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by Inksword
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Endelwyn: Drawn to You (WIP) [G x B][Romance][Fantasy]
Replies: 17
Views: 1223

Re: Endelwyn: Drawn to You (WIP) [G x B][Romance][Fantasy]

I love how expressive your sprites are so far! A lot of games just use those small expression changes because it's easier to account for and swap sprites out, but you're going all out with the expressions!
by Inksword
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Exaggerating Characters for Readability
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Exaggerating Characters for Readability

I've noticed something of a trend in visual novels, at least the popular ones. Mostly it's that visual novels seem to lean on tropes and exaggeration to define their characters a lot. Character's tend not to just be shy, they're stuttering messes when confronted with social interaction. They're not ...
by Inksword
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Prompt Request [Closed]
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Prompt Request for a Community-Driven Visual Novel!

Main character has a past where he's killed before... whether they were justified or not is not immediately clear...
by Inksword
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Red Embrace: Hollywood [Vampire][Dark][GxB/BxB/NBxB][NEW DEMO]
Replies: 61
Views: 10436

Re: Red Embrace: Hollywood [Vampire][Dark][GxB/BxB/NBxB]

Damn, the artwork on this so far is really top notch, not just in clean execution, but I think it really conveys the mood you're going for so far! I wonder if you've taken any inspiration from World of Darkness vampires? I get those vibes, but that might just be because it's the form of vampire medi...
by Inksword
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How to keep artists committed?
Replies: 28
Views: 2221

Re: How to keep artists committed?

I know this thread has been quiet, but I thought I might offer another solution for you. Have you thought of ordering each step of the sprites as a single group, rather than the sprites individually? IE: Instead of ordering (sketch + line art + color)x10, instead order 10 sketches, and then 10 line ...
by Inksword
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: What do you think about combining digital art characters with traditional art BGs?
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: What do you think about combining digital art characters with traditional art BGs?

I think they work okay as-is, but there's a few things I think could improve their cohesion! Right now they do clash a tiny bid, with the traditional backgrounds being more textured and rough, and the digital art being very bright and clean. I would suggest two things. The first, is to reduce the sa...
by Inksword
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: 18+ Synthetic Lover [Sci-fi, Drama with Romance, Yaoi] DEMO + KICKSTARTER LIVE
Replies: 33
Views: 7730

Re: Synthetic Lover [Sci-fi, Drama with Romance, Yaoi] 18+

I'm really digging the general art direction here, from the sound to the backgrounds to the sprites! Love the range of futuristic styles you have going on, from the more familiar and practical to stuff that definitely looks like crazy future fashion trends. I'm definitely keeping my eye on this!
by Inksword
Mon May 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: A Tale of Two Swindlers [VN][BxB][Mystery, Fantasy, Romance][18+]
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: A Tale of Two Swindlers [VN][BxB][Mystery, Fantasy, Romance][18+]

I dig the idea, and I'm drawn to the little bits of the world you've talked about. I'd love to hear more about that once you refine your pitch, and also more about the mystery you put in the title but haven't revealed much of! I'll be keeping my eye on this!
by Inksword
Sun May 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Looking for KN/VN suggestions!
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Looking for KN/VN suggestions!

Try DDLC (its free, but you can also make a donation) I didn't personally enjoy it all that much, but I do have to praise it for its out of the box thinking. I'd rather not spoil too much, but the way that game works, requires you to actually mess with the game files themself. If you don't mind mil...
by Inksword
Sun May 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Looking for KN/VN suggestions!
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Looking for KN/VN suggestions!

So, I recently started working towards the idea of making a Kinetic Novel, and made a few posts about it. However, in terms of what I'm most familiar playing, I've basically only played traditional VNs: GUIs with a static background, 1-2 sprites, and dialogue on the bottom. These only very occasiona...
by Inksword
Sun May 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Cardians: Rural, Kinetic Novel [Horror, mystery]
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Cardians: Rural, Kinetic Novel [Horror, mystery]

https://i.imgur.com/LdAufR4.gif In lieu of game assets that I can't work on yet, I got permission from my friends to post SOME of the art we've made over the course of the campaign. We have a few artists within our midst, but of varying skill levels, so you'll see a variety of styles. Most of this ...
by Inksword
Sun May 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Cardians: Rural, Kinetic Novel [Horror, mystery]
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Cardians: Rural, Kinetic Novel [Horror, mystery]

This is a super cool concept. I remember seeing your question about it in the Writing subforum, I hope to see this one come to completion. c: Thank you! I'm glad you're interested! Good luck! I love the whole idea of the world of darkness setting and especially the hunter path. I once thought about...
by Inksword
Wed May 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Post-mortem of MMM: Murder Most Misfortunate, a short murder mystery VN
Replies: 15
Views: 2532

Re: Post-mortem of MMM: Murder Most Misfortunate, a short murder mystery VN

Hey, this is a really cool post-mortum and I think it would be awesome if more developers did this with their games I think it'd be really beneficial to the community! I think advertising being king has been the most repeated refrain from people discussing how to make your game sell better. Still, I...
by Inksword
Wed May 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to handle aspects of multiple POV characters
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: How to handle aspects of multiple POV characters

Wow, I somehow missed the responses in this thread until now. Thank you both for responding! I think part of the problem is that I'm so invested in all the characters that I feel reluctant to neglect their individual povs for any large length of time. So that leaves the unlocking and limiting to one...
by Inksword
Wed May 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Cardians: Rural, Kinetic Novel [Horror, mystery]
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Cardians: Rural, Kinetic Novel [Horror, mystery]

https://i.imgur.com/AAiNV6e.png CARDIANS: RURAL The Cardians are a world-wide spanning shadow organization dedicated to hunting and containing the supernatural threats of the world: giving up their own freedom and sanity to maintain the separation of the supernatural and mundane that allow the rest...