month's Featured Lythian is...


C. Shantii
Owned by: sweet-teeth

Gifting Gacha Increased Rates

Items with increased rates in this month's Gifting Gacha are:

Blue Feather
Tiny Feather
Thin Petals
Purple Candy Corn

New Monthly Contest

A new monthly contest has begun. You can read more on the Monthly Contest: Written Art page!

Congratulations to the winner of last month's Monthly Contest!
Submission by: fishainsley

September 01, 2021 00:10:02 | 0 Comments