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by gekiganwing
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Opinions on making a (seemingly) "cliche" protagonist?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Opinions on making a (seemingly) "cliche" protagonist?

... it will be revealed that he is actually a high-functioning sociopath whose sole motivation for being involved in the events of the story is to relieve his boredom, and the nice nervous guy persona is just a facade he puts on ... Think about what your protagonist's goal is. What is he trying to ...
by gekiganwing
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey there ^^
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Hey there ^^

Right now I'm curious about character perspective (my concept is third person instead of the many first person POVs I've stumbled across) and how that perspective is portrayed to the reader through the graphics. For example, when you have 2 characters talking to each other, would you have both char...
by gekiganwing
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Arcade Spirits - Demo Available!
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Arcade Spirits - Demo Available!

Today, I was browsing Crunchyroll's news section, and noticed an Arcade Spirits review there. It was positive.

I didn't find a topic for Arcade Spirits in the completed games section of Lemma Soft. Though I might have missed it...
by gekiganwing
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Exaggerating Characters for Readability
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Exaggerating Characters for Readability

Or do you seek to make more realistic characters who may not be as distinguishable from each other? Should you worry if your characters are all more down-to-earth because players won't be able to distinguish them? Think of specific examples of published fiction which you consider to have at least o...
by gekiganwing
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Cinders - (PC/Mac/Steam/Switch) [commercial]
Replies: 132
Views: 32654

Re: Cinders - now on Steam! [commercial]

Yesterday, I noticed Cinders while browsing the Nintendo eShop. It looks like the VN's about to be released in digital-only form for Switch. I wanted to comment on this in a recent r/visualnovels thread, but Reddit wouldn't let me log in at the time... I've already purchased a few VNs / narrative ga...
by gekiganwing
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Ochiba - Falling Leaves (Slice of Life Visual Novel) Official Kickstarter launch!
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Ochiba - Falling Leaves (Slice of Life Visual Novel) Official Kickstarter launch!

The outcome of each playthrough is diverse in its own way and heavily influenced by player choice which we feel is very important to have in a game... Include as many choices / alternate paths / endings as you can handle. Consider how many of the choices will help make your story more interactive a...
by gekiganwing
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Currency within a Visual Novel - How it's handled.
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Currency within a Visual Novel - How it's handled.

I played the three Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side games. In all of them, the protagonist benefits by spending money on more outfits. However, she will have almost no money unless she chooses one of several part-time jobs. (The protagonist also benefits by having a job, because they help her improve r...
by gekiganwing
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VN Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: VN Survey

AlexiosWalf99 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:25 am
6.Which style do you prefer?
* Western
* Anime
In my opinion, these are somewhat vague terms. Each one can be used to describe a variety of illustrated works. (I write this because I enjoy illustrations which stand out. If I can remember and describe the drawings, that's a plus.)
by gekiganwing
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Seers Isle [Commercial] [OELVN] [Complete][Steam]
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: Seers Isle [Commercial] [OELVN] [Complete][Steam]

Explore the island through a diverse group of characters, depicted in a gorgeous European comic book art style. I like the art both here and on Seers Isle's Steam page. If you're curious, I say this as a person who's wandered from fandom to fandom, trying different types of stories and games. (My k...
by gekiganwing
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Good things about Otome games?
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: Good things about Otome games?

1. What do you like in an otome game (the strongest eye-catcher of the game) if you had to choose one? Is it art? Story? Something else? If the art conveys confidence and personality, that is a plus. If it’s a distinct style that stands out, that is also a plus. 3. What would you look for in an oto...
by gekiganwing
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Ideas Dump
Replies: 1532
Views: 156503

Re: Ideas Dump

“What if David Cage wrote a comedy?” “Super powers are scary.” Flight, invisibility, and FTL speed are fun fantasies. Consider writing them as risky or horrifying. This has been done before. The 2015 Fantastic Four movie hinted at this. The 2003 Hulk movie got close. Perhaps the best example is the ...
by gekiganwing
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Ethereal Pulse [Kickstarter] [Romance] [VA]
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Ethereal Pulse [Kickstarter] [Romance] [VA]

A prodigy cardiologist has just completed his residency. Deciding to move home, he assumes the family clinic while living in an apartment to have some privacy. ... Being from a well-known family means everyone knows you are a prodigy, making you more popular than you'd like. Assuming this character...
by gekiganwing
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Unofficial film(not poem) basaed "half cousin" to DDLC in progress (not mod)
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Unofficial film(not poem) basaed "half cousin" to DDLC in progress (not mod)

Fiction is iterative. People get inspired by books, movies, comics, etc, and then make their own. That said, I want to encourage you to write a story that reflects your interests. Think about how you can shape your VN into something more than DDLC with movies. Here is why... * You can probably think...
by gekiganwing
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about NSFW scenes in an otome?
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: How do you feel about NSFW scenes in an otome?

The first visual novel that I read was Three Sisters Story , which had explicit sex scenes and boy x girl pairings. Some of them seemed tacked-on, while others seemed relevant to the story. The first visual novel that I thoroughly enjoyed was Kana Little Sister , which also had explicit sex scenes -...
by gekiganwing
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Berry Street [Slice of Life] [Mature Audiences] [Free]
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Berry Street [Slice of Life] [Mature Audiences] [Free]

Hello from a fanboy who lives near Chicago, and who's struggled with relationships. I attended a small local church for years until I had doubts about my sexuality. Berry Street, as well as writing as a whole, is a hobby that I do because I want to do it, not because I feel like I have to. Progress ...