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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:54 pm

MaxwellAbstruse c: wrote:Herro there.
As I am aware of the Copyright Licenses under KS I wanted to ask, would it be okay for there to be a transcription of the VN to a novel format? Assuming specific routes were chosen for focus, as long as the credit went to 4LS studios as well as the licenseing type, would this be allowed? There wouldn't be any art from the game , it being a novel, but the story would be literally transcribed to a readable format. Please let me know on the verdict whenever you get the chance and thank you! c:
No.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:55 pm

ArcCain wrote:
Silentcook wrote:Cue countless NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOs ripped from the throats of as many Misha fans. :mrgreen:
Well it always felt as if Misha was supposed to have a route but it was scraped at some point. Would have wanted to see one but sometimes some things don't make it in.
That's the thing: she wasn't supposed to have a route, which is why shooting down the suggestion was immediate and easy.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ksfan1989 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:17 pm

I'm having trouble picturing a Misha route. In my head it would go something like this:

"Hisao: Misha, you should be my girlfriend."

"Misha: Are you secretly a girl?"

"Hisao: No."

"Misha: I'll pass."

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Re: Ask!

Post by Atario » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:12 pm

Aura wrote:That's the thing: she wasn't supposed to have a route, which is why shooting down the suggestion was immediate and easy.
Is that due to the original RAITA drawing not having her? Or some other criteria?
ksfan1989 wrote:I'm having trouble picturing a Misha route.
There are some good examples in the fanfic section.
NB: none of the above is a request

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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:54 am

Unnecessary bloat for an already huge project and the concept was specifically 5 romanceable girls.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:07 am

So it is also false that Saki and Rika where intended to have paths but where cut do to time? I know some one on the forum talked about it as if that was the case.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Atario » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:14 am

Aura wrote:Unnecessary bloat
An unkind person might take this opportunity to make a cruel joke at Misha's expense.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:18 am

Why? For her curves?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Silentcook » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:34 am

ArcCain wrote:So it is also false that Saki and Rika where intended to have paths but where cut do to time? I know some one on the forum talked about it as if that was the case.
Completely false. No Rika or Saki paths were ever discussed during the development of KS, and while I have no idea about the contents of my colleagues' diseased imaginations, as far as I know Rika was not even conceptualized at the time. I was as surprised as anyone when I read the contents of the April's Fool blogpost and found out that I was apparently going to write a path for Rika. :lol:

And since we are laying misconceptions to rest, no other paths were cut either. As mentioned above, they weren't ever started to begin with.
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Re: Ask!

Post by poopooface » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:40 pm

Aura wrote:He's our (A22's) take on the idiot best friend trope. We made him annoying just to piss specifically you off.
Loved him so much. If only we ever got to see his charts and puppets. :lol:
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Re: Ask!

Post by CobraArts » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:47 pm

Dear Aura,
I didn't know where else to go to ask this so I'm sorry if this isn't the place to place but I have been a fan of “Katawa Shoujo” for a few years now. I’m some-what of a hobbyist where I tend to do a lot of things on my spare time, most recently I took up game making with the RPG Maker software (I'm no expert). I’m not studying game development, I don’t have a desire to pursue a career in game development, I just do it for fun with no profit earning involved. I’m actually currently working on a survival horror RPG game that I’m almost finished with and I have been thinking about what game to do next.
The thought of doing a Katawa Shoujo fan game came to mind, now I know you have strict rules when it comes to people using the name and characters but I would like you to hear me out. I haven’t worked on any script yet because I’m still working on my horror game but I can tell you the general basis of the game. The game would feature an entirely different cast, none of the iconic characters are playable or will have paths, it will be a short game with about 3 – 4 paths to take. It’s just if I could get your consent all I ask is that you allow me to have the game take place in the same school/universe and that some characters make in game cameos (like walking through the halls etc.).
This would be a non-profit game, no money is to be earned by it, and the in game cut scenes will not be using your art. I know how strict you are with the music of the game so I won’t use the music even though I would like to. I just hope that you would give me the “OK” to make the game whenever I get around to it, I’m even willing to email you guys the script whenever it’s done as some kind of reassurance. I don’t have an official name for this future game but I was thinking “Katawa Shoujo: Four Leaves” to represent the playable paths or main characters and as a way to pay respect to you guys “Four Leaf Studio.” I thought it would be wise to ask you guys for permission and if you allow me to I would put in a disclaimer stating that you own everything “Katawa Shoujo,” I just want to do this for fun. I don’t have a fan following or anything so my only motivation is to create something new and different.
I hope to hear from you soon and I will respect any decision you make, thank you for hearing me out.
- Steph. Felix

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Re: Ask!

Post by ksfan1989 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:09 am

Atario wrote:There are some good examples in the fanfic section.
There are some examples, anyway.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Atario » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:36 am

ksfan1989 wrote:
Atario wrote:There are some good examples in the fanfic section.
There are some examples, anyway.
Don't cut yourself on that edge
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Re: Ask!

Post by ksfan1989 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:05 am

Looks like I touched a nerve there.

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Re: Ask!

Post by SpunkySix » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:11 am

ksfan1989 wrote:Looks like I touched a nerve there.
It's kind of a silly comment to make when there is in fact extremely high quality writing there if you know where to look. Plus, it doesn't really add to the topic, so going any further with it would just be a distraction. Please stop.
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