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by Hyraculon
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Japan and gun crime?
Replies: 18
Views: 2710

Re: Japan and gun crime?

Are you actually proposing that the numbers don't matter and Japan secretly has all kinds of yakuza gun violence you're just not hearing about? I should think one look at the aforementioned statistics would put an end to your discussion. Since you're asking for an anecdotal answer, as an American wh...
by Hyraculon
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Making some money with a commercial VN - is it possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 3173

Re: Making some money with a commercial VN - is it possible?

It's not practical or smart to depend on it right off the bat. That's not to say it's not something to work towards, because obviously it can be done, but if you want to survive on the money, you need money that you can count on being there. You'd probably be better off doing commissions until you h...
by Hyraculon
Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Using real life cultures/locations is appropriation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2352

Re: Using real life cultures/locations is appropriation?

Respect is the key thing, I think. If you approach it respectfully and do your research, I don't think you'll offend anyone. However, I definitely suggest finding someone to help you out, because you will make mistakes in your authenticity, and people who know better than you will notice. I'm basica...
by Hyraculon
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Educational VNs - your thoughts?
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: Educational VNs - your thoughts?

How close to the truth should an educational VN be?/Would you prefer the actual facts to be presented within the story, or as an extra? When I was a kid, I loathed history because the way they taught it in school was as dry and boring as possible, just endless lists of names and dates to memorize. ...
by Hyraculon
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Educational VNs - your thoughts?
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: Educational VNs - your thoughts?

It's really hard to answer these questions not knowing what subject you want to teach. If you're trying to teach a process of some sort (like math, language acquisition, etc), I'd say you could have as much leeway as you like with the story and simply concentrate on making the gameplay do the bulk o...
by Hyraculon
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: 2014 Indie Game Maker Contest

I'm doing it! I'm working on an action RPG in RPGmaker VX Ace. My rule for myself is I'm not allowed to make any new assets, to force myself to concentrate on programming/writing. I'll probably break that rule sooner or later, but for now it seems to be helping.
by Hyraculon
Sat May 31, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: My father's apprentice [VN] [Gothic Horror] Update Music
Replies: 72
Views: 12463

Re: My father's apprentice [VN] [Gothic Horror]

This looks lovely. Count me in for one more person who doesn't need romance in their horror.
by Hyraculon
Sat May 31, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Goetia Club [Horrorish Dramedy] [All types romance]
Replies: 22
Views: 3846

Re: Goetia Club [Horrorish Dramedy] [All types romance]

I'm so happy there's interest! I wish I had more progress to show, though I'm still quietly plugging away. Lately I've been working on enemies like this one: http://i61.tinypic.com/1z5hzwg.png Admittedly, I've been thinking of putting this on the backburner to work on a simple game for RPGmaker's Ju...
by Hyraculon
Sat May 17, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked
Replies: 35
Views: 3404

Re: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked

As much as there is to be said about taking criticism with grace, even that of the "entitled jerks on the internet griping just to gripe" variety, the gaming community can get really toxic. Trolling turns into legitimate harassment all too often. It's seriously distressing when the only real advice ...
by Hyraculon
Tue May 06, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Goetia Club [Horrorish Dramedy] [All types romance]
Replies: 22
Views: 3846

Re: Goetia Club [Horrorish Dramedy] [All types romance]

Thanks! Boy, it's been forever since I reported on my progress... I'm up to 18,944 words and am working on some pseudo-16-bit graphics for the first demon summoning bit. Thus far I have the sprite that I made into my avatar and this: http://i61.tinypic.com/2sb9z15.png This is my first time doing ser...
by Hyraculon
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Yuri games are so unpopular?
Replies: 82
Views: 12712

Re: Why Yuri games are so unpopular?

The demographic being largely girls (and largely straight girls, at least in theory) is probably the biggest reason why yuri isn't going to get as much traction as het or yaoi. Even amongst girls who enjoy lesbian stories, there seems to be the thought that "yuri" is usually made by men, for men. Th...
by Hyraculon
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Would you play commercial VN without voices?
Replies: 37
Views: 3819

Re: Would you play commercial VN without voices?

If I'm playing the game in Japanese (as in, not translated at all), I need the voices to help with my comprehension. But normally, playing something where the text is in English, I'll tend to leave Japanese audio on. Of course, I usually end up ignoring and skipping it before it finishes. It just sl...
by Hyraculon
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play Akinator with your OCs
Replies: 18
Views: 2488

Re: Play Akinator with your OCs

s-sob. All these trojan warnings make me regret posting the topic. I'm going to edit it.
by Hyraculon
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play Akinator with your OCs
Replies: 18
Views: 2488

Re: Play Akinator with your OCs

Akinator's been around just about forever, so hopefully whatever problem it had was temporary... Avast is telling me it's safe now, at least.
by Hyraculon
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Your first ever video game.
Replies: 158
Views: 15529

Re: Your first ever video game.

I had Mario/Duck Hunt. I used to sit right next to the screen with that blaster and cheat... as a kid I never knew you could actually just aim it at the wall.