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by Kuiper
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Idol Manager [business sim, dark comedy]
Replies: 48
Views: 8476

Re: Idol Manager [business sim, dark comedy]

Hey guys, it's been awhile since I posted an update, so to catch you up on recent developments: We have a Steam page! You can add the game to your wishlist or follow the game on Steam to get notified when it releases later this year. We're getting really close to being complete in terms of gameplay ...
by Kuiper
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: No one using BMT Micro anymore?
Replies: 10
Views: 2141

Re: No one using BMT Micro anymore?

Zelan wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Backstage Pass only came out two years ago. Was it a Steam-only release?
http://www.sakevisual.com/backstagepass/

The "buy now" button on this page is part of a itch.io widget.
by Kuiper
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Some thoughts on repetitive/dragging prose
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Some thoughts on repetitive/dragging prose

One of my favorite ways to get away with repeating a certain fact or idea is to keep approaching it from different perspectives and angles that add something other than restating the fact. Example 1: We learn in chapter 1 that Alice is frequently late to meetings. In chapter 2, Bob states, "Alice is...
by Kuiper
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation

One phrase I often find myself repeating amidst forum advice is "tools, not rules." We often tend to take advice that emerged as, "Hey, this is something that's helped me in my writing, and it's helped a lot of other writers as well" and parrot them as these universal maxims. Things like "Don't use ...
by Kuiper
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Writing woes: Self-pity and lack of motivation

Thanks, I know I have depression and I am being treated. Perhaps I should just relax and let the treatment work before taking on huge workloads? When you use the phase "huge workloads," it makes me question how you're approaching this. What is your goal? When you're a working professional with dead...
by Kuiper
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Inspiration for your writing...
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Inspiration for your writing...

I'm a big fan of stealing ideas from real life. The experiences of real people are often more interesting, varied, and rich than what you'll find in the pages of fiction -- the universe is bigger than the human imagination, so I'd prefer to draw inspiration from that. As an example, one of the games...
by Kuiper
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking volunteer for PAX west Oct 30 - Sept 4
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Seeking volunteer for PAX west Oct 30 - Sept 4

EDIT: This event is over and done with, and it was a huge success, in no small part thanks to the many friends and volunteers who helped us with setting up and running the booth. You guys rock!
by Kuiper
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PhpBB 3.2 Upgrade
Replies: 38
Views: 3272

Re: PhpBB 3.2 Upgrade

Cool, now I can read the site on my phone without constant zooming and squinting!
by Kuiper
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Love interest doing something gamer DON't LIKE.
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

Re: Love interest doing something gamer DON't LIKE.

I'm a bit surprised by the responses to this thread. "Love interests doing things that the audience (and main character) hate" is a common staple of romance novels, and often the basis for things like "drama" and "romantic tension." Most people don't like a "flawless character," and a lot of the bes...
by Kuiper
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Question on identifying lengthy purple prose
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: Question on identifying lengthy purple prose

I tend to judge "purpleness" of prose not based on length, but on necessity. Purple prose is redundant. It draws attention to the prose, in a bad way that draws attention away from the thing that you want to describe. For example, here's a paragraph from Stephanie Meyer (one of the Twilight books) t...
by Kuiper
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Context-free Delight
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Context-free Delight

Usually, in the first draft or outline of a story, I find myself writing two kinds of scenes: 1. The scenes that are there because they are awesome. These are the scenes that are enjoyable in and of themselves, and they are the reason that I want to write the story in the first place. Maybe it's a b...
by Kuiper
Tue May 30, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VNs with Second-Person Narration?
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: VNs with Second-Person Narration?

I'm not sure if you'd count them as visual novels (they're not really "visual"), but most (all?) of the Choice of Games interactive novels that I've seen on Steam use second-person narration.
by Kuiper
Mon May 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anime Expo 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Anime Expo 2017

Scribbles is right, I pay for a ticket to go. Hence "guest" since I am a "guest" at the convention. In the context of conventions, the term "guest" is usually reserved for people who are invited to the convention and (in most cases) financially compensated for it. Guests usually receive billing of ...
by Kuiper
Thu May 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about flipping asymmetrical sprites?
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: How do you feel about flipping asymmetrical sprites?

Depends on how blatant it is. I have less of an eye for detail, so I might miss things like which side a characters' hair is parted on until I've spent several hours with a game and have gotten used to seeing it a certain way. Then, you have stuff like this, where you can immediately see the problem...
by Kuiper
Sat May 13, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: The Invincible Protagonist
Replies: 17
Views: 1589

Re: The Invincible Protagonist

So what happens when later on, there's a story beat where you find out you COULD have had a more stable, higher-paying job, if a trusted ally hadn't lied to you early on? The protag character should probably be upset at this. And yet... I don't think the player would care, since through their metag...