Fastest "Complete" game you've ever written?

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Fastest "Complete" game you've ever written?

#1 Post by EwanG » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:01 am

Just because I am constantly amazed at what RenPy gives you the possibility to do. My side project for DLsite took me just six hours this weekend. That was to create all the graphics (granted I cheated by doing all cut scenes and no separate character graphics), three animations, a quick musical ditty, the script, and all the programming.

Am just wondering what other folks have done in a weekend (or less) with RenPy?

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#2 Post by DaFool » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:00 am

So is this the first official (commercial) H made with Ren'Py? We may just have to consider listing it as the first 18+ public release Ren'Py game. Let us know when its up.

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#3 Post by EwanG » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:22 pm

Well, it probably won't be going up soon. While it's complete enough for about 15 minutes of game play, I've run into a technical issue (PyTom has a fix in the next release), as well as not being sure that such a short title will actually sell. Still, I was impressed at how much I could get done in such a short period compared to what I've run into with some of the other packages to try and get to that same point.

However, that also brings up a question about where one would discuss an 18+ game if released, since the normal forums are not adult access only...

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#4 Post by DaFool » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:38 pm

Hmmm... the framework for 18+ should be set pretty soon (within the next two months): listings, discussion topics, both Ren'Py(commercial and freeware) and renai.us(for freeware games) I will be potentially joining you (although as a freeware listing) so it won't be lonely :wink:

As for the original topic, The Question was reportedly assembled in 6 hours... you can kinda consider the 2D graphics as "pre-made" similar to 3D renderings. But otherwise, no, it would seem quick-made games have to be 3D, Blade-engine-sprite-based(IIRC Realizations was another such quick game) or stock photos, no way an original art one can be made so quickly... 6 hours is basically what it takes to make a single picture look good.

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#5 Post by lordcloudx » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:41 pm

How bout not that good original art? Fade was completed in a day.
Artwork for Hikari's Ribbon 1.3 in one particularly boring afternoon.

edit: and though it's not in ren'py. Art for the Mika pack in ShiraiJunichi's j-flash was also done in a day.
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Re: Fastest "Complete" game you've ever written?

#6 Post by absinthe » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:42 pm

If by "complete" you mean "released", it'd have to be Eidolon at just under a month (it's a NaNo, so it was planned to be that quick). "Complete" as in "everything I personally can do" would be Danse Macabre in three weeks.

Now, the *slowest* is much easier! It's an AIF, now converted to Ren'Py, that I've been working on (off and on) since 2000. Trust me, it's going to be *awesome* when it's completed... sometime in 2010 or so. :D
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Re: Fastest "Complete" game you've ever written?

#7 Post by DaFool » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:50 am

I am currently working hard to be able to make what I call a 2X-Nano game. Basically a game that takes 2 months from start to finish, but using all-original resources (e.g. BGs, music) all made within that timespan. And also for the game to be of medium to epic length.
absinthe wrote:"Complete" as in "everything I personally can do" would be Danse Macabre in three weeks.
Just curious what happened with this one? Last time it was mentioned your original artist returned (and so the sprites became property of Tomorrow, among other examples of resource re-use that goes on in here.) It is a shame if we cannot all see it, it was a pleasant work.

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Re: Fastest "Complete" game you've ever written?

#8 Post by absinthe » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:57 pm

DaFool wrote:Just curious what happened with this one? Last time it was mentioned your original artist returned (and so the sprites became property of Tomorrow, among other examples of resource re-use that goes on in here.) It is a shame if we cannot all see it, it was a pleasant work.
There were complications, I'm afraid, but I've still got hope for it and some stuff in the works. :) I'd like to have it released sometime before the cough two year cough mark, just so I can get it off my back burner!

But you can see why I like to tell myself that time to finish or whatever really isn't that important. :)
My 2007 NaNo entry: Eidolon

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