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Re: Welcome! (Rules! Read this first!)

#46 Post by Shagwrath » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:45 pm

PyTom wrote:Generally, creating a new thread is the best.

The thinking is that ideas threads and wip threads are different. In the ideas threads, we're mostly discussing potential and initial impressions. In wip threads, we can start talking about the real material that's being presented. Those are two different kinds of discussion, and it doesn't make sense to ask users to wade through multiple pages of ideas before the wip content starts.
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Re: Welcome! (Rules! Read this first!)

#47 Post by gekiganwing » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:55 pm

Hazel wrote:Question: how do I know if my project is relevant to this forum? I'm not really all that fluent in the dating sim world or terminology, and I'm not sure I know how to determine my game(s) genre.
First, don't worry too much. If your story focuses on romantic relationships, consider just writing 'Romance' in the subject thread. If your story has a genre such as thriller, fantasy, or slice of life, then mention it in the subject thread. If you choose to emphasize gameplay elements (such as simulation, puzzles, text parser), then mention that as well.

Second, there was a discussion thread about terminology and slang in 2012. Not all fans like all the terms.

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Re: Welcome! (Rules! Read this first!)

#48 Post by Xamusel » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:48 pm

Just as a matter of curiosity, guys, but what's the official word from the admins on fan games? I mean, seriously, I need to know this for whether or not I'll be posting any of my projects again.

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Re: Welcome! (Rules! Read this first!)

#49 Post by PyTom » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:55 pm

In general, we don't police fanwork, unless the copyright holder contacts us to ask for it to be removed. Many franchises allow fans to create some manner of fanwork, and the forum admins can't be expected to figure out which ones do not. So we comply with the DMCA when requested.
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#50 Post by Xamusel » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:57 pm

Thanks for that. I needed to know the official policy.

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Re: Welcome! (Rules! Read this first!)

#51 Post by Hazel » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:05 am

I'm back and I have a new question.

I work primarily with Twine. The game I'm looking to test is purely text-based right now, but meant to be a proof of concept to determine if the game has enough merit to hire an artist for. If I go through, I'll be expanding and converting it to Ren'Py, but there is still the possibility that I will just publish it in Twine.

Since it's a text game and not a visual novel, it feels like it might be a little outside the purview of the forums. On the other hand, experienced VN makers are pretty much whose opinions I need.

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#52 Post by PyTom » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:28 pm

That's perfectly fine. The forum's focus is story-based games, and there's a good chance your game counts. If you can say with a straight face "my game is story-based", it's welcome here.
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#53 Post by LizardRobot » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:19 am

I had to make my thread in Ideas instead of WiPs because my project is crowdfunded and I didn't have a demo ready yet (which is required for crowdfund WIP projects), but as I've completed the demo, is it possible to have my thread moved?

EDIT: Thank you! I shall miss you, Ideas subforum. You are a lovely little corner of much fun. :) (I'll still drop by, obviously. I'm just saying!)

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