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by SundownKid
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anime vs Western VNs art styles
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Anime vs Western VNs art styles

It honestly depends mainly on the artstyle in question. I don't have a particular preference if it's excuted well. But things I don't like to see are: blatant fanservice outfits that no rational person would ever step 2 feet out of the house wearing (especially on extremely young looking charcters.....
by SundownKid
Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Please help!!
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Please help!!

The way to fix it is figure drawing, figure drawing and more figure drawing. The pose is too stiff, the fundamentals have to be down before proceeding onwards to the detail and shading.
by SundownKid
Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Please state your preference
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Please state your preference

The one-point perspective makes it look almost like an advertisement to me. You could make the heavily stylized look work if you are going for a certain feel, like those videos in Fallout with the Vault Boy giving you instructions or Extend TV from Zanki Zero. However, it gives it a simplified carto...
by SundownKid
Wed May 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Package RenPy Games So It Is Not a Folder When Unzipped?
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Package RenPy Games So It Is Not a Folder When Unzipped?

It's impossible to package the build with *only* an icon since it requires a data folder. The icon is merely the .exe file like most videogames. You need to add the file extensions you want to either pack or remove in the bottom of options.rpy. Usually you only need to pack .rpyc and remove .rpy and...
by SundownKid
Tue May 07, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: I am an Artist
Topic: Custom GUI and Programming Commissions [Open]
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Custom GUI and Programming Commissions [Open]

I am a professional quality GUI designer and programmer who can make almost anything GUI related in Ren'py. You can see my portfolio here . I have made dozens of GUIs for many commercial visual novels and games. With my professional design skills, I can guarantee a beautiful, readable and perfectly ...
by SundownKid
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: I Don't Feel Smart Enough to Make a Visual Novel
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: I Don't Feel Smart Enough to Make a Visual Novel

"Don't have the brain power" is not really a good way to frame it. More like "need to learn more about X". You can always learn about how to do something if you try hard enough, assuming you are a normal human. There are certainly people with unusually high brain power, but those people tend to go i...
by SundownKid
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: [Kickstarter Live] Turmoil of the Seven [Sci-fi][Drama][Action][Fantasy]
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: [Kickstarter Live] Turmoil of the Seven [Sci-fi][Drama][Action][Fantasy]

I remember seeing this on Kickstarter last year. 35k is still quite a chunk of change to ask strangers for to finance your game - however, I haven't played your demo, so maybe it's even better than I'm imagining and you'll get a lot of people interested. No, I definitely agree. For an EVN that is a...
by SundownKid
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Character/Sprite Artist wanting to improve! [UPDATED!]
Replies: 13
Views: 1748

Re: Character/Sprite Artist wanting to improve! [UPDATED!]

I agree, your art has improved. The new character sprites have a Kingdom Hearts vibe to them in terms of the proportions, compared to your older ones. I like it... it's different from the norm and would fit a game with a lighter tone to it. I wouldn't rule out using those "anime esque" sprites in a ...
by SundownKid
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: [Question] How do we build expansions or DLCs for our existing Visual Novel?
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: [Question] How do we build expansions or DLCs for our existing Visual Novel?

You can make separate game archives that can be dragged and dropped (or in the case of Steam, downloaded) into the game folder. You just have to separate the game into folders by episode, in subfolders of the game folder. You can then make the game check to see if a particular file from those archiv...
by SundownKid
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: School Shooting VN
Replies: 10
Views: 1322

Re: School Shooting VN

If you want to explore the topic in a "good" way, then this is not that game. It doesn't appear to have very much commentary about the gun control failures that allow school shootings to happen, just turns it into an event that is used for shock value. I personally think it's impossible to make a ta...
by SundownKid
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: "Pointless" choices
Replies: 13
Views: 1564

Re: "Pointless" choices

Usually it's pretty obvious when pointless choices are there, because you don't see a major change in the narrative. I can understand the necessity for them to be there, because gamers generally don't like long drawn out sequences of talking, but that doesn't stop it from feeling lazy when it doesn'...
by SundownKid
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Why does Ren'Py create image files for GUI?
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Why does Ren'Py create image files for GUI?

I'm guessing it's for ease of swapping out or editing GUI elements for people who aren't that great at programming Screen Language.

In terms of efficiency... I doubt it will make a smidgen of difference in performance.
by SundownKid
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Rukuai's Art Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Rukuai's Art Thread

Your proportions are good, and your female character(s) are definitely visually appealing. I think the main issue here is simply the shading, it doesn't feel like it's blended well enough, and the shadows are "off". You are trying to give the effect that the guy wearing the cap has his face in shado...
by SundownKid
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Miza's Drawings
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Miza's Drawings

The designs look solid for the most part. I think the nose-less style could be an issue if you're trying to give your art mass appeal though. Personally, I think it makes the art look "cheaper" overall because it reminds me of a quick flash animation style and the faces just feel less detailed and a...
by SundownKid
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Western vs. Eastern Storytelling
Replies: 10
Views: 3199

Re: Western vs. Eastern Storytelling

In terms of what I've seen, Western storytelling tends to have more heroic protagonists who lead the charge of the story and their group, and unlock the strength within themselves. While Eastern storytelling has everyman type protagonists who get dragged into conflicts and only get through by trusti...