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by MikeConway
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Alternative to First Person visual novels
Replies: 14
Views: 4371

Re: Alternative to First Person visual novels

I've been pondering experimenting with this, myself, since I have done a couple of visual novels from 1st-person, and wouldn't mind the challenge. The way I've thought of tackling it is instead of making choices for a character, the player chooses where they'd like the plot to go. "What do you want ...
by MikeConway
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Thanatos Contract Episode III: Shiniablo
Replies: 5
Views: 3358

Re: Thanatos Contract Episode III: Shiniablo

Find the other ending to get the epilogue?! Dear god! Looks like I'll be at this awhile. :-P
by MikeConway
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Jamendo licensing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Jamendo licensing?

The nice thing is that Jamendo actually has licensing plans on behalf of the artists, so you just have to talk to them instead of having to go to the artists. That does take money, though, but the artist get compensated. Of course, you can always just ask the artist yourself; that's always an option...
by MikeConway
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Would People Pay for Pre-Made Full Asset Sets?
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Would People Pay for Pre-Made Full Asset Sets?

I would pay $19.99 for an asset set. I agree with pappillon. I think you would be just fine selling it at the higher price. The price you suggested isn't so high that it is out of reach for the hobbyist. I also don't mind paying for it, but I'd like to be able to customize them, such as with poses ...
by MikeConway
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

PyTom wrote:Thankfully, by default the OUYA emulates the keyboard Ren'Py is familiar with.
What's great about it is that the OUYA uses bluetooth technology, and as a result, it does take a wireless keyboard quite nicely. I have an older wireless Logitech keyboard with a trackpad, and it does the job nicely.
by MikeConway
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

Great! I look forward to seeing it appear.
by MikeConway
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

Crazyreyn wrote:I'd love to see my games on Ouya - I'm not skilled enough to port it across myself so some sort of official support or how-to guide from the community would be great.
I second that emotion. I can program the games, but if there's something different we need to do, well...
by MikeConway
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

I'd prefer a upfront sum personally for the reason you stated (when you have 20 games doing accounting and % is a total pain and there's always the risk of making mistakes). An alternative I've seen in some libraries/tools would be a subscription model, like $99/year and such. Oh, dear god, let's n...
by MikeConway
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

Square Enix ported Final Fantasy III to it, so somebody thinks there's a market for this. I imagine they're testing the waters, but still, they did a good job on the port. I do think that this is the perfect platform for VN's, really, even better than Xbox 360 (there are precious little VN's there, ...
by MikeConway
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: Hidden Object Game Tutorial
Replies: 20
Views: 18230

Re: Hidden Object Game Tutorial

If I was to make a walk-through tutorial, would you prefer: a - A video tutorial with audio comments b - a screenshot tutorial with things written out c - both (i.e. the screen shot tutorial being based on the video tutorial) For me, both would work. The video would be great to have, to work to, bu...
by MikeConway
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

There is a visual novel on the OUYA right now, called The Vestibule, but there's not too much to it. The interface is a little funky, really. I'm hoping to try to port one of my games to Android and see if it works. I've been having fun with mine. Final Fantasy III has been a lot of fun. I'm hoping ...
by MikeConway
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

dramspringfeald wrote:
DaFool wrote:You put batteries inside the controllers. Dang.
Just like the 360 controller.
Just means I'll have to buy an extra set of rechargables. No big.
by MikeConway
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py 6.14 Released
Replies: 107
Views: 11730

Re: Ren'Py 6.14 Released

You should make sure that the file is set to be executable in the properties. Okay, I did that. Had to find where it would allow me to make it executable, but there it was. Checked it. But it still wouldn't run. In the end, I just downloaded the newest version from the website. Simple solution. :mr...
by MikeConway
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ren'Py 6.14 Released
Replies: 107
Views: 11730

Re: Ren'Py 6.14 Released

Newbie here. I'm using Ubuntu Linux to run Ren'py and i recently used the update, so I'm at the current version. Only problem is, the only way I can run Ren'py now is with Wine. "Ren'py.sh doesn't work, and instead brings up a text file with the code for that file. I tried some VN's i downloaded jus...
by MikeConway
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android
Replies: 70
Views: 7923

Re: OUYA - The console for $99 that supports Android

I went and backed this and got one of my own. I look forward to getting it in March. What I'm wondering is this: will it need any special programming, or will the controller just have ways of emulating keyboard and mouse clicks. I know that there is a touchpad built into the thing, but even so. I gu...