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Re: Collaborative LSF VN Project (and I like you.)

#46 Post by redeyesblackpanda » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:34 pm

Humor will work better for this sort of thing as varying art styles and writing styles would look awkward in something serious.

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Re: Collaborative LSF VN Project (and I like you.)

#47 Post by Gear » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:36 pm

Modular would be ideal. Two writers collab on two characters crossing over. Then those that still remain at the end can help put together the MASSIVE crossover of all the characters for a brief scene of either butt-kicking or trash-talking.

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#48 Post by Celianna » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:44 pm

Have a setting, like a festival of some sorts, and then let people pick out characters from their own work, and enter them in the festival. Then they have to come up with a way to win the festival, and it's really just an all-out battle against other characters.

Good for humour, and everyone gets to participate and write their own characters.
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#49 Post by Gear » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:57 pm

I don't think the battle is a good idea. It still comes down to who would win. I think having each paired character go on a mini-adventure would lend itself to a lot more diversity and humor.
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#50 Post by sake-bento » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:59 pm

I like you, too! I'll totally bring you cookies at A-KON this year. : D

I'm pretty busy with work, but if once things get worked out and a general structure for the project is put together, I'll do my best to contribute. I'm fine with any genre, but humor is probably the most natural for me.

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#51 Post by Gear » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:04 pm

sake-bento wrote:I like you, too! I'll totally bring you cookies at A-KON this year. : D
I'll hold you to that.
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Re: Collaborative LSF VN Project (and I like you.)

#52 Post by redeyesblackpanda » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:22 pm

Gear wrote:I don't think the battle is a good idea. It still comes down to who would win. I think having each paired character go on a mini-adventure would lend itself to a lot more diversity and humor.
After some though, I agree with this. Making things too restrictive can lead to dryness really fast.
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Re: Collaborative LSF VN Project (and I like you.)

#53 Post by Blue Lemma » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:43 pm

Gear wrote:What about you, BlueLemma. Are you down with this?
I'll pass for now... Have enough of my own projects going on @_<
If it's looking like it has a good shot at completion and has a small spot available for me later, I might work on something though :)
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#54 Post by Reikun » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:39 pm

Wow, guys this sounds like a really cool project xD (I like you too, Gear)
If it's going to be like a mini-adventure, I was thinking that there could be ONE brand new character for the purpose of this gigantic collaboration, who has a goal to get to at the end of the story, and other people's characters from other VNs can help them along the way to the goal/end. This way we can include a lot of characters, they can have different/distinct mini-adventures which allows shifts in art style, and there could even be characters that lead the MC astray/to a bad ending.

For example: MC has just gone through the forest mini-adventure and is now on a road that forks off leading to two towns. MC can either go to the left with Existing Character A (bad end) or to the right with Existing Character B (continue adventure). I don't know!! xD Just what came to mind after reading all the past replies~

Also, it seems that most people who are interested in this project want it to be a comedy. What kind of world/setting are you guys interested in though? Fantasy? Sci-fi? Modern times? But then I suppose we might not be limited to one type of setting depending on how the mini-adventure transitions are written?
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#55 Post by Enigma » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:04 pm

Reikun wrote:Wow, guys this sounds like a really cool project xD (I like you too, Gear)
If it's going to be like a mini-adventure, I was thinking that there could be ONE brand new character for the purpose of this gigantic collaboration, who has a goal to get to at the end of the story, and other people's characters from other VNs can help them along the way to the goal/end. This way we can include a lot of characters, they can have different/distinct mini-adventures which allows shifts in art style, and there could even be characters that lead the MC astray/to a bad ending.

For example: MC has just gone through the forest mini-adventure and is now on a road that forks off leading to two towns. MC can either go to the left with Existing Character A (bad end) or to the right with Existing Character B (continue adventure). I don't know!! xD Just what came to mind after reading all the past replies~

Also, it seems that most people who are interested in this project want it to be a comedy. What kind of world/setting are you guys interested in though? Fantasy? Sci-fi? Modern times? But then I suppose we might not be limited to one type of setting depending on how the mini-adventure transitions are written?
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Except, maybe not have characters set to a bad ending, but every character's mini adventure has a chance of becoming a bad ending. Speaking of which, what about projects that aren't done yet (like mine) could a character from one of those be included? then again, with the scale of this some of us might end up getting finished before this is done.

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Re: Collaborative LSF VN Project (and I like you.)

#56 Post by Gear » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:16 pm

Even if it's unfinished, as long as the character already exists, they can be included.
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#57 Post by Celianna » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:39 pm

Gear wrote:I don't think the battle is a good idea. It still comes down to who would win. I think having each paired character go on a mini-adventure would lend itself to a lot more diversity and humor.
Well yeah, that's kind of the point. It creates a clear-cut way to make the project: help the characters 'win' the festival, which grants you their ending. This way everything gets their characters in, and gets to write an ending for them winning the festival or something.

You'd just branch off very early in the story, like checking out all the participants, and then deciding which to root for and the rest is decided by the owner of those characters.

So it's not like you'd have to decide on who wins, there would be multiple endings in which everyone wins.
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#58 Post by Sapphi » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:40 pm

Gear wrote:Even if it's unfinished, as long as the character already exists, they can be included.
Hnnngh this sounds so fun... and this here ^^^ is making it so tempting.
But it wouldn't be as funny if I introduced my characters before establishing them in their own universe... *sigh*

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#59 Post by Gear » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:22 am

I'm going to do it. The two characters I plan to use have such strong personalities, it will be too much fun to pass up! Hopefully, I'll have a demo out by then, though, but I can't pass this up if my project won't be done for at least a year.
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Re: Collaborative LSF VN Project (and I like you.)

#60 Post by Chushiki Maho » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:33 am

Humour~ Definitely the most natural. Anyways, this sounds AMAZING. Gear, you have created the idea for the most awesome collab ever~ Kudos to everyone on here that's helping too. :3 I really like Reikun's idea too. Does everyone else agree with this?

NOTE: Hmmm... How about we make a 'moving in time thing'? Or going through alternate universes. We just gotta fond an explanation for that, and voilà~ Multiple settings~
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