Hmm, is Kamifish the "real Rin" then? The personality sounds similar with the short, "matter-of-fact" reply and the art marathon. Just wondering if there was any inspiration for Rin's character there
Can I live in Pimmy's magical kingdom? Earth can get too boring at times
Also, just out of curiosity, does Aura really
Putting aside my odd sense of humour for now though, I'd like to say thanks for writing those posts. For all the people who wanted a "Making of Katawa Shoujo" documentary, maybe this could be a text-based one.
It's interesting to read. I learned about the existence of the project from a forum post somewhere (I forget where though) just after the first version of Act 1 was released and decided to download it just out of sheer curiosity. I didn't expect much, to be honest, but was very pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a PROPER VN, with a very very
well-written story (even though it was only the first version of a demo of an incomplete game at the time, and therefore could have been forgiven for being a bit patchy) that pulled me in and refused to let go.
Like some others I decided to hang around and wait for the full version which I (wrongly) assumed would be sometime later that year... The rest is history, and a long one
From the point of view of an outsider who didn't know anyone working on the project, it didn't seem like much was happening, beyond an occasional new translation or blog post or change to the demo and part of me did grow weary of waiting, thinking nothing much was happening. Though, knowing a bit about how the game development industry works, I suspected that there was still activity behind the scenes. Invisible signs of life within 4LS, only hinted at by blog posts.
So rather than add my voice to all the people shouting for a release date and asking if the project was dead, I left the forum and wandered off to other things, keeping a regular check on the blog.
Basically, I never doubted you guys. Even though I didn't know you, I always got the feeling you hadn't given up on this. And having played the full version now, I'm glad you didn't.
While I'm guessing you're enjoying being able to relax after all that and don't intend to work on anything else for a while, if at all, I hope you do stick together at least, 'cos you make a pretty amazing team!
And even if you never work on any more VNs together... Well, you can still never have too many friends, right?
Thanks for everything!