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Re: Ask!

Post by HereticNine » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:21 am

Nicol Armarfi wrote:
Kakureboshi wrote:I don't remember this being asked before, so here goes...

Devs, what were your highlights of the project?
It could be the funniest moment you can remember, the moment that helped you grow the most as a person, or just some random incident you remember fondly.
The highlight of the project for me was that one time we simulwatched Enthiran. That movie was the shit.
Enthiran (English: Robot) The story revolves around a scientist's struggle to control his creation, an android (both played by Rajinikanth), whose software is upgraded to give it the ability to comprehend and exhibit human emotions. The project backfires when the robot falls in love with the scientist's girlfriend (Rai Bachchan), and is manipulated by a rival scientist (Denzongpa) into becoming homicidal.

This movie sounds pretty sick!

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Re: Ask!

Post by erundil » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:29 pm

Just don't watch it alone. You won't last till the end.
Grab some friends. It's gonna be one hell of a laughing-fest.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Liminaut » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:42 am

Aura wrote: Anyway, to me that decision represents the relentlessness and commitment that we displayed at our best. We were (sometimes) willing to throw out work or redo it however many times if it wasn't up to scratch. It's also a fucking stupid and insane way of making stuff, because that way you never get anything actually made and I have no idea how KS ever got completed.
One of the best books on software development written is "The Mythical Man-Month" by Fred Brooks. The first guideline in the book is "plan on throwing one away". So, you're in pretty good company.

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Re: Ask!

Post by gorgo » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:24 am

Rin's surname, is an homage to Tezuka Osamu?
Emi=Hanako=Lilly=Rin=Shizune

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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:12 am

Yea
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Re: Ask!

Post by Kon22 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:24 pm

Did you guys start the project expecting to finish it, or did you think it was eventually going to get dropped? And, was there a point during development where you thought the project was going to die?

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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:41 pm

Kon22 wrote:Did you guys start the project expecting to finish it, or did you think it was eventually going to get dropped? And, was there a point during development where you thought the project was going to die?
I don't think that anyone signed up thinking that it would fail. That just wouldn't make sense.

When starting I think we didn't really mind if it wasn't finished, but as it built up steam it became unstoppable.

After talking to a few of the devs recently I think almost everyone wanted to quit at one point or another, but I think that was always done in the knowledge that the rest of the team would keep going.

But yes, there were dark days, like the NOART period and also when Aura pressed us to re-do Act 1, where I guess you can say that it was looking too hard to fix the problems and it was better to start again.

I guess you could say that the whole project died a few times; very little of the original artwork or storylines made it through the complete re-writes...
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:29 am

At least you didn't do a Diablo 3 and remake the game three times, taking huge chunks from each iteration and cramming it in regardless of if it fit or not.
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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:36 am

ArcCain wrote:At least you didn't do a Diablo 3 and remake the game three times, taking huge chunks from each iteration and cramming it in regardless of if it fit or not.
Who said that isn't exactly ouo development process?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Kon22 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:00 am

I know you somewhat researched into Hisao's disease to keep it somewhat realistic. Were you worried about depicting something from Japan's culture/geography wrong? And, was there something you had overseen and had to "fix" later?

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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:34 am

cpl_crud wrote:Who said that isn't exactly ouo development process?
If that is how you did it you did a way better job than Blizzard.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:45 am

Apart from Misha's nicknames for Hisao and Shizune there are no honorifics used, why didn't KS use honorifics?
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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:12 am

ArcCain wrote:Apart from Misha's nicknames for Hisao and Shizune there are no honorifics used, why didn't KS use honorifics?

Because it is incredibly weaboo and looks crap in the text. Plus, we are non-Japanese authors writing in English. It was basically a misappropriation of culture.


Although I do recall that I was an advocate for honorifics at the time..
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Re: Ask!

Post by Eurobeatjester » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:20 am

You guys worked together for years...has this thread revealed things to you about your fellow developers that you didn't know? And if so, what?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:57 am

Nothing I can think of.
<Aura> would you squeeze a warm PVC bottle between your thighs and call it "manaka-chan"
<Suriko> I would do it if it wouldn't be so hard to explain to my parents

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