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What is Visual Novel’s Gameplay?

I showed a cute visual novel to my girlfriend and after a few pages she exclaimed: “Is this even a game? You just read and click, right?” Must admit, my jaw dropped. “Of course it’s a game… the delicate balance of… narration and visuals… relevant choices, perfectly timed…” I stammered trying to explain it to…
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The Best Visual Novel Format: NVL or ADV?

Ok, boys and girls. If you read this, there is very slim chance that you don’t know what are Visual Novels. In fact you are probably ready to start writing one. That’s the perfect time to learn the difference between ADV and NVL style of Visual Novels. Normal vs Weirdo Visual Novel has to be…
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What is Interactive Fiction?

Humans have been writing for more than five thousand years. Though many are worried that emoticons and pictures will take over our communications, writing has blossomed with advent of modern technology. As soon as internet became available, the sheer volume of writing exploded and noble and quite ancient art of writing is in ever growing…
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What is Visual Novel?

Visual Novel is a peculiar genre. Unlike conventional games, there is no active engaging in tasks, as most of the gameplay consists of reading. That explains the ‘Novel’ part of the name. ‘Visual’ pertains to the fact that story is accompanied by graphics. At first it was pixel art typical of the 1980s when the…
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