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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:24 pm

That's a lot of questions, but I can really only answer the fourth one:

Namely, that it was a mix of going out and recruiting and having people volunteer. With artists, we had to recruit (multiple times, since we had some artists drop out and all), but with some people it was merely that they were around and active and seemed to be willing to do the work of editing or bouncing ideas off of (and foolish enough to not realize just how much work it would take).

We had a lot of people volunteer that we politely turned down, and some people who weren't volunteers that we asked (I think in SC's case it was literally a case of both, in that he'd mentioned he could be tapped for editing at some point and we brought him on board (and then I monopolized most of his time)).

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Re: Ask!

Post by goblue628 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:46 pm

Thanks; I was wondering if it was mostly just by plain luck that a lot of the final developers happened to come across the project and thought it was interesting. As for the rest of my questions, they're not really that important to me anymore - I was a bit too hasty when I asked them, and after some more reflection, pretty much realized that the answers don't really matter to me.

I am curious about other literary influences / the type of literature you all like to read. I've checked out the influence map (...did not expect Dumas to look like that...) but I've also seen some other references like Chekhov and Dostoyevsky from the previous page. It would be super cool to see something like a Goodreads account but that's pretty public info that I assume no one wants to reveal even if it exists.

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Post by Silentcook » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:45 am

If you trawl the whole thread (yeah, I know) you'll find more. I don't think most of us were or would be shy about our favorite reading, but an aggregate account such as you imply would end up extremely schizophrenic just from the amount of people involved.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Eurobeatjester » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:27 am

Maybe someone else has the answer to this, as I've looked on the forums and if the answer is out there, I'm sorry for failing in using the proper search terms!

What are the "rough" dates for things like summer break and Tanabata?

The reason I ask is that Hisao transfers to the school on the 4th of June, and the summer break in most Japanese schools is near the end of July through the end of August. Would that mean Tanabata happened a few weeks into the break? It's traditionally held on the 6-8th in Sendai, but it would seem that Yamaku doesn't have a traditional summer break in that timeframe, from Shizune's route.
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Post by ProfAllister » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:00 am

Eurobeatjester wrote:Maybe someone else has the answer to this, as I've looked on the forums and if the answer is out there, I'm sorry for failing in using the proper search terms!

What are the "rough" dates for things like summer break and Tanabata?

The reason I ask is that Hisao transfers to the school on the 4th of June, and the summer break in most Japanese schools is near the end of July through the end of August. Would that mean Tanabata happened a few weeks into the break? It's traditionally held on the 6-8th in Sendai, but it would seem that Yamaku doesn't have a traditional summer break in that timeframe, from Shizune's route.
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Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:18 pm

If NicolAmarfi's still about: by any chance, did the work of Motohiro Nakashima have any bearing on how you composed certain tracks (in particular the calmer tracks, like Afternoon, School Days, Daylight - that kind of thing)? Obviously it's a bit of a shot in the dark, but the way that he composes his pieces - kinda chilled folky bits with little delicate additions - is fairly similar to some tracks here.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Valjean Lafitte » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:29 pm

I was just playing the Grid1 demo and was wondering whatever happened to KS' original sprite artist, Kekekeke? Why did he quit the team, and is there anywhere I can follow his current art (if he's still drawing)? Thanks.
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Post by Oddball » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:38 pm

Was there any reason behind Lilly and Kenji's family names being so similar?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:28 am

Oddball wrote:Was there any reason behind Lilly and Kenji's family names being so similar?
Nope. Just coincidence.

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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:02 am

Suriko wrote:
Oddball wrote:Was there any reason behind Lilly and Kenji's family names being so similar?
Nope. Just coincidence.
Also Sato (and various other spellings) are damned common in Japan.

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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:04 am

Valjean Lafitte wrote:I was just playing the Grid1 demo and was wondering whatever happened to KS' original sprite artist, Kekekeke? Why did he quit the team, and is there anywhere I can follow his current art (if he's still drawing)? Thanks.
Honestly can't remember. I think that was really early on, before any of us knew how much work was involved.

I think he went radio silent for a few months and then we started getting annoyed at him and looking for other artists.

I know Lilly's original writer, StirFriedWeasel, got hit by a truck and was hospitalised for some time.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:49 am

cpl_crud wrote:I know Lilly's original writer, StirFriedWeasel, got hit by a truck and was hospitalised for some time.
Oh man, poor guy. Did he get out of hospital all right?
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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:11 am

ArcCain wrote:
cpl_crud wrote:I know Lilly's original writer, StirFriedWeasel, got hit by a truck and was hospitalised for some time.
Oh man, poor guy. Did he get out of hospital all right?
Yeah, eventually she did but it was a few months and I think that Suriko was already on board.

And a good thing too, else Lilly would have owned a nice boat.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:28 pm

cpl_crud wrote:Yeah, eventually she did but it was a few months and I think that Suriko was already on board.

And a good thing too, else Lilly would have owned a nice boat.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Silentcook » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:48 pm

Valjean Lafitte wrote:I was just playing the Grid1 demo and was wondering whatever happened to KS' original sprite artist, Kekekeke? Why did he quit the team?
I seem to remember ke^4 fell prey to artist self-loathing. You know, "my stuff is shit, all I do sucks, I can't do this". Fairly common ailment.
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