Visual Novel/Interactive Story (Game)

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Post » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:03 pm

Hello!

A small group of like-minded individuals have come together in order to create a Visual Novel that will also include some puzzles to keep the audience entertained.

We are a small team, currently of 6 members in each aspect of the team from writing, coding, art and Voice Acting. However we are looking for others to join in order to speed the process along.

Artist(s)
Our main road block is artists. We have gotten together a small collection of concept work
(They can be found on our
DA Page: http://roleplay-dream-world.deviantart.com/
and Wiki: http://roleplaydreamworld.com/Wiki/inde ... Characters )

Construct Coder(s)
I am currently the only one working in this area. For the Visual Novel area itself, that's a simple structure. However creative minds for puzzles/Mini-games are always helpful! If you have any examples of your own then please do contact me: [email protected]

Community Administrators
A good Community Administrator will be able to find new and creative ways to bring in community members and to keep them hyped and excited for current and future projects. Making use of on-site tools and blog posts/newsletters to communicate and keep the community engaged with information and events/competitions.


The Visual Novel isn't our end all and be all. We are in fact hoping to develop many other games.
Some examples of other games being made as side-projects can be found
Here: http://www.scirra.com/arcade/example/18 ... orld-alpha
and here: http://tda.pixel-virtuosa.com/game/html5

If you wish to become part of our team, or have any questions. Please do contact me either here, email: [email protected] or skype: its_justmike
(Website: http://www.roleplaydreamworld.com )
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Post » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:09 am

Just curious if this job is still available
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Post » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:05 am

emoaeden wrote:Just curious if this job is still available


It is indeed! ^^
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Post » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:57 pm

Just added you on Skype then
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Post » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:06 am

emoaeden wrote:Just added you on Skype then

I didn't get your request. Some people seem to have had trouble adding my skype. Perhaps PM me your Skype username?
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Post » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:28 pm

Hello ^__^ trying to earn some street cred. Haha I was wondering if you are still looking for artist. I believe some of my work may have some value to you.
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Post » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:18 pm

ltorruella wrote:Hello ^__^ trying to earn some street cred. Haha I was wondering if you are still looking for artist. I believe some of my work may have some value to you.


Hey! I'd love to see your work. Do you perhaps have any examples?
Also do you have skype? If so please PM your username to me ^^
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Post » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:34 pm

Unfortunately Scirra is not letting me PM you. :-(

But what I will do is send you a link to some of my work and my skype to the email you provided :-)
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Post » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:04 am

Hey! I'd love to help but infortunatly, if I'm kinda Okay with writing, I suck pretty much at english, I'm not good artist and I just begin with construct2. :p

Altrough, since I'm there, I'd like to point out you have some game design issues with your games (do you have a dedicated member of the group for game design? You didn't talk about game designer in your presentation.), specially the first one, with the school, work sleep thing. I dont know really where I can comment on it, so I'll just leave it there, it's just advices so you might making it better:

First, you have a feedback problem. It took me long to realize clicking on sleep and work where doing something to me (adding money and health), and even more long to realize studing could make my grade better (since you actually have to study for a long time for anything to happen). there should be a visual and audio effect when you have your cursor on the buttons and when you click (like in the first menu) and something that indicate you what it does (it can be an arrow the first time you click for exemple). For school, the first click could make you pass from "grade:none" to "grade:F", and there could be a progress bar to know if you're progressing.
Oh and the health, when you have no health left, there's nothing to say it to you except "0/100", and you have to guess that it stop you from working, that's bad. there should be a visual feedback (the screen turning a bit red for exemple), and something that tells you what it does (for exemple, it could cross the money and the grade when you try to study or work.)

Also you don't have a meaningful gameplay right now. the only rule you have is that when you dont have health, you cant work or study; and when you study, you work better.
So actually, not having health means nothing but needing to click on 'sleep'. While in every other game it makes you die! (which btw make me thing you could rename it "energy" cause it'd be more appropriate.) I dont feel like there would be any consequences if I work too hard for exemple. My health will be equal to 0 but that's all.
You could add something that makes you lose lvls when the player is out of energy for exemple.
Also you could add more things than sleeping. Like, eating, drinking, or I dunno. (And it'd be interesting cause you can eat at work so you dont have to go home, but it makes you gain less energy, and you have to buy the food first.)
Anyway: the game needs to be more alive, more interactive.

Thirdly, You should have more events like the cat asking if the player wanna cheat, that's make the thing alive! (and the same event shouldn't happen twice or it should happen lot of time with a random issue (it'd make you earn 5lvl or lose 5lvl, I dont know if it's the case right now with your game)

(Oh! And, more difficult to fix problem that is not a game design one: don't you have a composer either in your group? No music at all? ='( )



Anyway, maybe it's an old project and you dont want to even touch it again, but it can gives you ideas for your visual novel anyway.
If you need advices like these for your game I'd be happy to help btw. :)
Have a nice day :')
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Post » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:28 am

Have you looked into Ren'py? As much as I love C2, Ren'py is great for Visual Novels.

Also, are any of the positions paid? I'm a coder and I'd love to tackle something like this.
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