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by Akai85
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What do you with a set of characters but no story?
Replies: 19
Views: 2453

Re: What do you with a set of characters but no story?

You're never going to fit all these different characters into one comprehensive story imo. Treat your world/characters like a franchise and make one story with some of them. Then if you want you can make more stories. I think that's the best way to go when you've got a universe first. Stories usuall...
by Akai85
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Hierofania 2 [Fantasy] [Branching]
Replies: 20
Views: 8471

Re: Hierofania 2 [Fantasy] [Branching]

Your writing is so tight! Tbh while I was looking forward to this game for years it's a well set precedent that sequels to things often pale in comparision to the original. It's a real testament to your skill that this game felt exactly the same as the original in terms of the writing and it was rea...
by Akai85
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [DISCUSSION] What visual novel's get more attention?
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: [DISCUSSION] What visual novel's get more attention?

Popular genres: - Fantasy - Sci-fi - Mystery/Puzzle - Horror - Romance - Slice of Life (especially set at a school) - Parody - Fanwork - Adult (this is a genre right?) - Tragic In visual novels I haven't seen many comedies for some reason, seems like it could be interesting, and rarely any focused e...
by Akai85
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any sort of life lesson you've gotten from a VN?
Replies: 25
Views: 2960

Re: Any sort of life lesson you've gotten from a VN?

I've played some really good visual novels but none of them left any kind of moral or philosophical lasting impact on me. It's funny cause I use major themes that work like lessons in my own stuff... I'd like to find a game that can make me change though, sounds interesting.
by Akai85
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]
Replies: 76
Views: 17247

Re: Sedatophobia [Mystery][Horror]

The monster designs look very good and it seems interesting. I don't read a lot of horror so I'm interested to read this :)
by Akai85
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to while you write?
Replies: 116
Views: 13599

Re: What are you listening to while you write?

I just put pandora on or out all my music on shuffle. I've got a lot of music off band camp I haven't listened to yet (and soundtracks) so it's always nice to find a new evocative ambient/instrumental/choral piece of music. I have a lot of music so I'm pretty lazy about what I play. I let the machin...
by Akai85
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Currently Untitled [Magical Girl/Boy, Dark Fantasy]
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Currently Untitled [Magical Girl/Boy, Dark Fantasy]

1. Yeah! It actually sounds really cool! I'm interested in seeing how Sonia fares as a "hero" considering she likely has romantic delusions about the whole affair and hasn't considered the difficulties that may arise. The soul possession is also really cool and that's always been something I've like...
by Akai85
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Ren4 VN artwork [Critiques & Feedback plz]
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Ren4 VN artwork [Critiques & Feedback plz]

You know I kind of like the way the flat colours look more for the backgrounds. It's cute and looks a little more animated and stands out from other backgrounds I've seen. Though of course it'd need refining haha. Maybe try experimenting with filters? If you prefer more realistic backgrounds thenI d...
by Akai85
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are Some Common Visual Novel Clichés?
Replies: 30
Views: 6953

Re: What Are Some Common Visual Novel Clichés?

Cliches: - First day of school - Moving to a new town - Having to do something because of some responsibility/financial obligation/obligation (example: bring sucess to bakery before evil corporation buys it.) - Making lunch for people (how often does this actually happen? Can't speak of japan since ...
by Akai85
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ████▓▒░ NANORENO 2015 ░▒▓████
Replies: 99
Views: 15340

Re: ████▓▒░ NANORENO 2015 ░▒▓████

I really want to do a game for Valentines Day (timing????) and a kinetic novel for this. We'll see how it goes what with classes starting in three days. *hyperventilates* The good thing is I already have the ideas. The bad things is assets and programming since as a writer (and sort of artist) I hav...
by Akai85
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to come up with plot twists and interesting endings?
Replies: 37
Views: 5341

Re: How to come up with plot twists and interesting endings?

When you call something an otome (romance) game, the players have certain Expectations. More than one character to pursue romantically. One on One scenarios to get to know each romantic pursuit. Each romantic interest has their own personal problem to solve. An overall plot problem that can only be...
by Akai85
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: How to improve without being overwhelmed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: How to improve without being overwhelmed?

I can upload a copy of Famous Artists Course on Dropbox if you're interested. It's a drawing bible to lots of professional and amateur artists and covers things like animals and fashion as well as drawing humans and shading. It's by a bunch of guys who worked at Disney and some other famous guys. It...
by Akai85
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to Deal with Shame as a Writer?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: How to Deal with Shame as a Writer?

It's not your fault or your writings fault you didn't get feedback. The general ratio of replies on forum posts is like 1-10/100 views or less. It has nothing to do with the quality of your writing, I assure you. And if I did read a piece of writing or something where the creator was asking for crit...
by Akai85
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Things to know when making your first game?
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Things to know when making your first game?

Don't make a hugely long game with 15 paths and 36 endings. Start small. That's all I can tell you being a renpy noob myself but don't overdo it lol. My personality is such that a two person story easily changes into a five easily changes into a... I have 27 side characters in one idea. Don't be me....
by Akai85
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to write an Interesting Slice of Life Story
Replies: 13
Views: 10500

Re: How to write an Interesting Slice of Life Story

It's a common misconception that slice of life is boring but it isn't, it just follows a different narrative structure. Instead of one large arc you get smaller narrative arcs interwoven through the daily life of a person with constants (things that do not change or slowly change) in contrast to the...