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by Mammon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about rpg elements in a visual novel?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: How do you feel about rpg elements in a visual novel?

Everything can be good, if done well. Even the best idea or plot can suck when it's executed poorly. The same applies here; RPG can definately make a VN better or worse. It's all about whether it fits. Here's some general things I think would define what would have which effect: Better: -Switch out ...
by Mammon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Feedback for a fantasy VN
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Feedback for a fantasy VN

Good start, quite a fast dive into the meat of the story for something that's already 150000 words long and will eventually be 230000. I saw that these sprinkles of humour are quite thick, at least at the start. Just don't go for the low-hanging fruit, if there's too much humour everywhere then the ...
by Mammon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Feedback for a fantasy VN
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Feedback for a fantasy VN

A good start, certainly. Beginnings are always hard, because you have to start from literally nothing and explain everything at once. Or not. The lies part certainly aided to draw in attention and create a question as to how exactly you plan to weave that into a story. The second part is a bit more ...
by Mammon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: ...dere game idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: ...dere game idea?

I'd say you're describing the current anime and VN market pretty well. Just go with the tropes, stereotypes and anything you can turn into a girl. Everyone else does, so it's working. In terms of actually standing out, make sure that you have proper stories and characters and some art that draws the...
by Mammon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: This kinda story right for a visual novel
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: This kinda story right for a visual novel

It is true that too much action can mean too much CGs and other art assets. However, this is the case for everything. Someone who makes a slice of life with just talking can still find themselves need too many sprites for their many characters and still too many CGs because they have too many scenes...
by Mammon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Am I Being Paid Fairly?
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Am I Being Paid Fairly?

Mostly just what the two before me said. You are looking at what they make, and that can easily be considered too little if they're popular or gathered a good donating fandom. But, as said before, that's their work and effort that raked it in. They managed to obtain that fandom, and you're lucky eno...
by Mammon
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?

My main reason is similar to yours: a lot of NSFW scenes are just thrown in halfway, they're bland scenes added because they have to be added. Either they feel out of place, just too bland and uninspired, or just plain wrong. They often degrade the characters too, by allowing coitus so quickly after...
by Mammon
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Benefits of Visual Novels?
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Benefits of Visual Novels?

Well, a comic requires both good and consistent but also continuously making art. I don't make a comic because art isn't my main goal or interest, with writing being the secondary skill. Not to mention, what I can draw consistently doesn't look too great. With RPGs it's probably also a pretty big fa...
by Mammon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Bringing Characters Back to Life
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Bringing Characters Back to Life

I wouldn't do the body double thing. It could work if the people who 'killed' the guy wanted to fake his death and planned accordingly (and have the skill and resources to pull it off), but I honestly doubt the validity of why they would do this. If MC and friends would know that their friend was st...
by Mammon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Bringing Characters Back to Life
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Bringing Characters Back to Life

Welp, seems like almost everything I was going to say has been said before. I might throw a few more examples of other shows into the mix, but I only really have one new thing to add, and it's probably not even going to be useful in your case. Oh well. If death is reversable and the audience knows i...
by Mammon
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 30
Views: 4171

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Sorry I didn't respond sooner, @nekobara and @zelan, forgot about this thread for a while. @nekobara: Unfortunately there shall be no option to romance or romance with Mr. Fluffles, for he is still very much underaged. I don't want the cops to come knocking on my door, after all. Thank you for your ...
by Mammon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Layered Images VS. Full Image
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Layered Images VS. Full Image

Depends. A lot of sprites don't need that, but if those sprites have a lot of expressions then it will be a definate must. If you have a large cast but each member only has one outfit and pose and 4-8 expressions, using the full image is manageable or even recommendable. If you have characters that ...
by Mammon
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Backgrounds made with sketchup - commercial use?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Backgrounds made with sketchup - commercial use?

Then it will be a race: Will you make enough money or be sued first? ... Probably neither, considering the profit margins of most indie VNs and the company never noticing you. It's also hard for them to tell whether you got Pro, considering all features of the free (?) version ought to be on Pro and...
by Mammon
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]
Replies: 30
Views: 4171

Re: The Thorn Prince[regency][BxG]

Finally, the first draft of Princess Charlotte's route is finished. Took me 8 months where the common route and Salia combined took me 6. Hope Veronica won't be so hard to get through... Anyway, for whatever reason I decided that William needed a hobby. And what's more manly and majestic than falcon...
by Mammon
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Backgrounds made with sketchup - commercial use?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Backgrounds made with sketchup - commercial use?

Technically, yes. Perhaps there are some ways that you could work around it without the legal problem, relying on that your game probably won't be big enough for the company to even notice you. Though that's a slippery slope, of course. I'd say; if it's an asset freely available in Sketchup like a g...