What's your reason for making a visual novel? Since when?

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What's your reason for making a visual novel? Since when?

#1 Post by Haika » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:28 pm

I'm new here. And I don't think I have seen this thread yet at Lemma Soft.
I want to ask why most people here makes visual novels.
As for me, I want to try to make people happy and enjoy the game.
I'm currently working on a project. And this thing have just got into my head since last week or so.
I got interested in it. So I thought of making one. What about you guys?
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#2 Post by Asceai » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:32 pm

It's my favourite storytelling medium. I want to contribute to the medium and make it stronger.4

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#3 Post by dreamy » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:33 am

I find that Visual Novels are a cool way to tell a story despite many people not knowing about it. I also like writing and sharing stories but I find novels quite dull, so visual novels are like an alternative :D
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#4 Post by ameliori » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:14 am

I think it's the interactivity. There's something different about having choices and controlling the world in the VN. You're in the first person POV instead of a 3rd person spectator in comics and novels.

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#5 Post by Fungii » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:18 am

I love otome games but most boys found in them aren't my type. super noble reason i know

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#6 Post by Greeny » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:21 am

Visual Novels are my reason for living. If I didn't have them, I would promptly die under mysterious circumstances. The coroner would be stupified. Everyone would be sad.

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#7 Post by Fenrir34 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:51 pm

Reading why people make vn is cool.
As for me well, it started last year right after I graduated from high school. Due to some personal reasons I became depressed and spent the first have of summer doing nothing. Yeah, I played a Vn like I always did and love them, but it wasn't as fulling as I wanted them to be. One day however, I came across Ren'py, I became interested when I learned that I could actually code, however, I knew nothing about it. So I studied it for a whole day and got basic coding. Eventually I created my first game and had so much fun with it. I was no longer depressed and had something that I really liked doing. Since then, I've been making a lot of games even though it can get stressful at times. I make them because I want to share my creativity with people and make them happy. I can tell you this, if it wasn't for Ren'py, I doubt I would've gotten out of my depresses. I'm truly grateful for it and Lemma Soft :mrgreen:

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#8 Post by chocojax » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:56 pm

Well, the first VN I was introduced to was Umineko no Naku Koro ni, which led me to a small community of people who also enjoyed it. Then, I was dragged into a certain project by some people from said community, which then got me interested in using the medium to tell stories myself. Before then, I used to tell stories through comics, but for this, I could do quite a lot of things by myself (drawing, writing, coding).

So, I suppose the reason I enjoy making VNs is because it's the most interesting medium in both storytelling and creation.

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#9 Post by Rinima » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:36 pm

Well....
I just really really love visual novels XD
I love to write and draw and code, what better use of my love than visual novels?
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#10 Post by thebackup » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:40 pm

I think it's because since the vast majority of VNs have anime-style artwork, I like to create my own anime-style VNs as well, being a fan of anime art. That and I want to give my characters a story, their home. :)
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#11 Post by Lesleigh63 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:25 am

I could combine doing art with writing in the one project (normally I'm switching between the two).
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#12 Post by rmt_2011 » Thu May 08, 2014 7:39 pm

Well I'm currently only planning to start them this summer XD As for why...I always loved writing and drawing; they are both my passions which is why I was delighted many years ago when I found when there were games which combined both art and literature. I wanted to contribute as well as I know they help people cheer them up or simply keep them entertained. I've always loved a good story so why not try and create one yourself?
My other reason for doing the projects I'm planning to do would be for practice. There is a story which I really want to create into a VN but it is really complicated and requires a lot of custom art since it's fantasy. Being an amateur at Ren'Py doesn't help XD I want to tell this story to the world but I need practice which is my other reason for wanting to create many visual novels :D

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#13 Post by blankd » Thu May 08, 2014 11:48 pm

I don't play many VNs and I've noticed there seems to be a lack of BxB ones with a physically varied cast and/or have really non-con/dub-con-y routes.

I'd like to see if I can make something interesting that fulfills both those criteria I guess.

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#14 Post by Taleweaver » Fri May 09, 2014 2:20 am

I write VNs because there are stories that deserve to be told, and VNs are a really good medium for storytelling.
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#15 Post by ketskari » Fri May 09, 2014 4:11 pm

My interest began with comics/webcomics. However, repetitive panel after panel illustrations felt tedious--like I wasn't getting much mileage for all the work I was doing. So I started looking for other mediums where I could combine art and story seamlessly. I've experimented with/studied animation, picture books, adventure games, and finally came across the Ren'Py engine, which combined all the things I was interested in (pictures and words, animation, even sound). I love this medium, and the way it brings together multiple disciplines.
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