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by EwanG
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: New Tool - WordsEye - Worth Checking Out
Replies: 2
Views: 585

New Tool - WordsEye - Worth Checking Out

Recently was invited to a beta of a tool I figured other VN authors might be interested in. It's called WordsEye: https://www.wordseye.com/ Basically it allows you to define a scene, and then it will match key words and phrases to build the scene in 3d. Probably more use for building backgrounds sin...
by EwanG
Wed May 28, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Background Usage Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Background Usage Help?

Thank you very much! I was worried that due to the fame of the depicted images, there would be legal problems even if there were Creative Commons. My work is non-commercial, and I was not sure how to proceed in case people notice the familiarity of the scenery. Thank you! While there may not be a l...
by EwanG
Wed May 28, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DEVN 2014 - Demographics of the EVN Community
Replies: 28
Views: 2584

Re: DEVN 2014 - Demographics of the EVN Community

I personally would find it interesting if there were also a question to ask what language/engine folks are using to develop in. While we ALL know that the cool kids use RenPy (none of my VNs would have been possible without it), I'd be curious to see if the overall market is doing so as well. One wa...
by EwanG
Wed May 28, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your reason for making a visual novel? Since when?
Replies: 35
Views: 4017

Re: What's your reason for making a visual novel? Since when

For me, I had just started getting into Anime (around the time Haruhi first came out), and somehow found my way to a link for the English translation of "The Sagara Family". Playing through it felt like living in an Anime, and I wanted more. There weren't many english translated VNs at the time (not...
by EwanG
Sat May 17, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Alta, Texas - Desktop, Commercial - Fully Voiced
Replies: 2
Views: 3313

Re: Alta, Texas - Desktop, Commercial - Fully Voiced

For those of you who were waiting to be able to carry a piece of Texas in your pocket (or in your tablet) - Alta, Texas is now available on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ewangrantham.altatexas Still Fully Voiced. Still with an entertaining soundtrack. Still with five you...
by EwanG
Sat May 17, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked
Replies: 35
Views: 2827

Re: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked

There is nothing you can do in life that won't subject you to criticism. I've been riding a bike to and from work since December, and almost daily I hear from drivers that I should be on the sidewalk (illegal in my city and many others), that I should get a car so I can keep up with traffic (if they...
by EwanG
Sat May 17, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Option to Override Windows Display Setting?
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Option to Override Windows Display Setting?

One of the things I had been enjoying about Win 8.1 is that on the Display options it has a slider to let you apply a global magnification to everything that displays. To see it right click on the desktop, select Personalization, and click on Display where you will then see a slider under the header...
by EwanG
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Alta, Texas - Desktop, Commercial - Fully Voiced
Replies: 2
Views: 3313

Alta, Texas - Desktop, Commercial - Fully Voiced

Official Game Page: http://nawegr.blogspot.com/2013/01/alta-texas-desktop-version-for-windows.html Download links for the demo (Linux, Mac, Windows): http://nawegr.blogspot.com/2013/01/alta-texas-demo-version-for-windows-mac.html Direct Purchase Links: Linux - https://secure.bmtmicro.com/servlets/O...
by EwanG
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Alta, Texas - Bx5G Slice of Life - Upd 1/13/2013 - Demo
Replies: 28
Views: 2455

Re: Alta, Texas - Bx5G Slice of Life - Upd 1/13/2013 - Demo

Still working to finalize the Desktop versions (looking for a Wed or Thurs release). But the Demo versions are working fine. So for a sort of "private" release, I have links to all the demos listed at the following post: http://nawegr.blogspot.com/2013/01/alta-texas-demo-version-for-windows-mac.html...
by EwanG
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Alta, Texas - Bx5G Slice of Life - Upd 1/13/2013 - Demo
Replies: 28
Views: 2455

Re: Alta, Texas - Bx5G - Slice of Life - Updated 1/11/2013

I agree on Pytom, I am very cautious and paranoid about Windows, and the future seems totally grim, and that's the main reason why I'm doing the HTML5 version of my games right now. In 5-6 years MIGHT become the only way to distribute games directly, without any restriction on content (a game like ...
by EwanG
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Integration with PyBrain?
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: Integration with PyBrain?

Or, to give the specific example I'm thinking of, there was a study done a couple of years ago (talked about in a BBC article) on a questionnaire a social scientist came up with to foster closeness. So I would train a NN with a Tsundere personality, a Imouto personality, etc - and then the game has ...
by EwanG
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Alta, Texas - Bx5G Slice of Life - Upd 1/13/2013 - Demo
Replies: 28
Views: 2455

Re: Alta, Texas - Bx5G - Slice of Life - Updated 1/11/2013

To succeed, a platform needs three things - in the word of Steve Ballmer, "developers, developers, developers". You've seen how bad an app store can be - I saw the post on Hacker News. Why are you still playing ball with them? First, because they were willing to concede the app as originally submit...
by EwanG
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Alta, Texas - Bx5G Slice of Life - Upd 1/13/2013 - Demo
Replies: 28
Views: 2455

Re: Alta, Texas - Bx5G - Slice of Life - Updated 1/11/2013

Have now received all the voice files from the VAs (including a cameo gentleman for the "Officer"). Have edited most of them, and are adding to the game. Am hoping to have the RenPy version done early next week. Not sure if I will release immediately, however, as I finally got some folks from Micros...
by EwanG
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Development of Ren'Py
Topic: Integration with PyBrain?
Replies: 10
Views: 2573

Re: Integration with PyBrain?

So, just to make it clear, would this be used as a tool for creators or as part of a game, like a story generator? There would need to be a bit of each. For the creator, you would need to have the ability to "train" the network, and then specify which things it could (or couldn't) touch in the game...
by EwanG
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Is Episodic the way to go?
Replies: 30
Views: 1535

Re: Is Episodic the way to go?

Not sure you would even save that much if you stopped after episode 1. Unless you were going to introduce a number of new characters and scenes in each episode, you would have already spent the lion's share of your money on episode 1. I don't see how stopping after that could do anything but hurt yo...