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Discovering CloudNovelist: Interview with OHISASHI

Hey guys! This is Otometaku and the CloudNovel team. We are thrilled to announce that Discovering CloudNovelist is back! I will be leading monthly interviews with CloudNovel developers and artists, so stay tuned~ This month, I am interviewing OHISASHI from our Chocolates and Sweets Jam. About the CloudNovelist OHISASHI is a CloudNovelist from Hawaii. One…
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Who is Sonya Fung?

Who is Sonya Fung? Just who is Sonya? Many of you have been wondering, who is Sonya? Is she a bot, is she an AI? Who is “Princess Sonya” the mascot of CloudNovel? Well I’m here to expel all rumors. Sonya is a real person. Sonya is the original founder of CloudNovel, and the creator…
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CloudNovel Engine Development is Paused

Hello everyone This is Sonya, your princess and CEO. I have an important announcement. Starting today we are halting development on the CloudNovel visual novel engine. After 4 years of development, we feel that the engine is at a stable enough state that qualifies it to be a complete engine. We understand that there is…
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Kickstarter Advice from Sonya

Sonya’s advice on launching a Kickstarter campaign for your visual novel: Start marketing months ahead of when you launch your kickstarter Prepare a press kit Release your demo as soon as possible and start contacting blogs to show them the demo game Do aim too high of a kickstarter goal, pick a price that seems…
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Winners of the Ocean Paradise Jam

Azure Echoes has such great writing, although even though there were some bugs when I chose Cain’s route not Renee’s route, yet the game made me go through Renee’s route anyway. The urban legend pink mermaid story was hilarious, I loved the fortune telling scene. Even though this was a short story, overall it was…
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Ocean Paradise Jam: interview to contestants

The interview this month will be dedicated to our ongoing jam. Let’s take a sneak peek to get an idea of what we’ll be able to see in the contest. The list of interviewed people: Sonya SyntheOtaku ZodiacStories sayuriyukri (no answer) Inari Astara Amethryst OogaBoogAA (no answer) NoveltyDragon Blackgrin (no answer) SpringMetal4316 Xhrystal Halconix (no answer)     Q: Could…
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Interview with FishyFeathers

This month we will be interviewing FishyFeathers, creator of Insidious (Complete), Rococo Love (Alpha), The Witch of Pondgulch   Q: Let’s start by talking about your games. Your games are quite unique, not something you could see everyday. Where do you get inspiration from? A: Most of my projects start with a dream actually. My dreams tend to…
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Discovering CloudNovelist: Interview with Lenore – Behind the Mechanics

Hello, CloudNovelists. It is I, Sonya, and today I am interviewing one of our very talented game developers, Lenore. Lenore has created Falling for Flags, and other great games currently in the works. Lenore has demonstrated extensive knowledge of using the CloudNovel engine to make fantastic interactive games, and today we will delve into the…
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Discovering CloudNovelist: Interview with DAX – Behind the GUI

Hello, CloudNovelists. This month we’ll be talking about an important element of visual novels that many creators tend to overlook: graphical user interface, known as GUI. In a visual novel, GUI mainly includes textbox, choice box, option buttons/icons, and text. The guest I picked for the interview is DAX, the currently most popular graphic designer…
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New resource Apr 19th

This week Sonya shared with us the sprites of Isis Black, the MC of the first commercial game by CloudNovel: Cafe Rouge. MagykalMystique created a gorgeous princess character and made it free to use! Big thanks to her!