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by Darkmoonfire
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5251
Views: 383830

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

I also think you shouldn't add a romance if you don't want to. Forcing a romance not only leads to a poorer story, but to a poor romance.
by Darkmoonfire
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Emoting without a face?
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Emoting without a face?

Ideally if you had the time/money, you could use multiple poses to use body language to emote.

I know that anime has a few symbols that are put on peoples heads to indicate emotions, like the sweat drop or the red cross-popping vein symbol. It's a bit similar to the speech bubble idea.
by Darkmoonfire
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modifications in Visual Novels
Replies: 36
Views: 3167

Re: Modifications in Visual Novels

It still sounds like editing to me :?. You didn't like the ending, so you're changing it by adding more to it.
But I guess since I haven't played any of the games you mentioned, I might just be having difficulties following the examples.
by Darkmoonfire
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modifications in Visual Novels
Replies: 36
Views: 3167

Re: Modifications in Visual Novels

What? I'm confused. You're saying that that worlds are edited and not stories. But the first two examples you gave for Katawa Shoujo were new endings. Isn't adding new endings changing the story?
by Darkmoonfire
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Relationship between characters
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Relationship between characters

I drew this chart for a story I'm outlining for someone else using OpenOffice, I think. I just used drawing tools in a word processor to make the boxes and arrows. Relationship_Chart.png Basically, this chart is for quick reference, so I generalized the relationships into three categories: blue-frie...
by Darkmoonfire
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [April Fools] Welcoming our newest Administrator.
Replies: 63
Views: 4251

Re: Welcoming our newest Administrator.

That gave me a moment of panic. :shock:
I even realized it was probably an April Fool's Joke before I opened the thread, but then I was like "Ahhh, what'd I do get singled out by this".
And then I realized it probably did that for everyone.
by Darkmoonfire
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Ludonarrative dissonance and harmony in visual novels
Replies: 13
Views: 2055

Re: Ludonarrative dissonance and harmony in visual novels

This made me think of the most recent episode in My Candy Love (episode 27). So My Candy Love is a fluffy otome game, and in this episode a new girl starts attending the same school as the main character, and she's supposed to be confident and mature and get along well with all the guys so that the ...
by Darkmoonfire
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Need help deciding which of these two titles are better
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: Need help deciding which of these two titles are better

I actually prefer the season title. Vacation sounds cheerful and bouncy to me, while season sounds more subdued and mysterious, which imo matches the plot blurb better.
by Darkmoonfire
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do you advertise/present a VN with a secret twist?
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: How do you advertise/present a VN with a secret twist?

You could use cover art that matches the second half without being specific enough to reveal the twist. Also, if you advertise it on sites that use a tagging system, you can tag the game in a way appropriate to the actual nature of the game. For example, if you tagged your game [horror], people woul...
by Darkmoonfire
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Pygame script in Ren'Py
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Pygame script in Ren'Py

So how do you get PNGs to work in renpygame? It seems odd that they wouldn't since they work both renpy and pygame.
by Darkmoonfire
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Pygame script in Ren'Py
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Pygame script in Ren'Py

Thanks for your help. My brother was able to get things working, although he had to use GIFs instead of PNGs because it was having trouble loading those in. Apparently they required some extended images module that he couldn't find.
by Darkmoonfire
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Pygame script in Ren'Py
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Pygame script in Ren'Py

My brother is trying to get something he made in Pygame to work in Ren'Py and he wanted to ask some questions. --- So I would like to take advantage of some of Ren'Py's features for a project however I'm running into a couple basic issues that I'll need to understand before I even know how viable it...
by Darkmoonfire
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making games in multiple languages
Replies: 14
Views: 2644

Re: Making games in multiple languages

I imagine there's some practical difficulties working with translations. Is this translation actually a good translation of my game? I don't know, I don't speak Spanish. So now that I have a Spanish translation of my game, how do I advertise so I can reach a Spanish speaking market and make translat...
by Darkmoonfire
Wed May 07, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Question about the MC appearance on screen?!
Replies: 21
Views: 2293

Re: Question about the MC appearance on screen?!

One thing I think you should consider is the relationship between the player and the MC. Is the MC supposed to be a character of their own, or a sort of blank slate that the player can project themselves onto. If you choose C, I'd assume player-insert type of protagonist by default, while A and B ar...