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Making a Visual Novel – The Story

I am making a visual novel and writing about!
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Making a Visual Novel – Production Schedule

Making a Visual Novel – Week 2 Update

When you’re creating a visual novel, most of the work has to go into the story. Most visual novels don’t really have a lot of gameplay, but they’re really heavy on the story. Some visual novels have incredibly huge word counts – Clannad, I’m looking at you!

So when it was time to start working on this game, I knew that I had to tell an interesting story.

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Making a Visual Novel – Production Schedule

I am making a visual novel and writing about!
Read other posts in this series:

Making a Visual Novel – The Story

Making a Visual Novel – Week 2 Update

Creating a production schedule is one thing – sticking to it is a completely other ball game. I think we gave ourselves a seven week deadline for each game. I don’t know if its enough time, but it’s the time we’re trying to make it happen.

Because this is a visual novel, most of the work has to go into the story. For a game of this size, I wanted to give the story as much room to breathe as possible.

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Acts of the Apostles – Game Concept

Acts of the Apostles is a game that I’m currently creating with my brother and father. I like to call it an open world fetch-quest simulator. Okay, that’s not entirely true, but that’s what I thought of when I started creating the concept for it.

I wanted to do a game where you play as a believer in the early church. It was going to be made in RPG Maker MV, but I didn’t want it to be an RPG.

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Layton Brothers: The Mystery Room

This game surprised me.

I had seen it in the app store when it first came out, but I thought it was a knock-off.

And by knock-off, I mean I thought Level-5 was just trying to make a Professor Layton game on the iOS.

But I was wrong. This isn’t just a “Professor Layton game”.

In fact, Layton Brothers Mystery Room is not even a Professor Layton game at all.

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Writing For Video Games

**Spoiler Alert** – The title is a misnomer. This post has very little to do with anything, much less Video Games.

I guess I wanted to have something to write everyday. And maybe I will, when I do this more often. Maybe this is just to get me in the habit of writing something, even if it’s nothing.

It’s been a while since I wrote a story, like a prose story. I’m writing a lot of stories for my games, and I consider them to be stories, but…

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