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by Elsa Kisiel
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How to implement reasonable part time jobs?
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: How to implement reasonable part time jobs?

What is your game about? What kind of universe, what kind of story, what is the character goal? Is time gestion an important part of the gameplay? If yes, it can be enough to have a "part time button", as time is precious and should not be spend without thinking. The character can also receive money...
by Elsa Kisiel
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Credit Sequence with One Team Member
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Credit Sequence with One Team Member

I think it depends of the tone of your piece: -Crediting one single person on every role can give an humorous tone, like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mheN6soRZQ -Just crediting that person once, in the opening or ending scene, with a "created by" give a more simple, elegant and se...
by Elsa Kisiel
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: VN Zine - An Online Zine for Visual Novel Developers
Replies: 4
Views: 576

Re: VN Zine - An Online Zine for Visual Novel Developers

That's a really great project! =D I'm always looking forward for more articles/videos about visual novel development or game design in general, so I think it's a really interesting zine-concept! Here's my feedback: + The layout of the zine is nice-looking + I actually wanted to learn how to make cus...
by Elsa Kisiel
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A question
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: A question

Sorry not interested in giving up my mail adres in a poll. Me neither, to be honest. u.u I already receive way too much spam in my inbox. (I still answered it, with a fake e-mail adress) With an 800 year gap say 30 generations or so there isn't very much familial relationship anymore. I think that ...
by Elsa Kisiel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Player Data Tracking
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Opinions on Player Data Tracking

You can also contact a player by private message to ask them questions and get more in depth feedback than "It was great !". Personally, I would recommend against that method. I really dislike getting DMs from strangers and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I actually once had something like this happ...
by Elsa Kisiel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survey for my thesis about visual novel games
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Survey for my thesis about visual novel games

Answered!

What you should put or avoid putting into the game: difficult to say without knowing the game more in details. ^^'
by Elsa Kisiel
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survey for players
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Survey for players

I've answered it, but I think you should perhaps say that you are aiming at a public who play +18 romance/harem visual novel? Because, I do feel like I wasn't the intended audience... ^^'
by Elsa Kisiel
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: About copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: About copyright

You could also get a copyright transfer This means the artist no longer has any legal claim to the artwork. This usually costs more, but gives you the ability to have full rights over the art. The artist is still the creator, but you can choose whether to credit them or not. Warning: In some countr...
by Elsa Kisiel
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Question about parodies (I have no idea how to word this so please read lol)
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Question about parodies (I have no idea how to word this so please read lol)

Gijinka are pretty cool, I like that concept too! It is true that, objectively, using the real brand name, even on a free project, is illegal. However, I highly doubt that big companies would sue you for a free novel with gijinka of theirs consoles. It's a little like with fan-art. Objectively, it's...
by Elsa Kisiel
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Gender and personality of the protagonist bias
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

Re: Gender and personality of the protagonist bias

I don't like "empty" characters either, but I have no problem with gender. Nor with personality, as long as they have one. I read "visual novels" like I read a novel, so, the main character need to be compelling.
by Elsa Kisiel
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: should I make my game an EA with no characters
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: should I make my game an EA with no characters

Personally, I don't play early access games even when it's good because I prefer to experience games when they are completed, when they are as intended by their author. So, if the game looks interesting, I'll just come back later to see if it's finished. I'm even less interested in an early access v...
by Elsa Kisiel
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Enrich a dialogue only experience
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Enrich a dialogue only experience

I don't know if it's because I'm a little tired, but I'm not sure I understand your question. °v°' You want to have different dialogues without a player input? You can use randomness for that. (You write a few possibilities and make renpy choose one at random) You want to have different dialogues th...
by Elsa Kisiel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How much of the game should be in the demo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: How much of the game should be in the demo?

Is it meant to be a fun standalone that people will keep circulating and playing on its own whether they ever get the full version or not? I love the "standalone" kind of demo so much! Not a lot of game do it, but as a player, I think it's great that a demo can be a "bonus content". Like the demo f...
by Elsa Kisiel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How should I...start?
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: How should I...start?

I don't know how good you are with drawing with a pencil, but I can assure that I wouldn't mind traditional art in a visual novel. Of course, it means there's different process to follow, since you won't have transparency easily. Taking photo is a big no, but there's copy shop that would scan it in ...
by Elsa Kisiel
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Game with Typed In Conversation
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Game with Typed In Conversation

That kind of game are fun but the illusion is quickly broken if a lot of sentences are not understood by the character.
I like them for a short story, for a little "new experience". However, for a more complicated/long story, I prefer pre-defined choices.