Friday, May 6, 2016

Started a Twitter account

I started a Twitter account on a whim today, in order to respond to someone.
https://twitter.com/Kyrieru

So, I figure I may as well use it. Perhaps I'll use it for all the random small stuff that doesn't really fit in here. I'll have to check twitter's terms of service for adult content though..

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  1. I don't think Twitter cracks down on pornography much. If anything the Japanese just have to censor their stuff because of their own laws.

    And holy shit, the guy who drew for Heroine Hunting is following you already?

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    1. Ohh, I see. He's the one you had to reply to.

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    2. A shit ton of long standing accounts have been getting taken down for porn/nudity for a while now. Not worth it.

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    3. I mean, the worst they could do is take down the twitter account. But that would be the same as not using it.

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  2. All porn is OK, as long as you enable "Mark media I tweet as containing material that may be sensitive" :)

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    1. Looking at the terms, it specifically says that it doesn't allow porn, but then, I've seen a lot already so I can't imagine that it's enforced.

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    2. As far as I know they don't allow actual real life porn, but artistic porn is permitted. There are lots of eastern and western artists posting porn (even uncensored) on twitter, they just mark their posts as sensitive content

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    3. Then it's probably for copyright reason in case shit like BangBros or whatever is posted.

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  3. I never ever wanted to mess with twitter....*sigh*...now I have to.

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  4. Twitter doesn't care. No really, I can guarantee it. I could link you over a hundred Twitter accounts with only uncensored porn pictures and/or videos on them. Not because I save those or am into that kind of thing, but because they're super easy to find with generic google searches along with the word: "Twitter".

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  5. Alas, I would follow you but the social stigma is too much to bear. Hope you have a good time though, just be wary of all the rash 140 character opinions and reposts.

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    1. It is one thing to follow and another thing to remember it and check it ;)

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    2. This is true. Same thing as I do with this blog.

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  6. I've had a lot of followed Japanese H artists randomly deleted from my list, accounts permanently suspended for posts they made years ago with hentai pictures. Safe to say, twitter WILL ban you for Hentai pictures, even when your settings are checked for "sensitive material". Whether they were reported for it en mass or because twitter threw a fit I don't know...

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    1. That's weird. Tons of people make Twitter accounts specifically to post their H artwork and they're fine. Maybe it's a matter of some particular type of lewds, like loli for example?

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    2. Could depend on whether it's censored or not, too. If the accounts originate/post from Japan, Twitter might be trying to play nice with the government by getting rid of them.

      Or, y'know, bad luck in happening to be found. Wouldn't put it past them to have staff go on search and destroy missions periodically to keep up appearances.

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    3. Nah, loli isn't being witch hunted at the moment, many lolicon artists are still on twitter even after the purge and even so, some of the artists never did loli-ish characters. I don't recall if most of the images were censored or not.

      Some accounts were even from eroge companies like Lose. Manga artists like Fatal pulse. And in general, free artists that do their own thing like abubu were indiscriminately erased. They're back now with different account names, not sure if you can find their old accounts anymore I deleted that off my history already. This happened back in 2015 and they haven't attacked anyone since, but who knows when it'll happen again, and for what reason.

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    4. Ky, just update your followers about your progress with a roundabout accent, possibly providing links, with a never-missing warning/clarifying message/signature in the end of your posts.

      Witch hunt-proof.

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  7. These little twitter blurbs have been reassuring, Kyrieru.
    Thanks.

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  8. Oh cool ZONE is following Ky!

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  9. Completely random question, are you allowed to make porn games with game maker? I looked at what lewdgamer said about the EULA changing and now i'm confused....
    https://www.lewdgamer.com/2016/05/08/schrodickers-game-engine-box-2016-volume-1/

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    1. I believe they're referring to removing games from the YYG store. They don't have the power to remove anything else, beyond court action.

      Also, even if they said you cant make porn games, my response to that would be something along the lines of "Do it anyway"

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    2. They realistically can't enforce it, even if it's in the EULA.

      Such an action would be deemed unconstitutional. I imagine they have it there just so they can say "well we told them not to, but they did it anyway", if the shit ever hit the fan.

      Seriously, can you imagine if an art supply vendor said "you can't paint naked women with our paint brushes or canvas as it's objectifying women!". That art supply store would quickly go out of business in the worse possible way.

      The only reason game engine makers can get away with making statements like that, is because games are a relatively new art medium.

      /rant

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    3. I mean...they can do whatever they want since they made the software, it just comes down to how strong the backlash/lack of caring is. Not unconstitutional (barely means anything now anyway), not to mention the differences in laws regarding this stuff between countries.

      Weirdly enough, Minecraft is a good example here. The drama with what servers can monetize was huge, but given time the community slowly bent in their favor; the company/game itself now has a server blacklist, but leaves up servers which break the EULA due to their popularity, and the backlash that shutting them down would cause.

      ...I'd say that GameMaker won't enforce theirs, but, y'know, already seen how that goes. They might do it after testing the waters with this.
      No emergency now, but the adult game community isn't exactly public enough to cause a scene if it goes south, so maybe creators should start moving away from the platform.

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    4. A business can choose to ignore their license agreement as long as both parties consent. Seeing as the producer produced content against the EULA, their consent is implied.

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    5. Yea, that was the point. They can ignore their own EULA if they choose, and they have incentive to do so due to the popularity of the other party, and the bad press that shutting them down would cause.
      With GM and adult games, though, the audience isn't large/outspoken/willing enough to be public for it to matter. If they wanted to, they could shut out that part of the business without much negative impact, and get a PR boost at the same time with more general audiences.

      They're already pushing this community out of their more public services, so...this doesn't seem like a good situation.

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    6. The small audience is also a huge benefit since it keeps eyes out. This is why criminal rings and such keep a small user base.

      There's also the risk of permanently driving their audience away and never attracting new audiences - and that's a huge risk to take.

      I really wouldn't worry too much; GameMaker is probably more concerned with whether you bought the software or pirated it than what type of games you're making with it. They're also more interested in what you can do with it so they can improve the software for the next paid version.

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  10. HEY! Can someone help me please?!?

    I asked Ky but he didn´t had the slightest idea what to do . . . =.=

    sooo here´s the problem:

    Kurovadis: The only buttons that work are: Enter, Escape and H . . . sooo WHAT actualy IS the problem?!? >~<

    Eroico: Nothing Works, JUST NOTHING!!! It is just like I would have a picture of the Menue (there where is written: Start, continue etc.) nothing moves . . . Q.Q

    And last but not least: Noaika: Well the Menue shows up (with that moving Krystal) but more I can´t do nothing moves nothing happenes . . . -.-

    HELL PLEASE DOES can ANYONE HELP?!? SOMETHING DON´T MATTER WHAT JUST ANYTHING that would help make those Games work again

    I mean IT HAS to be something BECAUSE: the SAME happens with the GAME "Hounds of the Blade": I can see and hear the Menue and it´s background music but I can not change or move something / Anything

    SO PLEASE HELP ME OUT of this disturbing missere!!! WHAT SHOULD I DO?!? >o<

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    1. Oh! Yeah! And the same happens at "Nekonomeme"´s New Game Demo´s not Lab Stil alive just the Demo´s of the continuation he/she is currently working at -_-

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    2. I know it has to do with the gamepad functions in GM, because the keys you mentioned are the only ones in the game handled by keyboard functions alone. I "think" I fixed this in my latest variations of my control code, and I'll be updating Kurovadis and Eroico with it.

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    3. Here's a control test. Download it and let me know if the controls work.
      https://mega.nz/#!919WCLID

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    4. Do controls work with other games - for lack of a better word, REAL games like Civilization, CoD, etc?
      What OS are you running? Keyboard? Motherboard/BIOS information (probably won't need that, but it's worth a look). We will need to know if it's an issue with the software itself or if it's how these particular games are ran by your OS.

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    5. Shit, just actually remembered something about this from years ago. You may have a keylogger which will cause massive lag when playing a game as the software tries to record the hundreds of wasd's you send its way.

      Also, some anti-viruses mis-map key presses when it suspects a keylogger is being employed, so while you're pressing d to move right, the game thinks you're retarded and pressing / for some reason.

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    6. Thanks for answering =*( well sry I don´t understand your questions =* /

      Ähm . . . I dunno if it is of any help but ... ähm ... I have an Dell Inspiron = / (but there was a time when all this Games did worked sooo) = /

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    7. Thanks Ky =* ( . . . but I need an Code? -°~°-

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    8. Almost did that the other day. At some point, Mega started making the link without the decryption key the default one to copy...

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    9. https://mega.nz/#!919WCLID!ykGh-AdoVuzA1slpWvUIqW9dw2RpcJMiZ9Mf-Q5GOUg

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    10. Huh! It worked?! I pressed F6 and then it worked! >.< But after I tride the same on your other Games it didn´t =*( . . . Besides: What was this cute Bunny Girl? = o It was sooo cute! -^.^- Did she had a name? She remembert me on Clonoa a bit = D hmm just a Question from the side . . . If I would pay you . . . would you design a (few) character of mine? Because I am writing Fantasy Story´s and it would be quite intriging to have a Picture of one or more of the Characters = D The only other I could ask would be the Guys from Wolfenstahl but . . . I don´t know if it would be worth paying around 50€ for one Picture though . . . = / I not get so much mony per month . . . = / (just wait until i finish school and start a Job somewhere! >.<) sooo my original question was: Could you draw once in a while a Character (obviously in your own stile) with an explanation of mine? (like he looks like this and has red hair?) = o this would be SO cool! >~< And I´m also ready to pay you! = o If around 50€ then wait until i beginn working = /

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    11. Well, unfortunately I don't really have the time at the moment, with the patreon and games in the works. Your best bet would probably be to take a look around deviant art, since there are a lot of artists who do commissions.

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    12. But I like your the most . . . = / . . . ok no one can do = ( sooo about the Game? = o

      "Huh! It worked?! I pressed F6 and then it worked! >.< But after I tride the same on your other Games it didn´t =*( . . . Besides: What was this cute Bunny Girl? = o It was sooo cute! -^.^- Did she had a name? She remembert me on Clonoa a bit = D"

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    13. Well, it means that the games should work once I update them.
      As for the girl, her name is huru.

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    14. I like this Huru, is she planned for a future game at any point? I'd be interested in playing it : D.

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    15. Probably. I started it because I wanted something to test all my in-progress code on, since project's like Noaika take forever to compile, during testing. Every so often I've done random stuff for it though, so eventually I'll probably release it as an Eroico-sized game.

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    16. Sweet! ^_^ Soo when you think you will update them? (and how? like with a new Program Typ?)

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  11. Kyieru any idea when Noaika might be done :o im really really looking forward to playing it :D

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    1. Hard to say, there's still a lot of content left to do.

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    2. define 'a lot' - are we talking like, half the areas in the game?

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    3. Some of the H animations, the variations of those animations, most of the music, the sound, CGs and other animations if I do them, some of the cutscenes, the endings, and some other misc stuff.

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    4. Alrighty I hope everything is working and going well. :)

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    5. Good luck Ky! >.< We stand behind you! -°w°-

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  13. Eventually if he didn't mysteriously disappear, right now he did not so I'm good.

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  14. I want to see the character dap when we complete the game. or some where in the game Noaika, thank you.

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  15. Ky, what happened to the side-project game you were talking about in here http://www.kyrieru.com/2016/01/so-what-now.html#comment-form
    Was it released? Was it scrapped? Is it on hold?

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    1. It's still going to be released. Right now it's just that my attempts to not suck at drawing have taken over a little bit -__-

      Once I finish the Kurovadis CGs and release the updated version, I'll go back to working on one of the side projects alongside Noaika. It could be any of them, though, since all of them are just about as developed.

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  16. also there's some slowdown issues with Direct Draw(goddammit Microsoft) so most games that uses it are slow as heck (heck your Noaika demo got hit by this too)

    T_T i haven't found out how to fix this yet on my main Rig.

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    1. Slow when used with what? Just slow in general?

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    2. slow in general, i've even checked a game with steam's FPS it runs around 10 FPS,all i got is that they removed directdraw and put a fix to it(it didn't work at all)i can't fix anything unless i get some in-depth info on what's slowing it down,witch i got nothing from Microsoft or even dxdiag T_T.

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    3. oh yeah most games that are slow are games that uses ehiter game maker or what's the other utility ? clickteam ? or any old games that uses the old DirectX stuff,apart from that any recent enough games that run are smooth as heck,witch is puzzling.

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  17. So I'm just wondering, what are your thoughts on #ElbowGate :)

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    1. Had to look it up..

      From the looks of it, it was clearly an accident, but his apology was poorly formed. Honestly though, I'm kind of sick of the whole "OMG PHYSICAL CONTACT" idea of "assault" as a means of pushing agendas, so it makes me annoyed with politics more than him.

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    2. I know, right. I'm so disappointed in the NDP. Maybe they had a reasonable grievance to why they started this shit, but due to the lame and childish nature of this incident I'm probably not going to support them anymore.

      Anyway, here are a couple of vids making fun of the incident if you're interested. They made me laugh, maybe they will give you a couple too.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdoiNOufU4o

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2vc6CkV5B8

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    3. Looks like Canada doesn't have it that much better than the US as far as political atmospheres go. Whole world's going crazy .-.

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  18. https://twitter.com/Kyrieru/status/734549999967711232

    https://s33.postimg.org/ut7qp9vcv/14nj83.jpg

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  19. Hi. Concerning the recent poll on your twitter: How low res are we talking? I'd also prefer complex with lower res, but with higher res than the mugen animations...

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    1. https://i.gyazo.com/abf7970d6abd00edc4cab59e142dbcb2.png

      Here's a 1:1 comparison of some sprite sizes (with the current WIP of a smaller sized miku). As you can see, even the "high res" style is pretty small. However, with sprites as small as the Miku one I could basically tell a short story, doing a series of scenes rather than just one the way I am now.

      Also, mugen H-animations aren't really known for being high quality -__-

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    2. Thanks.

      Yeah I know, I don't like them all that much, which is why I asked. Some of them are long, so I was afraid that could be the direction it could go in a bad scenario.

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    3. Mmm.

      Basically, when I say a series of scenes, I mean sceenes with the animation quality of the higher res ones (smooth, secondary animation, stages, etc), but with the ability to do things like more redrawn poses, or multiple scenes, with the time I save doing it in a lower res.

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    4. Are the new Noaika sprites around the same size as that Miku?

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  20. Working on a game and need advice. Would you recommend a terrible artist hire someone or get good?

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    1. Depends how bad you are, and what kind of game you're trying to make. If you're making a simple low res H game, you may as well start trying to learn, since working alone has a lot of advantages.

      If you're trying to make something high quality, then you have to be good at your job yourself, otherwise no good artist is going to want to work with you at the promise of a split in profits. Otherwise, you'll need a lot of money for a good artist, or you'll have to look for an artist at a lower skill level, who's willing to work at it as a hobby project.

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    2. Depending on demands, I'll do it. I'm not perfect, but I can draw better than people who can't...

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    3. Depending on demands . . . means you want Money? Hmm I could need someone though . . . = /

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    4. No, like level of detail, time, etc. I have a job and family which consume a lot of my time. For all I care you can pay me what you think the art was worth after you start making money.

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    5. My character´s art would be worth A LOT . . . unfortunatelly I do not have so much money . . . guess I will have to choose Wolfenstahl´s service instead . . . they are expensive as well but with them I have a guarantee that they are very well made = P

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    6. I don't think you understood what I was saying, but that's your choice - best to you and your endeavors.

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    7. ? I did understand . . . = I You said I should pay as much as they are worth for me but for me they are worth waaaay more than just a single Fortune . . . even more than "Miss Fortune" . . . hehe get it? XD (http://ddragon.leagueoflegends.com/cdn/img/champion/splash/MissFortune_0.jpg)

      Sooo . . . I do not even have so much Money . . . =_= . . . Only 60€ per Month . . .

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    8. I mean realistically speaking, not with sentimentality or anything. Also, I was willing to take payment after the game starts selling.

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    9. Hä??? When did I say I want to sell a Game??? I want to make an Awesome Fantasy Story . . . and I plan to make two versions: Book and Manga Version -^.^-

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    10. Aaaah. I was under the impression that you wanted art for the game in the first post. I'm not quite sure what you're trying to do anymore. You certainly wouldn't need an artist for a book, and mangas are generally more about the story than the artwork.

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    11. Weeeell . . . you´re a little bit wrong there ^_^ sooo at first: In a Manga both the Story and The Pictures are veeery important and Second: I do need a artist since I have dozens of different Characters but until now their Image is only in my head, In other words I am searching someone that can give those Characters a visible Form = / (I already know how they are supposed to look, like red haires small or big, big or small breasts Etc. but I still didn´t found someone that can put it on a picture = ( Besides: I even have some "other" characters from other Media as excamples how my Characters are supposed to look like = / )

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    12. ääähhh . . . Still there? °_°

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    13. Yeah, I just don't think you quite know what you want. Your first post is about a game, and the most recent is completely ignoring it and talking about a book or manga. Kinda makes me think you don't quite have everything together yet.

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    14. Actually the first post is by some anon, lol

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  21. What do the letters CG actually stand for?

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    1. Computer generated I think? Which would be a huge misnomer, but I think it's a term supposed to signify that it was drawn and colored digitally, rolled over from a time when that was atypical.

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    2. Maybe Collectible Graphic? First thing that comes to mind.

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    3. As a general term, CG stands for Computer Graphics, so maybe it started as "computer graphic"? Who knows. Can't seem to find any information on it.

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    4. It's true that these days it just means computer generated, though.

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    5. Graphic makes way more sense than generated, now I feel dumb

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    6. It stands for Generated.

      It's been used in movies, mostly; a hollywood term for the phase of post-production / 'CG Editing'... refers to editing the computer generated side of the effects. Like Lord of the Rings had a huge cg phase.

      So yes. It stands for computer generated. No idea how the term got segwayed into the 'Still drawings' world for pornography games.

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  22. Woah Mr.Kyrieru you live I thought you the SJW found out your identity and had you killed. Or most likely had you arrested. Anyway what do you think of MetaGal? http://store.steampowered.com/app/467850

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    1. The SJW's have been getting their asses kicked lately. So I don't think they will try anything legal.

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  23. I'd recommend embedding Twitter on the website. I just noticed the animation is already up and I barely noticed the start of a new poll a few days ago.

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    1. Hmmm...I'll look into it. Thanks.

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  24. Noaika will be done when it's done right?

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  25. You should incorporate time-traveling enemies into the game

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    1. That's... oddly specific and out of nowhere.

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    2. At this point we will all have to time travel to see the game.

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  26. Please do some more Shantae animations. Doggystyle, Facials, Gang, MMmmmm

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  27. You lazy fucker! Hurry the fuck up! You should have just left the sprite size as it was. You know how much more coin would you make by adjusting the dimensions on your Nokia game? Any? at all? Leave that shit be, you couldn't fucking run a real hentai game studio because your bipolar and don't understand the bottom line. Make your supporters happy. And all you fanatic Kyrieru supporters are dick suckers. Why? Cuz you let him get away with this shit. Pull your money back from him and teach him a lesson. Get your game done Kyrieru and make another. On a TIME LINE. If you can do that. Peace out, never gracing your shit blog again. One man down, hope more follow, unless you get your shit together Kyrieru!

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    1. Lazy > implying I'm not working a lot.
      Should have left the sprite size as it was > Would have been fine, yeah.
      Coin > I don't make design choices based off money.
      Couldn't run a studio > I only act the way I do because I have the freedom to do so. I wouldn't take on the same risks and attitude if those risks affected other people.
      Make your supporters happy > They will be, eventually.
      Fanatic fans > Fanatic fans of ANYTHING are bad. However, pats on the back don't affect my decisions any more than derision.
      Pull your money back > Go nuts.
      Get the game done and make another on a timeline > Who doesn't start with a timeline?

      You're leaving > See ya. You don't need to follow me at all to play the games when they come out, pirated or not.

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    2. Salty sailor of many seas right here boyz.

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    3. Not that I agree with the above poster, but I have to say, you have sort of become the George R. R. Martin of hentai games. I'll play your game if/when it comes out, but I have to say, I'm glad I didn't pre-order. Wish you the best of luck still though.

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    4. I wish I never did pre-orders -___-

      If I needed money, I could have just done something small and short and sold it for an appropriate amount, or done the Patreon I'm doing now.

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    5. He is far from being "the" G. R. R. Martin of H-games. There are multiple other H-game and H-art projects I know of that didn't meet their planned deadlines - surely more than than the opposite.

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    6. I personally like the big sprites but unfortunately I doubt Kyrieru will ever use them again outside of his little mini animations

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    7. It's not like you didn't offer people a refund. It's a bummer that it's taking so long but that's all it is, don't understand why people feel so entitled to their anime porn.

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  28. Question for you Kyrieru. If the sprites are bigger then will the hanging miniboss that you made on stream have needed to be completely redone or will he have just be scaled up?

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  29. I really just wonder what could possibly be taking this much of your time towards making that game. Are you disgusted with us and lost the desire to show your work? Have you lost motivation in the long project you undertook? Is the game simply that large, that it requires this massive amount of work and patience to complete? I'm not angry, I'm not bitching. Thankfully, others like Zell999 and Triangulate Pixels and Vosmug have sprung up to kinda sooth out the urges, but their work is nothing like yours. Not saying yours is better, just that yours has it's own style. I'm a little sad to see this, but I hope this game is still a thing, and even if it doesn't have a release date, you can somehow complete what you wanted to make.

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    1. Triangulate is working with a team and handles the artwork only. Zell999's game isn't nearly as complex, art wise, animation wise, code wise, music wise, even compared to Kurovadis or Eroico. A game of this quality and complexity is no easy task for 1 person.

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    2. @Dink: Health issues are a big part of the problem. Other than that, it comes down to the the scope of the project (sprites three times the size of eroico, a large soundtrack, more areas, more enemies, more H-content, etc). For better or worse, Noaika has turned into more of a learning experience than a normal dev cycle; I spend a lot of time learning about certain things and trying to find future-proof solutions, rather than just doing something quick and dirty (those are the things that end up screwing me over later, in the past).

      When it comes to showing work; as I've said in the past, I want people to go into the game with 0 expectations. I don't blame those who get frustrated with me or dont believe that, though.

      That said, the game is still in development, and it will eventually be released.

      @anon: It's not that difficult, but it can be time consuming, especially from square one. Luckily for me (and my audience), my games probably won't ever take as long as Noaika has after this. You only need to learn how to do a lot of stuff once, and from then on it becomes more about using it. It's kind of funny looking at how many more scripts I have at my disposal now, compared to Eroico.

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    3. @Kyrieru Just promise me you won't let hate posts (like the one a few scrolls up) affect your motivation or let it stifle your passion for games (design) in general.

      Too many game developers have actually quit because they couldn't take the overwhelming negativity from their "fans". Learn at your own pace.

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    4. Nah, stuff like that doesn't really affect my motivation. I'm generally pretty self reflective, so negativity from strangers about my life tends to just be less informed and less harsh than what I think myself. However what I think myself is through the lens of improvement, so I don't really find it disheartening.

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    5. Next time you should do a minecraft/dwarf fortress and just do a rolling alpha/beta test for your games to people who pre-order. That way you can spend months/years on development and not have people constantly bitch at you for not showing any progress. You can also get feedback as you go, instead of doing a bunch of stuff and discovering it sucked afterwards.

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  30. Mr.Kyrieru have you tried mighty number 9 yet?

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  31. Saw your tweet about Mighty No.9, hopefully we won't be saying the same about Noakia :)

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    1. Remember Mr.infuni is a producer as in getting the money to start a project. Mr.Kyrieru is a One man Dev team. He may not be a master,but he no rookie either. Mr.Kyrieru is a Jack of all trades.

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    2. Yeah. I read that one too. Kyrieru I'd recommend you wash away any bad taste with Shovel Knight or the latest Shantae. Your games tell me you might possibly like them.

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    3. We'll see for sure when Noakia comes out~

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  32. I do understand what you want when you're talking about people going into the game without expectations, but there are some things that you could probably share and not have the expectations get out of control.

    Just an example would be the first time I played Kurovadis, I made it all the way to the first boss and had no idea why he was so horribly difficult. Then I realized that I could distribute stat points. I'd made it that far and never pressed start. I didn't even know I could.

    Things like "there will be a pause menu" and Noa will/will not level up, and you can/can not distribute stat points.

    So far, all I (think I) know about the game is:
    - The demo posted might as well be a different game
    - General sprite size is about 3x Kurovadis
    - something something maybe you can use a gun and a spear at some point
    - little robot buddies
    - bad guys of various danger levels exist

    That's actually more than I thought I knew about the game, looking back. I haven't read through every comment on every post, and I missed a stream or two, so there might be more information ... somewhere.

    Hmm, maybe we could all start posting blatant speculation about what the game will contain here, and Kreckman will either allow it or correct us. Checking the site daily like I do will be more rewarding that way.

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    1. To be fair, I'm probably not going to be this way with all my games. One design philosophy I've sort of gained over the years is that designers should be open to allowing players the experience the game how they want (For example, I'm gonna have cheats and fps turbo built into the game). This comes in the form of options, but it also means I shouldn't force my way of experiencing media (with no spoilers) on other people. After Noa I'll probably go back to the usual way.

      On the topic of the pause menu, that's actually a fault of the game's design. I could have had something as simple as a "Distribute stat points" flash in one of the corners, or even something like "Press start to level up". This would tip the player off that there's something they have to do to level up. I could have also made it so when you get an item, it automatically opens the menu and moves the icon into a slot, which would at least show you that there's a menu.

      I think if a game forces the player to rely on external information or wikis, then it's failed at something.

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    2. He was hard because you were a pretty girl in a skin-tight costume.

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  33. If I'm not mistaken, you said that Noaika will have more story than your previous games. Does this mean that we'll be able to learn about the alien adversaries we'll face in the game?

    I figure most don't care about the settings of their porn games, but I think it would be neat.

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  34. I just want to imagine if you would work for a studio that makes AAA games and they ask you do you have experience of making games, you would answer " Yes, I made 3 Adult games before." (or if you have other answers, I just want to know)

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    1. I wouldn't want to work for an AAA company, honestly. I don't think I would find working with a large company satisfying compared to working alone, or with a small team.

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  35. Hi kyrieru, couple of (hopefully) non-obtrusive questions:
    Can you actually live comfortably working on indie games like this? Do you have to register a business to sell your games? I'm just curious is all.

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    1. You have to register a business to pay sales tax. You only have to pay sales tax on copies you sell yourself, though. (Not what DLsite or other sites sell)

      And yes, you can live comfortably making H games. If I were just constantly making short games like Kurovadis and Eroico, I'd be making quite a lot of money.

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    2. Thanks man. Have fun with Noaika. :)

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  36. Can you write your next tutorial about basic sprite animations? I'd like to see what you have to say about deciding how many frames to use for basic animations, such as walking, weapon attacks, jumping and so on, plus examples of typical beginners' errors and how to not commit them.

    In fact, if you don't mind answering here in comments, what are your rules of thumb for deciding how many frames you use for a particular type of pixel animation?

    (Is frame even the right term to use? I mean one single image on the sprite sheet by it.)

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    1. Well, if you don't mind a quick reply from a stranger, I can tell you that generally you don't know how many frames something will be until you make it. However, more frames played back more quickly will always look smoother. It's mostly down to how much work you want to put in. A lot of old games have walk cycles that are only a few frames long.
      Mega Man's run only has three frames. http://i.imgur.com/V3V8ZQ8.png

      A good way to plan an animation is to think of the key parts of the movement (e.g. in that image: left foot forward, legs crossing, right foot forward), draw them, and then draw more between those frames for a smoother continuous motion.

      Sorry if you didn't care to hear anything from some random anon, haha.

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    2. Certain animations are more important than others. for example, I always give the the player more frames of animation than enemies, and of the player's animations, the running animation always has more frames than most. Basically, you want to give the player a good impression of any animations that they're going to see a lot, or any animation that they'll be fixated on, such as H animations

      Other than that...as few frames as you can manage while still making it look good. While more frames generally looks better, it's a matter of diminishing returns, and more frames = more time.

      Generally the way I animate with pixel art is to animate key frames, and then duplicate those frames, and edit them to do the tweens/transitions.
      https://i.gyazo.com/97b4384056333d2eda9974a2823fd31d.png

      as you can see in the top part, it starts with an idle pose, he winds up, and then he punches, then he returns to the idle.

      However, if we duplicate each frame and shift details around, it goes from being a choppy animation to being smoother. In other words, do the frames that show the action, then smooth them by duplicating frames where you can.

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    3. Thanks Kyrieru and Anon for your replies.

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  37. I think getting those tutorials out there is a great way to share some knowledge. And maybe get more H games out more often -_-

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    1. I started a wiki, but I was having trouble trying to think of good terminology to use. I feel like such a format is probably a little better since I can explain minor stuff, but also have more all encompassing things that link to the smaller things.

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    2. I wouldn't worry too much about specifics in the beginning. Great thing about a wiki is that you can go back and edit anything pretty easily, once you've got the structure in place. And with that Twitter account, you could announce any changes you make without having to do a whole blog post about it.

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  38. Could you release some minor game or something? You showed us at February already a small game and then nothing. We already have almost fuckin July. You are doing great work but you have some problems.

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