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by absinthe
Wed May 16, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Techniques in making authentic GxB game
Replies: 66
Views: 9038

No, no. It's a clever decoy to fool us into thinking we know who he (she? it? BEM?!?) is! And it's okay to be interested in sex and sex-based games, people! Even the really perverted ones, as long as you keep it in the realm of 'strictly fantasy' and remember that the fiction/fetish does not always ...
by absinthe
Sat May 12, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: CYOA different types
Replies: 6
Views: 1458

Hey, good topic! :) I love discussing game structure... it's so fascinating to see and dissect the 'bones' of a game. We had another thread on this a while back if you're interested -- here . Definitely worth looking at if you're pondering game structure. I personally tend to favor relatively linear...
by absinthe
Sat May 12, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Deeplake - Demo v 1.3 Released! 22/09/07
Replies: 196
Views: 25637

This sounds like a lot of fun, and exactly the sort of game I drool over. I think you have a sound approach, too, of writing out each "route" one at a time, although my preference is usually for intertwined paths (I really enjoy seeing each event from multiple perspectives). I've used this technique...
by absinthe
Sat May 12, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: I'm no Artist :(
Replies: 11
Views: 1958

Thank you, I'll first Learn about this program via the Tutorials, then write up a complete story, Then I'll ask around for a Artist, Thank you for the Information :) This is how I did it, and it worked really well! You'll get lots of talented people offering to help out. And welcome to the forums. :)
by absinthe
Thu May 10, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Hardcastle and Cromwell Abandoned: Release In-Progress?
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Re: Hardcastle and Cromwell Abandoned: Release In-Progress?

For that matter, I'd still like to see the community put on a contest similar to NanoReno where the restriction was not only one month, but that you had to use certain resources that were given for that contest. Sort of like the part of "Whose Line Is It" where they give you a prop and see how many...
by absinthe
Thu May 10, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Hardcastle and Cromwell Abandoned: Release In-Progress?
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

I disagree that action needs to be short; I like long action movies! But I understand the difficulty of satire/absurdist humor -- I've never understood either the appeal of reading it or the desire to write the stuff. And there's no shame in not being able to complete a work (says the girl who has b...
by absinthe
Mon May 07, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Writing Characters
Replies: 33
Views: 4195

If you really make a convincing character, its story will write itself and give you little room to maneuver any gameplay elements in. To do otherwise will be to create an industry standard... ...the spineless bishoujo game protagonist :D While I agree that you do need to make sacrifices while desig...
by absinthe
Sat May 05, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Writing Characters
Replies: 33
Views: 4195

Re: Writing Characters

I generally find that when I can't think of a way for a character to do what I want them to do, it's because the way I want it to play out isn't what that character, were he more than a figment of my imagination, would do in that situation. Not to subscribe to the "my characters are free-willed" fal...
by absinthe
Wed May 02, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: Ask about using mp3 & ogg
Replies: 30
Views: 4440

Can I do that? (Well, being so stupid, I usually ask "nooby" question, sorry for that :wink: ) (Anyway, I don't care so much about using Midi in my game!! I just want to make game for pleasure, not money.) :wink: Hey, nobody starts out knowing this stuff. How will you find out if you don't ask? :) ...
by absinthe
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: My Search for BG reference and...
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

I, for one, had no idea that they were. Makes sense, I guess -- a lot of book covers are the same way, even fantasy ones.

Thanks for the link!

(Maybe I should convert all those pictures of our trip to Seaworld into a game... nah.)
by absinthe
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8878

DaFool -- It occurs to me that one way you could conveniently excuse some verbal blunders by an Alicebot is to fabricate a backstory that the AI character is foreign and is still learning English. I wrote part of a game using a shtick like this once. In it, you're kidnapped by aliens and locked in ...
by absinthe
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Personality
Replies: 55
Views: 8878

After much fiddling with programming an interactive personality in IF, I've come to the conclusion that it's a lot of work with no real benefit, at least within the scope of writing a game. Say I have this AI-program I've written, Jane. She's pretty smart, has pretty sophisticated brain code, and I'...
by absinthe
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Eidolon
Replies: 37
Views: 27089

You guys are way too nice! 8) don't blame absinthe for that part. I am guilty of wanting to draw and include both cameos. Yep, I totally had to have my arm twisted to add in a gorgeous redhead... not! ;) Oh, and, since I'm not sure I put it anywhere, here's how many endings are possible: There are e...
by absinthe
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Eidolon
Replies: 37
Views: 27089

So many helpful comments and compliments! I could get used to this 'releasing stuff' thing. :) So a very well done work, I didn't know what to expect at all and it turned out like one of the silent gems, similar to Quine was last year, a special category of games. Congratulations! And the obligatory...
by absinthe
Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Eidolon
Replies: 37
Views: 27089

Dafool: thanks... you ain't seen nothin yet though. the character art is obscured for most of the game till you get to the endings. Although Amelie over there isn't really loli, I do take mugenjohncel's advice when I draw hentai.:P :twisted: :twisted: edit: no I'm not implying there's hentai in Eid...