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by Tyrantauranox
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Industry
Replies: 14
Views: 2901

Re: Anime and Ethics: Horrible Work Conditions In the Indust

The video game industry is also known for unpaid overtime abuse. My record is over 100 hours in a single week, working on an action-RPG for a 50-person studio.
by Tyrantauranox
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do we do if we can't contact a person to use their art?
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: What do we do if we can't contact a person to use their

If you sell a product (games, movies, books, etc) containing someone's art, that's commercial use.
by Tyrantauranox
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rewrite Game, Technical Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Rewrite Game, Technical Question

Yep, chat with Amaterasu if you're trying to translate Rewrite to another language. While you're at it, please prod them about Harvest Festa! :)
by Tyrantauranox
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: question pertaining to commercial made games
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: question pertaining to commercial made games

Reviews, recommendations, images, videos, and demos determine whether or not I'll buy a game. I don't care how many games the developer made before. If a game is $5 or less, it's in the "impulse buy" territory.
by Tyrantauranox
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Beta testing, NDAs, ..... and Visual novels
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Beta testing, NDAs, ..... and Visual novels

Oh, if people really want to copy your thing, they can do so with minimal risk of trouble. Take a look at the app stores sometime (iOS, Google Play, etc). People have made an art out of ripping successful games off. They'll change it just enough to be safe, arguing that it's the only way they can ma...
by Tyrantauranox
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Beta testing, NDAs, ..... and Visual novels
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Beta testing, NDAs, ..... and Visual novels

NDA (Non-disclosure agreement) = "Don't talk about my game" In general, I won't sign one of these unless I REALLY want to play the beta, or I'm being paid with money, goods, or services. You may want to look into copyrights for games , if you're very concerned about people stealing code, art, music,...
by Tyrantauranox
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Why can't I finish my game?
Replies: 26
Views: 2545

Re: Why can't I finish my game?

Yeah, there are some people who won't get things done, even if you pay and keep them clearly informed about their tasks and deadlines. A test with clear requirements and a deadline can help to filter out some of the chaff. (nothing's certain, of course)
by Tyrantauranox
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Why can't I finish my game?
Replies: 26
Views: 2545

Re: Why can't I finish my game?

The biggest killer excuse that I hear (and sometimes feel) is:

"I don't have time to get serious with it." (often worded in different ways)

To fight this, I try to convince myself that even thirty minutes is okay- JUST GET STARTED!
by Tyrantauranox
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Else Thinking About Educational VNs?
Replies: 28
Views: 3801

Re: Anyone Else Thinking About Educational VNs?

I stumbled across this the other day: http://store.steampowered.com/app/320760/ Dual-language (English/Japanese), voiced major characters, two text areas on-screen- which can each be set to English, Romaji (Japanese spelled out with letters), full Japanese (including Kanji), or Hiragana/Katakana-onl...
by Tyrantauranox
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Story-based Games
Topic: Reading Untranslated VN's
Replies: 18
Views: 5519

Re: Reading Untranslated VN's

Currently trying to get through Steins;Gate 比翼恋理のだーりん
by Tyrantauranox
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Angel Beats! 1st beat - preorder available!
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Re: Angel Beats! 1st beat - preorder available!

この商品は、日本国外にお届けすることができません。"We're sorry; this item can not be shipped outside Japan" (the acual translation does not have "we're sorry")

amazon.co.jp will ship dvd's and books outside of Japan, but not games.
by Tyrantauranox
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Cheap Labor: When People Undersell Themselves
Replies: 61
Views: 5839

Re: Cheap Labor: When People Undersell Themselves

It wouldn't be strange for someone to charge $100 USD for a pro-level sprite. The falloff from pro to almost-pro work can be very steep, though. Unless the almost-pro stuff is seriously discounted, devs will often just go for the gold and pay the pro prices. Work that's 80% of pro probably can't cha...
by Tyrantauranox
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Anime, Games, and Japan
Topic: Which version of romaji do you prefer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Which version of romaji do you prefer?

I wouldn't use Romaji, but if I did, I'd go with the one that has: a, i, u, e, o, ka, ki, ku, ke, ko, sa, shi, su, se, so, ta, chi, tsu, te, to, na, ni, nu, ne, no, ha, hi, fu, he, ho, ma, mi, mu, me, mo, ya, yu, yo, ra, ri, ru, re, ro, wa, wo, and n
by Tyrantauranox
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Characters dating one another
Replies: 23
Views: 2599

Re: Characters dating one another

I'm a bit annoyed at how so many VNs avoid this. To avoid pissing people off, they could have a route where the player can choose to play matchmaker. That path might not even affect one of the main stories that much.