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by Fox Lee
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Swan x Swan [YuriJam][Romance][Fantasy][NaNo16] (Previews!)
Replies: 25
Views: 5871

Re: Swan x Swan [YuriJam][Romance][Fantasy][GxG (obv!)]

PSA: Game is not dead! I had to put it on hiatus to get work prepped for a convention that came up out of nowhere. Gonna be back to finish it after that! Either way, I'm DEFINITELY not abandoning it. ETA is now December, and we'll see what happens ^^
by Fox Lee
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Swan x Swan [YuriJam][Romance][Fantasy][NaNo16] (Previews!)
Replies: 25
Views: 5871

Re: Swan x Swan [YuriJam][Romance][Fantasy][GxG (obv!)]

Actually Belphégor, I WAS originally only going to do a traditional Odette ending (albeit with a much more expanded part for Odile) the more I think about it, the more I want to do an Odile romance ending too. I'm having some trouble with it - finding the right points in the story to have it branch ...
by Fox Lee
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: female mc persona questions
Replies: 17
Views: 2276

Re: female mc persona questions

I find myself really disliking the passive characters that never do anything to advance the plot. Having a character just be "lucky" enough to stumble onto the plot just never feels right. But then again, I hate when car crashes (actual accidents, not secret plots or anything) occur in fiction as a...
by Fox Lee
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Scribbles! The Secrets of Claire [Mystery][Yurijam]
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Scribbles! The Secrets of Claire [Mystery][Yurijam]

I love the concept! My partner pitched me a similar idea because I enjoy sketching way more than inking or colouring, but I never finished a good plot to go with it. I hope yours turns out great! Also I love your character intros XD
by Fox Lee
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Swan x Swan [YuriJam][Romance][Fantasy][NaNo16] (Previews!)
Replies: 25
Views: 5871

Re: Swan x Swan [YuriJam][Romance][Fantasy][GxG (obv!)]

Thanks folks! I'm definitely looking forward to the mother/daughter relationships, especially since they're so different in personality :D I got the idea to make Rothbart into Odette's mother (and Odile's actual sister) from thinking about how step-parents are always evil in fairytales (while biolog...
by Fox Lee
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing Style; 1st person narration VS 3rd person narration
Replies: 13
Views: 2303

Re: Writing Style; 1st person narration VS 3rd person narrat

It will probably be hard, however; I think it's just narration is comfortable so we tend to use it more. It's a useful tool to convey the surroundings. When people say "show versus tell" in traditional novel writing, what they are saying is to make the most of your narration. We *need* it to tell t...
by Fox Lee
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?
Replies: 32
Views: 3983

Re: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?

Sure, "Choices" will always come up, but that's just a bonus feature. Either they're for flavor, or they're for unlocking different pieces of content. "If you choose X, Turn to Page 67" only changes the page order of how you read Goosebumps, but it doesn't change the fact that you're reading Gooseb...
by Fox Lee
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?
Replies: 32
Views: 3983

Re: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?

I don't understand. Isn't the whole point of this thread to set a difference between Visual Novels and Games? I tried to lay it as flatly and as simple as possible, but there seems to be an insistence to complicate it by piling on exceptions done by Game X or Game Y. That's because it IS complicate...
by Fox Lee
Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?
Replies: 32
Views: 3983

Re: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?

Let me illustrate my point. Illustrated or not, I have the same problem with this proposal. What if I desire a particular one of those "Point Bs" in the first drawing? Now the choice is a "roadblock", because I can't just choose, I have to choose right to get what I want. My desired ending is the r...
by Fox Lee
Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?
Replies: 32
Views: 3983

Re: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?

Let me illustrate my point. Illustrated or not, I have the same problem with this proposal. What if I desire a particular one of those "Point Bs" in the first drawing? Now the choice is a "roadblock", because I can't just choose, I have to choose right to get what I want. My desired ending is the r...
by Fox Lee
Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Methods to compress image and audio files' size
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Methods to compress image and audio files' size

I don't know if you wanted feedback/suggestions, but here are my thoughts: Is it fair to call GIF Lossless? Unless they've made some major changes I wasn't aware of, GIF can only handle up to 256 colours, so it is certainly NOT going to save the sort of art we see in most modern VNs without destroyi...
by Fox Lee
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?
Replies: 32
Views: 3983

Re: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?

Danganronpa is a Stat-raising/Adventure game. Ace Attorney is a Mystery/Puzzle game. The Walking Dead is a Pure Adventure Game. Blazblue is a 2D Fighter Game. Persona is an RPG. Etc. Etc. Everyone can probably name games with stories that really connected to them and narrative so good it gets you h...
by Fox Lee
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which laptop is best suited for Ren'Py?
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

Re: Which laptop is best suited for Ren'Py?

Has anyone here opened their heart to Linux? (ducks and covers) Actually, I have Linux Mint as a dual boot on mine (Ubuntu didn't like my hardware, but Mint was okay after a bit of driver editing). I use it mostly for programming classes, and I find it very satisfying! I was considering switching o...
by Fox Lee
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Art Learning Resources
Replies: 107
Views: 102548

Re: Art Learning Resources

Probably a good idea to add Inkscape to the list of vector programs. It's more or less to Illustrator as GIMP is to Photoshop - which is to say it's free, open source, very functional, looked upon dubiously by professionals, and technically cut-down (but I've never found it lacking in any specific w...
by Fox Lee
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?
Replies: 32
Views: 3983

Re: What defines a "visual novel" apart from other games?

I'm not too concerned about trying to nut out exactly what is or isn't a VN. All game genres are imprecise, and they're pretty much based on arbitrary qualities - some are about game mechanics, some are about art style or origin, some are about visual perspective/angle, some are about mood... some g...