Welcome back to My Visual Novel Can't Be This Fun!
What's your first thought when the term Visual Novel comes to mind?
Porno? Cheesy school romance? Cute anime girls making inexplicable sounds? or...
Visual novel is a game genre that's getting more attention and recognition in recent years, thanks to the localization effort like MangaGamer, as well as successful local doujin titles like Katawa Shoujo, yet misconception is still there and judgements are still made by its face value.
(FYI, the time is wrong)
That's what motivates me to host this discussion since I would like to explore the immense fun associated with this game genre that is beyond what it is stereotypically defined, whether it is story that turns you into cry baby, music that prepares you for upcoming intense battle, or art that just makes you jaw drop out of amazement. It is my goal to turn this panel into a space where people(yes, not just me as panelist) can share their observation and true feeling without constraint since we are all passionate about these games.
(Yeah, I bet you can hear it already)
Now, you might ask, yeah I love playing visual novel and stuff, but how about actually MAKING one? You know, like creating my own Katawa Shoujo?
You are in luck, since that's what we will cover too!
Being a member of doujin group Amber Clover, I would also like to share my personal experience with VN creation, and you would be surprised to realize, it ain't that difficult as one might imagine. Even big names like
Type Moon or 7th Expansion started up with extremely limited resource and man power.
What if you have come to this panel before or already know everything what I have stated above?
Guess what, you still come! For once again, this panel is about you, the audience, and FUN and Interaction are the central themes, thus the more pro you consider yourself to be, the more reason you should come, and don't worry about seeing the exact same old thing again, since a year has passed and I have played more games, that means new fun stuff to cover just as well!
Oh, and also, the fun we started last year would continue on and upgraded! To be precise, PRIZES will be given for participants helping me making this panel awesome, and by that I mean people sharing their valuable thoughts, answering trivia, and toughest of all, actually doing visual novel cosplays! (FYI, I am going to host the Type Moon photoshoot as well, just so you know how passionate I am seeing people doing awesome cosplay for my favorite visual novels)
<= What else can I say, this blows my mind lol
So come join the party, fellow fans or new comers of the visual novel world. I look forward to meeting you all during ACen, O~NII~CHAN~~~~
This post has been edited by SargentJY: 23 March 2014 - 01:17 PM