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Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby zam478 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:40 pm

Hey I just finished my first playthrough (answered how I would, got Emi's 'good' ending :D) and I was wondering if there were any plans for development/port to the mobile front. I realize that if it hasn't started it would take quiet awhile, but it was just a though ;)

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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby scorptatious » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:36 pm

Doubtful. From what I've heard 4Leaf Studios disbanded. And they have no plans for a sequel.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Nekken » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:47 pm

Although RenPy has been partially ported to Android, it doesn't look like KS will run on it. Besides, do you really want to be putting a pornographic video game of any type on something that can not only be lost or stolen easily, but also easily tied back to you?
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Zig_Zac » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:52 pm

I'm not a dev for mobile devices, but I don't think it would be that hard since Renpy should be able to move over to Android at least
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Nekken » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:01 pm

Zig_Zac wrote:I'm not a dev for mobile devices, but I don't think it would be that hard since Renpy should be able to move over to Android at least

Again, only partially, and that doesn't even include the modifications the KS devs made to the engine.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Zig_Zac » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:41 pm

Nekken wrote:
Zig_Zac wrote:I'm not a dev for mobile devices, but I don't think it would be that hard since Renpy should be able to move over to Android at least

Again, only partially, and that doesn't even include the modifications the KS devs made to the engine.

Hmm good point.. but I think if a good dev sat down with the code and the engine, they'd be able to knock something up... I mean it would be easier for people to play it on their mobile device and stuff...
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Nekken » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:52 pm

Exactly how easy it would be is uncertain. KS doesn't actually use (or modify) the latest RenPy: I don't know the details, but apparently some of the changes interfere with one another. This would all have to be sorted out before a port could be done.

Also, would a mobile device really be easier to use for this game than a PC? How so, especially given since none of the walled-garden app stores are likely to accept it due to content?
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Mysterious Stranger » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:56 pm

Absolutely god-awful idea. Do you seriously want to be playing KS on the bus or elsewhere in public, and then start breaking down when you get to Hanako's bad ending (or a similarly heartcrushing scene)?

How embarrassing. Besides, KS isn't exactly a casual time-killer of a game like Angry Birds.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby misterprinny » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:18 am

Nekken wrote:Exactly how easy it would be is uncertain. KS doesn't actually use (or modify) the latest RenPy: I don't know the details, but apparently some of the changes interfere with one another. This would all have to be sorted out before a port could be done.

Also, would a mobile device really be easier to use for this game than a PC? How so, especially given since none of the walled-garden app stores are likely to accept it due to content?


I think the Android Market is pretty lax when it comes to adult app content. I don't think it would cut for the App Store, adult content.

I don't think the game would be terribly harder to play on a mobile device. A touch to continue the story, touch to choose choices. But I do think 4LS already stated that they won't be working on a mobile port of KS...ever.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby zam478 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:27 am

Ok, didn't think this would get such... heated (for lack of a better word) responses, I was just wondering... lol, and if anything, get a version of the engine to work on android and the game could run as a platform of that (although maybe not, I'm equating it to an emulator in the sense of xNES, etc. and that the game would just run on top of that engine emulator, which probably makes no sense and would never work anyway haha)
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Thrasher Thetic » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:29 am

Nekken wrote:Although RenPy has been partially ported to Android, it doesn't look like KS will run on it. Besides, do you really want to be putting a pornographic video game of any type on something that can not only be lost or stolen easily, but also easily tied back to you?


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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby Mirage_GSM » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:13 am

The FAQ wrote:Q: I want to port KS to a different platform, what do you think about it?
A: The answer is no. Don't bother asking. Additionally, don't talk about it here.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby newnar » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:21 am

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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby zam478 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:27 pm

Mirage_GSM wrote:
The FAQ wrote:Q: I want to port KS to a different platform, what do you think about it?
A: The answer is no. Don't bother asking. Additionally, don't talk about it here.


Not so much port of the game as the engine, doesn't necassarily involve this dev team in the first place, and sorry didn't see the game FAQ, just the forum's, oops..
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Re: Katawa Shoujo... Mobile?

Postby youka » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:20 am

Mysterious Stranger wrote:Absolutely god-awful idea. Do you seriously want to be playing KS on the bus or elsewhere in public, and then start breaking down when you get to Hanako's bad ending (or a similarly heartcrushing scene)?

How embarrassing. Besides, KS isn't exactly a casual time-killer of a game like Angry Birds.


Ha! Very much so, but I recall game rules stating that no ports are allowed? And even if it was, how many people would actually play it? (especially in public)
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