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by Shoko
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any sort of life lesson you've gotten from a VN?
Replies: 25
Views: 3040

Re: Any sort of life lesson you've gotten from a VN?

Funnily enough the only VN I remember feeling a distinct "message" from was Higurashi, that even though life can have horrible things happen you can get through it and find happiness by trusting friends.
by Shoko
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [ADMIN] LSF Profile: Social Network Fields
Replies: 18
Views: 3134

Re: [ADMIN] LSF Profile: Social Network Fields

Not really a social network, but I'd recommend adding a field for Skype. It's something I think a lot of people use here and it's definitely more relevant than AIM nowadays.
by Shoko
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shout For Joy, Share Your Happiness
Replies: 750
Views: 78218

Re: Shout For Joy, Share Your Happiness

I came to a vital realization about emotions the other day. I've been trying to have a very logical, objective viewpoint in life, but with all it's benefits it can also be very lonely. I started worrying about things like mortality and futility almost all the time. Every time I'd think about doing s...
by Shoko
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see more of in EVNs?
Replies: 54
Views: 6119

Re: What do you want to see more of in EVNs?

I agree with the first reply of this thread the most. In order for more VNs of variety and quality, we need more people interested and active in the medium. VNs are a relatively new type of media that has a lot for creators to experiment with; I think nurturing people's enthusiasm for the art and en...
by Shoko
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Looking to create music
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Looking to create music

I started out as a guitarist and I know there's a certain subset of guitarists who, for whatever reason, value not knowing any music theory or/and don't care to learn it. That's a bad approach to take and will limit you. So listen to a lot of different styles of music (reggae, baroque, ragtime, jaz...
by Shoko
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Looking to create music
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Looking to create music

I started out as a guitarist and I know there's a certain subset of guitarists who, for whatever reason, value not knowing any music theory or/and don't care to learn it. That's a bad approach to take and will limit you. So listen to a lot of different styles of music (reggae, baroque, ragtime, jaz...
by Shoko
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: Is it possible to earn $5000 a month making visual novel

Well, the western world is getting more interested in visual novels now than ever before. Something like "Go! Go! Nippon!" got some great success after being released to the public via Steam, although that was from a VN company. I've got a feeling that if some really high quality, ideally JVN level ...
by Shoko
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: How to find music that matches the situation in VN?
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: How to find music that matches the situation in VN?

Music placment is all about feelings...it's the whole reason they're in VNs to begin with. If you think they fit then you're probably right. Let a beta-tester give you a second opinion if you want, but it's not rocket science.
by Shoko
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked
Replies: 35
Views: 3607

Re: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked

I intensely dislike the "don't feed the trolls" mantra. Not that everyone can or should fight back against the pressures that trolls bring to the table, but "don't feed the trolls" is essentially conceding that we can not and never will be able to make online interactions better and safer for more ...
by Shoko
Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Commission Woes
Replies: 77
Views: 7565

Re: Commission Woes

I'd love for the music composers on Lemmasoft to come forward and talk about the time it takes to make a song, to educate people. Well, I currently don't compose professionally, just in my own time and for my own games, but I have to agree-- the turnaround time definitely is a red flag. For me, the...
by Shoko
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Commission Woes
Replies: 77
Views: 7565

Re: Commission Woes

The reason it sounds like there's a filter is because he/she dropped the original .MIDI file into a DAW and just replaced the instruments. Definitely not worth 30$ for that. :(
by Shoko
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Kickstarting Your Visual Novel (How to Kickstarter Video!?)
Replies: 21
Views: 4154

Re: Kickstarting Your Visual Novel (How to Kickstarter Video

Make a trailer for your game and show that first. It's really annoying to see a cast and crew give me their life story before I even know what they're making. Make your game's intentions clear, have it look the best it can be and make sure others can see why money is necessary or how it plans to imp...
by Shoko
Sat May 31, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What makes a game 'otome'?
Replies: 33
Views: 4989

Re: What makes a game 'otome'?

Good question. If you want your character to be focused on her job / goals / friends / family, then write that story! I don't know exactly what you'd call it. Maybe it can only be placed in a category of its own. Perhaps it will be enough to tell your audience "This is the story of a policewoman wh...
by Shoko
Fri May 16, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked
Replies: 35
Views: 3607

Re: PR nightmare: When indie devs are attacked

If you feel like some of the trolls have legitimate qualms about the game, take those parts from the comment and make a general newspost about those bits instead of replying to the troll directly. Frankly, internet trolling isn't something that can be stopped. That would be impossible to do so while...
by Shoko
Wed May 07, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Selling out (theoretical discussion only)
Replies: 43
Views: 3965

Re: Selling out (theoretical discussion only)

We should show that problem, and high-school background would be great to show bullying. I'm definitely not looking for a game with a strong focus on how 'hard' it is to be LGBT. I don't need the lesson, and in most cases I'm playing the game because I want to have fun and kiss cute girls! I don't ...