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Re: Ask!

Post by Alcarran » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:05 pm

Hey there devs, I have a couple of questions I'd really appreciate you clearing up for me and anyone else thinking them...

1. How long do you predict that Katawa will be sticking around? Lots of people say it is just flavor of the month, but I could see this game going on to win awards to be honest.

2. Are you sad that you couldn't give each character an epilogue? I know this gets discussed A TON but I just cant seem to get over the fact that Lilly's path feels the most complete (lots of framing with Hisao ending up in a hospital, the return of the music box, etc... Not to mention the really touching scene where Hisao and Lilly confess to one another, which really never seems to happens in the other stories.. It just feels like a shame that much depth couldn't be applied to the other's stories. (Not to mention my favorite route is about 1/3 as long as Lilly's (It's Hanako :) )

3. This one is more for NicolAmarfi: What do you think of this remix? I just cannot stop listening to it! http://youtu.be/dSrkPPPYH2c

Thank you for your time, the game and all the feels. So sad to see it end... so so very sad.

Also - what do you think of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic? -obligatory Brony question :P

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Re: Ask!

Post by Nazo25 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:25 pm

when do you expect to have the ddl links up for?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Nicol Armarfi » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:50 pm

Alcarran wrote:3. This one is more for NicolAmarfi: What do you think of this remix? I just cannot stop listening to it! http://youtu.be/dSrkPPPYH2c
It's not much of a remix, it's more like an original track made of samples. The musician who made this seems pretty talented though, so props.
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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:38 am

kahafb wrote:Thank you for those answers, and has this question ever been asked?

You guys created a really awesome game, but what kind of games do you guys like to play? Are you guys even gamers?
I play a little bit of everything--I'm a big Bioware fan, I have an irrational love of anything Ice Pick Lodge has done (Cargo!, The Void, Pathologic), I have a soft spot for the Resident Evil games even though I barely play them, Dead Space is fun too... I enjoy a bit of FIFA 12 and Halo and uh... really kind of a lot of stuff. Wait, didn't we answer this question earlier?
Alcarran wrote:Hey there devs, I have a couple of questions I'd really appreciate you clearing up for me and anyone else thinking them...

1. How long do you predict that Katawa will be sticking around? Lots of people say it is just flavor of the month, but I could see this game going on to win awards to be honest.

2. Are you sad that you couldn't give each character an epilogue? I know this gets discussed A TON but I just cant seem to get over the fact that Lilly's path feels the most complete (lots of framing with Hisao ending up in a hospital, the return of the music box, etc... Not to mention the really touching scene where Hisao and Lilly confess to one another, which really never seems to happens in the other stories.. It just feels like a shame that much depth couldn't be applied to the other's stories. (Not to mention my favorite route is about 1/3 as long as Lilly's (It's Hanako :) )
1. Time will tell.

2. My only regret is that putting an epilogue on Lilly's path made everyone bitch about how we didn't do epilogues for everyone. I do not regret Emi's path ending exactly where it ends and not before or after.
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How did the character of the Nurse happen? Who decided to add a reference to Nurse-kun, and how early in development?
We decided there had to be a nurse character very early on (before we moved to the new board and maybe even in the original 4chan thread but that could be wrong) but I have no fucking clue who first thought of him. In early scene drafts (because even the girls didn't have names in early scene drafts) we never bothered to give him a name, and then... we just never got around to doing it. Eventually we figured that we'd just leave him nameless, which I always liked as another veiled Doctor Who reference but other writers liked for their own reasons.

Guest wrote: 1. Was there any material (scenes, subplots, art, music, game features) which didn't make it into the final game, which you really hated having to cut? Perhaps some ideas that the team came up with, which had to be scrapped due to changes in direction, time constrictions, technical limitations, or whatever. How would they have been implemented if they had been kept, and how might KS have been different if they had stayed in?

2. Which character(s) went through the most change, in terms of back story, personality, and how her path played out, from concept stage to the final release?
1. There were a few little side plots and whatnot that I was, initially, super-excited about which we cut, but now I don't actually mind as they were all very silly and cut with good reason. The only thing I vaguely wish I could have done was expand Emi's bad end more--there was an epilogue of sorts to that which we cut for a variety of reasons--but in the end I think I like the abruptness of the current ending more. So I guess I don't actually regret having to cut it.

2. Lilly, definitely, for the reasons Aura already went into.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Guest » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:34 am

Hi devs, I having wondering about Misha's name for a long time. So her real name is Shiina Mikado but why does everyone call her Misha?

Why not make "Misha" her real name instead of a nick name since I don't recall her real name coming out in the VN?

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Post by newnar » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:28 am

Eh I dunno if this is a stupid question but WTF is the Shimmie section of the site? Is it like some sort of KS deviantart? And how do I create an account over there cause I can't seem to use my forum account.
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Re: Ask!

Post by KSmaniac » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:38 am

I've only one question: Why the recruitment for the team dev is still on going? Is still there any projects hidden?

That should be revealed, even if the ETA of it is another 5 years. So whats the problem? All of us can wait patiently for this kind of masterpiece. And anyways, the more people in the team, the faster it gets.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirage_GSM » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:52 am

KSmaniac wrote:I've only one question: Why the recruitment for the team dev is still on going? Is still there any projects hidden?

That should be revealed, even if the ETA of it is another 5 years. So whats the problem? All of us can wait patiently for this kind of masterpiece. And anyways, the more people in the team, the faster it gets.
Simple: It isn't ongoing. How did you get the impression it was?
Also, the equation "more people" = "faster work" is pretty naive in some cases...
Emi > Misha > Hanako > Lilly > Rin > Shizune

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Re: Ask!

Post by KSmaniac » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:03 am

Mirage_GSM wrote:
KSmaniac wrote:I've only one question: Why the recruitment for the team dev is still on going? Is still there any projects hidden?

That should be revealed, even if the ETA of it is another 5 years. So whats the problem? All of us can wait patiently for this kind of masterpiece. And anyways, the more people in the team, the faster it gets.
Simple: It isn't ongoing. How did you get the impression it was?
Also, the equation "more people" = "faster work" is pretty naive in some cases...
Obviously in the forums?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirage_GSM » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:58 am

Haven't seen any current recruitment threads in the forum...
Emi > Misha > Hanako > Lilly > Rin > Shizune

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Re: Ask!

Post by gunlocksp » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:48 am

Question.... (Forgive me if this has been asked before... ) ^^"

Is Jigoro in any way modeled after Richard Wellington http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/Richard_Wellington? I have no idea why but both of them share an uncanny similarity.... =.="

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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:14 am

kahafb wrote:Thank you for those answers, and has this question ever been asked?

You guys created a really awesome game, but what kind of games do you guys like to play? Are you guys even gamers?
I don't know if I qualify as a "gamer", but I play games every now and then, mostly strategy/RPG/action-adventure games.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:15 am

OpusEponymous wrote:Just finished Hanako's story (I had Emi and Rin's story completed before) I can't really express it, but this VN has really touched me. Its seriously inspired me to change my life and live it to the best I possible can. On that note I want to thank you for a very unique experience.

Did you ever expect KS to be this popular and with the amount of feedback in such a period of time?
Well, we expected a somewhat positive response because people liked Act 1. However, it's been bigger and more intense than we expected.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:15 am

Hisui wrote:Hi hi 4LS

How did the character of the Nurse happen? Who decided to add a reference to Nurse-kun, and how early in development?

Who came up with the Crippled/Heart: Act Katawa video and who made it? I'd like to play them in MBAACC.
Delta made the spoof video.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:16 am

Nazo25 wrote:when do you expect to have the ddl links up for?
There's no ETA for them, like there's for nothing with us ever. They'll be up if and when they will be.
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