That's exactly what I'm trying to do, minus the coitus part.DaFool wrote:Have the characters have coitus after every two scenes of political intrigue and back-biting, and it will sell. I mean, it worked for The Tudors and Game of Thrones, right? A backdrop of Great Civilizations always makes everything seem more sexy.Argeus_the_Paladin wrote: Unfortunately, this setting is as obscure as it is interesting. It would be... difficult to write, much less market, such a visual novel. But hey, I can dream, right?
Not to mention, this can lead to quite a few political cans of worm that should have no place in a visual novel, misplaced nationalism, apologism and revisionism being the prime offenders.Good if you come from a place with rich history. Not so great if the Spaniards happened to have wiped out most of that history and all that's left are oral tradition tales that don't make any sense. Colonial times could be interesting though (if not overbearing). Hmmm... perhaps Japanese Occupation? I've had great uncles who fought on both sides and my grandfather's farm was near the field where they launched Kamikaze attacks. It would be f-in epic... but unfortunately it would require the research and interviewing relatives and have an insane art budget (realistic style, uuggghhh, or at least something dreamy like Mushishi) and I don't think will give any great return in terms of attention, even if the resulting product were free.LateWhiteRabbit wrote: I'd like to see more settings set in the native locations of VN creators.
I spent a few years in TWC. I know how bad this can get, especially for folks from the Carpathian/Balkan regions.
I believe it's best to keep visual novels AWAY from your country of origin, if you're not from the States, Britain or Japan. And sometimes, IMO, even that doesn't apply.