Convention-themed visual novel in the works
Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:47 PM
My idea was to have an anime-convention-themed VN/dating sim, based off of the experiences and stories that my friends and I have gathered at ACen, Geek-Kon, and Anime Milwaukee.
I was wondering if it might be okay to make use of some of the ACen planning materials (eg. the panel programming schedules, some of the layouts or events in premise only, but nothing specific enough to be copyright-infringing) to help in the construction of the visual novel. Since it takes place at an anime convention, why not use a real anime convention for inspiration and realistic reference, right?
This goes for the guests and visitors, as well: If you have an interesting or fun story, post it below, or PM me here on the forums. I have a little bit planned already in terms of character design and general paths, but supporting characters, events, and whatnot are mostly going to be taken from "con stories" that I hear. If you have something you want thrown in during this phase, or you have some skills and would like to help out, then please let me know, and I'll see what I can do. Keep in mind, I don't plan on accepting everyone, and I'd like to have people who are versatile, open-minded, skilled, dedicated, and passionate about their work.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:09 PM
Keep in mind that getting ideas and inspiration is easy. Actually getting the writing done, and then testing for bugs... that's difficult. Writing takes time, patience, and dedication.
(One little aside... back in 2008, Hinano created a freeware story called Renai Blogger. A good portion of the VN takes place before or during a fan convention in New York. And there's a French VN from a year ago called Anamnesis, which has quite a bit to do with cons.)
Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:40 PM
That said, I have produced a short Game Design Document which covers my pitch and the goals for the game. A public, read-only version is visible here: https://docs.google....KWvhgRaUac/edit