Katawa Shoujo Act 1

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#61 Post by Freelancer » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:23 am

When I first saw this the Idea didn't strike me as interesting. And the size put me off completely. But somehow I still ended up downloading it. and I'm glad I did. This is so professionally done it feels like a commercial B-game. The characters are all very interesting.
Rin is my favorite, but Shizune's sheer... Cuteness (In reference to her looks not her personality) Makes her a close second. The only character I didn't fully like was Hisao. His demeanor and attitude I just didn't like. (I guess they were to far removed from my own so I can't fault you for that you have to go with the common man when creating a character for something like this.) also My mom has heart arrhythmia and neither her or anyone else either of us know who has it takes pills for it. A minor discrepancy at worst, I'm sure you have a reason for it.
I can't wait for the sequel that I assume is coming.
Words like "Promo" and "Demo" and "They are waiting for you in the sequel" Lead me to this conclusion.
These characters and this universe defiantly do deserve to live on. Even Kenji with his wacky "feminist Conspiracy theory". One more thing.
I noticed a lot of the characters where put together as neighbors because it was thought they would compliment each other. Is this common place? (Like how they decide who lives where), did they do the same thing with Kenji and Hisao? and if so how do they go together?
I don't know if you answered these questions earlier as I didn't read through the earlier posts as I usually do.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#62 Post by Softdrink9876 » Mon May 31, 2010 8:30 pm

Lilly is the best blond character i have ever seen! (personality and stuff)
Love her ending!

Will patiently wait until the rest of teh game and stuff is out... :P

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#63 Post by Muse » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:19 am

Very cute game. It's a unique concept; it's always difficult to have characters with disabilities, because you need to acknowledge the challenges, but you don't want to make them look somehow inferior or to make too light or too heavy of the problem. Overall I think this was handled very well.

My only comment would be that I felt it a bit odd how in the first bit Misha wouldn't separate her dialogue from Shizune's, but later said "Shizune says this" etc. I feel both situations fit, but the sudden transition threw me off balance a bit; I don't see why she suddenly changed? Unless perhaps they realized that Hisao was having trouble distinguishing them (which also fits). Also I haven't heard "desktop" used for the actual top of a desk; I know it is technically correct but I don't think it is common usage?

I really find the characters adorable. Also when I saw the 404 on your site I squealed in happiness and immediately showed my friend (it was on the mac direct download page on the blogspot website, but I found the mirrors just fine); it was just too cute.

Overall I found the art and music exceptional, and the characters very likable. They were cute and quirky, and I felt how Hisao handled the various situations (as well as how the others did) was done very realistically and I definitely felt myself liking and/or feeling sympathetic towards certain characters.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#64 Post by NeumanProductions » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:55 am

Freelancer wrote: I can't wait for the sequel that I assume is coming.
Words like "Promo" and "Demo" and "They are waiting for you in the sequel" Lead me to this conclusion.
If there is a sequel I can highly assume out of all the pressure and frustration we have/are giving the Devs on the KS forums that they won't be the ones to do it. Perhaps pass the rights on for the characters since the sprites and backgrounds will be completed, if they stay in school, and the different CG will be the only thing aside from writing and programming. Unless you mean that the demo is looking for a sequel then by all means that's what the last several years have been about with a 5 act VN; with a larger download than just act 1 of course. You should join us on that forum if your not already there. :mrgreen:
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#65 Post by Freelancer » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:35 pm

NeumanProductions wrote: If there is a sequel I can highly assume out of all the pressure and frustration we have/are giving the Devs on the KS forums that they won't be the ones to do it. Perhaps pass the rights on for the characters since the sprites and backgrounds will be completed, if they stay in school, and the different CG will be the only thing aside from writing and programming. Unless you mean that the demo is looking for a sequel then by all means that's what the last several years have been about with a 5 act VN; with a larger download than just act 1 of course. You should join us on that forum if your not already there. :mrgreen:
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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#66 Post by sooty15 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:10 pm

well are they gonna release a actual game or keep up with this act faffle
because this whole thing just seems like a demo
a grand one,that was amazing to read, but a demo nonetheless

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#67 Post by papillon » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:56 pm

it's supposed to be.

it takes a long time for a bunch of volunteers to make a full-length game, you know! Heck, it takes people who're getting PAID a long time to make a full-length game.

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#68 Post by Suikama » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:28 pm

According to thier blog, the full release is set to happen sometime this year so we gotta keep sitting tight till then

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#69 Post by Machus » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:43 pm

The Linux Direct Download link on the site isn't working. I really want to try this out, so I hope you get this working soon!
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#70 Post by dott.Piergiorgio » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:01 pm

well, I'm watching when will be released, for very obvious reasons ( wchich isnot the full release being H....)

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#71 Post by cosmo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:28 am

I would like to thank the translators for doing a good work on version 5 of Act 1!

There are not many Ren'Py games that come with such a nice multi language possibility. – And it may be the only one that comes with 9 languages (also in German - my native language) included in one and the same release! … Next to all the work on content and art this is just great!
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#72 Post by ShirakiHime » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:54 pm

Http Error 404: Not found? ._.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#73 Post by cosmo » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:26 pm

ShirakiHime wrote:Http Error 404: Not found? ._.
There has been an older version that has been linked on http://games.renpy.org/ but the most recent version will be available here: http://katawa-shoujo.com/

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#74 Post by ShirakiHime » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:25 pm

cosmo wrote:
ShirakiHime wrote:Http Error 404: Not found? ._.
There has been an older version that has been linked on http://games.renpy.org/ but the most recent version will be available here: http://katawa-shoujo.com/

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Re: Katawa Shoujo Act 1

#75 Post by droopy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:29 pm

Oh I remember playing the demo of this a long time ago. Cool that they are still working on this.

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