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Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Rinmibro » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:59 pm

So while browsing through /a/ and /v/ last night. I stumbled over several people discussing this project known as Katawa Shoujo Plus.

Apparently it's a spin off game, and they released this last night.

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They linked a FAQ as well.

http://ksplus.titanpad.com/ep/pad/view/ ... fZpJ/rev.4


Sooooo, I'm not totally against this idea, what's your thoughts guys?
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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Rinmibro » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:02 pm

Oh, also this is from the FAQ.



Frequently Asked Questions


Isn't this just ripping off Katawa Shoujo?
Short answer: No.
Firstly, a lot of people seem to be screaming that this is ripping off Four Leaf Studios' VN; google "copyright" and "software licensing". The idea was RAITA's, and we won't break their license.
We are producing our own assets from the ground up.
We are not using any assets from the original Katawa Shoujo.
However, this is a spinoff of KS, that is undeniable.

Is this a sequel?
No; this is not a sequel. It is set in the same timeline as Katawa Shoujo with a different main character, new girls, and original routes.

Why are you making this?
Many people had a positive reaction to Katawa Shoujo. We are among those people, and as much as we loved KS, we wanted more. We hold Four Leaf Studios in the highest regard, and feel as if this VN is more of a love letter to them than anyone. We simply want to share with the world as they did.

How many routes will there be?
There are six planned routes at this point in time.

Will there be a Kenji route?
No.

How big is the staff list?
Like 4LS, our numbers vary depending on the circumstances.
(We lack artists.)

Do you have a website?
Currently, no. We do have an IRC channel, though.
#ksplus @ irc.rizon.net

I want to join the team, how can I do that?
You can visit us via our IRC channel that has already been cited above and speak to one of the staff members about your interest in joining the team.

What's X's disability?
Don't worry about it; you'll find out.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Megumeru » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:24 pm

I have a feeling that girl has mental issues.

EDIT: 'scuse me, not mental. Brain damage or something along that line
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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Rinmibro » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:31 pm

Megumeru wrote:I have a feeling that girl has mental issues.

EDIT: 'scuse me, not mental. Brain damage or something along that line
I was thinking the same thing, maybe head trauma or something?

I want to know!

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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Cyraknoss » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:58 pm

Seen a bunch of these projects popping up inspired by KS. I wonder how many of them will survive to completion. I certainly wish them well, more VNs like KS can only be a good thing if done well.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by GINDAW » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:04 pm

I'm more than intrigued, but I doubt it will see it all the way through.
That doubt not withstanding, I also highly doubt it will follow the same emotional poignancy that the first one did... though, much as I love 4LS and what they did, there seems to be a margin of ridiculousness that spawned from RAITA's original joke, regardless of the amazing VN that came from it. I don't know that this concept is going to be the "lightning in a bottle" that I'm sure we all hope it will be.

Eh... this could go any way, if they have some talented writers on staff then they don't have too much to worry about.

But everyone thinks they're a great writer. If only all could be as right as me am in statement.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Rivan » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:17 pm

Lol, not ripping off Katawa Shoujo.
Sure, someone made a great game, so let's milk it for all it's worth and pretend we're doing something creative :roll:

I'm better off waiting to play... whatever I am currently waiting to play.

Instead of watching another bunch of guys trying to outdo people who gave their heart to the original idea simply because they cannot think of something on their own...
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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Minister of Gloom » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:28 pm

It's called "Katawa Shoujo Plus", it's not like they're trying to hide it. I don't know whether they got the permission of the original KS devs to do it, though. If they did, then I guess it's cool. If not, then yeah, it's kind of low.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by encrypted12345 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:44 pm

Minister of Gloom wrote:It's called "Katawa Shoujo Plus", it's not like they're trying to hide it. I don't know whether they got the permission of the original KS devs to do it, though. If they did, then I guess it's cool. If not, then yeah, it's kind of low.
Only the setting the same, and they're not ripping off the art, so it's just fan fiction (sort of). A bit low, maybe, but I don't think the devs will mind.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by newnar » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:48 pm

I think it's like a side story in the same universe. Like Fate/Extra vs Fate/Stay Night.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by GINDAW » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:10 pm

encrypted12345 wrote: Only the setting the same, and they're not ripping off the art, so it's just fan fiction (sort of). A bit low, maybe, but I don't think the devs will mind.
If the devs got upset over this it'd be a little juvenile. There's nothing wrong with a fan game, provided they aren't violating the poor-man's copyright or claiming themselves the fucking kings of the idea.
It's like you said, fan fiction, they're just putting more ambition into it. Hell, they're not even using the same characters. I don't think they're in the wrong, but I'd be upset if they just shit on the concept, as is my only REAL fear at this point.
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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Guest » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:18 pm

This is just an homage, we're not trying to outdo, one-up, or cash in on the success of Katawa Shoujo.
newnar wrote:I think it's like a side story in the same universe. Like Fate/Extra vs Fate/Stay Night.
It's what this guy said. Nothing more.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by themocaw » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:46 pm

Guest wrote:This is just an homage, we're not trying to outdo, one-up, or cash in on the success of Katawa Shoujo.
newnar wrote:I think it's like a side story in the same universe. Like Fate/Extra vs Fate/Stay Night.
It's what this guy said. Nothing more.
The difference is that Fate/Extra was done with the permission of the people who did the original work.

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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Mirage_GSM » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:48 pm

Well, it's basically just a very elaborate piece of Fanfiction/Fanart, but calling it "KS Plus" is pretty cheeky...
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Re: Katawa Shoujo "Plus"

Post by Mahorfeus » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:11 pm

It makes me wonder if they even bothered asking any of the devs for permission.

I don't know, call it narrow-minded, but I can't bring myself to condone stuff like this. "Mentaru Shoujo" for example at least approaches a similar concept from a different angle with different flavor, but the whole "Plus" for this just irks me to no end.
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