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by felix
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Survey for players
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Survey for players

I tried to answer but gave up when it turned out most of the questions, especially on page two, are of the "whatever makes sense for the story" type. Are you sure it's a good idea to make a mash-up of popular tropes, rather than a story you really want to tell? That said, to give you a useful answer...
by felix
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Creators: Itchio Upload Request!
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: All Creators: Itchio Upload Request!

How can I increase my game sales/awareness? (...) What can this site do for me? Is it worth the time or should I find a better site? Itch.io does a LOT more than other marketplaces to give as many games as possible a place in the spotlight, but with over 200K of them hosted as of this writing, it c...
by felix
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your favorite Boy x Boy visual novel on Itch?
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: What's your favorite Boy x Boy visual novel on Itch?

I haven't exactly played many, but one that left me ga-ga is My Burning Heart, that was also announced on Lemma Soft a while ago. Hope this helps!
by felix
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: Novelate - A New Visual Novel Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: Novelate - A New Visual Novel Engine

Hi there! Fellow D programmer here, though I haven't done much in it that's game-related yet. It's a nice project, and I hope it works out. Good luck!
by felix
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Creators: Itchio Upload Request!
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: All Creators: Itchio Upload Request!

Also, this assumes unfinished works have no value. I say they can provide inspiration and starting points. And many can still be enjoyed while they last. Do you always finish every game you play? Because for me that's a rare event. And if I don't finish a game anyway, what does it matter to me that ...
by felix
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: Is there a market for Twine games?
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Is there a market for Twine games?

What Twine can do depends on the story format. There are many, though only a few ship bundled with the IDE. So far I used a couple of them successfully: Sugarcube 2 is by far the most powerful. It has modal dialogs, save slots and a sidebar with room for stats or a custom menu, among other things. I...
by felix
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: Is there a market for Twine games?
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Is there a market for Twine games?

You've seen a few? Look more closely. :) Twine is wildly popular among game developers. As for whether it's viable to sell games made with Twine... you could ask the same question about Inform 7. Some people do it. No idea how successful they are. But there's a market, which is more than can be said...
by felix
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: A list of all paid/free/partly paid VN engines I can find.
Replies: 5
Views: 4032

Re: A list of all paid/free/partly paid VN engines I can find.

I would add WebStory Engine to the list. It may be officially discontinued, but it's still available and open source, very easy to set up and use. Certainly seems much nicer than Monogatari, and surprisingly powerful for how it's made to be used.
by felix
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Good programs for organizing a strongly non-linear narrative?
Replies: 2
Views: 3023

Re: Good programs for organizing a strongly non-linear narrative?

This may sound like heresy in the Ren'Py forum, but maybe Twine? It's great for revealing non-linear structures like that. And there's precedent in using it as e.g. a dialog editor for other kinds of games.
by felix
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resolution for VNs?
Replies: 19
Views: 3988

Re: Resolution for VNs?

Yeah, I saw the full screen, but because I don't now much about programs, I guess I assumed all the games that stretched to fit my full screen where the full size. Silly I know, but while I know a lot about art programs, I've never really thought much about programs in general until now. This is a ...
by felix
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resolution for VNs?
Replies: 19
Views: 3988

Re: Resolution for VNs?

Heh, just adding so you know, I'm new to making VNs, it's not that I think bigger sizes are better because of the crispness, it's because I thought that was the only way to have a game full screen on my computer. xD So I'm guessing I'm wrong to assume this? In the preferences dialog of a Ren'Py gam...
by felix
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you find motivation
Replies: 17
Views: 2056

Re: How do you find motivation

Pick a subject matter you care about. Don't just set out to make whatever. That works for small one-off projects; with a visual novel, you're usually in for the long haul. So make sure you really, really want to see it finished. Edit: Elta is also right. The difference between motivation and discipl...
by felix
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resolution for VNs?
Replies: 19
Views: 3988

Re: Resolution for VNs?

Please consider people with 15-inch business laptops when choosing your resolution. An 1152x720 window (to keep the aspect ratio at 16:10) will fit just fine on a screen of 1280x800, or the more common 1366x768. And there are still netbooks floating around that can only do 1024x600, or for that matt...
by felix
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: hello everyone

Hello, and welcome! What brings you here? Got any favorite visual novels? Do you make games as well?
by felix
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Lemmesoft Dying
Replies: 32
Views: 2842

Re: Is Lemmesoft Dying

Conventional wisdom says that forums are dying out as a general rule, not least due to increased competition from other forms of social media. And it's definitely true for some forums. But I see this kind of complaint even in places that are quite busy, like right here. Am lurking every day, you kno...