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by papillon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: 18+ Dating VN: How Important are Hentai CGs?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

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: 5
Views: 1889

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: 15
Views: 308

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: 33826

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: 15
Views: 658

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: 501

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: 6
Views: 1002

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: 348

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: 10
Views: 854

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: 530

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: 806

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: 8004

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: 887

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: 341

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: 1143

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!