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by sake-bento
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The oh so vague and loose rules of NaNoRenO?
Replies: 14
Views: 1690

Re: The oh so vague and loose rules of NaNoRenO?

I vaguely recall something called IntRenAiMo, which runs alongside NaNoRenO, but was a tag used for games already in progress in which the month was meant to add an extra "sprint" of work to finish the project. I could, of course, be horribly misremembering.
by sake-bento
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Full time developers
Replies: 22
Views: 2163

Re: Full time developers

I'm obviously full time but a bit lazy about reading these threads lately :) Yay, Hanako Games ^_^ Are you still enjoying it? Do you ever go to game or anime events? I went to GDC a couple of years back but found it a little hard for VN devs >_< Although, there were a few cool writers I got to meet...
by sake-bento
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Full time developers
Replies: 22
Views: 2163

Re: Full time developers

I'm occasionally full-time? I have a second job but it's contract work only so sometimes it consumes my life, and sometimes I have several months of dead time with no work. I definitely need both of these jobs to make rent, so I consider dev to be more than a hobby, but it's not my sole source of in...
by sake-bento
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Short, horror game suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Short, horror game suggestions?

Self-promo ahoy.

[text] - A Summer Story: http://www.sakevisual.com/summerstory.html

Not exactly horror, but I think it's an appropriate short VN for Halloween.
by sake-bento
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Real SMS or mail features in a VN
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Real SMS or mail features in a VN

It's a fascinating idea. There's at least one company I know that sent physical mail to some of its customers like a small "Valentine letter" or something from one of the boys. SMS would be interesting if it could be integrated into the game in a meaningful way. Would definitely have to be up front ...
by sake-bento
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Anybody interested in 2d animation for VNs?
Replies: 31
Views: 3013

Re: Anybody interested in 2d animation for VNs?

2D animation in general is a huge interest of mine. I would definitely like to see more in VNs, even to a small degree. Years ago before Ren'py had ATL, I attempted to put together a series of minimal animations for a VN. It worked, but it was a terribly time-consuming process, so I shelved it, but ...
by sake-bento
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Backstage Pass [Otome][Stat-Raising][Commercial]
Replies: 6
Views: 3991

Re: Backstage Pass [Otome][Stat-Raising][Commercial]

Sian's voice will be patched in later. A lot of weird things got in the way, and recording voices already doubled the production time without hers. We ran a couple surveys, and most people preferred an earlier release with a later patch over waiting.
by sake-bento
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Keeping Organized
Replies: 11
Views: 1447

Re: Keeping Organized

I use a lot of the stuff mentioned above to keep things organized (seriously, spreadsheets in any form are the greatest thing), but for personal motivation I use Habitica. I'm mostly fond of the deadline feature and the daily task list.
by sake-bento
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Backstage Pass [Otome][Stat-Raising][Commercial]
Replies: 6
Views: 3991

Re: Backstage Pass [Otome][Stat-Raising][Commercial]

There's one major cameo character, but there are enough hints that you can actually tell what all of the RE:A++ cast went on to do.
by sake-bento
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Backstage Pass [Otome][Stat-Raising][Commercial]
Replies: 6
Views: 3991

Backstage Pass [Otome][Stat-Raising][Commercial]

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by sake-bento
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ADVaNCE Visual Novel Zine 01 now out!
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: ADVaNCE Visual Novel Zine 01 now out!

That was lovely! The comic in the middle was my favorite part, but the NaNo stuff made me smile, and the list at the end was super useful. Thank you for all your hard work!
by sake-bento
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AnimeFest 2016 (Aug 12-15) Dallas
Replies: 45
Views: 5039

Re: AnimeFest 2016 (Aug 12-15) Dallas

They've got me pretty booked up for most of the con, so it would be wiser to plan without me. orz But if I am available, I'll join!
by sake-bento
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AnimeFest 2016 (Aug 12-15) Dallas
Replies: 45
Views: 5039

Re: AnimeFest 2016 (Aug 12-15) Dallas

Alright, AnimeFest has posted a list of approved panels. The trailer showcase isn't on it, but I'll try to find a place to show off trailers anyway. Here's the current list of approved panels related to VNs. Not all of these are mine. Making Visual Novels - Any creators are welcome to come. It's an ...
by sake-bento
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Voiceacting in Commercial VNs-- do you?
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Voiceacting in Commercial VNs-- do you?

As a player, I'm picky about the quality of voices. If I don't like the first few minutes, I usually mute them. However, I do get pretty sad if there aren't any voices at all, and knowing a game is voiced makes me more likely to pick it up in the first place. Full disclosure: My other job is casting...
by sake-bento
Tue May 31, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: We are offering Paid Work
Topic: Seeking artist(s) for Otome Game (closed)
Replies: 9
Views: 1805

Re: Seeking artist(s) for Otome Game

フリークェンシー wrote:Do you have any examples for what you're looking for? :?:
I asked him and he says he's open to ideas, but I'll preemptively say that he's probably looking for at least some anime influence and he likes bright colors.