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About Jason_OCE

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  1. Heya guys. I've been working with a team for a while now on the title, Cafe Yume. We've got a demo script ready, and about a hundred or so pages of design documents, so the story is forming in a beautiful way. What we need, is creative individuals who want to bring this experience forward with suitable works of art. The team is currently going through some restructuring after some members having to drop out due to real life stuff ( such as having a job or education ). We're specifically looking for Background artists, Sprite artists, CG artists, Composers, and Animators. Anyone who is skilled in these fields, or anyone just keen to hear more about the project should throw me a message. The spoiler below is a copy/paste of the thread we have on Lemmasoft, which includes further details for those interested. https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=34055 Thanks guys, and looking forward to hearing from you all!
  2. VN Idea Dump thread!

    Lifelike love protagonist is a girl - sneaks into her senpai's house and finds a package for a sex doll. She opens it and is amazed by it's realism. as senpai gets home, she hides the doll and hides herself in the box. Senpai thinks it's his doll, and the girl comes out that she's an advanced doll capable of speech and reacting. senpai buys it because he's stupid, and either; - drama happens trying to get him to let her go because visual novel - she gets used like a doll repeatedly because eroge
  3. Videogames have been hailed as some of the most amazing storytelling platforms of the 21st century, giving an all new interactive experience to immerse yourself in, and have created one of the largest industries currently in the world. As for Visual Novels, these take the story to all new levels with unique narrative and visual design, becoming the game equivalent of a choose your own adventure book. But when Visual Novels begin to include such themes as nudity and sex in them, they fall away from the mainstream "gaming" market, and even those who are interested in such a game would only know about them if they actively search for that sort of news and content. So, What would happen if Steam was to allow distribution and sales of R18+ Visual Novels? Surely the world would collapse. Steam has been opening itself up to all sorts of innovative inclusions to it's platform, including selling creative softwares for video editing, game capture, and music production. These aren't really games of course, but it makes sense. A lot of gamers are quite creative, from artists, to video editors and youtubers, everyone loves experiencing something awesome as much as someone loves making it. They're also pretty easy to market in sales. Then of course, we have actual visual novels on Steam. The recent releases of Danganronpa and Nekopara Vol. 2 are just some of the visual novels that are making it to the best selling list, and that's only in the last month. Previously includes the others in the Nekopara series, as well as the steam port of the long standing visual novel Clannad, yes it seems that even if it's not as big as the market is for Team Fortress 2 hats, there is a lot of people out there that want Visual Novels. Trends recently though, have been pointing towards a more mature entertainment industry, with such triple A titles like GTA5, Black Ops 3 and Witcher 3 all getting R18 releases on steam, as well as Fallout 4 and Witcher 3 getting almost the same ratings. Now most of these are violent and combat relative, so it'd be a bad example right? Well, kinda, but violence is one of the themes that give a mature rating, and the other one, is eroticism. I mean, we just got a VR Controller for adult games that as of writing this, needs only $1000 more to complete it's kickstarter goal and be a thing. The first step was already taken. The somewhat recent release of Kindred Spirits was Steam's first completely uncensored Visual Novel on Steam. While it was relatively soft in it's actual content, with the story being lighthearted, and the adult content being light and tasteful, it's still the first time that an R18 game has had no changes made to it whatsoever as it's published on Steam. It's also one of the first games on steam to include the "Nudity" tag ( even though Witcher 3 and GTA5 don't have that tag, mainly because it's not a main feature ) Now let's not get ahead of ourselves, I mean a good percentage of visual novels that exist these days are what's called "Nukige", which translates to "masturbation helper". These includes graphic scenes of sex and eroticism as their number one feature. They don't even need a story most of the time. You bought this game? Here's some boobs and sex, and stuff. Of course if these were introduced into the Steam world overnight, there would be a huge fan uproar. Some positive, but most negative. Somebody, think of the children! I don't think we can plan on where the line between good and bad will lay exactly, but the line itself is moving, inch by inch, in the direction of accepting such games into such an immense online community and ecosystem, it might just see this dying art be made financially feasible again. One or two japanese developers have denied the western world their games*, purely because there's no reliable platform for their sale, and they'll likely just fall into pirates hands instead. *( needs citation ) But it seems, regardless, we are moving this way slowly. Too slowly maybe? as a customer and user of steam, it'd seem that way, but on the business side of things, there's a lot to take into account. Selling violent games to people is relatively easy, but once you age restrict a product based on sexual content, there's a lot of national laws that need to be taken into account. For example, Australia has very strict anti-child porn laws in effect that include the ban of all adult film actors with A cup size breasts, regardless of their age, and of course this ban extends to other mediums, including a book that was banned because it described a-cup breasts* in an erotic way *( needs citation ). If Steam moves too quickly and doesn't consider national policy, they can find themselves in some serious trouble. If French and German consumer groups can take Valve to court ( with limited success ) over reselling digital games, which in itself is completely stupid, then who knows what damage breaking an actual national law would create. So, Steam has been moving very slowly on "Steamy content", but it might be the fastest it can go. So, you'll just have to wait for your english translated japanese manga games, and cat dating simulators. What do you think, is Steam moving in a good direction? Do you condone the dating and mating with fox gods and monster girls being uncensored on the biggest gaming distribution platform in the world? Let me know what you think. ~Jason
  4. Voice Acting thread

    It takes a lot of hard work to be able to do it for a living, but there's a fairly large group of people that do it just for fun, or maybe as a part time thing.
  5. Voice Acting thread

    This discussion doesn't even have to relate specifically to Visual Novels. There's a lot of other forms out there, and I'm sure at least one or two people within Fuwa have at least thought about it.
  6. Voice Acting thread

    Voice Acting Thread! This thread is dedicated to the discussion of Voice Acting, as well as showing off any projects you've had a hand in. It's also for newbies who want to get involved in voice acting, but don't have the experience. First off, I'd advise anyone that wants to get involved in Voice Acting to check out Casting Call Club. ( https://castingcall.club/ ) Here's a random old project of mine, an original poem with some audio work and Voice Acting.
  7. Well hello there.

    Greetings, geared. It's good to see more hopeful OELVN creators around these parts. Best of luck on the project
  8. neutral bad ending. Nothing interesting happened, and I passed with mediocre marks. Dated a girl for 6 months, but probably took a bad choice beforehand, so I got the ending with no h-scenes. worst VN life ever, 3/10
  9. A lot of people love hanging around fuwanovel's forums, however there will be a ( brief ) site outage, as stated in the announcement at the top. So, together we're going to conduct a small list of things we can do during the site outage. Be sure to write this stuff down, because it might be too late when you come back to try again.
  10. Show off your anime art!

    A few of my character concepts for a secret Visual Novel that I'm not actively working on at the moment. Anime art style though, still counts right?
  11. Your biggest turn-offs in visual novels?

    Nukige, basically. I prefer my visual novels to be based on a compelling story. I don't mind H-scenes, but those shouldn't be the reason you buy it.
  12. well, our "Demo" script for just chapter 1 is at 35 pages, not counting the coding that's going to go into it, and there's an additional 60 pages of just plot points we're yet to script out. There's also about 10 pages of just character design documents, and consistency documents.
  13. Heya guys, I'm the lead of a Visual Novel team, and we're looking for new additions to our team to help us create something awesome! Our Project We're listed as a free project, working from our passion in our free time. Our skill levels vary from beginner to highly adept. We have two projects, but are only really actively working on one of them, which isn't publically available yet. We're all in it for the experience, however upon our project reaching a monetizable state, the team members will be rewarded for their work accordingly. We take on a high quality benchmark, and during our "early" development will be very loose on our deadlines and requirements for activity. We'll be releasing a full playable demo, as well as a trailer the same time we release a Kickstarter project as well as a Steam greenlight. All these long term plans depend on the work of our team, which might include you! Roles Background artistYou're someone that has experience creating background artwork and scenery. Experience in 3D rendering would help, but as long as you make awesome stuff, we won't judge how ( Unless it involves some form of live virgin sacrifice, if that's the case, this team isn't a good fit for you ) AnimatorYou're a 2D animator that has experience in an anime style of artwork, or at least managing a lot of elements at once. You'll be joining another animator, to share the work load, and collaborate on openings, chapter animations, ect. Applying If you're keen to get involved, send me a private message here. Please include links to previous works, why you want to get involved, and your Skype ID so we can talk further. I'll be talking to everyone who applies to find the best suit for our team. I look forward to hearing from you guys! ~Jason
  14. Games that involve pen and paper

    Two games did it for me. 1. Papers, please Writing everything down made it kinda easier to track. 2. keep talking and nobody explodes A LOT of information needs to be printed off, but can be written down I guess.
  15. euphoria

    the writing and art are relatively high quality, I'm just not a personal fan of the themes involved... would recommend for masochists.