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Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 7:50 pm
by tuna_sushi
Sorry if this kind of thread has been made... :oops:
So, just like what the title says:
Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? And why?
I'm just interested in hearing your opinions. :)

I usually make BxG because it's easier to draw girls. It's my favourite kind of genre to play. (Simple boring reason OTL) :|

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:00 pm
by teacup
I make GxB games, for two main reasons:
1. I can't draw girls at all. I'm much better at drawing males, so of course, it's easier for me to make a GxB game. :>
2. I started making a game back when there were like... no otome games at all. [I think it was in 2009?]. I was actually being unique back then by making an otome game, but then, somewhere between then and now otome games exploded into popularity. Now I'm seen as just another otome game maker, even though I got started a while back, haha xD;;
I'd love to make a BxG someday - actually I'm working with my brother on one right now. But I really need to improve my drawing of females first... and maybe I'm wrong but it seems like the BxG audience is way harsher than the GxB one, so I'm a bit scared;;

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:13 pm
by Gambit74
Are you talking about straight up dating sims, or games with multiple romantic interests as an added element to the story? If it's the latter, I go with BxG. Main reason being because as a guy, it's a whole lot easier for me to write since I know what kind of girls that guys would like, but not what kind of guys that girls would like. It's also because it's my preferred style as well, especially since there seems to be a lot of otome games lately from what I'm seeing (Not that it's a bad thing, but I want to see more variety).

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:24 pm
by papillon
I generally write Gx (B/G) because that's who I _am_ - I'm female and interested in both male and female options.

I'm not against writing BxG but I need a reason to bother. I'm hesitant about BxB because I'm not sure I can do it well. If we ever get the next Magical Diary game going, though, I'll have to do both.

I'm probably going to write a pure yuri game at some point simply because they're not that common.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:37 pm
by Omnificent
I think a similar thread to this has been made before. Nevertheless...

While the game I'm writing at the moment is a brotome, I am open to writing both any of these and none of these. Most of what I've written in the past hasn't been romantic at all, or modern slice-of-life for that matter, so it's a new and exciting area for me all around.

Folks have called my art style "unique", which in some sense means I draw neither bishonen enough men or moe enough women for the Lemmasoft audience palette. :P But I belligerently stick to my guns on it anyways! I draw characters in the way I find appealing, which may or may not be the way others would find conventionally attractive. To me, the most important concern when drawing is that the characters are distinguishable from each other and that their appearances/expressions reflect their personalities, regardless of sex or age.

I think that GxG games are actually the most underrepresented at the moment, at least in terms of WiPs/complete games I've seen. That's kind of a shame, so maybe I'll tackle one of those at some point once I've gotten the millions of other game ideas out of my head. Also, regardless of the sexual orientation of a game, it's nice to see more of them that aren't set in Japan. Even just seeing more of them set in, say, Thailand or Korea or wherever the creator is actually from is refreshing. :cry:

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:45 pm
by J. Datie
I make GxG, because I've never encountered a reason to do otherwise.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:59 pm
by Auro-Cyanide
All of the above because I have no problem drawing any of it. I find both males and females attractive in different ways and so I enjoy drawing both sexes (and everything inbetween). I also like romance of any kind.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:20 pm
by KomiTsuku
Easy question! I do all of them! It really just depends on what story I'm writing at the time. I bounce around the genres so much that I can't say I'm particular to any specific one... except for BxB. I don't write that one very much.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:23 pm
by Hijiri
While I have never done a "pure" renai game/story, I myself are comfortable in doing BxG and BxB mainly because O know what both an average straight guy and gay guy would like (Perhaps one of the 'perks' of being bi,lol) and if Im sure Im capable of pulling it off right, I can do GxB as well. Granted, with my own twist to it.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:28 pm
by clua
Yeah, I might do any of them, if my story needs it.

I usually tend to make all my protags male, I think its because I like to imagine how a man would think(I don't know how weird this sounds) and would feel.
But It depends really, I like to vary my protags.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:36 pm
by Ketsu
I like GxB or GxG because it's easier to write for a girl character, since I'm a girl and I know exactly what that target audience wants~.

I don't really find much interest in making a BxG sim, but I might at some point o//u//o Once I get the hang of all this writing and programming!

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:52 pm
by Razz
GxG Since:
1. I like it.
2. I'd like there to be more games with it included.
Ketsu wrote:I like GxB or GxG because it's easier to write for a girl character, since I'm a girl and I know exactly what that target audience wants~.
Oh and this too!^

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:25 pm
by Tsundere Lightning
All of the above. I tend to write from female perspectives when I can.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:36 am
by Argeus_the_Paladin
None. I write things that are entirely detached from romance.

Re: Do you make GxB, BxG, BxB, or GxG? Why?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:48 am
by nyaatrap
None of them, or GxG. Anyway love romance is little element. Because I have played millions of same games and got bored them, then it drives me to make my own game.