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by Impulse
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Good story but decent art
Replies: 14
Views: 5189

Re: Good story but decent art

Story is definitely the most important thing I think... However, if the art is bad I'm unlikely to even give it a try. It's the sad truth. The art is what brings you in. It's your biggest marketing tool and could be the deciding factor when it comes to trying out the game or not. The art doesn't hav...
by Impulse
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: A very long common route and late character introductions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4229

Re: A very long common route and late character introductions?

Also, I don't know how well this would work with your story, but maybe you could consider having the later love interests make brief cameos earlier in the route? For instance, maybe the protagonist just bumps into some mysterious person in the street and wonders what they're up to, before you offic...
by Impulse
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need about a hundred wishes that might be asked from a Genie.
Replies: 21
Views: 1789

Re: I need about a hundred wishes that might be asked from a Genie.

There's always the basics ones like love, money, power, beauty and health, but you've probably already thought of them. Here are some other ideas as well as variations of the basic ones: - Fertility if they can't have children - Someone who's colourblind might wish to see colours - To be the opposit...
by Impulse
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: A very long common route and late character introductions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4229

Re: A very long common route and late character introductions?

Personally, I have no problem with a long common route. However, I must admit I will quickly get bored if I have to play two hours before making a choice. (When I'm in mood for reading a novel, I'm reading a novel. When I'm playing video games and visuals novels, that means I'm in mood for interact...
by Impulse
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: A very long common route and late character introductions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4229

A very long common route and late character introductions?

I'm currently writing a VN that needs a lot of build up before I can delve into the true plot. I want to include 4 different love interests that are each introduced at different points in the story. Because of this, I would need a long common route if I want to both establish the main plot and what ...
by Impulse
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Re: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)

Hey Impulse! It's great to see you here on the forums again! (: It seems like there's a lot of opinions here on this thread, ranging from "you definitely should not do this" to "it's probably doable as long as you do _____." Ultimately there's probably not one correct way to do it, and it seems lik...
by Impulse
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Re: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)

Short answer: Don't do it. Long answer: Normally I would immediately nope out of the thread after the short answer, but this case is actually one that made me think. We're apparently dealing with a character who is mentally mature enough for dating a 23-year-old. But the fact that her body is still...
by Impulse
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Re: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)

Some people will find it in poor taste, as they think anime games and fans are overly obsessed with young characters and with trying to find loopholes to excuse sexual content with young characters. A few people will 'ew that's gross' about it. However, if you've set your age at 15, post puberty, t...
by Impulse
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Re: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)

In my opinion, physically looking 15 shouldn't be a problem. Even for people who are really 15 instead of just looking 15, 15 is an age where people start getting into relationships (early high school, right?). Given the general target demographic of visual novels being people who are into anime an...
by Impulse
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

Re: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)

I think that's something that a lot of might people might think is in bad taste, even if you keep any sexual content in the story non-explicit and "off-camera." Even if it absolutely wasn't your intention, people who hear about it are likely to get the impression that the vampire thing is a flimsy ...
by Impulse
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)
Replies: 19
Views: 5105

A controversial question (love interest that look 15 when they're 22)

I know this is a bit controversial, which is why I wanted to ask and get some opinions before making a final decision on my game. Please be respectful. I'm not trying to offend anyone. Basically, I'm writing a game about vampires. One of the characters in the story was bitten when she was 15 years o...
by Impulse
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Introducing love interests late in the story?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Introducing love interests late in the story?

I have no problem with later love interests (unless, of course, the game is a romance). Stories are best, IMO, when they progress naturally. (And, arguably, stories don't need love interest at all, so there's that, too.) Thank you for replying. I agree, but I was unsure of what people generally tho...
by Impulse
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Introducing love interests late in the story?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Introducing love interests late in the story?

As long as there’s plenty of time to get to know the character, I don’t see why you couldn’t introduce them a bit later. It’s only really important to introduce them early where you have a short common route and much longer character routes. As long as the writing is engaging and the players know t...
by Impulse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Introducing love interests late in the story?
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Introducing love interests late in the story?

So here's the thing; I'm currently at the beginning stages of making my VN and have written about 12 000 words so far. The story is based on a book I've written and it's main genres are thriller, action and supernatural, but I also want the player to be able to romance 4 different characters even if...
by Impulse
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: Tears of Glass [Romance otome, Supernatural, School, GxB]
Replies: 83
Views: 12066

Re: Tears of Glass [Romance otome, Supernatural, School, GxB

@Celianna Thank you so much for the shading tips, it's a really big help. I feel like I've improved my art since I made these sprites, and I've also gotten a tablet so it's easier, but it's still a big struggle for me. Probably because I never bothered to shade when I was younger, and therefore it's...