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by gekiganwing
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Character Stats in a VN
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Character Stats in a VN

...some choice options would be locked unless you have a high enough stat. other choices would raise or lower certain stats. Hatoful Boyfriend is a story with a small emphasis on the protagonist's stats. However, like quite a bit of the story, its stat management is played for absurd comedy. The pr...
by gekiganwing
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Twice Reborn [Drama] [Vampire]
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Twice Reborn [Drama] [Vampire]

...Mark discovers frightening clues that his mentor committed a taboo, that he is being watched by a murderous renegade, and that he may have risked his soul. I read this story pitch and thought about it. My first reaction is to ask "So what will happen next?" I am not sure what Mark's plan of acti...
by gekiganwing
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Could this kind of project work as a VN?
Replies: 14
Views: 356

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: 101

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: 400

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: 6
Views: 535

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: 400

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: 502

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: 502

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: 242

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: 5
Views: 334

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: 230

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: 509

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: 246

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: 136331

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...