I‘ve been intrigued by the idea of visual novels (VNs) for a while. For those not familiar, it’s an interactive novel with art, background music or sounds, and text. (They can also have a high percentage of erotic content, which makes us interested, of course!)
I’ve bought a few just to see what they’re all about, and was really surprised at the quality of the artwork. Even the amateur free VN I tried did a good job with using background art and ambience. Even though the artwork was not expert and mostly processed photos, they really did add to the experience.
At Raythe Reign, we’ve been tossing around the idea of producing a VN for a while. The trouble is, if we invest in artwork, it has to break even at the very least! And we just don’t know how big the VN market is at this time.
VNs are published on Steam, but Steam goes through an approval process that may or may not screen out yaoi content, no matter how artistic.
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