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by papillon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do I use someones identity without being sued.
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: How do I use someones identity without being sued.

The above is not really understanding the situation. This is not a copyright question or a product placement question, it's a different legal issue altogether. With real people, the legal questions revolve around things like likeness rights, libel, right to privacy, etc. Different set of things to w...
by papillon
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The state of VNs on Steam
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: The state of VNs on Steam

This is perhaps because JVNs are typically far longer than EVNs, so might be worth the time of writing a review. In my completely non-scientifically-studied opinion, JVNs get a huge amount of 'hype' reviews, people leaving a positive review immediately when the game comes out without even having pl...
by papillon
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: I am an Artist
Topic: ** Polished HQ Anime Style Commission **
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: ** Polished HQ Anime Style Commission **

When you say no yaoi/yuri, do you mean no adult content, or do you mean no gay characters?
by papillon
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: 17th Astral [GxG] [Slice of Life, Magic]
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: 17th Astral [GxG] [Slice of Life, Magic]

While your game length is fine and people will be interested in having all those routes, you are likely to struggle to make much in the way of sales with your current artwork. Even though it's only $6 a lot of people make snap decisions based on the art, and there's a LOT of competition these days. ...
by papillon
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Lake of Voices [Horror, Tragedy, Dark Fantasy][GxB/G] Released!
Replies: 29
Views: 4071

Re: Lake of Voices [Horror, Tragedy, Dark Fantasy][GxB/G] 08/28!

Since there are many routes across the lake, is there going to be an official guide available? (... so to speak?)
by papillon
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: adventure game mechanics in VNs
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: adventure game mechanics in VNs

Fatal Hearts, though not RenPy, was designed as an adventure/VN combo. I joke that 999 ripped me off :) (I mean, it's probably all coincidence, but the mix of adventure game puzzles with VN branching so that different routes had different puzzles as well as different endings, plus the fact that we b...
by papillon
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Advice on Possible Contest [CLOSED]
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Advice on Possible Contest

We would not own the rights to all the entries. -_- Who does that? Jerks who want a lot of free art done while only having to pay for the 'best' of it. Similarly you'll run into trouble if you advertise a "contest" with very specific requirements so it's clearly "I want a whole bunch of people to w...
by papillon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: 18+ Dating VN: How Important are Hentai CGs?
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: 18+ Dating VN: How Important are Hentai CGs?

Not all dating sims have to have naughty bits! Plenty of games don't. However, if you're calling the game 18+, people will expect hentai. If you're only describing it and not showing it, I think a lot of the audience will be disappointed. While there is an audience for text-only erotica, you'd be up...
by papillon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Nova: Synthesis Creaturum [Fantasy|Romance|Comedy][FREE][GxB]
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Re: Nova: Synthesis Creaturum [Fantasy|Romance|Comedy][FREE][GxB]

Most of this post feels like it was leftover from when the game was just a demo - I think you might get more attention if you deleted a lot of that and focused in on just the actual game release! How long is the full game? I'm assuming the "fifteen minutes" was just for the demo but that's the only ...
by papillon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Players name themselves vs. OC character
Replies: 17
Views: 629

Re: Players name themselves vs. OC character

I dislike naming a character after me if the character is otherwise quite set. Because it will be jarring to me if I'm invited to imagine the character as I want to, and then the story goes and does something else with them. I am fine with games where the player gets to do a lot of character-shaping...
by papillon
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Fatal Hearts (GxB/G, now free)
Replies: 113
Views: 34800

Re: Fatal Hearts (GxB/G, now free)

I bought this game ages ago via Manifesto Games. Think it was $20 back then? A real shame that company went out of business. There was about four or five files in my data folder that for some reason never decrypted to images like the rest, even though the gallery is fully unlocked. Guessing whateve...
by papillon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: Proper use of the {w} tag in visual novels.

I've only encountered one writer who puts a {w} at every natural pause. Every period, maybe even every comma, a tiny little delay. They do have auto advancements in them, however, I am a super-fast reader and I find this ANNOYING AS HECK because to go at my normal reading speed I'm now having to cli...
by papillon
Tue May 29, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Adaption of a public domain story?
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Adaption of a public domain story?

People make and sell new adaptations of old fairy tales all the time. I expect I can dig up several recent novels on the theme with just a little looking. If you've got a cool twist, you should be good. If you are worried, one thing you can do is use elements that are specifically from the original ...
by papillon
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Carmilla [Philosophy][Shoujo Ai][Vampire][free][Demo]
Replies: 11
Views: 1444

Re: Carmilla [Philosophy][Shoujo Ai][Vampire][free][Demo]

I'm posting here mostly just to remind myself that this thread exists and I should look at the game later, as I do not have time to look at it tonight. :)