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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2013, 04:47:23 AM »
Ah, okay, wanted to be sure.

So... while this could be an Otome mystery game with a Necromancer protagonist, I have an idea for something of a Sci-Fi game, one with a war story involved. I'm still thinking of how to get the details fleshed out, so I'll leave the idea open for people to help flesh it out, though I'm not gonna make this a Muv-Luv knock-off.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2013, 05:18:09 AM »
You know, if you're doing an otome game with a female necromancer protagonist, one of the love interests should be a vampire.

And I mean real vampire, not sparkling idiot like Edward Cullen.  Like Angel, Spike, or Damion Salvatore.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2013, 05:32:00 AM »
That's always a good point.

By the way, Elf, what are your thoughts towards Sci-Fi? I'm asking because I want to write a combination Bishoujo/Otome game that's Sci-Fi (spoke with Alice on Skype earlier about it, and she gave me the idea to make it a combination of Bishoujo and Otome, so kudos to her)... and I don't know if it'll have sex in it or not.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 06:02:18 AM »
You know, if you're doing an otome game with a female necromancer protagonist, one of the love interests should be a vampire.

And I mean real vampire, not sparkling idiot like Edward Cullen.  Like Angel, Spike, or Damion Salvatore.
I was thinking throwing in a Revenant as well; and a red herring token normal dude who SEEMS like the killer but isn't.

A Dullhalan is another idea I have. Think Celty with a Harley instead of a little road bike. And also absolutely massive. Another Necromancer or maybe some normal every day mage would be a fun idea.


Also, if this goes full on Eroge, I vote Elf does the scenes.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2013, 06:08:20 AM »
For that matter, I don't exactly trust myself as a writer enough to pull this entirely off convincingly; writing in first person from the female perspective is something I have never done or attempted to do before, and I'm afraid I'll fuck it up as I don't possess the necessary equipment to have first hand experience. So if we're doing this, I'm gonna need help if I'm doing the script in between classes and shit. For that matter, I'm going to need to go beyond the premise and start putting some concrete shit together with everyone.

Vampire route is in, no question about that. Spirit/Revenant route should also be in.

Should this have bad ends? Because I think this needs bad ends.

And getting an artist on board early on should be a priority IMO; help us to ground the characters.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2013, 07:10:34 AM »
Yes to the bad ends. Simple as that.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2013, 08:20:09 AM »
I'm think I like where this is going. :3

If you're worried about the writing from a girl's standpoint thing, Elf or I could take point (well, if she has the time or is willing of course). That definitely doesn't stop you from potentially becoming a co-writer though, or even all three of us writing. :) It's up to Elf and what she wants to do though.

And aye to the bad ends. Though we should also have an ending tracker of some kind too- it's fun to check out just what endings you've gotten. :3 Maybe even add a little unlockable treat or something for anyone who's found them all.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2013, 08:47:53 AM »
Beefcake scene Easter Egg?

Koori would approve.


Anyway, for Easter Eggs I say we need an Eclipse style thing, a little wrap up of all the routes. Maybe a hidden screen series that explains how we made the game with copy pasted avvies and nasu style porn scene writing jokes. This time involving skeletons instead of seafood.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2013, 01:22:09 AM »
Still... is there anything against us working on more than one game as a forum community?

There's no reason we can't, although we have to be careful not to end up making two half-VNs instead of one complete one.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2013, 01:40:55 AM »
Good thing you warned me about that.

I don't want this to be two half-VNs either.

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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2013, 01:57:42 AM »
Well, that doesn't mean we can't make more than one, we just need to make sure we don't end up with two teams that are both too small to do anything.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2013, 05:11:19 AM »
That's what I want to avoid... the small teams thing.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2013, 11:29:45 PM »
Well, speaking of teams, it's not a bad idea to start trying to set those up. If it's OK with him, for now I'm assuming Cherry's going to be our programmer. Art I'm leaving up in the air for now, but I'll take the slot if we absolutely can't find anyone else.

Writer is open to anyone that feels confident writing from a female protagonist's perspective, has decent to good writing skills, and has the time to do so. I'll either ask for feedback from people in the thread about how confident they feel about the writer's skills, or put up a poll with the applicants for people to vote on. It's likely though that we may take on multiple writers, depending on how things go, so don't get immediately discouraged if you don't get the most praise or votes. If people are unfamiliar with your writing skills, expect to have to write something to show your skills (...I'll have to do this too, so don't feel too bad about it ^_^").

Prime candidate for writing is Elf. If she's willing to write for this project, she gets added on automatically, no votes necessary, because I have that much confidence in her.

Anyone else interested about any of these roles, please speak up. Also, in regards to skill levels and stuff in regards to various things, please keep it drama-free in here.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2013, 03:01:53 PM »
Just reviving this to try to get interest up again. Looking for writers, artists, show us your stuff, blah blah blah.

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Re: Visual Novel Project
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2013, 03:17:43 PM »
I can still do the engine, although I have a job starting soon so it might be a bit slower.