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by gekiganwing
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Friendship story writing
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Friendship story writing

If the characters' friendship is linked to a conflict, that can be a major element of your story. A few examples... * Two friends trying to survive an ordeal. * Two friendly coworkers trying to solve a mystery. * The main characters' friendship is turning into rivalry over a woman. Can they get alon...
by gekiganwing
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Love Interest Mentioning Past Relationships
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Love Interest Mentioning Past Relationships

Here's something I've been thinking about lately: what do players of romance games think of love interests that mention or discuss past relationships? I usually assume that fictional characters have had life experiences before the events of a story. That said, think about how many of their experien...
by gekiganwing
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Garden of Seif [3D Camera][Adventure, Romance][Assassins][Female Protagonist]
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Garden of Seif [3D Camera][Adventure, Romance][Assassins][Female Protagonist]

For a moment, I thought the title of this story was "Garden of Self." Oops. :) Iris Lapis, an undercover assassin, seeks to exterminate a hitlist of Imperials that have darkened her past. Enter Seth Salazar, a cunning Imperial man that promises to help her on her quest for revenge, but at what cost?...
by gekiganwing
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Head of the Class [18+ BxG College Romance][Partial VO][Windows, Mac & Linux][Free]
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Head of the Class [18+ BxG College Romance][Partial VO][Windows, Mac & Linux][Free]

At one point in my life, I owned a couple dozen CYOA books, and a few other gamebooks. :P They were probably donated years ago... Also, I'm old enough to remember the television series Head of the Class . :P Consider talking to other people who sell indie games, and who use Patreon and/or Twitter. D...
by gekiganwing
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: writing in dating sims
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: writing in dating sims

... how do you all, as players of the game, expect the level of writing to be? If there's an emphasis on gameplay, then I don't expect too much story. Having said that, I appreciate the following: * A conflict. The main character wants to achieve a specific goal, and someone / something is preventi...
by gekiganwing
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Edith Victoria [steampunk] [western] [young adult] [female protagonist]
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Edith Victoria [steampunk] [western] [young adult] [female protagonist]

Recommendation #1: be careful with the scope of your story. Especially if your team does not include people who have completed fiction or games. Think about leaving scenes, characters, and gameplay elements which don't contribute to the story on the cutting room floor. I say this because a lot of pr...
by gekiganwing
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What makes a visual novel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: What makes a visual novel?

So I want to experiment with the genre just for the sake of it and am wondering what exactly makes a game a visual novel because the definition isn't really all that clear. A visual novel should just be a story told through words and pictures, using a computer / video game format. It shouldn't be d...
by gekiganwing
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: "My Earthly Home" [NoRomance][BodyPositive][NatureVSIndustry][OneRoute][MultipleEndings]
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: "My Earthly Home" [NoRomance][BodyPositive][NatureVSIndustry][OneRoute][MultipleEndings]

First, I like your cartoonish drawings. Were you influenced by any specific series or illustrators? After a good amount of verbal abuse and dealing with false accusations of shirking her work, she finally snaps, hitting one of the patrons. In horror of what she has done, she flees to the outside and...
by gekiganwing
Tue May 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anime vs Western VNs art styles
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: Anime vs Western VNs art styles

If I look at the illustrations in your visual novel and think "an individual person created these," then that's good. However, if I look at the illustrations in your VN and think "these could have been created by a committee," then I might not pay attention to your story. In the recent past, I've ta...
by gekiganwing
Tue May 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: LoveSick Darlings [Visual Novel] [Romance] [High School] [Dating Sim] [Drama] [Player Choice]
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: LoveSick Darlings [Visual Novel] [Romance] [High School] [Dating Sim] [Drama] [Player Choice]

Positive points for letting the character Steph wear overalls. :D How do I make the old "high school romance" premise more unique and attention grabbing? In my opinion, a sense of time and place can make a difference. Help the reader understand when and where the story is happening. It might help if...
by gekiganwing
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Lost Smile [Mystery/Noir][Spanish/English][3D][Comic][Free]
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: The Lost Smile [Mistery/Noir][Spanish/English][3D][Comic][Free]

It has no sprites or backgrounds, every illustration is unique. Think in a panel from a comic or a frame from a movie. I like this idea. I can only think of a few VNs in which each illustration is distinct. Just be careful with the scope of your story. Make sure you can manage its length and scope....
by gekiganwing
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Opinions on making a (seemingly) "cliche" protagonist?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

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: 656

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: 466

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: 427

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...