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Re: Ask!

Post by Doctor » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:00 pm

Im asking this out of pure curiosity.

How many deep (like really deep) messages have you received from people who feel that their lives have been changed from the game?

Just a rough number, no names.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:21 pm

Doctor wrote:Im asking this out of pure curiosity.

How many deep (like really deep) messages have you received from people who feel that their lives have been changed from the game?

Just a rough number, no names.
I don't know what should be considered "like really deep", but dozens, maybe low hundreds? I don't know.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ewx » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:47 am

When Mutou introduces himself to Hisao, he is referred to as the 'science and homeroom' teacher.

Does that mean he teaches them every subject or just science?
If it's the latter, why do we never see any of the other teachers? Is it because they wouldn't add anything to the story?

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Post by Silentcook » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:20 am

He teaches only science, and takes care of homeroom for Hisao's class.
There is a mention or two of other teachers, not taking Nomiya into account. But yes, you don't see a whole lot of extras exactly because they are extras.
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Re: Ask!

Post by StudyOfWumbology » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:16 pm

Yet another question from me.

1) Who came up with the idea of Misha and her story line?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:43 pm

StudyOfWumbology wrote:Yet another question from me.

1) Who came up with the idea of Misha and her story line?
Crud came up with the idea for a sign language translator, all writers developed the character together and A22 wrote the story
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Re: Ask!

Post by rb867 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:44 am

Do you feel that the sheer amount of love expressed in this game between two characters such as Hisao and Emi is possible in real life?

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Post by TheHivemind » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:13 am

rb867 wrote:Do you feel that the sheer amount of love expressed in this game between two characters such as Hisao and Emi is possible in real life?
Well yeah dude, it is just regular old love going on there, it's nothing earth-shattering. It only seems earth-shattering because it's high school.

Here's an illustration for you. It's the way I figure things play out:

Hisao and Emi are super-happy together for a while, but they don't go to the same college. They drift apart and eventually, they break up. Hisao takes it harder than Emi, or at least spends more time talking about how hard he's taking the breakup. Then they both get distracted by all the cool stuff you get up to in college, and get over it.

Eventually they both meet someone else and it happens all over again. But they remember each other, and eventually they stop focusing on how the breakup hurt and start focusing on the good bits. Maybe they run into one another a few years out of college. They talk like old friends, and then part ways again after exchanging email addresses.

Fifteen years after that, Emi will be at his funeral. She'll talk to his wife and tell him what a great honor it was to know him. She'll go home and cry into her lover's arms, who will understand the whole high-school romance angle because she'd been through it too, once. Then they'll go to bed.

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Re: Ask!

Post by rb867 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:37 am

TheHivemind wrote:
rb867 wrote:Do you feel that the sheer amount of love expressed in this game between two characters such as Hisao and Emi is possible in real life?
Well yeah dude, it is just regular old love going on there, it's nothing earth-shattering. It only seems earth-shattering because it's high school.

Here's an illustration for you. It's the way I figure things play out:

Hisao and Emi are super-happy together for a while, but they don't go to the same college. They drift apart and eventually, they break up. Hisao takes it harder than Emi, or at least spends more time talking about how hard he's taking the breakup. Then they both get distracted by all the cool stuff you get up to in college, and get over it.

Eventually they both meet someone else and it happens all over again. But they remember each other, and eventually they stop focusing on how the breakup hurt and start focusing on the good bits. Maybe they run into one another a few years out of college. They talk like old friends, and then part ways again after exchanging email addresses.

Fifteen years after that, Emi will be at his funeral. She'll talk to his wife and tell him what a great honor it was to know him. She'll go home and cry into her lover's arms, who will understand the whole high-school romance angle because she'd been through it too, once. Then they'll go to bed.
Thanks for the insight! I guess you're right the love aspect is blown out of proportion because realistically it would not often happen in high school but rather in college or university. Also that progression seems to be reasonable, although I don't know about Emi taking it so easily. She seemed so hesitant to even get close to Hisao and after she finally did she never wanted to leave him. Her situation seemed abnormal and so I'd think she would have a tough time breaking bonds. I'd go as far as to say she may even try to go to the same college considering her lack of thinking towards the future. If that happened they would most likely wed.

Although it's hard to argue with the pathwriter :P

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Re: Ask!

Post by Carighan » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:46 am

TheHivemind wrote:Fifteen years after that, Emi will be at his funeral. She'll talk to his wife and tell him what a great honor it was to know him. She'll go home and cry into her lover's arms, who will understand the whole high-school romance angle because she'd been through it too, once. Then they'll go to bed.
TheHivemind wrote:because she'd been through it too
TheHivemind wrote:she
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Re: Ask!

Post by Shadowstalk » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:08 pm

First of all, before I get to my questions, I would like to thank everyone who took part in creating this game. It is truly a moving, amazing masterpiece.

My first question is "What are you guys planning to do after making such a successful game?"

Secondly, did you have any characters that were scratched before the full game was released? If so, what was their importance or role?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:37 am

Shadowstalk wrote:First of all, before I get to my questions, I would like to thank everyone who took part in creating this game. It is truly a moving, amazing masterpiece.

My first question is "What are you guys planning to do after making such a successful game?"

Secondly, did you have any characters that were scratched before the full game was released? If so, what was their importance or role?
We do something else, of course, the "second album that nobody likes because it's not the same as the first". I don't know what else to say. I mean, the success of KS is pretty meaningless as long as we keep doing noncommercial stuff just for a hobby, so there's really no need for us to get stuck in that.

KS had plenty of characters that were scrapped or never even made it past the idea stage, mostly fairly inconsequential minor characters or unnecessary subplots revolving around side characters. Some characters that were removed were several of Lilly's family members, underclassmen friends of Lilly and Rin, some event-specific characters that were scrapped as the events they were involved in were nuked, the captain of the track team that is still mentioned in KS and I'm sure several others.
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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:14 pm

Shadowstalk wrote:First of all, before I get to my questions, I would like to thank everyone who took part in creating this game. It is truly a moving, amazing masterpiece.

My first question is "What are you guys planning to do after making such a successful game?"

Secondly, did you have any characters that were scratched before the full game was released? If so, what was their importance or role?
What am I planning to do next? Something completely different, obviously (SHAMELESS PLUG OVER).

As for the second question, Aura pretty well covered it already. We had a lot of side characters who got cut on account of space, time, not wanting to overburden the art team with more sprite requests, or because they were hilariously bad ideas (SHINJI THE GAY TAILOR).

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Re: Ask!

Post by OtakuNinja » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:40 pm

TheHivemind wrote:(SHINJI THE GAY TAILOR).
Which route? :lol:
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Re: Ask!

Post by AllyHean » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:35 pm

To Aura,

May I use Katawa Shoujo as the basis for my art project? It will strictly be for schoolwork, non-commercialized of course.

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