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by Kura
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Break Chance Memento [RELEASED]
Replies: 378
Views: 63798

Re: Break Chance Memento [BxB] [Sci-Fi Murder Mystery]

As someone who usually tends to prefer first person POV, I thought that third person worked for BCM, though I guess I can't exactly put my finger on why. There are definitely moments of explanation and description that would feel weird in first-person (e.g., "why is Shuuki lecturing to himself about...
by Kura
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Nanolife [2012] [FINISHED~!]
Replies: 32
Views: 5924

Re: Nanolife [2012]

Wow, that interface is gorgeous! It's such a unique style for the text box, and the pop-up menus sound nifty.

Also, I love how bright and colorful the whole game is. You folks did an awesome job of using a lot of colors but still making it all go together well.
by Kura
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: NaNoReNo 2012
Replies: 246
Views: 20831

Re: NaNoReNo 2012

It definitely is impressive how many people are participating, and how much people have gotten done so far! But don't forget--especially if you're worrying about your progress in comparison to some of the WIPs posted--there's also some people who are still starting out and haven't even posted a thre...
by Kura
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Hidden in Spring [2012]
Replies: 15
Views: 4557

Re: Hidden in Spring [2012]

I'm really excited about this game! Friendship-focused teenage romance sounds like it should be sweet and lovely and wonderful--actually, really, I just love the idea of a romantic game that nonetheless has its focus on friendship. And the fact that it's yuri can only make things more interesting~ I...
by Kura
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: Ristorante Amore [2012] - COMPLETE
Replies: 95
Views: 14036

Re: Ristorante Amore [2012]

I do think the coloring style used for BCM looks nicer, but not hugely so. More importantly though, I feel like this softer, smoother coloring is more suited to this project, and BCM's coloring style is more suited to BCM. Also, I love Liam's expression! I hope his other expressions are equally dyna...
by Kura
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: My Angsty Classmates [Otome] [NaNo 2013?]
Replies: 26
Views: 6761

Re: My Angsty Classmates [Otome] [NaNo 2012]

This looks like all kinds of clever and wonderful. Best of luck!

Are the sprites one of the free resources you're using? And if so, can I ask where you found them? Curious since they don't look like any of the ones I've seen floating around here before.
by Kura
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Multiple Tertiary Characters
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Multiple Tertiary Characters

Having one "representative" sprite for all the tertiary characters sounds like the best idea to me. The silhouettes could work really well too, especially because they could still give the impression of a group. Maybe it could also work to use doll sprites and just position them with one visible in ...
by Kura
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Passage of Time - limited interactions in a game day
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Passage of Time - limited interactions in a game day

Remember that a fulfilling ending isn't necessarily a "good" ending--really, it just needs to be interesting. If you fail to solve the mystery but build up a strong relationship with another character, that could be fulfilling. If you fail to solve it but learn a piece of information that will make ...
by Kura
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Should the player character always be the most important
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Should the player character always be the most important

There's a distinction to be made here--being the most important character to the player and being the most important character within their setting . You were asking more about the second one, I think? It's probably true that you want the main character to be the most important to the player--as in,...
by Kura
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: NaNoReNo 2012
Replies: 246
Views: 20831

Re: NaNoReNo 2012

Now I'm questioning whether or not I could finish this with its divergent paths, or if I should just make it a KN. /cop-out Seems to me that's the hard part about getting ready for NaNoRenO, figuring out an idea that can actually be done with a one-month scope. My and Caro's brainstorm process had ...
by Kura
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: [WIP] Sword vs. Staff [fantasy][short][fun]
Replies: 53
Views: 8112

Re: [WIP] Sword vs. Staff

Great to hear that there's been progress!

What problems are you having with moving the sprites?

Keep it up! :D I'll keep my eyes open for backgrounds for you.
by Kura
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Sweethearts: A Valentine Inspired Visual Novel
Replies: 1
Views: 4001

Re: Sweethearts: A Valentine Inspired Visual Novel

This is a rather sweet little story. :) I really love the title image, by the way--simple and effective! The art is really charming, especially the illustration of Rakiyah and Elliot as children! It would help to use sprites, or just more character art of some kind, in the flashbacks as well. I foun...
by Kura
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Chasing the Sun [philosophical, experimental-ish]
Replies: 4
Views: 4052

Re: Chasing the Sun [philosophical, experimental-ish]

Very glad to hear you enjoyed it! I'll admit I'm a little wary saying that you'd like one if you like the other because they are fairly different, but some of the same ideas will be addressed, so I hope you do enjoy RESET as well. Thanks much for pointing out the typo. Never fails, something always ...
by Kura
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Chasing the Sun [philosophical, experimental-ish]
Replies: 4
Views: 4052

Chasing the Sun [philosophical, experimental-ish]

chasingthesun.jpg Chasing the Sun A brief meditation on light and beauty and living life. A somewhat experimental kinetic novel made up of photographs and first-person narration, without any characters per se. It's meant to be narrated by Jason from my work-in-progress RESET , but you don't really ...
by Kura
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Hours of gameplay
Replies: 44
Views: 3491

Re: Hours of gameplay

Write as many words as it takes to effectively express your story. Focus on how much there it to express, not on how much space/time there is to fill. I pay little mind to how long a game is (though generally speaking I don't like to pay more than ~$3 per hour of gameplay, if it's commercial). I jus...