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by spiral
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Northanger Abbey [Any x M, F] [Romance] [Comedy]
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Northanger Abbey [Any x M, F] [Romance] [Comedy]

https://i.imgur.com/qwBDkBQ.jpg Some might consider you an unlikely protagonist for a dating sim. You have no mysterious childhood friends, no vanished memories, and not one dead parent to your name. But at seventeen you have finally been invited to your first season in Bath, and thus stand at the ...
by spiral
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Ren'Py Cookbook
Topic: Variable Text Size Without Breaking Your GUI
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Variable Text Size Without Breaking Your GUI

This is a bit hacky, and I've only used it in my game. But hopefully people will find it useful! I probably could have done a lot of this with styles, but styles confuse me, so I didn't. Code used from: Ren'Py All-In-One GUI Template the in-built Renpy accessibility screen (found in 00accessibility....
by spiral
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: What do people want from a sprite dollmaker?
Replies: 0
Views: 1073

What do people want from a sprite dollmaker?

I posted a Renpy based dollmaker to the Creative Commons subforum a little while ago but didn't get any replies, and am wondering if it's worth working on further. So: What would people find useful in a dollmaker specifically geared towards making Renpy Sprites? And specifically, what would make my ...
by spiral
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Creative Commons
Topic: Sprite Creator/Dollmaker [CC BY]
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Sprite Creator/Dollmaker [CC BY]

Hi! I've made a Sprite Creator that outputs Renpy code. It has a bunch of appearance options, and the ability to customise heights and expressions, as well as multiple randomisation options. All the content is released under a Creative Commons Attribution license, including the code. Ren'py Sprite C...
by spiral
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: "Girlfriend Material" [GxG Romance/Fantasy]
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: "Girlfriend Material" [GxG Romance/Fantasy]

HMM. A lot of this sounds interesting, but regardless of where the plot goes, I would find someone who was ok with creating a sentient being in order to date them unplayably unlikeable. How would the created girlfriend have the ability to consent, or have agency in her life in general? Two approache...
by spiral
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: BookSLEEPer [Otome] [Stat-Raiser] [GxB,GxG] ~DEMO RELEASED~
Replies: 49
Views: 10649

Re: BookSLEEPer [Otome] [Stat-Raiser] [GxB,GxG] ~NaNoRenO'17

This looks super cute and endearingly nerdy. Can you say which characters are romance options? It looks like a lot of them have canon partners (thanks to their original books), are you going to have to break up the existing relationship to date them or is there ever a poly option? And can you "succe...
by spiral
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Demos & Beta Testing
Topic: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]

Ah, ok! Ok, that's a game setup I can respect, there is a huge difference between "romance narratives are bad" and "some romance narratives are bad". I've tried/am trying to explore similar ideas in my own (still unfinished >.>) otome games, including the "some love interests wave big abuse red flag...
by spiral
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Demos & Beta Testing
Topic: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]

And another comment from my friend, after I linked them your reply. I 100% agree with them, and they articulated the issues with the child abuse aspect better than me (their "my friend" is me :)): i sure hope you're not saying that writing about child abuse is a "what not to do"! i mean, i'm aware t...
by spiral
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Demos & Beta Testing
Topic: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]

Ohhhhh ok. I must admit while I was playing I was thinking it was weirdly well written for something so full of cliches, but toned down my criticism to be polite and encouraging. But it doesn't feel like an obvious parody, no. Just weirdly inconsistent in tone/quality. Looking back on the game with ...
by spiral
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Demos & Beta Testing
Topic: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Slice of Life, Psychologica

ALSO. I was discussing the game with a friend with no Lemmasoft account who is really into dating sims, though their computer is kinda broken right now so they couldn't play yours. Anyway, they asked me to pass on this comment, I don't actually entirely agree (I think crappy representation is better...
by spiral
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Demos & Beta Testing
Topic: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Satire, Cautionary Tale]
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Pipe Dream [GxB][GxG][Otome][Slice of Life, Psychologica

I played the game twice, seeing everyone's good end except Akio, and the bad ends for Gary, Akio, and Cain. First, the things I liked: Overall it's fun. The writing is very good, it flows well and is funny and believable. I like the characters too, all the love interests are cute and likeable (or at...
by spiral
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: [Deleted]
Replies: 20
Views: 6303

Re: Red String of Fate [GxB][Otome|Fantasy|Slice of Life|Com

1. What do you think about the story premise/characters so far? I'm not usually a fan of fate/soulmates but am curious to see how it works in a branching narrative where it's clear she doesn't have One True Love. The trailer left me unclear on what the actual *story* will be, though your description...
by spiral
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Northanger Abbey: The Game [GxG GxB BxB] [Romance, Humour]
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Northanger Abbey: The Game [GxG GxB BxB] [Romance, Humour]

http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab192/sqbr/banner2_zpsz9f2yycl.jpg Northanger Abbey: The Game! Experience Jane Austen's classic satirical romance in a whole new way. Dance, love, and discover the secrets of the Abbey. Choose one of three genders and five love/friendship interests, and see what l...
by spiral
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: SOON [Scifi][Humour] **Now with new art!!**
Replies: 25
Views: 9622

Re: SOON [Scifi][Humour] **Now with new art!!**

I have totally redrawn the art and uploaded the game to Itch.io! I am really happy with the new art, thanks to everyone who encouraged me back when it was dire :)
by spiral
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DEVN 2014 - Demographics of EVN Community - Results
Replies: 46
Views: 12188

Re: DEVN 2014 - Demographics of EVN Community - Results

Thanks for doing this! Text summary of the main data for anyone who can't see it: DEVN 2014: Demographics of the EVN community 1258 people completed the survey 41% creators 59% non creators 59% female, 36% male, 5% other Top country: USA 609 21 median Age, 23 mean age (Wow I did not realise how much...