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by Sonomi
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Lethargy of Snow [GxG][Slice of Life][18+]
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Lethargy of Snow [GxG][Slice of Life][18+]

SONOMI IT'S YOUR PROJECT AND IT'S GxG AND IT'S 200K WORDS I AM SO HERE FOR THIS :D :arrow: What would you would like to see in a story about two women?: I don't know if there's anything in particular that I want for a story about two women. You tell your story and I think it'll turn out fine. c: :a...
by Sonomi
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Your Daily Routine as a Creator?
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Your Daily Routine as a Creator?

I'm doing my best, but there's a reason why I posted in Ideas and not Works In Progress. lol My daily routine now is getting ready for work, coming home in the afternoon to write a few things I thought about, maybe work on music, and then repeat the next day. Art...yeah, I need to work on that! Ahhh...
by Sonomi
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Creating the Perfect Intro
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Creating the Perfect Intro

This is a rockstar introduction. Good job! Your writing style flows well from one thought process to the next and I felt that everything you shared was entirely relevant to the portrayed scene. Honestly, I have nothing to critique here. So instead I'll just share my opinion of what can potentially m...
by Sonomi
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: [Anime Art] How do I make my characters look older?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

[Anime Art] How do I make my characters look older?

There are a lot of anime with teen characters, and while I've been using those as a wonderful reference for my art direction I'm not quite sure how to make my characters look like adults...whilst keeping the cute aesthetic. What do you think makes a character look older, using anime art as a referen...
by Sonomi
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Why do some visual novels remove auto scrolling?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Why do some visual novels remove auto scrolling?

I noticed that a lot of visual novel creators are removing the option to auto scroll text from the gameplay screen and I was curious about that design decision. Personally, I do like auto scrolling because it allows me lie down out of arm's reach of my laptop.
by Sonomi
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do You Stay Motivated to Complete a VN?
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: How do You Stay Motivated to Complete a VN?

... my advice is: Get something working as soon as possible. This is probably the mantra of most game developers in general. My number one rule is always "put graphics on the screen" and it's my first and foremost endeavor when I'm programming my software - whether it's a word processor or a rpg. I...
by Sonomi
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Lethargy of Snow [GxG][Slice of Life][18+]
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Lethargy of Snow [GxG][Slice of Life][18+]

http://i.imgur.com/S5evaKy.png + Story Lethargy of Snow follows the lives of two women who just moved into an apartment together for financial reasons. Between her job in a music store and her sporadic participation in a local band, Lyra is a despondent workaholic in therapy and she tries to limit ...
by Sonomi
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: A Character's Voice
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: A Character's Voice

A few things about both excerpts strike me as potential inhibitors to your character's voice. This is something I noticed about my own writing as well, so I'm going to walk you through what I learned through trial and error. There aren't many of my kind left ... we're just dying out ... our breed ha...
by Sonomi
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Help making Instrumental music
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Help making Instrumental music

DSK Overture is phenomenal. In terms of advice, I would say experiment. Place different notes together on the Piano Roll, swap out your plugin and see how it sounds with a different instrument, build your melody from simple loops, and so forth! The learning process itself is a fun way for you to st...
by Sonomi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Love interest doing something gamer DON't LIKE.
Replies: 12
Views: 592

Re: Love interest doing something gamer DON't LIKE.

I am in favor of realistic writing. In fact, there is a genre for this called slice of life. Now this primarily involves writing scenarios that happen in real life, but you can definitely write people who appear in real life as well. There's an audience for this, you can be sure! Like Cakey has alre...
by Sonomi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Small tip for VN devs
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Small tip for VN devs

Don't forget that a prototype should also take art into consideration though. One large aspect of a visual novel is the visual portion, and they are absolutely important when it comes to setting the mood and tone of a scene. Where is the sprite positioned? Is it moving or static? Which facial expres...
by Sonomi
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Using sprites & blurred background in events illustrations?
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Using sprites & blurred background in events illustratio

I would draw the sprites at the larger resolution and scale down for the background characters. This thread may be helpful to you if you want to do it programmatically, but you could also very well scale the images in your image editing software, then keep those smaller versions stored away specific...
by Sonomi
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What kind of Personalities for a MC?
Replies: 21
Views: 1116

Re: What kind of Personalities for a MC?

Bear in mind that this is only my opinion and it will absolutely vary depending upon who you ask! I prefer main characters who have a personality, generally speaking. As long as they're not a blank slate or terrible to everyone around them, I will probably like them. To get more into specifics they ...
by Sonomi
Sun May 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Looking for feedback on a character sketch [honest critique]
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Looking for feedback on a character sketch [honest criti

Just an update: Here is another sketch that I wanted to share but didn't want to make a new thread for. I'm trying to find myself my art style so I've made a few changes to the way I draw certain things. If you have a moment, I'd love to hear your opinions! I have still not learned how to color...i...
by Sonomi
Sun May 07, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Ordinary Weapon [GxG] [Comedy, Sci-fi]
Replies: 19
Views: 1839

Re: Ordinary Weapon [GxG] [Comedy, Sci-fi]

3. When it comes to older GBA-era games, is there anything in particular you like about them that you think we might be able to bring to the game (or we will try to, at least)? uhhh... I think I'm too young for this whoops (that or I was REALLY living under a rock) Whoa, seriously? :lol: Well, we'r...