Regarding visual novel development…

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Oh, Ryou. Truer words have never been spoken.

He does have a good point, doesn’t he? =)

Like with any other forms of media, visual novels cannot make a person rich overnight. Most of the time, they cannot make a person rich. Period. Hahaha.

But who are we kidding here? Majority of indie visual novel developers don’t make visual novels for the money. Yes, that’s true. Most of them don’t, at least in my experience. Which is not much, considering I’ve only been in the “industry” for around 3-4 years now. Still, I’ve seen enough to know that plenty of people just do it merely out of passion.

Especially for people like me, and the countless awesome people I’ve worked with, we make free visual novels just because… just because. I think it’s a dream for every game developer– not just for visual novels– to make money off something that they love doing. I cannot deny that. Hahaha. Money is a great reward.

But completing the development of a new game, a new story, a new adventure, and seeing other people enjoy that fruit of your hard work? That, my friends, is a reward in and of itself. 🙂

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Picture: a flowering bud, about to be the fruit of this little team’s efforts.

(P.S. Thank you so much for being so awesome, you guys! And thank you so much for sticking with us even through uber delayed deadlines, haha~ I really appreciate it. <3)

(P.P.S. The screenshot from above is from a game where I’m part of the team. It’s a new otome by IaMe Productions, and you can visit the game’s Tumblr blog through this link~ Don’t forget to follow, haha, thanks!)

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