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by gekiganwing
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Somnova Studios Presents: Missing Stars
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Re: Somnova Studios Presents: Missing Stars

There's a positive update on this project -- the Missing Stars team has just released a short story collection called Overture . I first heard about Missing Stars over five years ago. I've become concerned about whether this work-in-progress will be finished, or whether it will be quietly canceled. ...
by gekiganwing
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Serious anime without "adult themes"
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Serious anime without "adult themes"

Master Keaton was adapted into a TV series in the late '90s. It has a number of aspects that I like... * Competent characters over the age of 25 * The main character travels extensively * The series does not try to shock the audience through violence, gore, or death That said, if you don't enjoy ep...
by gekiganwing
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: We are offering Paid Work
Topic: Name my game [Closed]
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Name my game

The Persistence of Sanity . This is a blatant reference to Salvador Dali's painting, which shows a horrifying, desolate world of melting clocks. In my opinion, the painting implies that something awful has happened, and that the world no longer makes sense. (I searched the web for this title. It se...
by gekiganwing
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Relating to a character in a fantasy or SciFi story
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Relating to a character in a fantasy or SciFi story

How do we relate to a hero that has to kill the demon lord? Who is the person, and what do they think about their job? Do they consider it a huge burden, and they hate dealing with stress and combat? Do they find it fulfilling, and they believe it's worth the effort in order to overcome evil? Do th...
by gekiganwing
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Into The Hoop [BxG, Bromance, Life / Dating Sim]
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Into The Hoop [BxG, Bromance, Dating Sim]

It looks like Into the Hoop will have several complex gameplay elements, as well as a variety of characters. The scope of the project appears rather daunting. Therefore, I assume it will be a commercial title, or perhaps funded through some means. ...can you make the right decisions with your remain...
by gekiganwing
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Signed and Sealed with a Kiss (Romance/Comedy) (G/BxB)
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Signed and Sealed with a Kiss (Romance/Comedy) (G/BxB)

You get an unexpected package delivery one day. When you open it, there’s a man inside - but luckily, he comes with instructions! You have your own impressionable boyfriend. It’s your duty to shape him into a proper person… since he’s actually a “doll” with no past exposure to people. My first reac...
by gekiganwing
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: [Anime Art] How do I make my characters look older?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: [Anime Art] How do I make my characters look older?

Consider reading some of Naoki Urasawa's series. His characters' ages range quite a bit. The artist began drawing comics over thirty years ago. Yawara , Master Keaton , and the relatively dour Monster have been adapted to animation. Takeshi Obata has also created series where major characters have a...
by gekiganwing
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What are the big NOs of writing
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: What are the big NOs of writing

What makes a story boring. As I've said elsewhere, it's difficult to write a story in which the protagonist rarely or never loses. It's interesting to watch characters fight against themselves, or (super)natural forces, or a person. I think it can be boring if a character does not have to work or s...
by gekiganwing
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Ideas Dump
Replies: 1515
Views: 123251

Re: Ideas Dump

"The protagonist is one part of an action team." They don't have to create or lead it. Instead, they can just be part of a group of heroic people who are proactive and capable. They get to be a part of a story which focuses on things I've liked in fiction for many years: external conflict, explorati...
by gekiganwing
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Preventing game from becoming 18+
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Preventing game from becoming 18+

Is this passable for my game to be considered less than 18+? What rating would it be? The services which host video games have different guidelines. For instance, there's a detailed page about what iTunes does not permit in apps . I tried to find information about what is permissible on GOG and Ste...
by gekiganwing
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Time I should give to player before choosing otome lover?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Time I should give to player before choosing otome lover

Regarding how long the reader should wait before they choose the protagonist's love interest: * Give the reader enough time to understand who the characters are, and what they want. What kind of people are they when the protagonist is not nearby? Who are their friends, family, foes, and so on? * Let...
by gekiganwing
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Love interest doing something gamer DON't LIKE.
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Love interest doing something gamer DON't LIKE.

Today's word: verisimilitude. It can be used to describe something which happens in fiction, but which seems plausible. In other words, the story seems like it could occur, even though it never happened in real life. Would it be still entertaining if they do something that normal man do in real life...
by gekiganwing
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How crowded is the visual novel market now?
Replies: 13
Views: 605

Re: How crowded is the visual novel market now?

...newer games of any genre are unable to make a splash unless they have an established audience or have that WOW-factor. What can set a visual novel apart? * The premise is different enough. It doesn't need a gimmick, it can just be memorable. If you look at iTunes or Steam and have a tough time f...
by gekiganwing
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What kind of Personalities for a MC?
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: What kind of Personalities for a MC?

I asked myself "Have I ever cared about a blandly likable protagonist?" Then I remembered Fone Bone from Jeff Smith's comic series Bone . The character is an intentionally simple design who stands out in a world of complex and less cartoonish characters. He gets a few funny lines early in the story....
by gekiganwing
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Visual novels vs other mediums
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: Visual novels vs other mediums

A reader can proceed through a visual novel at their own pace. They can read as fast or as slow as they want. This is not easy to do when watching film or television. (A person *can* speed up / slow down the video, but it takes effort.) It is possible to set some visual novels to auto mode and just ...