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by Katy133
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: How to Draw Panoramic Rooms?
Replies: 0
Views: 38

How to Draw Panoramic Rooms?

Ren'py allows creators to use backgrounds that the player can scroll around, if the image is larger than the screen dimensions (see: Ren'Py's Tutorial game for an example). This can be used to let the player look around all four walls of a room. The challenge however, is that you'd need to draw the ...
by Katy133
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your VN making experience
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Your VN making experience

I've working on my next visual novel (I've completed five), and I can give you my thoughts on the whole experience. The first visual novel you make will be the hardest. Once you complete a visual novel from beginning to end, things will feel easier afterwards. Even though your projects will get more...
by Katy133
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Handling the typical bland protagonist
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Handling the typical bland protagonist

I mean, if you want to make a blank slate character who isn't dull... Simple: During the prologue, give them a backstory, friends, family, a lover. Then, give them amnesia. Throughout the game, depending on what event flags are raised, they can learn more about their past while also deciding how to...
by Katy133
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Reusing assets from previous works
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Reusing assets from previous works

Personally, I wouldn't do this for my own games because I like having the game's themes/setting effect the game's art style. For example, the Disney films from their Renaissance Era each have a different art style ( Aladdin's line art is based off of Arabian calligraphy, Mulan is inspired by Chinese...
by Katy133
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Visual;Conference 2018 call for speakers is open
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Visual;Conference 2018 call for speakers is open

Thank you for including the YouTube playlist! :D
by Katy133
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What makes a good Fighting/Action Scene?
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: What makes a good Fighting/Action Scene?

Constantly switching which character has the upper-hand in the fight/chase/action scene is very important. This is referred to as a "reversal of fortune." yrwdBw4Gnuk Also, the scene (like every scene in a story) should cause a change that helps move the plot along (a character learns something, los...
by Katy133
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you find motivation
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: How do you find motivation

Sometimes I come up with game ideas I "want to have made" and others that I "want to make." There is a big difference. The games I "want to make" will eventually get completed because the act of working on them is really enjoyable (rather than the satisfaction of just finishing it). I also follow a ...
by Katy133
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Male hairstyle
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Male hairstyle

Something that I do is find some photos of male characters/actors with different haircuts for reference (I learned recently that this is called a "swipe folder"). Then I use those references to draw variations of different haircuts and hairstyles. If the game is set during a certain time period (195...
by Katy133
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Minimizing extra writing
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Minimizing extra writing

I've begun using a story grid to plot out my visual novels. Basically, you divide different characters/arcs/plot points into different columns, and divide each chapter or scene in rows. The link above uses one of JK Rowling's story grids as an example. It's useful because you have to take every even...
by Katy133
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do you distribute your games via crowdfunding?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: How do you distribute your games via crowdfunding?

itch.io also allows you to distribute Kickstarter digital rewards. I'm using itch.io to showcase some of my games, and I highly recommend itch.io, but I've never used it for distributing crowdfunding rewards (so I don't have any experience on that), but the article I've linked above has step-by-step...
by Katy133
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Font talk/reccomendation request
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Font talk/reccomendation request

Font Squirrel is a great site because it only lists fonts that are free to use (meaning, "freeware [fonts that are] licensed for commercial work"), it has a ton of searchable tags/categories, and it has an image search program that lets you upload screenshots to identify what font it is (in case yo...
by Katy133
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ren'Py VNs that Use Multi-Game Persistent Data?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Ren'Py VNs that Use Multi-Game Persistent Data?

I'm looking for examples of Ren'Py-made visual novels that use persistent data that goes from one game to another (like an episodic series). Meaning, you make choices in the first game, and those choices affect the second game, etc.

Any examples out there?
by Katy133
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What kind of Personalities for a MC?
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: What kind of Personalities for a MC?

Personnally, I like main characters as long as the'yre not assholes but it makes me think of something, what do you think about the kind of MC who is calm sarcastic and rarely smiles, but is kindhearted and quite determined ? I'm writing a VN atm and this is this kind of MC This is literally the ch...
by Katy133
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: The Heart of Tales [GxB/Fantasy] SuNoFes 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3356

Re: The Heart of Tales [GxB/Fantasy] SuNoFes 2017

Lastly, I was wondering at the main menu screen their silhouettes appear, and one of them is unrecognizable. The one with the horns and wings. I thought he may be the demon but the demon is different, I think. Or am I right? Thank you so much for your thoughts! To answer your question, I can confir...
by Katy133
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: [COMPLETE] The Heart of Tales [GxB/Fantasy] SuNoFes 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: [COMPLETE] The Heart of Tales [GxB/Fantasy] SuNoFes 2017

The Heart of Tales is now complete! :D

You can download it on Itchio