Concept: a visual novel in which the player character owns and operates a dry-cleaning service catering exclusively to anthropomorphic personifications of various abstract principles. The Fabric of Space is hand-wash only!
Would you like to learn more Japanese while having lots of fun? Read visual novels!
I’m really new to this type of learning, since I’ve only just installed this setup, but if you like immersion this is a great way to learn. It comes recommended by a lot of people who have studied Japanese and then found textbooks a bit too boring, so they supplemented with a lot of visual novels.
First of all, if you you’re unfamiliar Rikaichan/Rikaikun addon for Firefox/Chrome, I really recommend installing it anyway. It’s a browser addon that lets you highlight words or kanji and gives you a hiragana reading and an English translation, plus the tense of the verb etc. Well, if you have a handle on basic Japanese grammar and want to try something new, you can use this addon to play visual novels (or anything really) in their original language!
This reddit page has easy instructions for installing the whole thing. Basically you need Firefox, a text hooking programme (ITHVNR) and two addons for the browser; Rikaisama and Clipboard inserter. The text hooking programme “hooks up” the text from the visual novel. Then the Clipboard inserter picks it up to an empty browser page in real time. That way you can have it next to the game window and look up any unfamiliar words, expressions or kanji. You don’t need to keep opening up a dictionary like you would if you were to read a manga or a novel.
Aevee Bee’s post-mortem of We Know The Devil is basically required reading for anyone looking to write a visual novel or text adventure (or any videogame really.) Choice quote:
After we bounced concept art and character profiles we would both have such a grasp of the characters we could both write scenes featuring them; Mia would message me at like 12AM with “this vine is totally Venus” and I’d be like, yes, and also the person who smashed the glass against her face is Neptune. We literally developed this game by shitposting with our own characters, so please value that work; it’s how we came up from everything from the underage drinking to the truth or dare and seven minutes in heaven scenes.
A Quick and Dirty Guide to In-Game Achievements in Ren’Py
Disclaimer: I just barely figured this out myself. It may not be the best way to do it, I don’t know. But I had an awful time trying to find any help with constructing the actual screen to display achievements, so I want to share what little I do know! Also, this is only regarding in-game achievements, and will NOT sync with Steam. Also, my intention here is NOT to give you a complete template, it’s just to help you get started with a very rough base to customize.
So, with that in mind, here’s my quick step-by-step guide.
I’ll put this under a read more, since there are images that make it kind of long.
Name: Errol (Eri for short) Age: 22 Country: England
Hi! I’m a 22 year old girl from the UK. I have a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, so as you might imagine, I really enjoy reading! My favourite author is Haruki Murakami, but I also like Junji Ito, Scott Lynch and Neil Gaiman. I’m also really into visual novels, especially ones with a puzzle element like the Zero Escape series or Danganronpa. Writing is my life. My day job is content writing, but I also write short horror and sci-fi stories, and I’m currently working on a low-fantasy mystery novel. I’m also into gaming. My favourite games are the Fatal Frame series, but I also like Animal Crossing, Overwatch, and Dark Souls/Bloodborne. I like urban exploration, especially places that have an interesting history - so if you have any weird urban legends or stories about cool locations near you, I’d really like to hear about it! I’d like to send cute and interesting letters to people. I can share photographs from my urbex adventures, or some of the art I do in my spare time. I’d really like to hear from someone who shares some of my interests, but mainly I’m excited to hear lots of cool things about far away places. If you think we might get along, please let me know!
Does anyone know of other games like Princess Maker 2, Long Live the Queen, and A Little Lily Princess? I don’t even know what to call the category of games to search for it properly. I think Black Closet - by the same people as Little Lily Princess - is similar, and it’s already on my wishlist. But it’s probably my favorite type of game play and I don’t even know what to call it. It often falls under visual novels on Steam, but that category is so huge.
If you know of any game where you raise the stats of a character through training at jobs or school to get different endings while also interacting with other characters like a dating sim, please let me know.
So I found these three children out in a cabin in the woods so I am going to adopt them and make sure they are cared for and get to be happy and nothing bad will every happen to them ever I am a responsible foster parent Any objections? Good now they get to be happy. Yes I did play “We Know the Devil” recently why do you ask?
I’m thinkin’ this collectible pulp magazine idea might be a cool way to extol some exposition in a fun way, plus it’ll be another way for players who aren’t weirdo cultists to get clued in on the lore and whatnot, as well as for players who ARE weirdo cultists to understand what direction we’re going with the lore and can have fun making the little connections between the canon and our canon.
Are you a writer, artist, voice actor, musician or programmer interested in working on visual novels?
VNNETWORK is a new network for talented individuals looking to collaborate with others on their projects!
Each member of our network will receive a space on our page to write a bit about themselves. People who are looking for talent to help them with their visual novel can read through our listings and find a member that they’d be interested in working with.
Our aim is to bring together creatives with similar interests and goals.