Good evening to everyone. Scarlet/Heart here, wanting to ask two-three questions about the sci-fi visual novel genre and its fans.
Do you like sci-fi Visual Novels?
I sat here thinking about how stuck I am with my first project. It's a rather large project about genuine nerd life that I'm working on solo. I'm stuck on one particular scene on it and can't continue on before I write it to ease the branching later.
Without further ado, I was thinking it could help unknot my brain to start another project alongside it. Please note that if you get excited about my ideas, it'll take a painfully long time for me to finish.
My first question and subject of brainstorming is whether or not people would expect to have available aliens
in a sci-fi Visual Novel. More often than not I run into sci-fi Visuals that lack alien teammates altogether. The ones I've played have mostly portrayed them as enemies. And I'm talking really alien characters. Not ones with cat ears or a tail. But more like Star Wars or Mass Effect.
Would you like to have aliens available as romance options?
The second thing I had in mind regards the battles and combat
. How many of you actually like having battles in a VN? I know for sure I don't. For me personally it decreases the replay value of a story that is supposed to be a Visual Novel
. Knowing that one difficult boss battle stands in the way of an important plot choice I want to make differently on the second run makes me think twice if I want to bother. I can find combat in other games I play.
Battles or no battles?
Currently I'm working on some alien concepts and this whole idea is just a draft that may never be completed entirely
. But I've had a little success in writing fantasy and sci-fi before, so I believe I could take a project like this on.
In short, this would be a game with a FEMALE protagonist, both human and alien options, with no combat or battles. Combat would be resolved by making choices.
My Lemmasoft forum post with roughly the same topics
Found a chatroom regarding fans, writers and artists of Visual Novels. Seems interesting. chat.deviantart.com/chat/Visua…