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by phoenix-onyx
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some questions and advice on attempting my first visual novel
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Some questions and advice on attempting my first visual novel

Maybe this is just a personal preference, but it seems pretty redundant to write the full character name anywhere at all (except when defining the character). Why not use one or two letter tags? Hello, Aviala. I avoid using short abbreviations because they sometimes obfuscate meaning. Descriptive n...
by phoenix-onyx
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some questions and advice on attempting my first visual novel
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Some questions and advice on attempting my first visual novel

This leads to my question as to how you guys write your stories? Not the creative aspect, but, how do you organize it? Is there a way of formatting it that will make the coding easier later on? It's actually rather easy to code a story in Ren'Py. As an example, I have been writing my story directly...
by phoenix-onyx
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Writing VN's with story structure different than "hero journey"

TV Tropes Master Plots outlines 20 different types of story structures. Generally speaking, the basic template for any story involves a rising action, climax, and falling action. My interpretation is as follows: 1. Rising Action - This is where you introduce the characters, their problems if any, w...
by phoenix-onyx
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: How do you name your labels and handle branching paths?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

How do you name your labels and handle branching paths?

This is more of a Ren'Py design question than a technical one. Do you have a certain schema, strategy, or philosophy for naming your labels? I was wondering if there is a best practice I can follow to implement branching in an organized fashion. What I am trying to do, in a nutshell, is include opti...
by phoenix-onyx
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: learning art
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: learning art

One learning resource that I highly recommend is YouTube, because there are quite a few step-by-step tutorials for artwork. Find a video that interests you and watch how the artist transitions from a blank page to a finished drawing. Next, try to draw something of your own. I cannot stress this enou...