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Discovering CloudNovelist: Interview with Fluffness (Ft. Collaboration and Creating a Finished Game)

Hey CloudNovelists. This month, our guest for the interview is Fluffness! About Fluffness Fluff and I (Otometaku) have known each other for about 4 years, since one of the first game jams in CloudNovel. Even if you’re new to CloudNovel, you’ve probably seen her games around, including The Red Grimly Tale series, Helen’s Doll House,…
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Discovering CloudNovelist: Interview with MoneyFunny (Feat. Sprite Tutorial!)

Happy April! We hope that everyone is staying home and staying safe. This month, the CloudNovelist we are featuring is MoneyFunny. About MoneyFunny MoneyFunny is a sprite artist from Hong Kong. Since joining CloudNovel in 2017, she has been releasing her sprite art and characters, all with a cute and unique art style! We’re very…
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Are you a tech princess?

Hey guys, it’s me, your one and only Princess Sonya! Lately I’ve been getting into more of the tech world and I’ve noticed something everywhere I look. The only people in tech are men. Everywhere I go, 90% of the people in tech are men. As your self proclaimed “tech princess,” I’ve decided to put…
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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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