With the release on the horizon do you guys...

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Suriko » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:59 am

NubChaos wrote:I think it'd be kinda cool if the devs provided some sort of method for fellow indie developers to mod their particular download of the game (kind of like how a lot of PC game developers release source content and the like for the modding community). If something like that was provided, I'd totally like, put in my own voices for some of the male characters, since I have aspirations to be a voice actor some day, and it would make good practice. :P
Not happening. The license we use (CC-BY-NC-ND) specifically prohibits it.

With regards to the topic, there have been bits and bobs from development posted on IRC from time to time (quite a bit was shown about a week back). That's about as far as we'll probably go, though. We may show some sketches or old scenes/cut scenes in the future, but that's undetermined.

(EDIT BY SILENTCOOK: Goddammit Suriko, you ninja'd me.)

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Limbless » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:37 am

Suriko wrote:With regards to the topic, there have been bits and bobs from development posted on IRC from time to time (quite a bit was shown about a week back). That's about as far as we'll probably go, though. We may show some sketches or old scenes/cut scenes in the future, but that's undetermined.
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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Brogurt » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:50 pm

Suriko wrote:there have been bits and bobs from development posted on IRC from time to time (quite a bit was shown about a week back).
Stuff like this makes me sad that I don't can't keep the IRC open 24/7. Is there any chance we might see these kinds of things in a more permanent form?

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Priest » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:22 pm

G3n0c1de wrote:The alpha build is something that they will NEVER let see the light of day.
im confused whats an alpha build ???
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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by G3n0c1de » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:45 pm

Priest wrote:
G3n0c1de wrote:The alpha build is something that they will NEVER let see the light of day.
im confused whats an alpha build ???
Well, have you heard of when games are in 'beta'? Alpha is the stage of testing that comes before beta. The alpha build of KS is an early, incomplete version of the game. It contains a lot of content and writing that's been changed.
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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Guest Poster » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:36 pm

An alpha build is a version of the game that's been "completed" (meaning no new creative content is being added), but is still in the process of testing by the development team itself. It basically goes like this:

- Development Build (plot is still being written, art is still being added and so on)
- Alpha Build (direction and art is finished, but development team is still testing it)
- Beta Build (development team has finished testing, but external beta testers are still testing it)
- Release Build (beta testers have finished testing it and the game is released to the public)

There isn't much point in playing the alpha build for people not involved with the testing process. It's less refined than the definite version will be and most likely the differences won't be staggering enough to make it an interesting play for people who've gone through the final build. (it's basically the final build with more bugs/spelling or grammar errors/dialogue inconsistencies and so forth)

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by G3n0c1de » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:36 pm

Guest Poster wrote:An alpha build is a version of the game that's been "completed" (meaning no new creative content is being added), but is still in the process of testing by the development team itself. It basically goes like this:

- Development Build (plot is still being written, art is still being added and so on)
- Alpha Build (direction and art is finished, but development team is still testing it)
- Beta Build (development team has finished testing, but external beta testers are still testing it)
- Release Build (beta testers have finished testing it and the game is released to the public)

There isn't much point in playing the alpha build for people not involved with the testing process. It's less refined than the definite version will be and most likely the differences won't be staggering enough to make it an interesting play for people who've gone through the final build. (it's basically the final build with more bugs/spelling or grammar errors/dialogue inconsistencies and so forth)
Would this make Grid1 a development build? Because it's worlds away from what we have now.
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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Guest Poster » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:25 am

Yes, Grid1 would be a very early development build. Not an alpha build, since 4LS never considered testing and releasing that incarnation of the game.

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Palas » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:32 pm

Earlier than Grid1 there is this:

http://66.90.118.7/z-s/Katawa_Shojo_Blitz_1_Scenes.zip

Unfortunately, the link is no longer available. But if somebody could track it down somehow, it would be interesting.
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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Brogurt » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:04 pm

I was playing Grid1 a while ago, and noticed that Hanako had a habit of "crabwalking" during it. Obviously that's due to the whole burnscar complex, but just last night I realized something.

Crabwalk
Crab
Cancer the Crab
Cancer in the Western Zodiac
Characteristics of people born under Cancer
Hanako's birthday

Google it. It may or may not blow your mind, but I feel almost as if we lost something valuable here.

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by OneMore » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:37 am

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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAH!!!

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Priest » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:53 pm

G3n0c1de wrote:
Priest wrote:
G3n0c1de wrote:The alpha build is something that they will NEVER let see the light of day.
im confused whats an alpha build ???
Well, have you heard of when games are in 'beta'? Alpha is the stage of testing that comes before beta. The alpha build of KS is an early, incomplete version of the game. It contains a lot of content and writing that's been changed.
ahhh okay thanks for that makes a lot more sense now
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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Hanako-San » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:41 pm

Xybaro wrote:http://honya-ch.com/downloads/KatawaShojoGrid1.zip

Download this. Play it.

It's as close to an "alpha build" as you'll ever see for this game.
Huh. This is something interesting.

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Foreshadowing » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:51 pm

Image

Really now, devs?

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Re: With the release on the horizon do you guys...

Post by Guest Poster » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:58 pm

And now you know why the devs never released that build.

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