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Why My Project is Disapproved?

Not too long ago, the CloudNovel staff has been working on disapproving and approving all of the public visual novels and dress up games on CloudNovel site. Why are we doing this? It is to make sure CloudNovel can provide a good quality visual novels and dress up games to all of you. WHAT? Then…
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What are Dating Sims?

How many games that you know of ended up in a parliament discussion? Dating sims are one of the most controversial game genres out there, starting from pornography roots and rising to be one of the most popular genres for girls, swarming the mobile gaming market and taking it by storm. As soon as first…
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What are Kinetic Novels?

Not all stories enjoyed online need to be branching. After all, humankind has been enjoying linear stories for almost ten thousand years. With sound, voice, animations and pictures, there are visual novels that are perfectly enjoyable without choices. Sometimes, choices can break the pace or the story and often authors cram them in just to…
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What are Dress-up Games?

Until not so long time ago, in third world countries not so far away, dolls, real plastic dolls, were a luxury. Getting a real Barbie was not only a sign of prestige, but real delight for girls (and an occasional boy) who would remember that moment forever. In the time before cheap knock-offs made in…
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West vs East Narrative Games

Bad cowboys wear black hats, good cowboys wear white hats. Oh, how sweet it is to apply stereotypes and cliches. Storytelling is part of the culture and when we muse about differences between Western style narration and Eastern style narration, no one wrinkles their nose and wonder what are we talking about. East and West…
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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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