Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by Anon727486593452 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:35 am

What country are you setting it in, again (Eastern Europe somewhere)? You could give it a name in whatever the local language is there.

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by Joshp9690 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:37 am

imperial.standard wrote:We had one lead girl having the attribute of "Asperger's Syndrome" - quite popular with most of the developers really. ;)
Hell yeah! Finally, a girl I, as an aspie, could get behind! (yes, that pun is intended, deal with it *sunglasses*).
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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by kosherbacon » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:49 am

Austria.

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by Guest » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:55 am

Do you guys know about Less Wrong? It's a site devoted to the development and refinement of human rationality. They have an extremely empiric approach to life, and they have very interesting ways of dealing with biases, perception errors, akrasia (that's when you act against your own better judgement, the "Yao Ming" mode, we all do it), reprogramming one's own tastes for the sake of one's ultimate goals... basically everything to do with better understanding the world, making the right decisions, and following through on them. And it'd be very interesting to see a person with mental disorders struggling to be rational and consistent. Even more one interesting if their compulsions are so strong, they could in fact be ''unable'' to listen to reason, and suffer from a lot of akrasia at best and be entirely oblivious at worst. I'd think that'd provide some very interesting conflict.

As for the setting, yeah, set it in a college. Even better, a math college. Have some of them play chess. I'd use The Oxford Murders as a template. It ''is'' a murder mystery, but it also works a lot like a DatingSim (complete with some very interesting HoYay).

Bad idea? Okay, no biggie, I'm just brainstorming here. But ''do'' try the movie, it's a ''great'' murder mystery slash romance that NeedsMoreLove.

As for types of mental disorder that can be used, you have thePersonality Disorders, which mostly affect your emotions, decision-making, and the way you deal with people, and the perception disorders, where you don't percieve reality properly (for example, you don't know where your body parts are without looking at them, or you can't see the right side of things, or you can't read anything graphic: drawings, computer imagery, all you see is a blank spot... those are all real). For those, I suggest readingthis book or a summary thereof. (Here's a summary of the eponymous case... seems like a bit more of a challenge than dating a person who merely lacks a body part, yet this woman married him).

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by Mercury_Ali » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:03 am

I apologize for the doublepost, that was me up there. I'm in your care now, so please be lenient towards me and my circumstances. Great game you have here, great forum too.

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by MrTimms » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:03 pm

I am a writer who was invited onto the project about a week ago, but from what I've read on the forum they've closed application for writers and programmers. I have attempted to contact QbertEnhanced about this, and on the forum, but so far it has been very difficult to get a hold of anyone, so I figured I'd try a more active forum.

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by Hamadyne » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:07 pm

MrTimms wrote:I am a writer who was invited onto the project about a week ago, but from what I've read on the forum they've closed application for writers and programmers. I have attempted to contact QbertEnhanced about this, and on the forum, but so far it has been very difficult to get a hold of anyone, so I figured I'd try a more active forum.
Like the forums have said, we are no longer accepting such applications.
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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by imperial.standard » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:04 pm

MrTimms wrote:I am a writer who was invited onto the project about a week ago, but from what I've read on the forum they've closed application for writers and programmers. I have attempted to contact QbertEnhanced about this, and on the forum, but so far it has been very difficult to get a hold of anyone, so I figured I'd try a more active forum.
The post was filled up to the brim pretty quickly, I apologize for that. In fact within the first 2 days of invitations that had been sent out, we had most of the writers signed up. We are currently in need of artists... If any of you are willing to try out, pm me instead :)
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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by MrTimms » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:34 pm

No understudy positions?

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by Mercury_Ali » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:51 pm

No advisor positions?

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Post by Hamadyne » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:53 pm

Mercury_Ali wrote:No advisor positions?
If you're talking about medical advisors, those positions are also filled.
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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by kosherbacon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:00 am

MrTimms wrote:No understudy positions?
Understudies for writing? There are so many writers signed up that some of us will inevitably become backup writers and editors, so none at the moment.

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by ShadowB » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:45 am

I could make several suggestions based on what I've seen so far, but I can summarize most of them as: don't go for any hardcore mental disabilities. Characters should have conditions that require support, not constant treatment. This would be in line with KS - none of those characters need a 24h nursing staff just to live anything remotely like a normal life, they can simply live their normal life with support from the people around them. There are plenty of equivalent mental conditions, people who don't need constant attention or specialized environments to live their life, but do need a different kind of support from the people around them than most.
This would mean no institution-type setting. Don't concentrate directly on the condition itself, but how those people would live their life - for example, a character wouldn't be chucked into a psych ward directly because they had kleptomania, but kleptomania could interfere with their ability to fit in with normal society and lead to being sent to an alternate education program as a troubled youth. Characters in such a situation are perfectly capable of romantic relations, but much of society would either be unable to work around their differences or just treat them like special little children who aren't suitable for such grown-up behavior.

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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by imperial.standard » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:51 am

ShadowB wrote:I could make several suggestions based on what I've seen so far, but I can summarize most of them as: don't go for any hardcore mental disabilities.
Of course - the point is to have the target character to have certain mental afflictions but does not impede them or make them less associable. We would want a character that is relate-able afterall :)
ShadowB wrote: This would mean no institution-type setting. Don't concentrate directly on the condition itself, but how those people would live their life
Well noted, thank you...Our current setting is a school with an attached ward
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Re: Would you play a "mental disability" VN similar to KS?

Post by Aka » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:41 am

I don't think the disabilities are why I originally played KS.
I think I learned about KS from an ero site awhile ago. (I'm fairly sure I know which site, but I'll avoid listing it here)

I have to admit, playing the first act was enough to pique my interest.
I didn't really keep up with discussions over the forums or look over the blogs, but I do think its quite a great game.
The disabilities are just part of the story(or plot?), but they aren't exactly what makes this game so incredible.



TL;DR - No. that was not why I played KS to begin with. Still isn't.

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