It is needed to read some VNs before creating your own one?

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Re: It is needed to read some VNs before creating your own one?

#16 Post by trooper6 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:49 pm

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You don’t have to be a woman to read media with women as protagonists or media created by women. When trying to get a sense of what a medium is like, it is good to check out as wide a variety of examples of that medium as possible. But also, as a man who is planning to create a VN with a lot of female characters, it is good to read some media by women so you can gain emapthy for women and perhaps write them better.
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Re: It is needed to read some VNs before creating your own one?

#17 Post by Katy133 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:42 pm

It's not a requirement, but I'd say that you should at least try playing visual novels a little bit before you make your own. If the visual novels you play are made using the same engine you plan on using to make your VN (such as Ren'Py), you can make notes on what the engine is capable of and come up with ideas that you didn't think of before (for example, I didn't include persistent data in my VNs until I played a few VNs that also used it).

I'm very eclectic, so I'd also recommend studying different genres and even different mediums that aren't VNs. You never know where you'll find an interesting idea for a visual novel.

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