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by Kuiper
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Sprites - art vs narrative description inconsistencies
Replies: 8
Views: 751

Re: Sprites - art vs narrative description inconsistencies

There comes a point in the narration where it would say, "Character A crosses her arms and rolls her eyes at me, almost oblivious to the fact that I didn't mean to insult her that way." I think at a certain point you need to be willing to adapt your writing to the medium you are working in. Writing...
by Kuiper
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Good story but decent art
Replies: 14
Views: 1737

Re: Good story but decent art

The longer I've worked, the more I've come to realize that what I believe as a creator doesn't always match up with how consumers in general see things. So, rather than give you my own opinions, I'll try to give you my best cold read of most of the consumers I've observed online: People judge you by...
by Kuiper
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: We are offering Paid Work
Topic: [PAID] Idol Manager seeking writer(s) for mini-scenarios
Replies: 3
Views: 484

[PAID] Idol Manager seeking writer(s) for mini-scenarios

https://i.imgur.com/M38OOaJ.png Last year, Idol Manager Idol Manager is a dark comedy game about Japan's idol industry. Last year, we raised $55,332 on Kickstarter; for more information about the project, you can read a more detailed description of the game on the game's Kickstarter page . The game...
by Kuiper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do you market a game with a very specific target demographic?
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: How do you market a game with a very specific target demographic?

"Search Engine Optimization" used to be considered a dirty word (and maybe some people still regard it as such, due to its associations with spam), but extremely narrow niches are exactly the place where SEO can work to your benefit. It's very difficult for people to find you or your content by goog...
by Kuiper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Organise a VN Podcast?
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

Re: How to Organise a VN Podcast?

Speaking as someone with a bit of experience in this area: For hosting, Soundcloud exists as a free option, you can just upload your MP3 files, and people can either list through the Soundcloud app on PC or mobile; Soundcloud also allows you to publish an RSS feed that can be fed into podcast apps f...
by Kuiper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Twice Reborn [Drama] [Vampire]
Replies: 17
Views: 3499

Re: Twice Reborn [Drama] [Vampire]

Sorry if the following comes across as a harsh critique, but based on your post in Creator Discussion, it sounds like you want people's impressions on your game, so here are my thoughts: Looking at your page, the thing that I found most intriguing was the idea of different vampire factions or clique...
by Kuiper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Marketing Right and Avoiding Toxic Pitfalls
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Marketing Right and Avoiding Toxic Pitfalls

I'll echo papillon's comments and say that focusing on what your game is similar to and what communities it does appeal to is a lot more important than focusing on what your game is not . "Not a dating sim" could easily describe games like Call of Duty and Civilization, but you probably wouldn't mar...
by Kuiper
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Do Kickstarters boost a VN's popularity?
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Do Kickstarters boost a VN's popularity?

I ran the Kickstarter for Idol Manager last year and at least 400 of the 1,767 people who backed our project were people who discovered the project though Kickstarter, such as those who saw it as one of the "recommended projects" that shows up on the front page or what gets shown when people view a ...
by Kuiper
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing in 2nd Person?
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Writing in 2nd Person?

For me, it easily feels too personal and like the story is telling "me" what to do: "You find him very interesting and handsome." — What if I, as the reader, don't ? You can describe something a certain way without ascribing feelings to the reader. Instead of saying, "You find him very interesting ...
by Kuiper
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's going to PAX West 2018?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Who's going to PAX West 2018?

Necrobarista is in booth #6006, located on the 6th floor of the expo hall. (To get to the 6th floor, you need to enter the atrium on the 4th floor, then take the escalator that goes all the way up. Or take the atrium elevator from the 4th to 6th floor.) If you're looking down the hallway toward the ...
by Kuiper
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's going to PAX West 2018?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Who's going to PAX West 2018?

We're mere days away from PAX West 2018, anyone else? I'm going to be showing Necrobarista at booth #6006 for all 4 days of the event. Stop by to play the new demo (it's different from the one we had last year) and say hello. Being an exhibitor means I don't get to leave the booth much, but on the p...
by Kuiper
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Conflict (creating them, and presenting them in a great way)
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Conflict (creating them, and presenting them in a great way)

It seems possible the trouble you're running into with the topics you mention-- discrimination and death-- is that they are less conflicts, in and of themselves, than thematic elements. And if you're writing about ideas, it's more challenging to shape together a story instead of an editorial: a sto...
by Kuiper
Sat May 19, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal
Replies: 29
Views: 2114

Re: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal

Update from HuniePot Dev: https://twitter.com/HuniePotDev/status/997979877977436160 I have just received word from Valve apologizing for the confusion, saying to DISREGARD their previous e-mail about the violation, that they are in the process of re-reviewing the game and will follow up soon. I shou...
by Kuiper
Fri May 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal
Replies: 29
Views: 2114

A bunch of visual novels with mature content on Steam are getting pulled/threatened with removal

Update (May 19): Update from HuniePot Dev: https://twitter.com/HuniePotDev/status/997979877977436160 I have just received word from Valve apologizing for the confusion, saying to DISREGARD their previous e-mail about the violation, that they are in the process of re-reviewing the game and will foll...
by Kuiper
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing Courtroom Trials
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Writing Courtroom Trials

A few things: First off, I think it is perfectly fine to have "obvious" contradictions. If you want the case to ascend in difficulty (starting off easy, then gradually becoming more and more difficult), simply place your obvious clues closer to the beginning of the case. This can give the player the...