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by gekiganwing
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Seers Isle [Commercial] [OELVN] [Complete][Steam]
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

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: 300

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: 151583

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: 392

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: 1
Views: 299

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: 589

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: 435

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 ...
by gekiganwing
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Astaleth's Mages [GxB][Adventure/Drama/School/Romance]
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Astaleth's Mages [GxB][Adventure/Drama/School/Romance]

What do you think of the protagonist, Nina? I hope to follow the examples of many OELVN creators of the otome genre and bring my MC to life, rather than have a doormat with her personality defined by the player's choices. Nina is sassy and outspoken, though she is far from perfect as her main flaw ...
by gekiganwing
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Hero Of The Prophesy [Free, short, kinetic] [Light, Childish]
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: The Hero Of The Prophesy [Free, short, kinetic] [Light, Childish]

I don't plan to translate the character's name; You know, when a franchise come to France, English names are nearly never translated: We have Optimus Prime, Twilight Sparkles and martian manhunter, and a very few people notice that their name actually mean something. What do you think of doing the ...
by gekiganwing
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Paragon [ANYxANY][Superhero][Adult] v0.1.1
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Paragon [ANYxANY][Superhero][Adult] v0.1.1

I noticed this work-in-progress. Two things got my attention... * Distinct art. That can help you find (or possibly create) an audience for your story. * External conflict. I've always enjoyed stories in which characters are fighting tangible threats (rivals, enemies, nature...). * Play a male or fe...
by gekiganwing
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Players name themselves vs. OC character
Replies: 17
Views: 847

Re: Players name themselves vs. OC character

Assuming that you give the protagonist of your story a name, think about who he is and what his goals are. Write down notes for story purposes. Ask yourself things such as "What specific things does he wants to achieve? What's keeping him from those goals?" as well as "Who are his friends, family, r...
by gekiganwing
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: Writing visual novels that are geared toward adults

My cast is primarily over 20 years of age and I'm wondering if there is any difference between writing for children and writing for adults as the target audience. Rule #1: don't talk down to the audience. In my opinion, a reader will want you (the author) to respect their intelligence. Demographics...
by gekiganwing
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: We are a Free Project looking for Partners
Topic: If I Could Love
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: If I Could Love

This is just a small project. With a very small team. It might not be noticed because of its overuse of VN cliches and tropes. As well as its close similarities with Katawa Shoujo. But we're still going for it. 1. If you believe in your story's merit, then write it. (You can look at specific exampl...
by gekiganwing
Thu May 31, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Ideas Dump
Replies: 1532
Views: 151583

Re: Ideas Dump

"Can't load your previous save and reconsider a decision." When I finally tried a Telltale game earlier this year (six or seven years after hearing a ton of positive buzz...), this was the aspect that surprised me most. I'm used to loading save files in video games in order to retry stages or bosses...
by gekiganwing
Sat May 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expectations of convention vs. narrative
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Expectations of convention vs. narrative

I know otomes usually have all male love interests, and although my game is 50/50 male and female romance options, exploring the story with the romances is still the point of the game, and for that reason it will probably appeal to women more than men? There are visual novels which have both male a...