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by Mutive
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Ren'Py Questions and Announcements
Topic: (Question) Putting an overworld into my game?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: (Question) Putting an overworld into my game?

I'm not 100% sure what you mean, but you can use the screens feature in Renpy to very simply make a point and click game. (I can provide some example code from my own game, if you'd like.)
by Mutive
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Training readers' anticipation
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Training readers' anticipation

I think it was (might be wrong on this) Hemmingway who said don't try to build anticipation. Just tell the reader everything. I disagree. But I think a lot of writers try to build anticipation by *hiding* things from the reader, which rarely works. (There are some notable examples where it does, but...
by Mutive
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: I am an Artist
Topic: [OPEN] free ui/logo/promotional videos !
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: [OPEN] free ui/logo/promotional videos !

I would love a logo design, assuming you still have slots! (I wouldn't turn down a promotional video, either.) My upcoming game will be free!
by Mutive
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Options reveal route direction?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Options reveal route direction?

To me, I think it would depend on how complicated the choice system is. I agree with others that it's going to not feel very game like if literally all I do is hit "toggle relationship route" when I want that option. But if there are a number of choices that all affect the relationship route (or any...
by Mutive
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Music, Sound, and Movies
Topic: Partial Voice Acting Lines
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Partial Voice Acting Lines

It's a bit hard to suggest without seeing the script. Like you mentioned above, I'd focus on their "catch phrases" or other things that they might say really often. (Like, the knight might regularly say, "mi'lady" or "at your service". The princess might say, "At least I didn't get my shoes wet" or ...
by Mutive
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Completed Games
Topic: Minion! - A Fantasy/Humor Visual Novel - Free Download
Replies: 8
Views: 3205

Re: Minion! - A Fantasy/Humor Visual Novel - Free Download

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
by Mutive
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?
Replies: 19
Views: 1181

Re: Writing process: focus on story first vs. world-building first?

You can't do any of it on your own. I actually might start with world building. Your world will influence your characters greatly. Your world will influence the types of plots that are even possible. I'm currently reading Gone with the Wind. There would be no plot to the story if there was no Civil ...
by Mutive
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What do you do for your Art? (for non-artists)
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: What do you do for your Art? (for non-artists)

Lemmasoft has a lot of options under the creative commons license. Some are only for free stuff, true, but there are a few that will allow commercial. This would probably be my first option. After that, 100-200 pounds seems really low, even with revenue sharing. (If I was trying to earn a living wag...
by Mutive
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: We are offering Paid Work
Topic: Closed
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Closed

Hi! I (unfortunately) recently lost a background artist for the game I'm working on. He was nearly finished, so I've been able to piece together several backgrounds, but am missing one pixel asset (a house/mansion) that will complete the final background. I was hoping to find someone who can create ...
by Mutive
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: I'm starting a VN alone: How should I go about this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: I'm starting a VN alone: How should I go about this?

I'm going to echo the "don't worry about the writing too much" early on. It's going to suck. That's the state of most rough drafts. :) Also, while you may want to do the VN 90% alone, it might be worth seeing if you can find someone to beta it once it's finished. (Especially if you continue to find ...
by Mutive
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: tips on plotting story for adult visual novel
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: tips on plotting story for adult visual novel

Once concern I have (from reading the blurb) is that the backstory seems very heavy while the story-story is...pretty scant. It's great to know who the protagonist is/where he comes from/etc...but that's not your *story*. The story is what's actually happening on screen. (Which, from the summary is....
by Mutive
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's going to PAX West 2018?
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Who's going to PAX West 2018?

I'll be there! I'll try to drop by your booth. :)
by Mutive
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Help me name my game
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Help me name my game

I keep thinking punny, too. Like, "Roll of the Dice" or "Critical Hits" or something equally terrible. But for something serious, you'd probably want to avoid that. :)
by Mutive
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Am I Being Paid Fairly?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Am I Being Paid Fairly?

As noted above, "pro" magazines pay upwards of $0.06/word. So if you're making more than that, you're not doing *too* badly for yourself. (In fact, it's probably even better as most of these markets don't pay on spec, so you're writing a story, submitting it, and *hoping* you get $0.06/word. Note th...
by Mutive
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How to format editing samples?
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: How to format editing samples?

I would probably redline a document. If I was going to hire an editor, I'd want some sense as to what feedback was provided. (i.e. did they just catch 1-2 errors because otherwise the script was great? Did they make substantiative edits or just proof reading? Are their edits helpful or just strange?...