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by Sonomi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: WiP: NaNoRenO
Topic: B.A.T. [Simulation, Drama, Comedy | NaNo 2017] [COMPLETE!]
Replies: 26
Views: 3194

Re: B.A.T. [Simulation, Drama, Comedy | NaNo 2017]

Bats scare me, but I swear Jesse is so precious! I really want to play with him. On that note, I'm curious if this will have pet sim elements, based on your description. Like Tamagotchi?
by Sonomi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: May I have honest critique of this song?
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: May I have honest critique of this song?

Something can be good music but not good background music, if it's too distracting or swaying it can be amazing music but just not fit for a VN. Okay! I'll try to mellow the distracting bits in future compositions. I'm glad I posted it here, because I don't always know the difference when I try to ...
by Sonomi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5260
Views: 401252

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

At this point, I'm just hoping to talk things over with them and end anything romantic that might be hanging between us so we can go back to just being friends. I would recommend doing that asap. When my last relationship ended, we didn't do well with that step (going back to being just friends) be...
by Sonomi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: May I have honest critique of this song?
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: May I have honest critique of this song?

Some thoughts while listening (unfortunately I can't give any technical advice because I'm not a musician): - I feel like it doesn't really...go anywhere? Like it just starts, there's no build up and then it quickly ends. - It seems kind of suited to an action/cyber vn. The piece sounds rather urge...
by Sonomi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: May I have honest critique of this song?
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

May I have honest critique of this song?

Hello. If you don't mind, could you please listen to this song and tell me what you think? :) You absolutely won't hurt my feelings. If there's anything strange, interesting, or just wrong, please let me know. The feedback you give doesn't have to be lengthy at all, and you don't have to be into mus...
by Sonomi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Eliminating all forms of "to be": Active Voice
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Eliminating all forms of "to be": Active Voice

Consider "She felt distressed" vs "She was distressed" I think there is a point to be made that not all uses of "to be" are passive voice. However, there are also sentences where passive voice is the stronger choice. Consider the following pairing: Some one murdered her She was murdered. Both are f...
by Sonomi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Games with mixed art
Replies: 18
Views: 2775

Re: Games with mixed art

Limabaen expressed my view of this already, but I want to add. In my own opinion, consistency between the sprites, CG, and backgrounds appears more professional because everything is drawn in a unifying fashion. If that makes sense. Taking anime as an example, the episodes are drawn by a team of art...
by Sonomi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are you making your current visual novel?
Replies: 86
Views: 9132

Re: Why are you making your current visual novel?

potouto wrote:I don't know a thing, my dude (งツ)ว Which one are you talking about?
The project you are working on right now. :)
by Sonomi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?

Did you record the instruments in your song? When I try to record mine, the tone comes out badly. There's nothing wrong with my microphone though. Yeah, the guitars were all recorded by putting a microphone up to an amp. (The drums weren't live -- they were software I programmed.) A lot of things c...
by Sonomi
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Eliminating all forms of "to be": Active Voice
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Eliminating all forms of "to be": Active Voice

LarryJonesMusic wrote:I think the opposite, "to be" adds a directness to it and is very powerful verb
Could you perhaps give an example of good "to be" sentences?

(Passive) She was taken in for questioning.
(Active) The police took her in for questioning.
by Sonomi
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?

Imperf3kt makes a good point -- it's important to find something that fits the tone of your VN. Ambient piano sounds like a great match for a low-key psychological horror VN, whereas for a gory blood-spattering horror VN, you might want something with aggressive electric guitar. For my NaNoRenO ent...
by Sonomi
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

Re: What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?

It depends for me. My current project is a horror, so I've opted for a mysterious piece that feels creepy without being too driven. I'm considering having the song change from a happier one to its current one, once a player reaches a certain point.in the (currently kinetic) novel. Oh. That definite...
by Sonomi
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Works in Progress
Topic: SilverLock [GOTHIC][DATING SIM][VERY EARLY]
Replies: 17
Views: 3033

Re: SilverLock [GOTHIC][DATING SIM][VERY EARLY]

A game about vampires sounds pretty fun, and your logo is very pretty. :) Keep up the good work!
by Sonomi
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?
Replies: 10
Views: 1516

What is your criteria for choosing title screen music?

I'm curious how everyone decides which song they'll play in their main menu. A lot of visual novels have a softer piano that loops round (I feel like this is the golden standard, but I'm not very good at piano). EDM, rock 'n roll, and ambient tracks are among the other styles I've heard. How do you ...
by Sonomi
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NaNo Game Jam on itch?
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: NaNo Game Jam on itch?

sake-bento wrote:In progress. It'll be up before March begins.
I was wondering if it would be on itch.io too. Good to know! :)