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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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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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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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Engine News – March Wrap

Hi! At the beginning of this month, Sonya, our beloved princess and only programmer started to work on the forum. Unfortunately, the forum is not yet finished as it is relatively a big project with a huge chunk of coding needed. Fear not though, as, for the past month, a lot of features had been…
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Visual Novel Group in San Francisco

Hello everybody, this is Sonya here. It’s another day, and another dollar. As you know, I LOVE getting compliments from people using our engine making cool games, and I was so happy because yesterday a game developer from San Francisco messaged me on discord asking to share his meetup group on our discord! It’s really…
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New Pricing Changes

Hello everybody, This is Sonya, CEO and owner of CloudNovel LLC. On behalf of the CloudNovel team, I’m here to let you know that starting today Sakura memberships will no longer be available at the $9.99 a month price point. Instead we have added 2 new memberships, Ad Free and Ninja. The prices of these…
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Embedded Flag

This is the code for embedded flag: <span data-flag=”whatever your flag name is”></span> Below are video tutorials on how to use embedded flags: