old book style look

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jack1974
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old book style look

Post by jack1974 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:15 pm

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I made two more attempts of a mockup for a possible "book-game". Well in practice a visual novel, but written like a book instead of dialogues.
Which one looks better? I think the B/W fits well with the "old look", but on the other hand, colored images looks better... especially if there are more going to be some romantic/spicy scenes... :mrgreen:

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Re: old book style look

Post by Franka » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:23 pm

The B&W is awesome. But maybe I just don't like the specific shading in this example.

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Re: old book style look

Post by Troyen » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:38 pm

Is there a less saturated more vintage-style color shading you can try?

I personally prefer color, but this specific image just doesn't seem to fit the style as-is.

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Re: old book style look

Post by jack1974 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:46 pm

Yeah I asked same question on twitter, and while almost everyone voted the B/W, they also made me notice that the colored one wasn't really colored well for this thing. Some sort of water-color could work more. Maybe I'll make some other tests (even if I also need to think that I can't color them myself, so I'll need to find someone to do it).
Personally I like the B/W one too :)

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Re: old book style look

Post by Jaeger » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:26 am

I appreciate some black-and-white art, and in some cases can even help with the atmosphere. Onibaba is an example of a film that made good use of high constrast black and white.

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That being said, I wouldn't want it every future game. Make sure it works with the look and feel you are going for.
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Re: old book style look

Post by jack1974 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:41 am

No of course it would be only for this specific game. I don't plan to make all games black & white :)
Like when I mentioned I could do some more sexy games in future. Are only experiments I am doing to test the market.

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Re: old book style look

Post by Pace675 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:59 pm

Prefer color myself; but as stated above, the coloring is off for the design.

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Re: old book style look

Post by OneTrueBaldo » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:48 pm

Color, please, B & W is hard on my feeble eyes...

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Re: old book style look

Post by jack1974 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:17 am

After a while the poll is quite even! interesting.
I think I should do another one, about the writing style. I mean, like the normal VN dialogues, or "prose" (I think is the right word)? like how I wrote the example above.
Wondering if people prefer the VN style, or would be fine even with prose (like a book).
Made a twitter poll about it: https://twitter.com/pcmacgames/status/6 ... 0832019456

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