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Re: Ask!

Post by misterprinny » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:02 pm

Where I live, it is New Year's Day. This is a question to each dev personally, what are your goals for the New Year in terms of 4LS or in their own lives?

Also, with that being said, in a few days (exactly 3 days where I live), it will be the first anniversary of Katawa Shoujo's release date. Again, to each dev personally, what are your thoughts now that the game has been out for almost a year?
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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:43 pm

Steinherz wrote:
Carighan wrote:One question which came up in the subreddit about Katawa Shoujo:
  • Was Emi's anal scene intentionally written to have additional comic relief value? Or did it only appear as a combination of the final setup, when the art and writing came together?
    The reason this made me curious is because given what you see of Emi beforehand, this scene actually deepens her character a bit. OTOH, it's still very... odd. The whole setup, with the wheelchair toppling over and the convenience of it feels out of place unless used for comic relief (which would be understandable given the rather heavy scenes beforehand), compared to say, her inviting Hisao to her room for sex.
Sadly I can't address this by name, not sure who wrote Emi's story. Sorry.
I've been wondering this as well, it just seemed so chuckle-worthy compared to all the other scenes in the VN.
Originally, it was just going to be a straight anal scene. That is to say, we decided at some point that an anal scene had to be in the game, and I drew the short straw. The track shed was initially written as them just fooling around (oral sex was as involved as it got), but when the order for anal came down, there were already like three h scenes planned and Lilly already had an oral scene (at least I think it did, don't really remember). So the track shed 69 was replaced with an anal scene.

It skewed toward the ridiculous pretty quickly. I should clarify that Emi intentionally falls out of the chair so she can get Hisao where she wants him. The scene plays out awkward because it is two (mostly) inexperienced teens trying something new for the first time. In the end (har har) it turned out rather effective at showing Emi's adventurous side while also being funny/awkward as hell. So a success all 'round, I should think.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:55 am

Shizune had an oral scene (that was subsequently cut). Lilly was too conservative for that sort of thing, Hanako is Hanako, and Rin's were already planned out.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Carighan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:17 am

Thanks, that's as expected then, makes for good comic relief after the pretty heavy scenes beforehand. ^_^

Shizune's oral scene was replaced with her power play where she binds your hands, I suspect?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Silentcook » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:24 am

misterprinny wrote:This is a question to each dev personally, what are your goals for the New Year in terms of 4LS or in their own lives?
Year? Hell, I'll settle for getting through the month alive and sane. :p 4LS shenanigans are, as always, [classified information].
misterprinny wrote:Again, to each dev personally, what are your thoughts now that the game has been out for almost a year?
I think "oh god what" sums things up pretty well.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirage_GSM » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:07 am

Carighan wrote:Thanks, that's as expected then, makes for good comic relief after the pretty heavy scenes beforehand. ^_^
Comic Relief? I thought it was the most realistic H-scene I'd ever seen in VNs for - in Hivemind's words - "inexperienced teens trying something new for the first time"
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Re: Ask!

Post by Carighan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:33 am

Hrm, yes. But it took the heavy-heartedness out of emi's story before that. Seeing her in a wheelchair nearly broke me apart, so this really worked well to ease that up a bit. Hence I thought it was intentionally inserted there, didn't quite think it actually replaced another scene, even.

Anyhow, sorry, don't want to drag the thread offtopic.
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Re: Ask!

Post by xero » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:36 pm

Seeing as this turned out to be a beautiful piece in story and visual aspects will you guys create another game? Involving these characters or something new? The characters just were so amazing and I feel as if Emi in my eyes is seriously one of the most memorable characters in general. I'd love for there to be a second game as I said before involving these characters or even brand new material. As long as it's coming from you guys
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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:56 pm

xero wrote:Seeing as this turned out to be a beautiful piece in story and visual aspects will you guys create another game? Involving these characters or something new? The characters just were so amazing and I feel as if Emi in my eyes is seriously one of the most memorable characters in general. I'd love for there to be a second game as I said before involving these characters or even brand new material. As long as it's coming from you guys
From the FAQ:
Q: Will there be a fandisc, sequel, or prequel to Katawa Shoujo?
A: No. There will be no other work in any way related to Katawa Shoujo.
Note that this does not mean we won't create another game(s), just that any we do make wouldn't be related to KS in any way.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Yoh_Komori » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:44 pm

Suriko wrote:
xero wrote:Seeing as this turned out to be a beautiful piece in story and visual aspects will you guys create another game? Involving these characters or something new? The characters just were so amazing and I feel as if Emi in my eyes is seriously one of the most memorable characters in general. I'd love for there to be a second game as I said before involving these characters or even brand new material. As long as it's coming from you guys
From the FAQ:
Q: Will there be a fandisc, sequel, or prequel to Katawa Shoujo?
A: No. There will be no other work in any way related to Katawa Shoujo.
Note that this does not mean we won't create another game(s), just that any we do make wouldn't be related to KS in any way.
that really is a shame, as in it's own unique way KS really has found a way to become more than just a joke where 99.9% of all other ideas like this end up petering out long before completion of even a rough sketch of how a game would work, let alone seeing the light of day as a fully finished, polished product.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Murlox » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:20 pm

Don't you think that you made Emi a little too overly sensitive about her dad considering how long ago the accident was? I mean it seems a bit extreme that after 8 years she is still traumatized enough to not even be able to tell her boyfriend of her dad's fate.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Steinherz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:43 pm

Murlox wrote:Don't you think that you made Emi a little too overly sensitive about her dad considering how long ago the accident was? I mean it seems a bit extreme that after 8 years she is still traumatized enough to not even be able to tell her boyfriend of her dad's fate.
Four words: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It's a hell of a thing to get, people who suffer from it often never truly get over it (ergo, the "crazy" War Veterans. they have PTSD and their minds never fully left the battlefield)
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Re: Ask!

Post by tommo1982 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:03 pm

Is the school they attend to a copy of a real place or was it created for the purpose of the story?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:23 pm

tommo1982 wrote:Is the school they attend to a copy of a real place or was it created for the purpose of the story?
Yamaku is entirely fictional.

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Re: Ask!

Post by tommo1982 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:59 pm

Suriko wrote:
tommo1982 wrote:Is the school they attend to a copy of a real place or was it created for the purpose of the story?
Yamaku is entirely fictional.
Hmm ... maybe I'm going off topic ... and showing signs of ignorance ... but do such places for disabled people, where they can come to terms with their condition and learn how to live the life or manage everyday routines, exits?

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