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Re: Ask!

Post by McBaggin » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:39 pm

Aura wrote:
McBaggin wrote:What would each girl dress up as for Halloween ?
http://shimmie.katawa-shoujo.com/post/list/halloween/1
In your opinion Aura what would you imagine Rin dressing up?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Jintor » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:08 pm

Was Emi intentionally written to inspire so many nerds to make crazy morning runs?

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Re: Ask!

Post by OneSpecialDR » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:13 pm

Aura, I personally want to know. If I want to know what project you are doing next, how do I know about them?

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Re: Ask!

Post by xaolindragon » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:16 pm

I feel slightly ignored....

1) I can kind of understand why 4-Leaf Studio might dissolve after putting 5+ years into this making and I have read Aura's answers as to why/how 4LS was able to stick together and pull there to the very end. But I don't know how this all began. I vaguely know that it all started with a sketch in 2000, but what else was gave the spark for this massive project?

2) A question to who ever wrote Shizune's arc. I just finished Shizune's route. Not one of my favorites, but I still loved nonetheless. My question is how come Hisao couldn't salvage the situation in the bad ending? I feel like someone could have in his shoes, unless I'm reading the entire situation wrong. For comparison, with Emi's route, the reader had a chance to make it up and still end up with the good ending. Again I'm asking the main writer for Shizune: Did you feel that the situation could not be salvageable? That a second chance would not have been possible?

I hope I made my points clear as possible.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:18 pm

finalizer wrote:
Suriko wrote:the Mechwarrior series
You ever play MWLL? I'd love to thank you by blowing your ass up sometime :mrgreen:
I've played a bit of it in my time. It's a nice mod.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Yume » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:37 pm

At the moment Katawa Shoujo is ranked 6th for PC games on Gamestop.

How does it feel knowing that your team could very well be the catalyst that would bring the Visual Novel genre to much higher popularity in western nations?

Also, do you guys prefer happy endings or bittersweet endings? I haven't played all the routes yet to know what this game has, but from my experience with other VNs usually the true end is a happy end. I think that while happy ending would be the more popular ending, a bittersweet ending could leave a longer lasting impact.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirage_GSM » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:37 pm

xaolindragon wrote:1) I can kind of understand why 4-Leaf Studio might dissolve after putting 5+ years into this making and I have read Aura's answers as to why/how 4LS was able to stick together and pull there to the very end. But I don't know how this all began. I vaguely know that it all started with a sketch in 2000, but what else was gave the spark for this massive project.
See Aura's Blog entry here.
I don't think A22 frequents the forums much, so an answer to your second question could take some time.
Emi > Misha > Hanako > Lilly > Rin > Shizune

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Re: Ask!

Post by Lurch » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:21 pm

Suriko wrote: IL2-Sturmovik 1946,
Awesome game. I'd love to vs you in a dogfight sometime, but lost access to online multiplayer with that big patch for the ultrapack that came out 9 months ago ;_;

Though I was quite surprised - somehow I figured the author of Lilly's character would have much the same personality, and didn't really see sim games as being a 'Lilly' trait.

Which leads me to my first question, I suppose.

1. How strong is the affinity between the Devs and their characters? Are there opions and/or beliefs of your character that you disagree strongly with?

As to my second question, it's not really a question, so much as a suggestion.

KS is hugely popular now, and I can really see it inspiring a whole host of VN projects to follow in it's footsteps. The series of questions being asked on how to write VNs on here kind of support that as well.

For a much smaller follow-up project for the Devs, had you guys considered running a series of workshops teaching other groups on the mechanics of how to make a VN?

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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:13 pm

Nagatoyuuki wrote:Question to any of the writers. Though I understand that your free time was mainly working on the project, as a writer myself must know; During development, or whilst planning out or writing scenes, did you ever get any ideas or inspiration for stories not related to KS?
At first, not so much. Then as the process went on, I started to scribble other ideas down, wrote a few short stories, wrote some crap that's in the fanfiction forum somewhere, and by the last two years I was pretty actively playing around with ideas for the Next Big Thing, whatever that is.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Anon1494 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:22 pm

When are the direct downloads coming out? I've been waiting since the release post. Please hurry or at least tell me why they're not out so I can know if I need to just give in and get a torrent. plz & ty

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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:24 pm

Lurch wrote:How strong is the affinity between the Devs and their characters? Are there opions and/or beliefs of your character that you disagree strongly with?
Surprisingly not terribly strong for me, though I do agree that running is a pretty good way to exercise. I actually run on a regular basis when it's not the winter, because it is a pretty good way to make myself not feel awful about everything.

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Re: Ask!

Post by McBaggin » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:01 am

How do the devs feel about Katawa Shoujo being third on GameFAQs' "Top 10 Wanted FAQs" ?
You guys are basically internet celebrities ! :)

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Re: Ask!

Post by TheHivemind » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:11 am

McBaggin wrote:How do the devs feel about Katawa Shoujo being third on GameFAQs' "Top 10 Wanted FAQs" ?
You guys are basically internet celebrities ! :)
The answer to this, and any other question about being 'internet celebrities,' is that some of us are very deeply weirded out by it, some of us don't care, and some of us probably are pleased about it.

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Re: Ask!

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:23 am

How many different sexual partners did Emi have?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:24 am

Does Hanako taste like bacon? I have heard rumors to that effect.

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