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Re: Ask!

Post by brythain » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:53 pm

Nicol Armarfi wrote:
Valjean Lafitte wrote:I've read that Kenji was somewhat based on A22. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that A22 doesn't believe in a global feminist conspiracy, so in what way?
I'm not a writer, but I don't know that he was based on 22 so much as he was 22's character. I think 22 just used the character as an outlet for a lot of his personal quirkiness. Both 22 and Kenji have a habit of steering conversations into these hilarious off topic rants. The way they speak is also similar.
The question I really wanted to ask you was this: when you composed KS music, what exactly was on your mind? Did your colleagues just give you images and ideas, or did they point you to pre-existing soundtracks like that from Higurashi and say, "Something a bit like that?"

The thing is that after listening to quite a number of VN soundtracks, yours is still the best ever in-game OST of this kind. The newer versions you've produced (and the rest of the music under your 'SS' name) are even better!

One reason I'm asking is that we only just found out that you had never played the game before. Did you even have a chance to read the scripts?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Nicol Armarfi » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:52 am

brythain wrote:when you composed KS music, what exactly was on your mind? Did your colleagues just give you images and ideas, or did they point you to pre-existing soundtracks like that from Higurashi and say, "Something a bit like that?"
More often than not I would just give the rest of the team something I had written on my own for fun and if they thought they could use it in KS, they'd find a spot for it. I wasn't necessarily writing with KS in mind a lot of the time. Off the top of my head, specific examples where I was instructed to write something were the main themes for the five girls, the Act 2 videos, and Red Velvet.
One reason I'm asking is that we only just found out that you had never played the game before. Did you even have a chance to read the scripts?
I could have read it during development but I just wasn't interested at the time. I did care about KS, but I didn't like VNs in general and never had the urge to read it. It wasn't until recently I caught the nostalgia bug and wanted to see what exactly it was my friends and I had made. I've sort of lost interest again after finishing a route, but I did enjoy it and I'll definitely be reading the others in due time.

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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:03 am

brythain wrote:The newer versions you've produced (and the rest of the music under your 'SS' name)
'SS'? Where can I find that?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Nicol Armarfi » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:49 pm

ArcCain wrote:'SS'? Where can I find that?
I assume he's just referring to my real name, which I use exclusively now in place of Nicol Armarfi. Try here or here.

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Post by ArcCain » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:11 pm

Nicol Armarfi wrote:I assume he's just referring to my real name, which I use exclusively now in place of Nicol Armarfi. Try here or here.
Ah, I see. I've seen/heard your other stuff. :)
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Post by richter » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:40 am

Well, don`t know if this will get answer but...

1) Maybe you will try to make KS in Steam, like Everlasting Summer ( yes i`m russian)? It will be like a second breath to this novel.

2)Are you going to make something like a DLC? Just I want more...

3)What about good ending of Hanako? Maybe she start to live like a normal person or no? Just want to know from scenarist of Hanako, so...

Maybe you will find time to answer


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Post by Silentcook » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:49 pm

1) Steam wouldn't touch KS with a ten-foot pole unless we removed all mature content, and we're not doing that, so no.

2) Nope.
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Post by richter » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:08 pm

Well, it`s sad. :( But, you know, after making something like all-ages version and getting through Greenlight maybe you would make a link there you can download the patch what will enable mature content? Like Everlasting Summer (Why I `m remebering this russian novel?).

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Re: Ask!

Post by Korven Kuningas » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:14 am

I finally finished reading through the thread. Took me about 6 months of just casually reading one or two pages whenever I had some free time. So my question is one that was asked a while ago but never answered as far as I know. How come in Hanako's route, it's made clear that she likes singing and karaoke, but then that topic is never revisited? There were two big interests of hers from what I remember (mind you it was about 7 or 8 months ago that I played through the game): chess and singing. There were plenty of moments in the game where she played chess with Hisao but never any scene where she sang for him. So I'm just wondering why not and if a scene like that was considered or even written at any point. Also, I know I'm extremely late to the party, but thanks for an amazing visual novel. Not many games have actually made me cry, but this one sure did (manly tears!).

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Post by cpl_crud » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:36 am

Korven Kuningas wrote:I finally finished reading through the thread. Took me about 6 months of just casually reading one or two pages whenever I had some free time. So my question is one that was asked a while ago but never answered as far as I know. How come in Hanako's route, it's made clear that she likes singing and karaoke, but then that topic is never revisited? There were two big interests of hers from what I remember (mind you it was about 7 or 8 months ago that I played through the game): chess and singing. There were plenty of moments in the game where she played chess with Hisao but never any scene where she sang for him. So I'm just wondering why not and if a scene like that was considered or even written at any point. Also, I know I'm extremely late to the party, but thanks for an amazing visual novel. Not many games have actually made me cry, but this one sure did (manly tears!).


I think this was something that was written in earlier drafts but cut from the final product. Having only chess as a hobby was just a little too boring I think.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Munchenhausen » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:26 pm

Just had a thought.
The VN itself is free, right? I see no advertisements on the site itself... How do you guys fund the upkeep of the page?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Valjean Lafitte » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:15 am

Munchenhausen wrote:Just had a thought.
The VN itself is free, right? I see no advertisements on the site itself... How do you guys fund the upkeep of the page?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:55 pm

The hosting is donated by a lovely and wonderful friend of ours who probably has already forgotten he's hosting k-s.com. I actually don't know who owns and pays for the domain, but I believe it's crud.

There was an interesting episode with the domain around 2007. It was initially registered by some guy who very quickly disappeared from the project. Unfortunately he took the domain with him, and since it's the internet and we all were pseudonymous, it was a real challenge to find him again and get in contact so we could acquire the domain back to the development team. In general, in the early parts of the development cycle it was kind of strange that any of us could essentially disappear from the project if they wanted.
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Re: Ask!

Post by wawon0 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:28 pm

Why are there so many students at Yamaku when they play a very little role in the story?

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Post by Eurobeatjester » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:55 am

wawon0 wrote:Why are there so many students at Yamaku when they play a very little role in the story?
How many people did you go to high school with that you didn't interact with, outside of your small circle of close friends?
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