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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: 206

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: 31
Views: 10429

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: 6
Views: 256

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...
by papillon
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LGBT visual novels- How do you like your endings?
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: LGBT visual novels- How do you like your endings?

I'm going to try to avoid spoilers, but let me talk for a second about Nurse Love Addiction. The romance routes have good and bad endings. The bad endings do not necessarily mean that you "lose" the girl. Sometimes, they mean that you got together... in the worst way possible. There are some amazing...
by papillon
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: England Exchange [G/B x G/B] [Commercial]
Replies: 16
Views: 6053

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

The game is on sale for 25% off on Steam this week.

And there is now a free nude patch available, for people who are into that sort of thing. More information over in the adult games thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=45732
by papillon
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Any ideas to incentivize a protagonist to play RSP?
Replies: 15
Views: 616

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

Long story short... I've been working on this side-project we'll temporarily call "RSP - Rock, Scissors, Paper... I know, lame name" https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=44832#p459712 Thanks to a breakthrough provided by Renpytom, I was finally able to get out of a technical deadl...
by papillon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Do you let your artists publish your commissioned art?
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Do you let your artists publish your commissioned art?

I usually put in the contracts the right to display a certain percentage of art, with requests that they avoid certain things that are spoilery. I mean, why wouldn't I want you to post a few pictures? It will probably advertise my game anyway! I just don't want them to dump the entire image set or s...
by papillon
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Quick Time Events in Visual Novels
Replies: 21
Views: 715

Re: Quick Time Events in Visual Novels

I wouldn't entirely count all timed menus as quick time events, but I have enjoyed some games that allow for 'choosing nothing' at a menu point for a long period of time to count as 'the character doesn't say anything' and the game reacts to that. Especially when the amount of time given for a respo...
by papillon
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: England Exchange [G/B x G/B] [Commercial]
Replies: 16
Views: 6053

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

The Malia/Ashley and Flynn/Brendon content is currently in testing.
If you bought directly you'll need to contact me for a new download. If you're on Steam, there's instructions on how to get to the new stuff here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/627820/di ... 139521444/
by papillon
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Would you guys all agree that artwork is the hardest part?
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Would you guys all agree that artwork is the hardest par

A lot of people THINK writing is easy and then turn out writing that doesn't even make it up to the level of 'mediocre'... (Not aimed at anyone personally.) I think part of the issue is that many people have better trained aesthetic senses than they do artistic ability, so they can TELL that they ca...
by papillon
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: VN thematic matter - the lack of sword and sorcery games?
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: VN thematic matter - the lack of sword and sorcery games

I don't think they're that rare, they're just drowned out because high school is MORE common. Both Swordbreaker and Sword Daughter are pure fantasy VNs with no RPG elements, and both are kind of more inspired by gamebooks than by visual novels. Neither has a fish-out-of-water PC, either. Blue Rose, ...
by papillon
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Copyright free definition?
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Copyright free definition?

Do you mean royalty-free rather than "copyright free"? The former is a thing. The latter is usually called "public domain". Japanese works are often listed as "copyright free" when they mean something more along the lines of royalty-free or CC. Not sure if it's a mistranslation into english or if t...
by papillon
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Re: Just a little quickie about Steam Direct...

I've seen plenty of VNs on steam that go years before they reach three sales. Its a daunting prospect for a new dev. I actually don't see how this is possible. A lot of Steam users will binge-buy games, so selling three games on Steam seems relatively quick (even if the game's pricey). I tried sear...
by papillon
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do you split profit in % of total sale for each role?
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: How do you split profit in % of total sale for each role

I share profits with Spiky because I've known him well for a long time, we're not likely to lose touch with each other, he trusts me to be telling the truth about the finances, and he's not going to be upset if I get busy and am a little slow updating the records sometimes. We're partners. I have on...
by papillon
Tue May 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: I am an Artist
Topic: [OPEN] Adyrn's Art Shop | Sprites, CGs, and Logos
Replies: 18
Views: 3187

Re: [OPEN] Adyrn's Art Shop

Just wanted to chime in here to say that Adyrn did the sprites and CGs for England Exchange which came out pretty well if I say so :) She's been reliable, easy to work with, and open to my ideas for varied character designs and adjustments. Definitely recommended if her styles suit your project!