After finding out about this ES21 visual novel, I figured I should give others the chance to create their very own if they wanted to, so here’s a few helpful links for you:
• Ren’py: A [free] visual novel engine that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. The easy to learn script language allows you to efficiently write large visual novels, while its Python scripting is enough for complex simulation games.
Note: The program comes with a game explaining the basics of coding in Ren’py, and there’s an online “how-to” guide as well for those who want to know even more tips and tricks.
• GIMP: For those who don’t have photoshop, GIMP is a great free program to use for drawing, editing and even animating!
• MyPaint: Another free program, only this one focuses completely on drawing. Any editing you’d like to do to your drawings will have to be done in another program.
• Sony Vegas: This isn’t a free program, but for those who’d like to make full use of Ren’py’s movie playing feature for cutscenes and the like might be interested in purchasing it. It’s on sale right now for $29.93 - a big drop from $130. It’s a great program.
I’ve seen Mamori described as a Disciplinary Officer, a Class Rep, and a member of the Honors Society. I assume these all mean the same thing, but what kind of things would she be responsible for as someone in this position? Does she have any authoritative powers that she can throw around, or does everything have to go through a group vote with all members of the committee present, and then submitted to Mr. Furuya (
the rather pitiful Disciplinary Committee Advisor) for acceptance or refusal? I’d really love to know more about this part of Mamori’s life, so if anyone knows something about it, please share whatever information you can. :)