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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:37 am

ewx wrote:
Aura wrote:There is, but I don't think it's mentioned anywhere instory. 3-1 is a class for deaf students. All their lessons are in sign language. Shizune has elected to attend a "mixed" class.
Is 3-4 just for students with missing limbs or is it just coincidence that both Emi and Rin are in that class? I'm guessing there's no class 3-5 or anything?

Also, somewhere in the story I believe it is mentioned that Hisao does not have to attend Physical Education classes?

I understand his condition is fairly serious in that he could die if he over exerts himself or gets hit in the chest but in a school designed for disabled students, surely the Physical Education lessons would be tailored to various disabilities of the students?
I can appreciate if some of the students with things like narcolepsy or blindness are completely unable to participate, but wouldn't the Nurse be encouraging Hisao to do some light exercise like running?

And is it ever mentioned what he does while everyone else is doing Physical Education?
3-4 is a non-specialized class just like Hisao's 3-3. Physical education in Yamaku is a complicated matter that's not really touched in KS at all. In short, yes it's personal to everyone, ranging from personal physiotherapy to more "normal" group classes for students whose disabilities don't affect their physical condition (such as all the deaf students). The latter kind is the one Hisao doesn't have to attend, obviously.
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Re: Ask!

Post by StudyOfWumbology » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:31 am

Sorry for bugging you guys with my questions.

1) Do you allow any mods into this game?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Bello Jack » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:47 am

I don't know if this has been asked yet... But are you going to sell merchandise?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Bello Jack » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:23 am

Bello Jack wrote:I don't know if this has been asked yet... But are you going to sell merchandise?
Never mind don't answer that... I think I already know the answer.

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Re: Ask!

Post by ewx » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:04 am

Do we know who originally occupied the seat Hisao occupies in class 3-3?

And what caused them to leave? Illness? Transfer? Death?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirage_GSM » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:32 am

Reading the FAQ helps...
Do you allow any mods into this game?
The FAQ wrote:3. You may not alter the game, nor make your own derivative work that builds on it. Specifically, we have a dislike for reverse engineering the game to extract the music, art or scripts, which is in breach of this license.
But are you going to sell merchandise?
The FAQ wrote:Q: I saw this game for sale. Are you selling this now?
A: No. Four Leaf Studios is not charging for Katawa Shoujo, and never will. If you see anyone selling Katawa Shoujo, charging for "official" merchandise, or using game assets in their for-sale items, please report them. Selling fanworks that do not use official content (including the KS logo) and do not pretend to be official is okay.
Do we know who originally occupied the seat Hisao occupies in class 3-3?
No.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:50 am

Mirage_GSM wrote:Reading the FAQ helps...
Do you allow any mods into this game?
The FAQ wrote:3. You may not alter the game, nor make your own derivative work that builds on it. Specifically, we have a dislike for reverse engineering the game to extract the music, art or scripts, which is in breach of this license.
But are you going to sell merchandise?
The FAQ wrote:Q: I saw this game for sale. Are you selling this now?
A: No. Four Leaf Studios is not charging for Katawa Shoujo, and never will. If you see anyone selling Katawa Shoujo, charging for "official" merchandise, or using game assets in their for-sale items, please report them. Selling fanworks that do not use official content (including the KS logo) and do not pretend to be official is okay.
Do we know who originally occupied the seat Hisao occupies in class 3-3?
No.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:55 am

ewx wrote:Do we know who originally occupied the seat Hisao occupies in class 3-3?

And what caused them to leave? Illness? Transfer? Death?
An extra seat just was added to the classroom for Hisao.
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Re: Ask!

Post by tommo1982 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:29 am

Did you ever think about releasing the game as a book? It'd be something. You surely noticed the stories you wrote tend to make people think and look from a different perspective.

My grandfather has arrythmia. I'm not sure whether a whole book would give me the perspective of what it means, more than going through the game. I believe none of you thought KS could be educational :)

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Question for the creators

Post by PheonixGRX » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:20 pm

I read through the FAQ's and I actually had a couple questions I wanted to ask you.

1) I know that you said that if anyone tries to create a new game/visual novel, it wont be with 4LS. I was curious as to why this was, and why not keep the company name of 4LS, and just have sub-companies in it. If one game has gotten you this famous, why stop? You can become a legitimate gaming company, with each and every one of you helping out, or leaving as some of you don't want to do more. The question is, why not keep the 4LS going, and try to reach the hearts of everyone, rather than just split up, with some never being heard of again?

2) If any of you end up creating more games/visual novels, would you ever charge people to purchase them? I know you said KS wont ever have this done to it, but as I said in the last question, you have gotten to so many people, and you could now make a living off of these games.

3) If offered, would you allow a manga/anime series/OVA be made off of the KS series? (This is just one that my friend wanted to ask)

I thank you for your time, and for reading this. Take care and enjoy yourselves.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:57 pm

tommo1982 wrote:Did you ever think about releasing the game as a book? It'd be something. You surely noticed the stories you wrote tend to make people think and look from a different perspective.

My grandfather has arrythmia. I'm not sure whether a whole book would give me the perspective of what it means, more than going through the game. I believe none of you thought KS could be educational :)
Don't really see any advantages in adapting KS into novel form, so no.
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Re: Question for the creators

Post by Silentcook » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:41 pm

PheonixGRX wrote:I read through the FAQ's and I actually had a couple questions I wanted to ask you...
1) You misunderstand. First, we're not a company by any stretch. We are just, as Aura put it once, "a bunch of fags on the Internet". Referring to us as a "company" implies many things that aren't there and that we aren't interested in, among them work hours, enforceable penalties for quitting when we like, or a desire to make money off our creation(s).

Even without that, our point was that the odds of us ALL working together again are zero, because just as you said, some of us want out. That doesn't mean that NONE of us will ever work together again, under the aegis of 4LS or otherwise.

2) Most if not all of us have jobs. I for one have no desire for extra income since with it comes extra hassle. Also, I think you are much too optimistic concerning your "making a living" statement.

3) That's a question that requires consideration by the whole gang, but the odds are "no". We extend our "no profit" policy to any such endeavors, so the possibility that someone would want to do that for free AND that it would be good enough to satisfy us is, again, pretty much zero.
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Re: Question for the creators

Post by PheonixGRX » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:43 pm

Silentcook wrote:
PheonixGRX wrote:I read through the FAQ's and I actually had a couple questions I wanted to ask you...
1) You misunderstand. First, we're not a company by any stretch. We are just, as Aura put it once, "a bunch of fags on the Internet". Referring to us as a "company" implies many things that aren't there and that we aren't interested in, among them work hours, enforceable penalties for quitting when we like, or a desire to make money off our creation(s).

Even without that, our point was that the odds of us ALL working together again are zero, because just as you said, some of us want out. That doesn't mean that NONE of us will ever work together again, under the aegis of 4LS or otherwise.

2) Most if not all of us have jobs. I for one have no desire for extra income since with it comes extra hassle. Also, I think you are much too optimistic concerning your "making a living" statement.

3) That's a question that requires consideration by the whole gang, but the odds are "no". We extend our "no profit" policy to any such endeavors, so the possibility that someone would want to do that for free AND that it would be good enough to satisfy us is, again, pretty much zero.
Thank you for the reply. I do understand what you mean, it isn't desirable to create games for a living, and you would want more normal lives. Also, if I may, I would like to change what I said about 'company' and change it to the word 'group' or something. Just as a way so that others online can see it and think "Oh, I remember them!".

Thank you for the answers, it is very much appreciated, and I hope you all have fun in your lives. Thank you for an awesome experience as well.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Carighan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:49 am

Aura wrote:Don't really see any advantages in adapting KS into novel form, so no.
Before we'd get Katawa Shoujo The Novel, I'd prefer Katawa Shoujo The Merchandise, anyhow.

Katawa Shoujo - The Cereals!
Katawa Shoujo - Painting for dummies kit!
Katawa Shoujo - Gigantic box of tear resistant tissues!
Katawa Shoujo - Miniatures! With sound effects! Well, Shizune's moves her arms instead!

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Re: Ask!

Post by Fiandra » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:51 am

Carighan wrote:
Aura wrote:Don't really see any advantages in adapting KS into novel form, so no.
Before we'd get Katawa Shoujo The Novel, I'd prefer Katawa Shoujo The Merchandise, anyhow.

Katawa Shoujo - The Cereals!
Katawa Shoujo - Painting for dummies kit!
Katawa Shoujo - Gigantic box of tear resistant tissues!
Katawa Shoujo - Miniatures! With sound effects! Well, Shizune's moves her arms instead!

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