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by elixxxirium
Tue May 11, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?
Replies: 32
Views: 6947

Re: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?

I also wanna make clear that there is nothing wrong with having a $5000 per month income as your goal. Go after those dreams, hustler. But starting with a small goal and then raising the bar will help you keep your confidence and work consistency. Like ex. "I want to earn at least $50 with my VN", t...
by elixxxirium
Tue May 11, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?
Replies: 32
Views: 6947

Re: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?

I mean, I live in the States, Even as a Starbucks worker, I was NOT raking in 45K a year (I wish, but I guess if you're working a very busy Starbucks in an expensive area and you're the general manager, 45K is plausible). You guys are counting in health insurance, PTO, other benefits but it's kind o...
by elixxxirium
Mon May 10, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: A Monster's Insight [NaNo2021][Horror][Mystery][Sci-Fi]
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

Re: A Monster's Insight [NaNo2021][Horror][Mystery][Sci-Fi]

I tried out this game and I was blown away. Incredible. It's got a lot of style. First off, the art. Really puts out a nice gruesome look, the cloud effects are cool and work well with the music. The location of the game is unique and stands out. I'm truly in another world. My favorite monster desig...
by elixxxirium
Mon May 10, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?
Replies: 32
Views: 6947

Re: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?

Well, it depends of what that amount is meant to be. 1) Money from the sale ? Then, there might be nothing left once you refund what you had to invest into making the game and promoting it. 2) Profits ? Then, depending of the country you live in, you might have to give more than half of it to taxes...
by elixxxirium
Mon May 10, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?
Replies: 32
Views: 6947

Re: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?

Also take in the fact that $5000 is A LOT. Like how much do you spend a month total (rent, food, car bill, living expenses, etc.)? How much do you want to save into your retirement fund monthly? For a lot of people, even in first world countries, that number is going to be lower than $5000.
by elixxxirium
Mon May 10, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?
Replies: 32
Views: 6947

Re: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?

Possible, very possible to do it. But you have to work your butt off and you have to love what you're doing. I totally feel OP though. I used to be so obsessed with the numbers. But I highly recommend working a normal job you can tolerate and making VNs as a hobby (that you LOVE and ENJOY doing, I r...
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to use choices for VN storytelling
Replies: 10
Views: 4270

Re: How to use choices for VN storytelling

I really enjoyed reading your article. A lot of things to think about. The thought of using certain choices to help with the story's pacing blew my mind. Thank you!
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Free vs Paid Visual Novels
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: Free vs Paid Visual Novels

I agree with Felix. Pay-For-What-You-Want seems to be the best of both worlds for you. Itch.io offers that option for game devs.
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Best ways to spend a small marketing budget?
Replies: 6
Views: 2448

Re: Best ways to spend a small marketing budget?

For marketing and seeing some really interesting game sales studies, I highly recommend following Chris Zukowski's blog: https://howtomarketagame.com/
He occasionally does marketing experiments and there are lots of gold nuggets to read about on his site.
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: A VN with only two characters
Replies: 8
Views: 5155

Re: A VN with only two characters

A VN with only two leads can be an intense and thrilling story if you know what you're doing. I really recommend watching The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, it's a masterclass on a two character only story.
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Am I hurting my VN by NOT using an Anime style?
Replies: 5
Views: 4143

Re: Am I hurting my VN by NOT using an Anime style?

If you could find an artist who could draw as beautifully as Glen Keane (amazing Disney artist), I'm pretty sure you'd have a very pretty VN that just stands out amongst all the anime style VNs.
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How can you judge what is a "reasonable amount of time" to be working on a game?
Replies: 14
Views: 2813

Re: How can you judge what is a "reasonable amount of time" to be working on a game?

I think it helps a lot if you genuinely enjoy the process of making the game. Even if you are excited by your game's concepts and ideas, if you get distracted every time you try to code, draw, write, etc. for your game or you keep putting off the development b/c you'd rather do something else, then ...
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: K-Pop Management Simulator [Simulator] [Point+Click/Visual Novel Game]
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: K-Pop Management Simulator [Simulator] [Point+Click/Visual Novel Game]

I personally love KPOP, but if you did heavy research in how K-Pop trainees are selected, trained, and debuted and how very few Kpop bands make it, seeing that research in a Kpop management game would be really neat and interesting. Or you could go in a complete power fantasy direction and make the ...
by elixxxirium
Fri May 07, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: My Dear Prince [GxG, comedy, slice of life]
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: My Dear Prince [GxG, comedy, slice of life]

This game looks really good. I love princely girls. Might go ahead and buy it later this week after my paycheck comes in.