The Other Question

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The Other Question

#1 Post by Donmai » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:53 am

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I started this little project as a mere exercise, and to test some techniques, but I liked some things in it so much that I decided to make it public. I will be very grateful for any feedback.
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The simple story is something like "Toire No Hanako meets The Question". Yes, the story builds over "The Question" with a cast composed of haunted teenagers like those from "Toire No Hanako", and with more than one question to be asked (hence "The Other Question").
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Warning: Contains coarse language (and some terrible jokes :) ). Don't read it if you are easily offended.
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Re: The Other Question

#2 Post by Godline » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:41 pm

I am a fan of everything you do Donmai. And you just made "The Question" 200x better.
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Re: The Other Question

#3 Post by Donmai » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:32 am

Oops! Not really my intention. I only wanted to pay homage to a game we all know.
I think "The Question" is a lovely game, and it's perfect for the purpose for which it was created. And the way that game was created reminds us of a time when this community was smaller, and collaborative projects could be done smoothly.
Rats! Why wasn't I here at that time?

The making of "The Question": viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1491
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Re: The Other Question

#4 Post by Mammon » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:06 pm

A lovely game, I always like how yours are nothing but CG rather than sprites, a very refreshing change of pace from most visual novels. The protagonist was a delightful combination of Genki, a hint of Yandere and a lot of terribly dry humour. Quite a nice story and nice that the bad ending also led to some degree of progress and closure of it's own, even if it's not as perfect.
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Re: The Other Question

#5 Post by Donmai » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:40 pm

Thank you so much for your comment :).
(I hope someone notices that when Eric is commenting about Sylvie's game he's borrowing some words from people who took some of their time to criticize my games, helping me to improve my work. I just can't thank them enough.)
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Re: The Other Question

#6 Post by Renmiou » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:29 am

Got to play this this morning! It wasn't too long, but it was endearing, earnest and moving. After asking a certain question, and seeing all that route to its end I found myself thinking "I wish there was a little quip at the end, after the credits!".

I'm really besotted with this new twist on "The Question". Like all your other works, there is something magic about your characters. You choose to go deeper with their characterisation and even dig into their deepest problems but - whereas this often results in something that feels forced - you seem to have a good handle on how to make your characters well rounded, with their problems and their strengths.

When I saw the option screen I was really surprised but I really think the almost reversal of roles in this story worked perfectly.

Would you allow me to proofread this one? I found a few sentences that could have been reworked to make them sound more natural - as I told you, I have less time due to commissions and taking care of my toddler, but I believe I could go at a decent pace after this round of commissions is done. It might take a little more time, but if I decide to do something I'm usually reliable.

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Re: The Other Question

#7 Post by Donmai » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:29 pm

Thank you for the feedback.
Of course, I'm counting on your proofreading, when you have the time.
As you can see in the rolling credits, the proofreading was made by "no one". :mrgreen:
At that time, I couldn't find any native English speaker to help me.
I had great fun working on that story. The only problem I have with it is that it's nearly impossible to make a Portuguese (my language) version without losing all the terrible jokes.
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