Alright, let’s get some things out of the way first:
Katawa Shoujo’s release was certainly impressive. It did an excellent job marketing, and was fairly decent. Why does it anger me?
Well… There’ve been a lot of things popping up that exclaim that they’re “inspired by Katawa Shoujo!” They vary from decent sounding things (very rare, in fact, I can’t think of any off the top of my head) to almost direct carbon copies of KS (hey, I know, let’s stick in 18+ content, have filtered photo backgrounds, heroines with some sort of disability, set it in Japan, make it free, get a bunch of writers, get a bunch of artists, etc. Story? I have no idea! Let’s just do this thing!)
Alright, let’s make some things clear:
The KS model for creating VNs is not optimal. There were a lot of issues that came up, and the release of the game was delayed for quite a while. That’s not what angers be though.
What angers me? Well, that would be that it’s KATAWA SHOUJO that’s inspiring them. KS? There are much, MUCH better games than KS. That so many games should be “inspired by KS” instead of “inspired by Clannad” or “inspired by [insert other VN of merit]” makes me feel like crying…
Well, now that that flaming’s out of the way… Eternal Memories stuff, eh?
School’s finally ending for me, so I should have time over the summer to write. Art is going at varying paces. It’s an unofficial goal to get the website up by the end of summer break. We’ll see how that goes XD
I’ve been sick recently, so hopefully I’ll get better, because not is not the optimal time to write. I think that made itself apparent in the latest game I made:
It’s a slice of life story about a water droplet. I made if for one of my classes. It was… a painful process… Being sick near the end of writing, some of that may have carried over. That being said, I’m not touching the thing again. It was EVIL! Ah, and no, it’s not a HellPanda game, it’s just something I threw together for a class. Definitely not my proudest work…
Anyway, if you haven’t heard… my latest policy:
“All my games will have a redhead. Period.”
And so they shall!
Time to sulk away and curl in a corner to sleep, and hopefully get over this cold.
Speaking of curling, I should do some curl ups… getting pudgy…