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My Little Dictator [War][Romance]

#1 Post by DesertFox » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:08 pm

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**Note - When this game started out as a project and we started to discuss/promote it, certain comments weren't as well thought-through as they might have been. Our responses to many individual's questions/comments on this forum may not have been as accurate as we intended. To ensure there isn't any confusion regarding our intentions with this game, we have elaborated further at our website at http://war-girl.com/mylittledictator.html#faqs.

My Little Dictator is a romantic-comedy, battle-visual novel set in a parody universe, where the leading figures of WW2 have been replaced by irrational teenage anime girls. As a parody-game, My Little Dictator features fictional characters, locations and events, and also plays on the stereotypes related to the actual history. Although the game features plenty of satirical material, it isn't an overtly political work, beyond the intention to ridicule historical figures. Our desire with this game isn't to make any kind of serious point or to show particular affiliation to any kind of ideology. Fascism, Stalinism and Nazism are all flawed ideologies, and we don't support those that believe in or affiliate with them. We don't seek to make a serious analysis of the subjects that are parodied. Instead, by using comedy with historical figures and dictators (and turning them into teenage anime girls), we can dispel some of the mystique surrounding their memory. This videogame does not seek to make any kind of revisionist interpretation in its parody of history.
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#2 Post by compositionc » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:05 pm

This sounds really interesting. As a history buff, the idea that you could change the events is mega intriguing. I mean, what would have happened if Germany won? I really like the idea of leveling up and the one on one battles, especially with "tender moments between yourself and the dictators". I like this a lot.

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#3 Post by gekiganwing » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:13 pm

It's difficult to look at this story idea and not think of Axis Powers Hetalia, which began as a webcomic and became a multimedia franchise. Obviously, you want to create a unique story, and you have your own plans for art style, themes, and so on. Just make sure that My Little Dictator is easy to distinguish from other stories with moe anthropomorphism, especially about World War II.

Creating complex stories and gameplay are admirable goals. *Completing and releasing* them is the difficult part. There's a lot of half-finished and never-finished visual novels on this forum, including a few of my own. My advice...

* Do you deeply care about your story? It helps if you're passionate about your characters and their world.
* Be sure that you're prepared to commit a lot of time and energy to your project. Especially if you plan to release this as freeware.
* Keep the scope under control. In other words, decide if you want to focus on gameplay or your narrative, and get that part done first.
* Give yourself goals and routine deadlines. Don't stress yourself out, but make sure that you have some self-discipline. If your project goes on hiatus for months or years, it will likely never be completed.

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#4 Post by Caveat Lector » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:56 pm

May I ask what role certain events during WWII will play into this, if at all?
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#5 Post by Coren » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:02 pm

Ohhh gosh. I did not click on this expecting to see Stalin and Hitler as teenage girls. :D

Good luck with development! Is this supposed to be a comedy?

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#6 Post by DesertFox » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Visit http://war-girl.com for the most up to date information on this game.
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#7 Post by Coren » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:38 pm

Heh, somehow I'd adore seeing Mao Zedong as a little girl in there with a strong admiration for Starin. Cannot have enough China.

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#8 Post by Caveat Lector » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

I mainly meant, well...the not-so-cute moments of WWII.
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#9 Post by DesertFox » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:14 pm

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#10 Post by Anne » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:11 pm

Why not just make a game about cute girl dictators without referencing to Hitler?

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#11 Post by DesertFox » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:07 pm

Visit http://war-girl.com for the most up to date information on this game.
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#12 Post by Anne » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:37 pm

DesertFox wrote: Besides, the game I want to make is a game of Hitler.
Thought so, just don't really understand why. The only thing you seem to gain is displeasure of people whose families suffered from Hitler / Stalin (doesn't seem like here are any but still)
DesertFox wrote: Every dictator's responsible for some atrocity.
Pixel ones hurt pixel people while real ones not so much

I'm curious because apart from that I find the idea very interesting.

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#13 Post by Kinjo » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:34 am

Looking forward to this one. I was sold on the parody idea alone, but the battle system should be fun too.

Best of luck to you; it looks great so far.

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#14 Post by PyTom » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:05 am

Anne wrote:Thought so, just don't really understand why. The only thing you seem to gain is displeasure of people whose families suffered from Hitler / Stalin (doesn't seem like here are any but still)
"I was never crazy about Hitler...If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator you never win...That's what they do so well: they seduce people. But if you ridicule them, bring them down with laughter, they can't win. You show how crazy they are." - Mel Brooks

I've always thought that arguing against an idea only gets you so far - there are a small number of people who will believe anything, no matter how irrational. But if you can just openly mock a viewpoint, then nobody wants to be associated with it - and that's how evil memes die.
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#15 Post by DesertFox » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:51 am

Visit http://war-girl.com for the most up to date information on this game.
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