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by Holland
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Dealing with art inconsistency
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Dealing with art inconsistency

Systems and reference sheets can help. Reference sheets are documents with things like color schemes, body proportions, eye/nose/jaw shape, piercings, tattoos, etc. A system is just a breakdown of the process you use to do something (drawing a sprite, in this case). ex: 1) Open [x] program. Start ne...
by Holland
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Pros and Cons of working alone vs with a team
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Pros and Cons of working alone vs with a team

Solo Developer (no commissions) Time is spent learning new skills, doing multiple jobs, and piecing everything together. Using pre-made assets and less complex stories will reduce the time spent learning/developing. Some money will need to be invested in equipment for higher scope games. Pros : mos...
by Holland
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do you stay motivated to finish?
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: How do you stay motivated to finish?

For me the best thing to remain motivated on a project is getting out the "hard thinking" parts as soon as possible. Hard thinking as in parts where little changes can create big sways in terms of how the game is going to look and feel. For example planning, outlining the routes and creating the fi...
by Holland
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: Cloudnovel - The Easiest and Most Powerful Visual Novel Maker
Replies: 40
Views: 17839

Re: Cloudnovel - The Easiest and Most Powerful Visual Novel Maker

That email had me do a double-take before I realized what date it is...
I love that you guys even changed the logo on the actual site to match haha
Great job. Nowhere is safe on the internet today.
by Holland
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"

I've been very enthralled with Stuart Horwitz's book "Book Architecture" , which proposes a completely different approach to creating plots. Instead of a formula with the "classic" arcs and plot points and whatnot, it relies on "series". The theory is basically, you don't need any particular struct...
by Holland
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: learning art
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: learning art

was wondering mostly at artists, what they did to improve and start off, did you follow tutorials draw something everyday even if it was practically stick figures and abstract strange drawing, what tips and advice do you have I stumbled and crawled and clawed my way up to my current skill level tbh...
by Holland
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Lycoris: Their Journeys [Horror|Romance|Satire] [BxB]
Replies: 19
Views: 6019

Re: Lycoris: Their Journeys [Horror|Romance|Satire] [BxB]

pssst.... hi chill devlog here 3/18/19 After reviewing some old notes, I realized we'd changed the characters' names to "Manja" and "Saku" (swapping the last letters) at some point, probably to avoid the awkward images their fable names bring up when spoken with an English/American accent ("man jew"...
by Holland
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Art Learning Resources
Replies: 106
Views: 86198

Re: Art Learning Resources

. Fundamentals 'Art Education for High Schools' (c) 1908, The Prang Educational Company This is a fantastic old book that's available online. (I can't verify sources on mobile, so just Google it. There seem to be several scans by different universities.) I recently started taking notes from the phys...
by Holland
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Looking for ideas: Precrime Story Critique

If you want to show when a crime is happening, you can make it so that whenever the MC goes to an outdoor place, they look up and see the sun/moon, the clouds, and any trees. As an extension of this, you could make it so the MC has slight control during all (or just longer) premonitions. These woul...
by Holland
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Live2d and traditional animation
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Live2d and traditional animation

Yes, it's possible in Cubism Pro (either 2.1 or 3.0). Free has a lot of limitations that make this more difficult. (I'm not sure the support is intentional on Live2D's part, though; Cubism is just a very sandbox-y / multipurpose tool.) There's a few different methods, but the one I'd recommend invol...
by Holland
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Worldbuilding
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Worldbuilding

Personally, I have an overarching universe with consistent worldbuilding guidelines that all of my stories, in all media forms, take place in. I obviously only explain the parts that are relevant to that particular story when I'm working on a new project. In addition, the backstory of each individua...
by Holland
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Lycoris: Their Journeys [Horror|Romance|Satire] [BxB]
Replies: 19
Views: 6019

Re: Lycoris [S/LGBT/A] [Otome] [Supernatural/Romance]

Hey guys, just wanted to say we're still around.
Just working on other things and getting life together.
I hope everyone is doing well!
by Holland
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Lycoris: Their Journeys [Horror|Romance|Satire] [BxB]
Replies: 19
Views: 6019

Re: Lycoris [S/LGBT/A] [Otome] [Supernatural/Romance]

Perhaps I'm culturally biased (I'm, well, Italian), but why Virgil, Beatrice and not Dante ?? It's because Dante was the main character, which has him now replaced by Manju and Saka ;o He's also a character I don't really want to taint with the story lol p.s. there will be reference to the old scho...
by Holland
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What Breaks Your Immersion?
Replies: 25
Views: 9892

Re: What Breaks Your Immersion?

-Poor translation. ^ My biggest issue with this isn't the grammar itself but rather the tone. People never sound their age. Everyone talks like a literature professor because the translators don't understand the slang and casual language that would be used by them. That seriously breaks my immersio...
by Holland
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Lycoris: Their Journeys [Horror|Romance|Satire] [BxB]
Replies: 19
Views: 6019

Re: Lycoris [S/LGBT/A] [Otome] [Supernatural/Romance]

Those two have been busy with their school work, so rather than putting extra stress on them or being the only one dedicating time to the project, I'm putting this on hold for a little bit. I mentioned a while ago that I was going to work on much smaller games for practice at some point between Lyco...