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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:57 am 
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Group Play is a weekly event in which one game is selected to be promoted within the forums to be played by us as a group. It provides an opportunity to promote some smaller games that would otherwise get lost, promote discussion and promote creativity. This isn't just about the creators of the games, but also us as a community. It acts as a way for us to analyse work as creative people and for us to develop the necessary critical language to develop and pursue our work.

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This week's game is "Ribbon of Green" by Kirroha!

You can find links to the game here: Ribbon of Green

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There are some rules to follow in the following discussion about the game.

- In your primary comment on the game, please try to mention one thing you liked and one thing you think could be improved. This is in the spirit of giving both encouraging and helpful comments to the creators. You may of course go beyond this with praise or critique. I can't enforce this rule, I'll just silently judge you.

- Please try to do one play-through or enough of the game to develop a solid opinion. Some things can be commented on early on, but things like plot might be best left until you finish the game.

- There is no rule as to whether you post here only or in the completed game topic. Feel free to do as you like. This is just a space to discuss this game while playing it at the same time as others.

- Please try to think about the game play as a whole, as well as the different parts that make up the game.

- Please be respectful to the game and creator. You don't have to like a game, but you should be respectful to the effort.

- Please follow the forum rules.

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If you would like to make your own suggestions and haven't already, please feel free to PM them to me.

These are the current guidelines for suggestions:

- Anyone can send me 3 games (VN, KN Sim, whatever, just from these forums or related to) that they think are worth playing by PM.
- There can only be three suggestions per person and if a game gets suggested multiple times, they still only get one draw.
- You may suggest your own games.
- For now they must not be 18+, just because we want to encourage everyone to join first up. If it goes well, maybe something can be arranged for the big kids.
- Please try to make sure the game is short (around a max of 30,000 words). It isn't a hard and fast rule, but it's easier to make time for smaller games and it will give this a greater chance of success.
- They must be free and preferably available on all 3 platforms, again for easy access.

And with that, let the games begin!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:03 am 
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What I liked: The music was very good. The concept was good, as well as the sprites. Oh, and the font I liked very much. I appreciated that voice acting was attempted.

What I liked less: I found the writing to be overwrought. Too melodramatic...but not in a self aware way. The switching of POV between Clarisse and Hanyuan was not always clear. The non-sprite art was also a bit inconsistent in aesthetics and the volume on the voice acting was also inconsistent.

All of that said, congratulations on finishing the VN!

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*Last Thing Done (Jul 27) Finished Emotion Matrix for Joint Barber Sprite.
*Currently Doing: Make emotion matrix for Joint Customer Sprite. Decide emotions to use, think about blinking and lip flap.
*First Next thing to do: When the art comes in, cut up the art for Yeah Sure so I can make image buttons rather than image maps
*Next Thing to Do: Code in all the sprite emotion and camera movement for Close Shave
*Other Next Thing: 6.99.1 Tester, customize GUI

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