Visual Novel Tycoon is a time-management, stat-raising simulation where you get to make visual novels (as well as KNs, RPGs and simulations).
There are 3 classes/characters that you can select at start (writer, artist, and programmer). These determine your gameplay style, as well as the story (there are 3 short stories, each one written by a different writer on our team). The goal of the game is different for each story.
You can raise your VN-making skills by performing certain actions, like read a book about programming, practice drawing, etc., as well as do other things such as shop online and check your downloads and sales. In addition to raising the skills yourself, you can use your reputation to recruit help on LSF.
Desperate to prove to her overbearing mother, Martha sets up an agreement that she can be independent from them and survive through the market of visual novels, and not have to work in the horrid family business. And so she must prove herself.
Programmer: Expert programmer, but has a condition which he needs medication for which causes him to get off task and distracted. He needs money to pay for his continued medication so he hopes to be able to program a successful VN to be able to live comfortably.
Girl with hubris. Acts rough ‘n tough and takes no crap from anyone. Is about as ungirly as can be, with short hair, hoodies, jeans. Real tomboy. Her behaviour scares off people and makes her rather unpopular, especially combined with her directness and frankness.
While she doesn’t like letting people get close (and thus acts this way), deep down she really wants friends and is a tender romantic. Her writing expresses these weird, sometimes funny, sometimes romantic ideas which she hopes finds a broad audience and inspires them.
When she’s faced with an eviction notice for being late on rent AGAIN, and she can’t hold/find a regular job, she thinks of going indie and writing a kickass VN that’ll earn money. Along the way she is plagued with insecurities.
Writing (the writer path): Applegate
Writing (the artist path): Maelstrom-Fenrir
Writing (the coder path): KomiTsuku
Character art: chocojax
Coding, BG & GUI art: leon
Coding & GUI art: jghibiki
Composer & stunt double: Marc Straight
Special thanks: Omnificent, The Zerglinator, 15385bic (free character art), mugenjohncel (free character art and backgrounds)
Visual Novel Tycoon - Windows
Visual Novel Tycoon - Mac
Visual Novel Tycoon - Linux
If you are having problems with the downloads above, check out the downloads page for more options or get it from DropBox.
If you have any issues or suggestions, please comment here or at GitHub.