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by papillon
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Carmilla [Philosophy][Shoujo Ai][Vampire][free][Demo]
Replies: 5
Views: 784

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. :)
by papillon
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: "Non-commercial liscense"
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: "Non-commercial liscense"

Intentionally inserting ad-based stuff into your game definitely makes it count as commercial to me, as you're intending to make money with it. A website with some free games on it where people have the option of donating directly to the website running and not specific to the one game, that's much ...
by papillon
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: No one using BMT Micro anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: No one using BMT Micro anymore?

I still use it, but I'm sliding away from it. The affiliate sales were the main thing keeping me there, but after winter wolves jumped off the platform, suddenly there's a lot less there. I don't intend to remove it as a payment option and obviously I have a lot of old customer records in there, but...
by papillon
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Long dialog trees
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Long dialog trees

I just write it in a text program, indenting as necessary. I think I have the right kind of brain to handle branching more easily than others do. I'm aware this isn't exactly helpful advice :D

On the other hand I do rely on printed calendars to help me track the advancement of parallel plotlines.
by papillon
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The youngest romancing character for VN/dating sim
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: The youngest romancing character for VN/dating sim

While I worried a bit about it because of the occasional freakout you see about young characters and particularly LGBT content with young people, afaik nobody has felt the level of romance in A Little Lily Princess to be inappropriate, even though the characters are obviously quite young (everyone's...
by papillon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: England Exchange [G/B x G/B] [Commercial]
Replies: 17
Views: 7817

Re: England Exchange [G/B x G/B] [Commercial]

Giving away a free copy for christmas, entry details on my forum over here:
http://hanakoforum.nfshost.com/communit ... f=1&t=2530
by papillon
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Potential tech which could generate 2d illustration from 3d assets
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: Potential tech which could generate 2d illustration from 3d assets

Learning to use a 3d program in order to create those many poses and expressions still either takes time or requires hiring an artist, and using simple 3d assets for characters risks them looking too generic and losing the appeal factor necessary to make the game stand out. Especially if everyone's ...
by papillon
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiving/Cyber Monday Sales Megathread
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Thanksgiving/Cyber Monday Sales Megathread

I have a rundown of all my steam sales on this tumblr post:
http://hanakogames.tumblr.com/post/1677 ... year-again

Everything is on sale, some things are more on sale than others, everything is on even bigger sale if you buy the whole bundle together :D
by papillon
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: It is needed to read some VNs before creating your own one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: It is needed to read some VNs before creating your own one?

It's not required, but if you have trouble focusing on reading enough to play a VN, it's unlikely that you'll be able to focus on writing enough to complete and polish your own. It's a lot of work!
by papillon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seems like people don't really need Ren'Py programmers
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Seems like people don't really need Ren'Py programmers

People do need programmers, but MORE people need artists. For folks that are just trying to make a simple visual novel, or maybe even one without choices, they can get by all right without adding any fancy features... but the need for art is a lot more obvious. So more people are looking for artists...
by papillon
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Fatal Hearts (GxB/G, now free)
Replies: 111
Views: 31513

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

Bumping up a full ten years after release to say that this game is now available for free/donations on itch.io

https://hanakogames.itch.io/fatal-hearts

Hope you enjoy!
by papillon
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Share your sales/downloads stats!
Replies: 65
Views: 8513

Re: Share your sales/downloads stats!

Most people posting in this thread are not listing 'paid' games, they are listing games that take donations. Putting them on Steam would be counterproductive, as they would have to pay a fee to be listed and there is no easy mechanism for people to make donations if they want to. As for those of us ...
by papillon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: where on the interent would fanworks of indie VNs congregate?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: where on the interent would fanworks of indie VNs congregate?

I do know that the Hanako Games likes to feature fanfic and fanart of their games, and sometimes contests. I will have to check that out, definitely. I can imagine someone adding the little death to Elodie's long list of possible deaths! I occasionally post links to people's fanart/fanfic but I wou...
by papillon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Eldritch Academy [GxG Romance/Paranormal][Commercial]
Replies: 32
Views: 11351

Re: Eldritch Academy [GxG Romance/Horror][Commercial]

From my experience in hanging out with the yuri crowd, people will not get too upset about side-character relationships if they do not overwhelm the story and do not feature sexy content. I don't think anyone expects all yuri games to take place in a World Of Gay where nobody is heterosexual EVER. I...
by papillon
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Battle Systems in VNs?
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Battle Systems in VNs?

I think there's a place for them, but there are stories where it's unnecessary. I'm working on a battle system myself, but it's for one specific project and for others it just doesn't need to be there. Imagine having a turn-based battle system in any VN you come across. It comes off as a joke. Ther...