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by Skarn
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: A simple navigation map tutorial
Replies: 18
Views: 30224

Re: A simple navigation map tutorial

I may have forgotten about this thread for years, but Google has not (still one of the first results for "Ren'Py imagemap"). So let's do a bit of cleaning by answering all pending questions. First, please have a look at jane_runs_fast's Imagemaps explained by a dummy . It's a far more fresh and deta...
by Skarn
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Winter Lover [GxG][Modern Fantasy][Short]
Replies: 8
Views: 3077

Re: Winter Lover [GxG][Modern Fantasy][Short]

Well, that was nice.

Not much more to say. It's a short, uncomplicated, lighthearted, sweet story.

And right now, I won't complain about any extra bit of sugar in my daily life.
by Skarn
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Flashbacks with Choices?
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Thoughts on Flashbacks with Choices?

As long as the past choices do not contradict anything that already happened in the present, I don't see where is the problem. Actually, I'm pretty sure it's a technique I've seen used to show immediately that your choices matter. For example, a character's shirt is removed, because reasons. Then fl...
by Skarn
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Yuri games are so unpopular?
Replies: 82
Views: 11817

Re: Why Yuri games are so unpopular?

Aoi Shiro is overall a good game (a little too slow-paced at the beginning perhaps), but I found it to be slightly disappointing on the Yuri side. A lot of teasing, but very few, if none, explicit relationships. It's not Nanoha-bad on denial, but it's the same idea: never say the world lesbian (or g...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Melos postmortem

Chapter 7: In the end This turned out to be pretty lengthy. Heck, I could probably still go on for some time, but I don't want for this to turn longer than the actual game this is about, so I will stop there. I don't know if it's a useful story, or just me ranting about my life, but like for Melos ...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Melos postmortem

Chapter 6: Aftermath I was taken aback by the first reviews of Melos . Because they were actually quite nice with the game. Far more than I would have myself been had the roles been switched I believe. I rationalized (impostor syndrome or not) that most of them came from Lemmasoft, and that the mem...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Melos postmortem

Chapter 5: To do what must be done This dark spiral finally ended when the actual coding started. I had somehow managed to produce... a certain number of words. Enough to reach a couple of endings. Many paths were still abruptly cut short, but it was possible to go from the introduction to one of t...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Melos postmortem

Chapter 4: Anger If Twitch plays Pokémon taught me anything, it's that with enough time and energy, anything can be achieved. Even with the most inefficient method. So was done Melos 's writing. Slowly, frustratingly, painfully. Writing, not writing, rewriting, progressing with little steps forward...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Melos postmortem

Chapter 3: Pride I had ideas. I had (self-imposed) restrictions. I had a setting. I had characters. I even had an introduction in mind. But I didn't have a distinct view of how things would evolve or end. In short, I had no real scenario. After the fact, it still bewilders me I thought about a lot ...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Melos postmortem

Chapter 2: Sloth By this point, I was searching for inspiration a.k.a wandering the Internet and reading things here and there. In particular, Green Eyed Monster left its mark upon me, with its bittersweet ambiance and adult themes. I quickly decided for a really modest project, to be sure it will ...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Melos postmortem

Chapter 1: Envy I heard of the Yuri Game Jam's existence while roaming randomly the Internet at some point in the Summer. The project immediately caught my interest for several reasons. First, of course, because I'm an avid Yuri fan and a regular consumer of interactive fictions and similar formats...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Melos postmortem
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Melos postmortem

I love reading postmortems. Whether the project succeeded or not, I think it's always interesting to have a glimpse of how a project came to be, to learn of the mistakes, the hardships, the decisions that made it as it is now. So I went out of my way and wrote one for Melos too. It's a long text for...
by Skarn
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Helena's Flowers[GxG][Sci-Fi][Battle of Troy]
Replies: 11
Views: 5130

Re: Helena's Flowers[GxG][Sci-Fi][Battle of Troy]

The Trojan War aftermath. From Helen(a)'s point of view. IN SPACE. Also, in a universe where everyone is female. After checking everyone's name on Wikipedia (the mythology geek in me needed to do it), I'm finally ready to review this. The take on this classical story was interesting, with some fasci...
by Skarn
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Lilycal Laika [GxG] [Sci-fi] Demo available! [Yurijam
Replies: 11
Views: 1726

Re: Lilycal Laika [GxG] [Sci-fi] Demo available! [Yurijam

It's a little hard to explain, but the accentuated filenames are corrupted on non-Windows operating systems. This looks like this on my computer for reference: http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/458109corruption.jpg Filename encoding in general is quite a mess, especially in archives on Windows . Hon...
by Skarn
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Melos [YuriJam]
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Re: Melos [YuriJam]

The GUI, in good and bad (well, mostly in good – it was quite a pleasant surprise for me when I tried it for the first time) is entirely the work of Anne (Katta's sister). Generally speaking, my contribution to this project's art was mostly to add a good deal of extra confusion and speak not helpful...