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by Mirena
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Vortex - finally releasing it!
Replies: 14
Views: 19130

Re: Vortex - finally releasing it!

I was personally awed by the plot. I guess I'm not used to long and detailed military styled kinetic novels. That's a good thing, by the way. The story is detailed, though lacking in a few areas, and it is an amazing accomplishment for a one-person project, and for your first visual novel. Well, th...
by Mirena
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Vortex - finally releasing it!
Replies: 14
Views: 19130

Re: Vortex - finally releasing it!

Um... Actually there are ah... two more bugs which I forgot to write before. Some times, the image hide or clear function does not work or you forgot to add it because sometimes (1 or 2 out of 10) images overlap. It turns quite messy. And sometimes the name tag (I honestly don't remember what it is...
by Mirena
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Vortex - finally releasing it!
Replies: 14
Views: 19130

Re: Vortex - finally releasing it!

Really good storyline and graphics. I really liked Iris and Terrance comments. Made me laugh, really hard. Just a little bug. Chapter 4 pic appears again and again in the place of other chapter pics. Like you are starting Chapter 5, but the logo is of Chapter 4. But keep it aside, its a good game. ...
by Mirena
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Vortex - finally releasing it!
Replies: 14
Views: 19130

Re: Vortex - finally releasing it!

Congrats on the release. Any chance we can get a slightly longer description of the game? Especially for a long game, it's hard to judge if we want to play it with a one-line description. Ah, of course. Sorry for making it so short, I tried to make it more informative now. Hopefully I succeeded, su...
by Mirena
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Vortex - finally releasing it!
Replies: 14
Views: 19130

Re: Vortex - finally releasing it!

LVUER wrote:For info: VN with no choices/linear is called Kinetic (Kinetic Novel/KN)
Thought static was exactly the same thing, but I changed it.
by Mirena
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Vortex - finally releasing it!
Replies: 14
Views: 19130

Vortex - finally releasing it!

Summary: Vortex follows Rachelle Scarrett as she joins her country's military. There are both friends and enemies to be made. Among the people she meets are Chris, a friendly pilot-in-training and Terrence who is renowned for not being particulary friendly. When Rachelle eventually moves up in the r...
by Mirena
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Art: It's like a brick wall
Replies: 53
Views: 4523

Re: Art: It's like a brick wall

Well, I guess I'm more of an average artist than a terrible one (at least I hope I am, haha) so my place may not be in this thread but... I just wanted to say that games with bad art also have succeeded. When I look for a game to play I mainly look for a concept/theme that interests me. Sure, some p...
by Mirena
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Creating characters - your way of doing it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Creating characters - your way of doing it?

I wholeheartedly agree that one-sided "bad" guys are no good. I refer to them as "bad" because I think it's a highly subjective term. For instance you have animal rights activists who oppose the hunting of certain animals - on the other hand people make their living by hunting those animals. Now who...
by Mirena
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Creating characters - your way of doing it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Re: Creating characters - your way of doing it?

That's a lot of interesting replies! It's fun how everyone seems to have their own process to come up with a character. In my case I generally start with a very rough idea of what role I want the character to fill. I then write down a few traits and simple facts about them. Things like their backgro...
by Mirena
Sat May 30, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Choosing Colors for Coloring Sprites
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Choosing Colors for Coloring Sprites

Ooh, that definitely makes things easier. Photoshop is nice~ Okay, here I go. Sorry if I sound too basic and you already knew all this! :p For coloring I suggest (you might do it already) having each color on their own layer, shadows for them on a layer above that. If you do that you can lock transp...
by Mirena
Fri May 15, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: BTW: The EVN Community Webzine
Replies: 30
Views: 3052

Re: BTW: The EVN Community Webzine

Well, since I gave it a read I might as well offer my thoughts on it. First off, the PDF format, I kind of like it. It takes a bit of time to open and is rather clunky, but somehow I find that it adds to the magazine feel. What I missed was a review section. It seems like a natural thing to include....
by Mirena
Sun May 03, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Creating characters - your way of doing it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Creating characters - your way of doing it?

When you create a character, how do you go about deciding on their personality and how detailed are you? Do you simply pick a name and choose a few traits or do you include everything down to the color of their favorite socks? Do you borrow traits from people around you or from anime/games/movies? D...
by Mirena
Sun May 03, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Writing for a VN
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: Writing for a VN

Well, for mine (script is finished, rest is not) I first wrote a rough summary. Then I went a little more into detail and wrote a sentence or two for every scene I wanted to include. After that I started writing and used the summary as checklist to keep track of my progress. I first wrote the whole ...
by Mirena
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Universal Survey on Visual Novel Preferences
Replies: 72
Views: 5323

Re: Universal Survey on Visual Novel Preferences

1. How many games on the Renai Archives have you played? d) 3 to 7 (It's hard to say because I've both downloaded from the Renai archive, the games list on the RenPy wiki and from forum threads. But I guess it's around there.) 2. Of those games that you played, what made you most want to download th...
by Mirena
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: ___ End
Replies: 21
Views: 2168

Re: ___ End

Generally, if I like a game I like to see all of it. And because of that I think it's nice with numbered endings of the kind "x of y endings". That way it's easier to keep track of how many of them I've seen. Or you could make an "endings" gallery where a picture shows up for every completed ending....