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by Koveras
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Seven Kingdoms [GxB/G] [Fantasy, Politics, Rom] (Greenlit)
Replies: 254
Views: 70443

Re: Seven Kingdoms [GxB/G][Fantasy, Rom, Politics] *Updated

alylt, thanks for the reply. I understand the reasoning behind your design decisions better now. :)

[Knowledge: Game Design +5]
by Koveras
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Seven Kingdoms [GxB/G] [Fantasy, Politics, Rom] (Greenlit)
Replies: 254
Views: 70443

Re: Seven Kingdoms [GxB/G][Fantasy, Rom, Politics] *Updated

I am playing the demo and loving the story so far (currently in the third week as a Jiyel scholar)! ^^ I have been wondering about one aspect of the game's design, however: when you fail a skill check, you are informed which exactly skill it was, presumably so you can put it on your To Do list, but ...
by Koveras
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: time-limited games
Replies: 24
Views: 1404

Re: time-limited games

If we are speaking only in context of visual novels, I don't see how this is different from any other story branching. ^^ You either pick the story correct path and "win" the chase, or you pick the wrong one and get one of the numerous Bad Ends. In this case, a "time limit" is just another way to me...
by Koveras
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Creative ways to get an ending
Replies: 14
Views: 1200

Re: Creative ways to get an ending

As I said, I'm an avid RPG fan, so I like playing the odds. ^^ The risk of failure is IMO the most fun part of a game. In fact, the biggest problem I've always had with visual novels is that they boil down to a rather complex yet static Petri net in my brain (which, I admit, was screwed up by three ...
by Koveras
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Creative ways to get an ending
Replies: 14
Views: 1200

Re: Creative ways to get an ending

Randomized half-endings. The disposition value of each girl determines the probability of ending up with her in the first half of the ending. The computer randomly chooses one girl for you and plays the ending narration right to the point where the protagonist starts thinking of what could have happ...
by Koveras
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yes, even YOU can become a good artist!
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Yes, even YOU can become a good artist!

And many 'non-artists' instantly assume you're great and VERY talented. Indeed, many non-drawing people see drawing as something mystical and incredibly difficult, whereas once you try, you'll find that drawing is no more complex than handwriting. ^^ Of course, drawing well is as difficult as writi...
by Koveras
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Happy endings?
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Happy endings?

A happy ending is the ending where the protagonist reaches their goal (if there was one) or resolves the main conflict of the story in their favor. If reaching the goal or winning the conflict comes at a great price, it's a bittersweet ending. If they lose the conflict or fail to reach their goal, i...
by Koveras
Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yes, even YOU can become a good artist!
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Yes, even YOU can become a good artist!

Glancing through his thread, I saw him follow pretty much every recommendation I know/have heart for people aspiring to be good artists: - Draw from life (landscapes, objects, people) - Copy (eyeball) works from artist you like/admire (actually eyeballing photos helps a lot too) - Study how things ...
by Koveras
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Hints System (Help Anyone)
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Hints System (Help Anyone)

I have no idea how the object model in Renpy works but I'd try making a persistent singleton collection of "said line" objects and .add() hints to it as they come... Then output them in some modal GUI element, which I also have very little knowledge of... Admittedly, that's not much help. :?
by Koveras
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can fanon be considered canon?
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: How can fanon be considered canon?

Since TV Tropes was already linked in this thread, I guess it won't harm to mention that they have a page specifically on fanon becoming canon...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... lekzrxgx4f
by Koveras
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have any (PC) recommendation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: Do you have any (PC) recommendation?

Simon Tatham's puzzles are THE time killer of my choice. The best thing about them is that they are available for almost any platform... Grab them here if you're interested: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/
by Koveras
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relationships are a series of complex games
Replies: 17
Views: 1134

Re: Relationships are a series of complex games

A game is an activity where you put a non-critical amount of personal resources for the thrill of either losing them or winning more. Such attitude to relationships occurs to me as too irresponsible, but it may be my personal ineptitude at building relationships that's speaking there. ^^ However, I ...
by Koveras
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maid Generator?...
Replies: 38
Views: 3264

Re: Maid Generator?...

papillon wrote:... except generally a d3 is actually "d6 divided by 2 rounded up" because it's hard to make and roll a three-sided die. Not impossible, but hard. :)
Or you just use a digital dice thrower, which lets you cast dice like 1d7 and 2d23. :D
by Koveras
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: using emotions as dialogue choices?
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: using emotions as dialogue choices?

@ Koveras Not necessarily. You can turn a situation in which as a player, if you select one emotion, the NPC can reply by saying they don't get what you're trying to "say". It's a standard trick in RPGs where if you select one choice, they steer you back to the only choice you can select to continu...
by Koveras
Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: using emotions as dialogue choices?
Replies: 20
Views: 1789

Re: using emotions as dialogue choices?

Fahrenheit! I love Fahrenheit! That is GREAT game and so is Ico and my poor PS2 doesn't work anymore. Don't you push arrow directions to select choices? I played it on the PC, so I just used the mouse... Although I did play it with a USB controller once, and IIRC you have to move the control sticks...