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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: 540

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: 537

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: 1335

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: 302

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: 929

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: 1035

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: 242

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: 471

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: 327

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: 2051

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...
by SundownKid
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A Kinetic VN
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: A Kinetic VN

I'd say it's far less than $3000, at least if you learn how to program in Ren'py, which is quite easy if you dont' get into the detailed stuff like making a custom user interface. If you're a writer you should be able to use Ren'py without someone programming it for you.
by SundownKid
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How crowded is the visual novel market now?
Replies: 17
Views: 2227

Re: How crowded is the visual novel market now?

Haha. After my post (#12) it seems like there was a sudden flood of VN releases on Steam in these last few days. Still, I wouldn't be too concerned about the market being flooded with VN's. There is a vast void of space for things that aren't slice of life romances. (If your game is a slice of life...
by SundownKid
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awards?
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Awards?

I don't see much value in award polls, it ultimately just becomes a popularity contest instead of a judge of quality. For example, I have no doubt Doki Doki Literature Club would win SOMETHING because everyone played it. Similar to how a Zelda or Mario title almost always wins Gamefaqs' "Best Game E...
by SundownKid
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: How to remove the weird rainbow-like pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: How to remove the weird rainbow-like pattern?

That appears to be compression from your video format. You will basically need to increase the quality of whatever video you're outputting to avoid that.
by SundownKid
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Creators who have crowdfunded before...
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Creators who have crowdfunded before...

I'd say: use crowdfunding to gauge your game's chance of success. If you fail miserably, then your game probably won't do much better on release - whether due to lack of advertising or just lack of interest. There are so many crowdfunding projects that say "if we fail, we'll go ahead anyway!" The po...