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Re: Ask!

Post by Mayu Lily » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:50 pm

Hello.. first time for me commenting on anything.. it's just that I couldn't help it but write here.
I'll skip writing about my feelings and whatnot, couse I saw that there are already a lot of people who felt similar and wrote about it.
I want to.. thank all you developers for that.. experience I guess would be good word for that. After completing every possible scenario and replaying two girls once more, can't stop thinking.. about many things.. As a disabled person myself I .. feel .. maybe proud would be good for that - that someone did something that society doesn't want to acknowledge. Not sure how to put it.. it was great to read Katawa Shoujo about disabled people and how they manage their lifes. Even if your intentions were (as far as I have read few devs posts) more like - its an interesting idea - when RAITA posted that picture, that doesn't change the fact that you all did great job, and as I've read some comments, some people changed, some realized some things, some started to look differently at disabilities. Really, thank you for making Katawa Shoujo.

Going on to the question - it was probably answered somewhere.. but after reading around 60 pages I gave up to read all of them and refreshing things might be good, also time flies and things change so if answer was no before , maybe it will be other this time.

I like Lilly and Hanako most so I'm interested if Suriko has any sort of blog or something, with arts or stories. That goes for people who worked on Lillys arts, if they have some place where they put their works for public.
I found twitter links but... this one is out, I still cant handle to understand how twitter works lol..
Another question, I would like to confirm if the links I have found on devs are correct ones, I mean, if there's anything else you make to public and don't mind sharing. Kinda interested in your stories and arts.
I liked the stories in Cruds blog (especially Hanakos ones ^^) and Raemz arts are great.
http://cplcrud.wordpress.com/
http://auramart.tumblr.com/
http://thehivemindwrites.tumblr.com/
http://weee3.tumblr.com/

Again thank you for that experience and good luck to you all.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:44 pm

Neither Suriko nor Raide have places where they regularly post stuff these days. You can follow Raide on twitter I guess: https://twitter.com/Fiohnel

The links belong to who you think they do, yes.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Erenussocrates » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:38 am

We all know that the dev team mainly consisted of a circle of friends from 4chan. So what was your expenses? As several individuals, did you spend any money on anything related to this game while creation? Like, for recruitment? Or some other expenses except recruitment? And how did you manage it? Assembled money from each of the devs to make it fair? I don't know if anyone asked this before, but I am curious.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Silentcook » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:33 am

Sorry to contradict you, but I'd like to lay to rest some misconceptions while I'm answering your question.

First, "circle of friends from 4chan" is just plain wrong. I, for one, got wind of KS from Mirrormoon and met the rest of the developers for the first time on these forums (and IRC, if you want to be technical about it). I'll let the others speak for themselves if they want, but I know that at least some would tell a similar story.

That aside, KS development did not require any actual expenses at all. Apart from personal free time, of course: that took a huge hit. We have said repeatedly that putting money in the equation would probably have killed us.
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Post by Aura » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:48 am

I wouldn't describe us as a "circle of friends from 4chan" either.

The only real development costs that come to mind were 1) the hosting, which has been donated to us by a certain awesome friend since 2009 to this day, and 2) everyone's personal equipment: computers, software, tablets, cameras, internet connection and such, which obviously each of us bought for themselves.
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Post by TheHivemind » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:19 pm

I am one of the few who actually did come from 4chan. I can pretty much guarantee that "circle of friends" is not how I would describe the early days of the project. Mostly I would describe it as "a bunch of assholes," myself very much included. By the time we got on these current forums we'd become a much smaller group, but we still dropped at least four or five more folk before we arrived at the final team.

Shit, probably more than that.

I spent no money on this project, although circumstances did lead me to go through two laptops before the final project was shoved out the door (stolen and stepped on whilst blundering about in the dark, respectively).

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Post by bhtooefr » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:23 am

For those of us that can't read kanji, what is Emi's father's name?
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Post by Aura » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:15 pm

bhtooefr wrote:For those of us that can't read kanji, what is Emi's father's name?
I don't actually remember us ever deciding his name, or writing it down, so you have to give the kanji to me from wherever you found it. If you think the gravestone has his name you're mistaken, it reads "Ibarazaki family's grave" as per the Japanese tradition.
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Post by bhtooefr » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:25 pm

OK, that answers my question. (It was the gravestone.)

Hmm, I'll need to figure out something else then.
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Post by Silentcook » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:39 pm

...I did pick out a name for him, way back when. But it wasn't significant storywise, the note I made vanished in the bowels of our repositories, and I don't remember the exact name I picked any longer.

It probably was 健一 (Kenichi), because I do remember choosing something starting with 健, because I can't resist being a bastard. :roll:
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Post by bhtooefr » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:01 pm

Good enough for me, I'll use it. Thanks.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Erenussocrates » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:27 pm

Oh I see. How surpirising. Hivemind said that he would call themselves a bunch of assholes, but all of those guys on lemmasoft are actually hiring recruits and spending money on "special programs or softwares" to be able to create their so precious games. Who would think that there would actually be people who wouldn't mind giving a hand for free? Almost unbelievable that an asshole could do that. Did anyone from the original team request payment for their services? I mean, all those visual and musical works... Even the animations! In the sense of quality, this game would certainly beat a number of games that are not free, which are made by a company, which spent so much money on recruitment and stuff...
I just feel bad for those guys trying to recruit someone with money. I guess I'd still rather learn everything by myself, including music, graphics and Ren'Py altogether. (actually I already figured out most of the ren'py by now, but that is the easiest part)

Btw, why does Blue123 have relatively lesser contribution to soundtrack compared to Nicol?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Nicol Armarfi » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:23 am

Erenussocrates wrote:Did anyone from the original team request payment for their services?
As far as I'm aware, no. It was made pretty clear from the start that it was a voluntary project, and no positions would be paid.
Erenussocrates wrote:Btw, why does Blue123 have relatively lesser contribution to soundtrack compared to Nicol?
Blue joined the project about a year or so after I left, and by that point most of the music had already been written, so there just wasn't much that needed to be done.

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Re: Ask!

Post by griffon8 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:14 am

Silentcook wrote:It probably was 健一 (Kenichi), because I do remember choosing something starting with 健, because I can't resist being a bastard. :roll:
Uh, care to explain that a little further?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Silentcook » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:49 am

To the best of my very limited knowledge, main meanings associated to that kanji include "healthy" and "strong".
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