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by Kuiper
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing in 2nd Person?
Replies: 13
Views: 856

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: 319

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: 319

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: 319

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: 1530

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: 1530

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: 451

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...
by Kuiper
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Idol Manager [business sim, dark comedy]
Replies: 48
Views: 7572

Re: Idol Manager [business sim, dark comedy]

Hey guys, it's been awhile since I posted an update, so to catch you up on recent developments: We have a Steam page! You can add the game to your wishlist or follow the game on Steam to get notified when it releases later this year. We're getting really close to being complete in terms of gameplay ...
by Kuiper
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: No one using BMT Micro anymore?
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: No one using BMT Micro anymore?

Zelan wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Backstage Pass only came out two years ago. Was it a Steam-only release?
http://www.sakevisual.com/backstagepass/

The "buy now" button on this page is part of a itch.io widget.
by Kuiper
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Some thoughts on repetitive/dragging prose
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Some thoughts on repetitive/dragging prose

One of my favorite ways to get away with repeating a certain fact or idea is to keep approaching it from different perspectives and angles that add something other than restating the fact. Example 1: We learn in chapter 1 that Alice is frequently late to meetings. In chapter 2, Bob states, "Alice is...
by Kuiper
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation

One phrase I often find myself repeating amidst forum advice is "tools, not rules." We often tend to take advice that emerged as, "Hey, this is something that's helped me in my writing, and it's helped a lot of other writers as well" and parrot them as these universal maxims. Things like "Don't use ...
by Kuiper
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation

Thanks, I know I have depression and I am being treated. Perhaps I should just relax and let the treatment work before taking on huge workloads? When you use the phase "huge workloads," it makes me question how you're approaching this. What is your goal? When you're a working professional with dead...
by Kuiper
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Inspiration for your writing...
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Inspiration for your writing...

I'm a big fan of stealing ideas from real life. The experiences of real people are often more interesting, varied, and rich than what you'll find in the pages of fiction -- the universe is bigger than the human imagination, so I'd prefer to draw inspiration from that. As an example, one of the games...
by Kuiper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking volunteer for PAX west Oct 30 - Sept 4
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Seeking volunteer for PAX west Oct 30 - Sept 4

EDIT: This event is over and done with, and it was a huge success, in no small part thanks to the many friends and volunteers who helped us with setting up and running the booth. You guys rock!
by Kuiper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PhpBB 3.2 Upgrade
Replies: 38
Views: 2708

Re: PhpBB 3.2 Upgrade

Cool, now I can read the site on my phone without constant zooming and squinting!