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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#31 Post by Mink » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:08 am

*starts making outline/flow chart/thing*

*stares at it*

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Now I'm questioning whether or not I could finish this with its divergent paths, or if I should just make it a KN. /cop-out
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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#32 Post by GeneDNC » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:20 am

I know I won't have time to finish my vn in one month, but I want to then dedicate March to at least finishing the writing (it's not a long project), which I've been putting off for a while now.

As an alternative, I'll also be looking for a group to join.
I don’t have anything really to show for it at the moment, but I should be able to handle the programming for a project that’s not too elaborate. I especially enjoy customising the GUI. If anyone wants me to join their team, they're welcome to PM me, but I'll be checking the recruitment section too.
To those posting in the recruitment section, I think it helps to specify NaNoRenO in your thread title for easy identification.

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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#33 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:05 pm

We aren't going to make a WIP here since by it's nature it's spammy, short and we might not have enough time to take on a great deal of direct feedback (though we obviously welcome it and would love to hear opinons :D) We will be making updates here though. You can see what kind of thing we are going for and some (SUPER rough) sketches that we will be using once Thursday rolls around :)

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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#34 Post by Mink » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:38 am

If I separate the VN into short episodes, and complete the first one, does it still count as finishing NaNoReNo? >x>
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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#35 Post by Taleweaver » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:12 am

Mink wrote:If I separate the VN into short episodes, and complete the first one, does it still count as finishing NaNoReNo? >x>
Sure it does. As Yoda said, size matters not.
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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#36 Post by Takanashi » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:33 am

Hm, I could go for a change of pace. It might be refreshing to work on a different setting for a month :)

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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#37 Post by Kura » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Mink wrote:Now I'm questioning whether or not I could finish this with its divergent paths, or if I should just make it a KN. /cop-out
Seems to me that's the hard part about getting ready for NaNoRenO, figuring out an idea that can actually be done with a one-month scope. My and Caro's brainstorm process had its share of "Oh that's a good idea! ... if we could do it in a month."

I'm really excited to see what everybody gets going next month!
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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#38 Post by silenteve » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:06 pm

I think you should start out with a main storyline. If you have extra time, add in whatever else you want to, but just start out with what you really need first. That's what I'm planning on doing with mine. ^^
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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#39 Post by Mink » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:42 pm

Kura wrote:
Mink wrote:Now I'm questioning whether or not I could finish this with its divergent paths, or if I should just make it a KN. /cop-out
Seems to me that's the hard part about getting ready for NaNoRenO, figuring out an idea that can actually be done with a one-month scope. My and Caro's brainstorm process had its share of "Oh that's a good idea! ... if we could do it in a month."

I'm really excited to see what everybody gets going next month!
I'm just realizing this. I don't think the game as a whole is that long, but then I was like, "...I can't do all of this in a month."

Taleweaver wrote:
Mink wrote:If I separate the VN into short episodes, and complete the first one, does it still count as finishing NaNoReNo? >x>
Sure it does. As Yoda said, size matters not.
I now have a game plan.
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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#40 Post by CheeryMoya » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:19 am

... On second thought, I might actually have a decent idea that'll make for a short and powerful message. That is, if I can figure out how I want the GUI to look D: Everyone I've talked to has a little interest in it (must be the yandere end...), so even if I don't finish it in time, I'll finish it up another time.

Speaking of getting your entries on time, this is something LVUER said in this thread.
LVUER wrote:NaNoRenO is about making a (playable) VN in just one month. It doesn't have to be good (since it's just one month anyway) and it doesn't need to be completely finished/finalized... lots of people release buggy version and then revise it after NaNoRenO.
Yup yup. Take it or leave it, since completing a game by the end of March is part of the fun. Still, consider it as an option.

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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#41 Post by Mink » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:11 pm

^I'm probably going to just do that, especially since what I want to do requires me programming something I've never programmed before. I will consider it as a learning experience.

On that note, I realized I like the story better if I take out what was originally another path, make it one, and just make it so the player has to get to the end without getting an early game over.
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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#42 Post by Carassaurat » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:15 pm

Newbie here, though I've been lurking for a while. I've been wanting to participate in NaNoRenO ever since playing Don't take it personally last year, so here's hoping it'll work out.

And, although it's technically against the rules of NaNoRenO as originally laid out, I've been working on sprites for a couple of weeks now; I figure that by doing of half the art the project needs in March, I'll still do as much work if not more than anyone scavenging resources from the Internet, so it's not an unfair advantage. Surely you don't mind, eh :) ?

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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#43 Post by Glasskitten » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:52 am

Ooh, NaNoRenO again? The Glasskitten is always so very tempted. It is even more tempted this year because it had already thought that it wishes to release something toward the beginning of April*. Unfortunately, all its internal barriers are still in place, with the additional barriers of all its useful art-making hardware getting lost/damaged, the idea in mind being not a ren'ai visual novel but a psychedelic Flash adventure/puzzle game about a furry** loli making friends, and lack of understanding of Flash games*** in general (especially without having the Flash IDE anymore). But maybe...maybe the nice artist who lives down the hall would help, since art is one of the most intimidating parts...except then she would have to be subjected to the Glasskitten's writing (and habit of injecting some form of zombies into absolutely everything regardless of genre)...and just because she's an artist doesn't necessarily mean she would be able and willing to work on a psychedelic puzzle...


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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#44 Post by Anna » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:17 am

We're done planning too! Wrote the whole outline in a few hours on Thursday and I'm pretty satisfied with the results. Bring it on, March!
Mink wrote: On that note, I realized I like the story better if I take out what was originally another path, make it one, and just make it so the player has to get to the end without getting an early game over.
Nothing wrong with that, it makes the main story more interesting :)!

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Re: NaNoReNo 2012

#45 Post by Capsy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:35 pm

Even though I joined this forum almost three months ago, I still haven't really made any progress on the project I've had in mind, so I think I'll be participating in NaNoReNo to get started with making VNs properly and getting my ideas further than the planning stage. I've decided on making a sort of prelude to my eventual main project - it's nothing too complicated but then again this is my first attempt at making a VN that I'm going to release, and I only have a month in which to do it. :P Even so, it's going to be a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to when March 1st rolls around! :D

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