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by Kailoto
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: I am an Artist
Topic: ***SPRITE AND CG ARTIST FOR HIRE(OPEN)***
Replies: 21
Views: 7180

Re: ***SPRITE ARTIST FOR HIRE(OPEN)***

Consider this my glowing commendation. I hired her for a bust-up rendition of Blanche from Pokémon GO (with glasses!!) and she delivered in like, hardly a day. Fast worker, diligent, and talented, with a professional yet friendly disposition. Cannot recommend enough. Here was the single-day result t...
by Kailoto
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shout For Joy, Share Your Happiness
Replies: 745
Views: 72049

Re: Shout For Joy, Share Your Happiness

College finally started for me today... I did the obligatory self-introduction this morning and made sure to put a piece of toast in my mouth before I left. Good times!
by Kailoto
Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-Spam Questions
Replies: 43
Views: 4318

Re: Anti-Spam Questions

The person paid to solve captchas is going to be totally thwarted (not just slowed down) by a question that can be easily Googled but the newbie isn't going to be inconvenienced? How are we so certain of this asymmetry? That sounds like total nonsense, honestly. Well, I never said that it's the mos...
by Kailoto
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Including hints/tips on game release
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Including hints/tips on game release

If you have an official site, or even an official thread here at LSF, you could also put a link to a walkthrough of your own creation, meaning you can provide both definitive walkthroughs and spoiler-free hints in one place. Not all games need this, and it might be a lot of work for something that i...
by Kailoto
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-Spam Questions
Replies: 43
Views: 4318

Re: Anti-Spam Questions

My theory is know. Visual novels still aren't particularly mainstream , so it's unlikely that the person could answer it without searching - and that searching is likely to be uneconomical. The goal here is to increase the cost to the spammers to make us a less-tempting target. VNs aren't really ma...
by Kailoto
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?
Replies: 32
Views: 3337

Re: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?

Semantics are always tricky... it's important to remember that it's not just how you define things that matter, but also how an unnamed anonymous "majority" defines them. And I think that most people, when they see something labeled as a visual novel, will automatically think "lots of text, emphasis...
by Kailoto
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Ludonarrative dissonance and harmony in visual novels
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Ludonarrative dissonance and harmony in visual novels

So today I have an interesting topic that's a little fickle when it comes to visual novel design. It is, as you can judge by the title, about ludonarrative. For those that don't know, ludonarrative dissonance is a term coined by game developer Clint Hocking to describe a disconnect between a game's ...
by Kailoto
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-Spam Questions
Replies: 43
Views: 4318

Re: Anti-Spam Questions

Hmmm... some ideas that aren't obvious but aren't esoteric either: What does the Py in Ren'Py stand for? (Python) What script statement in Ren'Py creates a choice? (menu) Who is the creator and developer of Ren'Py? (PyTom/Tom/etc.) Might come up with more later. I also liked these questions that oth...
by Kailoto
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing Style; 1st person narration VS 3rd person narration
Replies: 13
Views: 2132

Re: Writing Style; 1st person narration VS 3rd person narrat

I think, when it comes to choosing POV, your main question should be, "What is the relationship between the player and the characters in the story?" First person means you're placing the player into a specific role, "assigning" them to a certain character in a sense. This means that everything the p...
by Kailoto
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5252
Views: 388047

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

For the sake of a counterpoint, as someone who was put on a pedestal, and was that one kid that everyone was compared to, I have to say that it's not all that it's cracked up to be. The more potential you show, the higher your expectations are... it doesn't scale linearly. You're never allowed to h...
by Kailoto
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5252
Views: 388047

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

I hate it went I find a game that looks really awesome, follow the people who made it on twitter, and it turned out one of them is a total douche. Kinda ruins the game for me. Yep, I had that problem with Fez... loved the game design and concept, hated the developer. I know that you're supposed to ...
by Kailoto
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Horror VN gameplay ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Horror VN gameplay ideas

but I think the story requires the player to just sit and listen? Of course I don't want that What's wrong with sitting and listening? The best horror books and movies require little more than keeping your eyes open (some movies are even terrifying with eyes closed!) Visual novels really aren't ver...
by Kailoto
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Scraping too complex VN?
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: Scraping too complex VN?

Lastly you can just try anyway. I'm assuming you're doing this on a hobby basis? If you don't necessarily care about getting better and just want to have fun writing something you like, you can put any amount of effort into it and it won't be wasted no matter how little you produce. Though I think ...
by Kailoto
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Potentially Fraudulent Crowdfunding
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Potentially Fraudulent Crowdfunding

I'd agree with pretty much everything here, especially about being wary with crowdfunding in general. Even disregarding fraud, crowdfunding is a financial risk, and it's up to the backers to balance risk and reward before committing to a decision. Other people might have problems with demos being re...
by Kailoto
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: CG-only VN
Replies: 18
Views: 2267

Re: CG-only VN

CG is a term used for Event Graphics. They can be drawn in any way. Indeed. They're cinematic stills, where the character sprite and the background are drawn in the same image, instead of being separated like they usually are. There's a little more freedom with perspective and composition since you...