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by Winston_Nguyen
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Creative Commons
Topic: Free Character Sprite - Female Student #2
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: Free Character Sprite - Female Student #2

Lovely art, you're very talented!
by Winston_Nguyen
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Sound Design and You
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Sound Design and You

Good post! I think sound design is a hugely underrated element in delivering impactful story. I'm a huge fan of how Danganronpa queues music and how they use sound effects to emphasize certain moments during the class trials. The game is FULL of cool sound effects. I think a lot of the following vid...
by Winston_Nguyen
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Any ideas to incentivize a protagonist to play RSP?
Replies: 16
Views: 1652

Re: Any ideas to incentivize a protagonist to play RSP?

Lesleigh63 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:14 am
You die if you don't play.
GENIUS!
by Winston_Nguyen
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: We are offering Paid Work
Topic: [Commercial] Crystalline - Seeking Writer (UPDATED 10/13/2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 2343

Re: [Commercial] Crystalline - Seeking Writer

Been following Crystalline for a while and I hope you find a very talented writer!
by Winston_Nguyen
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do You Stay Motivated to Complete a VN?
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

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

Working with another person (especially in your field) can help you stay motivated - although demotivation is something that'll always pop-up at some point and you just gotta learn to accept that it's going to happen no matter what.
by Winston_Nguyen
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Marketing Your Game on Instagram
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Marketing Your Game on Instagram

Has anyone tried doing that? I don't know if Instagram would be a good marketing platform for PC games, but it might be different for visual novels where the art plays a huge factor. There's also quite a large anime community on Instagram - I don't think it'll be difficult to get the followers, but ...
by Winston_Nguyen
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: A Character's Voice
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: A Character's Voice

I used to have the same problem as you where my characters are 'textbook perfect,' but they still come across as boring + sounding the same as the rest of the cast. I solved this by giving my characters 'quirks' based on their lifestyle and backstory. A pessimistic character might also be a prankst...
by Winston_Nguyen
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: A Character's Voice
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: A Character's Voice

I used to have the same problem as you where my characters are 'textbook perfect,' but they still come across as boring + sounding the same as the rest of the cast. I solved this by giving my characters 'quirks' based on their lifestyle and backstory. A pessimistic character might also be a prankste...
by Winston_Nguyen
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What do you do when it just. doesn't. work?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: What do you do when it just. doesn't. work?

After rewriting a crucial scene about a dozen times myself, I found a solution that worked pretty well was to change when the scene appeared. This allowed me to completely reimagine the scene in a different view and helped move my project along. So maybe a change of pacing is what is required. Sorr...
by Winston_Nguyen
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: What do you do when it just. doesn't. work?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: What do you do when it just. doesn't. work?

The question is a bit vague. Can you tell us specifically what you think is wrong with the scene? If it's a scene for the sake of exposition, it's best to cut it out and weave it into the other scenes. Not sure if that's it though.
by Winston_Nguyen
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Critique pls
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Re: Critique pls

Try: https://www.reddit.com/r/DestructiveReaders/

You have to critique another person's work before you can post up yours, but it's what keeps the community going.
by Winston_Nguyen
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Transitioning from novel writing to vn writing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Transitioning from novel writing to vn writing?

VN storytelling is very different to screenwriting and other media. There aren't any good books on how to write a VN so the best way to learn is by making your own whilst playing other VNs to see how they handle the storytelling. The things you have to consider are: -The arrangement of text: decidin...
by Winston_Nguyen
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Small tip for VN devs
Replies: 16
Views: 1834

Re: Small tip for VN devs

I think you're missing the point of prototyping. Writing text is much less resourceful than creating art so that's why it should be done first - in case certain scenes need to be cut out or altered (which will happen a lot as a writer). The art should always come from the writing, not the other way ...
by Winston_Nguyen
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Small tip for VN devs
Replies: 16
Views: 1834

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 expre...
by Winston_Nguyen
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Small tip for VN devs
Replies: 16
Views: 1834

Re: Small tip for VN devs

Great tip, especially with making it a text-based game first. I'm trying to do this for my next project. I always find myself distracted with making the art for a scene that my actual storytelling skills aren't up to par and makes for more mispellings, grammar mistakes, and general lack of cohesive...