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by papillon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Should there be a Wiki or Database for English Visual Novels Only?
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Should there be a Wiki or Database for English Visual Novels Only?

VNDB already has plenty of filter options - and there are far more languages possible than just Japanese and English. Just for starters, I commonly encounter Chinese, Korean, Russian, French, and Spanish games in there - those are just the ones I see most often, there are plenty of other possibiliti...
by papillon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Self-publish or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Self-publish or not?

Do you need cash upfront to finish your game? Then you might benefit from a publishing arrangement, if you can find someone who is interested enough in your game to put some money down to help you finish it. Otherwise, in most cases, signing up with a 'publisher' these days just means that you give ...
by papillon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: "A Simple Gesture" - Studio Yuraki - Artist of DDLC [Slice of Life]
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: "A Simple Gesture" - Studio Yuraki - DDLC: Artist [Slice of Life]

Honestly my first impression is: why? Why would you apparently invest tens of thousands into a 'free' game? Is there some weird trick behind it where it's "free to play" but you can only play a few minutes at a time unless you pay for tickets? Is it intended as a short freebie to increase interest f...
by papillon
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: As Above/So Below [VN][Sci-Fi][Romance][Female Protagonist][Demo]
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: As Above/So Below [Sci-Fi][Romance][Demo]

You may get more interest if you specify the natures of the protagonist and the romances - a lot of people scan through the topic list looking for tags that match their tastes.

Female protagonist? Monster sex?
by papillon
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Ren'Py for a text adventure/IF
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Using Ren'Py for a text adventure/IF

If you want a true text adventure (walk around, interact with objects) there are a lot of free cross-platform tools designed just for that - you'd be better off working with them as many, many years of effort has already gone into making things work sensibly with complicated nouns and verbs. (Look u...
by papillon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!
Replies: 22
Views: 2508

Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!

For anyone who missed the kickstarter or couldn't pledge because they don't take paypal, it's now possible to back the game on itch.io This will get you access to the game in development, new updates as they're released, and (eventually) a Steam key when it's all done if you want. General developmen...
by papillon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Analysis of Steam VN user reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Analysis of Steam VN user reviews

They did release a game and it does have a Visual Novel tag on Steam:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/8330 ... Friendsim/
by papillon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Love Shore [Demo+Kickstarter][Cyberpunk][LGBT][Thriller][Drama][17+]
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Love Shore [Demo+Kickstarter][Cyberpunk][LGBT][Thriller][Drama][17+]

Are the two groups of companions entirely separate?

Like any classic annoying player I immediately want the one pairup that doesn't appear to be possible from the way you've listed them (Farah/Vivian)
by papillon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Black Lilies - Eternal Summer [Kickstarter][Yuri][Mystery][Supernatural]
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Black Lilies - Eternal Summer [Kickstarter][Yuri][Mystery][Supernatural]

Unfortunately the realities of Kickstarter are that it's extremely difficult to raise much money without at least a shiny-looking mockup. Obviously, you need funds to pay artists. But right now, your screenshots show nothing to get anyone excited. No shiny art, no intriguing events, no beautiful pro...
by papillon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!
Replies: 22
Views: 2508

Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter + Demo!!

Last 24 hours now!

So far along with the five main routes, we have five confirmed side options (Luke, Manuel, Pastel, Raven, and Suki) and two bonus slots to be voted on by backers in the beta.

If you're interested in any of the KS-exclusive perks, now is your last chance!
pastel.jpg
by papillon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Witch of Pondgulch [Free] [Fantasy | Historical | Dark | Drama] [Kinetic]
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: The Witch of Pondgulch [Free] [Fantasy | Historical | Dark | Drama] [Kinetic]

Interesting art/concept! I don't really know what CloudNovel is, though, and I'm a little hesitant about browser VNs. Will there be a downloadable version when it's all complete?
by papillon
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] - Kickstarter Successful!
Replies: 22
Views: 2508

Re: Magical Diary: Wolf Hall [Sim/RPG] [BxG/B] On Kickstarter + Demo!!

About a week and a half to go now, still inching towards the next bonus side romance stretch goal! One thing we did to promote the kickstarter was to commission a bunch of artists to draw their own versions of the characters (among other things this means I get cool art to look at) Including this pi...
by papillon
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: The Butterfly Effect(Demo)(Slice of life)(Romance)(Drama)(+16)
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: The Butterfly Effect(Demo)(Slice of life)(Romance)

Careful - when you're running a kickstarter you end up on your own pages rather than the public ones so if you cut and paste your URL you'll send people to the wrong place. That link does NOT link people to your actual kickstarter :) The link you wanted is this: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...
by papillon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Reanimation Scheme [GxB | GxG] [Otome | Fantasy | Mystery | Comedy]
Replies: 17
Views: 1968

Re: Reanimation Scheme [GxB | GxG] [Otome | Fantasy | Mystery | Comedy]

I've seen this on Tumblr - I tend not to dig too deep into WIPs because I hate getting attached to things that may be a long time coming and I don't want to spoil too much, but I'm certainly interested in it happening :)
by papillon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What engine is best for Point & Click games?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: What engine is best for Point & Click games?

If you're looking for a *lot* of point-and-click you might want to find an adventure gaming forum to ask in instead. Most posters here are less familiar with the engines designed for those games and the features that they have. I know that tools for them EXIST, but even I don't know the details beyo...