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by Mammon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What do you like in a VN protagonist?
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: What do you like in a VN protagonist?

A protagonist can be the blank slate with amnesia, especially if the world and scenario have to be explained to the reader and need to be explored with a sense of wonder by someone who should already know of these things. But a lot of stories take it too far or too literal, or add the blank slate wh...
by Mammon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"
Replies: 6
Views: 456

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

In the first book of the Wheel of Time they do the hero's journey without the hero's journey. The 'hero' doesn't leave the village because they're going to find a holy grail, but because they're hunted by powerful evil beings and have to flee. The hero's journey is all about reaching a save haven wh...
by Mammon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Exaggerating Characters for Readability
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Exaggerating Characters for Readability

Vicious circle. In a larger project there's a producer who tells what they want to the writer, usually in broad enough strokes that you're left with a trope instead of a well-rounded character. Especially if some of the intricacies cannot be added fluently by the writer or are forgotten about. Then ...
by Mammon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?

Hello! Thank you for your input, but contrary to what you are saying, I do have quite a lot of experience already with creating big projects on multiple different platforms and handling large teams with big budgets. I have never worked with more than one writer for a project and was just asking for...
by Mammon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Having multiple writers: How to be consistent?

The best way would be to not do what you're saying. Half a million words of script is a rediculously vast amount, probably way past what you and the main writer can handle unless you've got prior experience. And unless you've got prior experience making and releasing a game yourself, you're not goin...
by Mammon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diversity in Visual Novels
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: Diversity in Visual Novels

That's a really interesting point about visual representation in relation to diversity, I'd be curious to see if anyone else shares that viewpoint. I do know what you're talking about with the 'internal whitewashing' issue. On the other hand, though, there are plenty of VNs that actually do the opp...
by Mammon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Question about CG's
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Question about CG's

When to use CGs? As little as possible. Try to avoid CGs whenever and wherever you can, because this is still your first project. Do not underestimate how much work they can be. People easily forget counting out how much CG-requiring moments they're actually putting in a script, and end up with 30 o...
by Mammon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diversity in Visual Novels
Replies: 12
Views: 871

Re: Diversity in Visual Novels

On the survey; ironically trying to account for everyone results in me feeling prissy and left out. In genders, there's no simple option for male and female, meaning that if you're a heterosexual you'd have to select that you're cis male (and probably have to google what it even means), thus not all...
by Mammon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?

If it contains all the features and techniques that you plan to implement, then it could suffice in a pinch. But only if it is already at the finalised product's quality, if it's just rough art that you plan to polish f.e. then you haven't done the polishing yet and therefore not experienced doing t...
by Mammon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Any Advice Hiring an Artist?

What trooper6 said, start small and get the ropes down before tackling the big beast you want to make. Make sure that the artist has done (and finished!) other projects before, or find some other reliable reason to believe that they won't drop out halfway the project without refunding what you've al...
by Mammon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 35
Views: 5537

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Whoops, accidentally quoted instead of editted.
by Mammon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 35
Views: 5537

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Me: Veronica wouldn't be too much of a problem, she only has a few dresses. Me: But wouldn't she get more expensive dresses from William during her route? Me: Damn it. https://i.postimg.cc/pLT2JM7T/Princess-Veronica-sunday.png Her first day is done and we're getting halfway her second. Progress, jay!
by Mammon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 35
Views: 5537

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

I finally finished reading the entire thread (yes, even the replies and all)! Everything is brilliant. I'm honestly surprised that you would aim for 400,000+ words. I feel like I'm already too afraid of how to even reach 100k (is that even possible...) but it is without a doubt impressive given the...
by Mammon
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?
Replies: 19
Views: 1284

Re: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?

I'm not too sure my skill level in art will permit me to make such an extravagant map like the one you've done, but I'll definitely try that out. Takes a lot of effort but the effect is quite significant. Now I should include naming countries and provinces into my plan... That's got to be a lot. I ...
by Mammon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?
Replies: 19
Views: 1284

Re: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?

I do suppose humanizing bad guys make them somewhat relatable. If anything, perhaps getting a reader to sympathize with a villain means that I might be doing a good job. Not sure. But I'll definitely put that on my plate when writing! In most of the games I play, I do like it when a villain isn't j...