“You’re going to need to tell IO eventually” -RisingDragon
“This is too good to not share!” -Dr. Cossack
WELL OKAY THEN. Let me share what I’ve been busy with the last few days.
I recently pointed out that I played (and enjoyed) the VN Katawa Shoujo in a previous thread. As a result, I browse the threads on 4chan’s /vg/ board. Over there, I go by the alias “Capslock” and encourage people to draw daily. One night, someone posted this image on the board.
Okay. Tophat, check. POKEMON, check. OH OKAY, THAT’S CUTE; REAL FUNNY. It was a joke image meant to tease, and I showed it to a couple people (Doc included) and got a cheap laugh out of it.
Fast forward two days. It’s 5 am, I’m sitting in a chatroom I set up for those who draw daily in the KS threads, and the image is posted again. This time the reaction is different. “Wow, that’s cute as hell.” “Do you know what would be funny? Let’s take this character design and make OUR OWN VN.” Everyone was tired and wasn’t thinking right. So we began on the project.
We were aiming for a quick, sloppy job. We went with a fast, painless art style. It was an “artist-made” VN so we thought a cut-out hand-drawn thing would look neat.
We were twiddling our thumbs with these kinds of concepts. Then on one night, something really weird happened that I still can’t quite figure out.
People showed up to help. Over the course of six hours we got two musicians, three high-profile artists, and two of the best writers from a rival KS-related steamgroup.
So yeah, that’s where we are now. I will be in a VN as a romanceable anime girl. Discuss.
(for those of you interested I’m working on the UI and last-stage photoshopping on assets (also art director but that's just to make sure everything fits in with the style we have))
Edited by TopHat on March 13, 2012 at 17:33:33
Topic: What TopHat does when no one is watching