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by Kinjo
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A Massive, Collaborative Visual Novel?
Replies: 32
Views: 3624

Re: A Massive, Collaborative Visual Novel?

Having learned from previous attempts, let me say this: You can not, will not , and should not do this. It will only end in infighting, people talking shit behind each other's back, someone going power mad, and even threats thrown around. If you're lucky, you'll make one or two new friends. But oth...
by Kinjo
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A Massive, Collaborative Visual Novel?
Replies: 32
Views: 3624

Re: A Massive, Collaborative Visual Novel?

So the hardest part of this, in my opinion, is actually convincing 100 people (or however many) that this is a good idea. I would be willing to bet most people would shrug it off as "totally nuts" or "no way it would work" and the few who don't probably wouldn't add up to a large enough number. And ...
by Kinjo
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Share your sales/downloads stats!
Replies: 65
Views: 11077

Re: Share your sales/downloads stats!

For Detective Butler: Maiden Voyage Murder . Initially released in 2013, we only put it on itch.io last year. Still going quite strong! Because of technical errors we kinda lost the hard numbers for anything before itch.io but I know it reached at least 2,000 downloads (and no profits were made from...
by Kinjo
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Diverse Character Dilemma
Replies: 29
Views: 3531

Re: Diverse Character Dilemma

I think a good way to think about it is this... Thank you, that was a really clear and helpful explanation, and the examples should give me a good reference point to work from. Of course, I'll continue to do research in other areas of the net, though now I think I have a better idea of what I need ...
by Kinjo
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Diverse Character Dilemma
Replies: 29
Views: 3531

Re: Diverse Character Dilemma

Thank you all for the quick replies; they've all been interesting and insightful. There are some that I would like to go into more detail on, and it's not that I'm trying to single anybody out but because they honestly give me more questions and provide a way for me to better articulate my original ...
by Kinjo
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Diverse Character Dilemma
Replies: 29
Views: 3531

Diverse Character Dilemma

So this is something I've been thinking about and I'm genuinely wondering how I should approach this dilemma. Is it generally preferable to try writing "diverse" characters, even if the writer is unfamiliar with the subject and may potentially "get some things wrong", or is it better to leave "diver...
by Kinjo
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Is learning Psychology necessary for basis of writing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Is learning Psychology necessary for basis of writing?

In my entirely honest and unprofessional opinion: psychology is overrated. Maybe there are some grains of truth, but it's often not reliable, is always under scrutiny, and susceptible to change. It's not easy to study ourselves, because we have our own biases that make it impossible to see anything ...
by Kinjo
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Along the Edge [Drama] [Mystery] [commercial]
Replies: 23
Views: 6831

Re: Along the Edge [Drama] [Mystery] [commercial]

Just started playing, and I imagine it'll take me a while to finish, but I have to say so far I am really enjoying it! Every aspect of the game is impressive and just works great together. I haven't played enough yet to really comment on the story, but so far it has me hooked and I'm wanting to take...
by Kinjo
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visual Novels and the Writing Process (a school project)
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: Visual Novels and the Writing Process (a school project)

Do you consider yourself an amateur or professional writer? Totally amateur writer, but a professional programmer. What is your background in writing? Any courses or schooling that you've taken? Absolutely nothing. Fully self-taught. What got you into visual novels? Reading Umineko . And messing ar...
by Kinjo
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Romantic Routes, Time Loops, & Persistent In-Story Knowledge
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Romantic Routes, Time Loops, & Persistent In-Story Knowl

What I would do here is give both the player and the protagonist persistent memory -- if you can't avoid it, then embrace it. In the situation where you go on Route C and encounter the wolf, do a variable check to see if the player has been on Route A, and if so have the protagonist react differentl...
by Kinjo
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Verbosity in Visual Novels
Replies: 21
Views: 2417

Re: Verbosity in Visual Novels

Regarding cultural differences: I vaguely recall reading that Japanese business people who did business internationally would have trouble due to their communication style. Specifically, they'd take a long time to "get to the point". The thing I read suggested this was due to them communicating in ...
by Kinjo
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Verbosity in Visual Novels
Replies: 21
Views: 2417

Re: Verbosity in Visual Novels

Anyway, when makers create their OELVNs (is that term still in use? Am I antiquated?) do they try (consciously or unconsciously) to imitate that verbosity? Or do they make them (consciously or unconsciously) shorter/quicker? What in your opinion is an average word count for a VN? What kind of pacin...
by Kinjo
Sun May 15, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: People Interested in creating KNs?
Replies: 32
Views: 3319

Re: People Interested in creating KNs?

I don't understand. What's so unappealing about a KN that's just a straight forward linear story? I personally find the idea of reading something again and having it change to be different from my first read through to be annoying. What if I want to read my first playthrough again? And that only se...
by Kinjo
Sun May 15, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: People Interested in creating KNs?
Replies: 32
Views: 3319

Re: People Interested in creating KNs?

Or you could even make a story that changes itself every time you read it, or something to that effect depending on how you code it. Ultimately I think there are a lot of ways new game mechanics can be added into the traditional VN system to make KNs a more interesting alternative. Huh, now that's ...
by Kinjo
Sun May 15, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: People Interested in creating KNs?
Replies: 32
Views: 3319

Re: People Interested in creating KNs?

Maybe it's just me... but I think making visual novels is a niche in itself. There aren't a lot of people doing it, well there are! But not all projects see the light of day and most of them are dating simulations; which I find grow stale and boring very quickly. I agree with you. I think the issue...