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by gekiganwing
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Could this kind of project work as a VN?
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Could this kind of project work as a VN?

Basically, I'm pondering whether my game concept would work as a Visual Novel / appeal to VN audience. Will people buy your story? Will it get noticed on iTunes or Steam or some other platform? I don't know. You might have to aggressive market your content. Search for fans who will enjoy the art, w...
by gekiganwing
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Trilogy of Acceptance?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Trilogy of Acceptance?

Okay, aside from story being only in barebones concept, if I were to consider a budget, it sounds like artwork cost could be near outrageous... However, I do want to flesh the stories before I even consider art/sound, etc... You may benefit by considering some of the following ideas: 1. Write one s...
by gekiganwing
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to Create Compelling Antagonists/Villians in Otome Sims
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: How to Create Compelling Antagonists/Villians in Otome Sims

It is true that antagonists don't believe that their the villain from their own perspective but what are some essential aspects of empathy to nail down for a reader. Good question. I think that an antagonist should believe their cause is genuine, and that they're justified in their actions. If an a...
by gekiganwing
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Summer Horizon [B/GxG, B/GxB][Slice of Life][Ace Jam]
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Summer Horizon [B/GxG, B/GxB][Slice of Life][Ace Jam]

Are you interested in playing a vn from the perspective of an asexual character? Does the concept interest you, put you off, or are you just neutral to it? H ow much do you know about asexuality? Have you ever come across it in media before? One reason why I read fiction is to understand other peop...
by gekiganwing
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to Create Compelling Antagonists/Villians in Otome Sims
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: How to Create Compelling Antagonists/Villians in Otome Sims

...how to make an antagonist necessary, meaningful and compelling in a dating sim? What are some archetypes to draw inspiration for a villain for the Romance genre? Overall, I'd say "Think about why this character is an antagonist. Do they want to prevent a relationship? Do they want to defeat a gr...
by gekiganwing
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: American University Life [18+ RomCom, School life, SoL]
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: American University Life [18+ RomCom, School life, SoL]

My hope is that if this takes off to some semblance of financial gain (I intend this to be commercial), then I would look in to using the profits to fund a much larger chapter of the game to span the entirety of a school year. Be sure to talk with indie game and VN creators. Get some thoughts from ...
by gekiganwing
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: American University Life [18+ RomCom, School life, SoL]
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: American University Life [18+ RomCom, School life, SoL]

My hope is that if this takes off to some semblance of financial gain (I intend this to be commercial), then I would look in to using the profits to fund a much larger chapter of the game to span the entirety of a school year. Be sure to talk with indie game and VN creators. Get some thoughts from ...
by gekiganwing
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Blake VN [Linear/Episodic/Comic/Vigilante/Sci-Fi/Thriller] [In Development]
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Blake VN [Linear/Episodic/Comic/Vigilante/Sci-Fi/Thriller] [In Development]

I like the character portraits, since they're a little bit exaggerated. (If you're curious, I do not tend to enjoy photorealistic drawings, especially when the main characters are humans.) The kinetic sci-fi thriller visual novel tells the story of Blake and his transformation into a vigilante. Set ...
by gekiganwing
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Reaching [nonrom] [heavy topic]
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Reaching [nonrom] [heavy topic]

You can't date her. She doesn't magically get better and confess her love to you. All you're working for in this is to help her. That's an interesting point of difference. I like the "friendship only" angle, and I believe that for some people, it's a selling point. I think there are people who grav...
by gekiganwing
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Elementine || Idea • Cute • Fantasy
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Elementine || Idea • Cute • Fantasy

What captured your attention? What would you most like to see next? It's surprisingly difficult to find a visual novel which is primarily about friendship. I can think of several examples of VNs which blend this topic with romance, and a handful which have at least one platonic ending, but it's tou...
by gekiganwing
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The youngest romancing character for VN/dating sim
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: The youngest romancing character for VN/dating sim

In Sakura Wars 5 , protagonist Shinjirou is about 19. He can have a relationship with Rikaritta, who's about eight years younger. This game presents a ridiculous alternate-history world (he starts out the game as a novice, she's already a bounty hunter). It's more concerned with the characters stayi...
by gekiganwing
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: New to VNs but not to Game Dev...looking for advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: New to VNs but not to Game Dev...looking for advice.

It looks like your work-in-progress is currently on Kickstarter under the title "Visual novel inspired by Sleeping Beauty." I know that some people here on Lemma Soft have created crowdfunding campaigns, and a number of them have succeeded. Be sure to talk with them about how they've attracted an au...
by gekiganwing
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Ideas Dump
Replies: 1521
Views: 135856

Re: Ideas Dump

"The pressure's on now." Here are a couple visual novel ideas in which the protagonist has limited resources, or they have to act in a hurry. * The characters are isolated in an emergency situation. But wait, they have mobile phones! However, their batteries are running low. They can only justify ca...
by gekiganwing
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: The Heroines [BxG][Action/Adventure/Romance][VN]
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: The Heroines [BxG][Action/Adventure/Romance][VN]

Jon unknowingly gets dragged into the shenanigans of a group of girls with superpowers: Billionaire daughter-genius Emma L. Brown, nimble-runner Sonia Rutherford, and super-star Mary Carpenter. Jon’s life will only get more complicated, but despite all of that, he ends up growing close to each of t...
by gekiganwing
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot - 84% Funded! One week left! [Mystery][Comedy]
Replies: 41
Views: 1846

Re: The Cold Case of Noella Bejerot Demo Trailer! [Mystery][Comedy]

I think you'll benefit if you can sum up your project in a few words. Write several short, appealing descriptions of your story. Think about who might enjoy it, and what sort of things they enjoy. Look at how other video game developers have pitched their projects. (Recently I learned about an indie...