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by Nylan
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Worldbuilding
Replies: 15
Views: 1740

Re: Worldbuilding

The trick, I think, isn't to not build a complicated world. The trick is to only show as much of it to your readers/players as they need to know. Walls of text explaining the monetary system of such-and-such province aren't interesting to the reader. What IS interesting, however, is when the readers...
by Nylan
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Connection Pools [Sci-Fi / Fantasy][NaNo16]
Replies: 16
Views: 5331

Re: Connection Pools [Sci-Fi / Fantasy][NaNo16]

This is a fun one. I like your approach to interactivity. The length was good, and I'm glad you didn't feel the need to explain every little thing. It leaves things open to "fridge logic" and keeps the player focused on the situation at hand. This feels fairly polished for a 5 week game. I wish I'd ...
by Nylan
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Segmentation_Fault[NaNo2016][Cyberpunk?]
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Segmentation_Fault[NaNo2016][Cyberpunk?]

I've uploaded a new build with a number of bug fixes, including a fix for the preferences screen issue (thanks paradigmshifty). Please PM with anything else.
by Nylan
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Segmentation_Fault[NaNo2016][Cyberpunk?]
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Segmentation_Fault[NaNo2016][Cyberpunk?]

Hey, thanks for the feedback (and PM)! Glad you liked it. :) I wanted to try a little more interactivity - to help immerse the player a bit more. The protagonist is stepping away from reality into a fantasy world, and so is the player by playing the game, but that doesn't mean there aren't very tang...
by Nylan
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the last movie you watched?
Replies: 47
Views: 5515

Re: What is the last movie you watched?

Grave of the Fireflies.

There's not much I can say about it that hasn't already been said. Highly recommended, but in a Schindler's List or Life is Beautiful sort of way.
by Nylan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: We are offering Paid Work
Topic: Writer needed for cyberpunk VN(closed)
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Writer needed for cyberpunk VN(reopened)

It would be good to show an idea of the timeline you are aiming for with the manuscript. It's hard to get a feel for what "ample free time" means in terms of real hours from your post.

I like your premise, though. :)
by Nylan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Connection Pools [Sci-Fi / Fantasy][NaNo16]
Replies: 16
Views: 5331

Re: Connection Pools [Sci-Fi / Fantasy][NaNo16]

Sweet! I'll play this tonight.
by Nylan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Segmentation_Fault[NaNo2016][Cyberpunk?]
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Segmentation_Fault[NaNo2016][Cyberpunk?]

Thanks for the thoughtful response and the encouragement. I can definitely see what you mean about the world building and character development needing some more love (it's the stereotypical over-ambitious first project!). Perhaps after another few games of experience under my belt, I'll return and ...
by Nylan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Questions regarding Coding
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Questions regarding Coding

(If you don't care about random number generation, skip to the end) So I looked it up, and Python uses a variant of the Mersenne Twister using hardware drivers , so my guess was correct. Random takes quite a bit more effort than x=1. Eiliya , did we provide a good enough answer for you? The code is ...
by Nylan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Questions regarding Coding
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Questions regarding Coding

Yeah, I mean all the above work. The reason you would use one over the other is if you want more things to happen. Since you want only those things to happen, the simplest approach is the best, but if you wanted, say, something else entirely to happen when you originally have "pass" in there, then ...
by Nylan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Don't Forget Our eSports Dream - SC2VN Prequel
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Don't Forget Our eSports Dream - SC2VN Prequel

Ever OSL 2008 broke my heart.

Good choice of setting.
by Nylan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Don't Forget Our eSports Dream - SC2VN Prequel
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

Re: Don't Forget Our eSports Dream - SC2VN Prequel

If there is Brood War, I'm interested.

If it alludes to Brood War pros and competition history, I'm sold.
BeSt! Calm! BoxeR! Bisu! Jaedong! NaDa! July! Rain! Canata!
by Nylan
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NanoReno 2016
Replies: 116
Views: 15146

Re: NanoReno 2016

Well, my first game (Segmentation_Fault) got a really bad review. I wouldn't mind a second opinion, so I can either feel better or learn where it all went wrong for next time. :lol:

Sometimes it is hard to get a feel for how well you communicated the themes, I think.
by Nylan
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Questions regarding Coding
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Questions regarding Coding

It's better form to use elif and else: if result > 40 and super < 2: $ result = 40 elif result > 32 and super < 1: $ result = 32 else: but I won't supply an "else" clause for you. If I were coding it, I would do it like so: label calculation: if super < 1: $ result = renpy.random.randint(1,32) elif ...
by Nylan
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Promoting my visual novel in Japan
Replies: 42
Views: 3701

Re: Promoting my visual novel in Japan

Yeah, could you guys take this elsewhere? I came in here like

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