Help with my first visual novel

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Help with my first visual novel

#1 Post by jjones2850 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:52 am

I would like help with a visual novel I am making and will release upon completion its called bad ending. Its post apocalyptic and I want it to have no good endings.I'm giving it lots of choices because the player/reader should have freedom and I dont want to force anything plus this is my first visual novel

I have some programming knowledge but not a ton
What I mainly need help with is what choices it should have. its supposed to be player/reader driven

thanks
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Re: Help with my first visual novel

#2 Post by baileykun » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:04 am

Umm... I'm not sure what the question is here. What do you need help with? I mean if you're just asking if the idea is doable then sure. Anything is just about.

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Re: Help with my first visual novel

#3 Post by Nagibator » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:00 pm

Saying that you need help with a project simply puts everyone in a state of confusion. If you need someone specific, I'd recommend looking here:

viewforum.php?f=58

Although I'd highly recommend that as the creator of the story, you might want to have some programming knowledge. If you intend on using Ren'Py, I would recommend visiting here:

viewforum.php?f=51
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Re: Help with my first visual novel

#4 Post by Equil » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:57 pm

the decisions/choices would be heavily based upon the story and whats happening in the route at the time, its called bad ending. "Its post apocalyptic and I want it to have no good endings." is not enough information to give any advice on choices since we dont know what happening except its post apocalyptic.

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Re: Help with my first visual novel

#5 Post by arty » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:27 pm

Making something very interactive as your first game will be very challenging.
Also, with how little info you've given no one will be able to tell you what choices you should include. We don't know your story (if there is any) and we don't know what your creative vision is beyond what you stated in your post - which is nowhere near enough to help. Remember that most people won't be willing to write your story for you or make your game for you, unless you pay them.

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Re: Help with my first visual novel

#6 Post by PeterKmiecik » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:58 pm

I'd suggest to dig a little bit on how branching narrative is done and structured. Then try to research what goes into VN. Which core features You need to make game playable. Focus only on MVP - most viable product, meaning do only necessary stuff to make game run. Then add all the other stuff later. Good Luck !

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