Eroge video games is visual novel about sexual intercourse and act. Visual novel have subgenres and hidden content in their games. Before we talk about adult games and eroge. I will not post links nor 18+ pictures in this post. Hopefully keep it clean in this website and make readers turn heads. That being said, in the anime and manga community. We know about ecchi because it’s non-adult content. Sometimes ecchi goes beyond than it portray to be. There is another term called Hentai which is the same as Eroge. Hentai means pervert in Japan and adult content. It is very popular in Japan and grounded in the US. Video game developers make titles that suits gamer’s fantasies. You are a main character surrounded by beautiful girls with different bra sizes.
That’s call a Harem game, although it’s overplayed in anime. There are couple of games that have adult content. 1990s Sogna with their Viper series, School Days and Variable Geo. Those games have adult content and not suited for children. Honey Select Unlimited is a VR eroge game that allows player to create a partner. There are different eroge genres and styles of the games. It doesn’t always revolve around Visual Novels. You guys will have to google and see what’s up. Did I mention that some video game hosting sites like Steam, Nutaku and others have them? There is a new article about Steam talking off uncensored games.
Otakon 2018 was fantastic and I loved every bit of it. This weekend was the Unite the Right rally and I understand people don’t want to show up. That’s not the case in that matter. Otakon is a safe haven for us Otakus from the outside world. That being said, this year’s Otakon was about Dragon Ball franchise. They’ve show a trailer of the new Dragon Ball Super Broly movie. There was other such as Fate Order and many previews. I don’t go on Friday but Saturday due to cheaper tickets. Don’t want to pay $90 for all weekend. I brought $70 Saturday and Sunday ticket. In my opinion, it was better than last year Otakon. There were a lot of amazing guests that showed up this year’s Otakon.
Nobuo Uematsu, the composer of the Final Fantasy series had a panel. The audience chant Final Fantasy victory theme went he walk on stage. He gave some insights on being a composer and life struggles. Uematsu words penetrated my heart and inspired me. Afterwards, went to a Final Fantasy panel with a rundown of the series. There are other panels I went to Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans. The panel ask questions to the voice actors (Kyle McCarley, Robbie Daymond, Johnny Young Bosch and Masaya Matsukaze). Iron-Blood director Tatsuyuki Nagai and Mecha designer Kanetake Ebikawa join the panel. There were discussing about season 1 and 2 along with characters.
Visual Novel games is a Japanese interactive video game genre. It was introduce in early 1990s with still images and narration. Players put in a first person prospective interaction with NPCs. Users allow to skip, fast forward and save events in-game. Prefect example of visual novels, character is facing main protagonist. His or her name will display above text box. There is events in-game, whether players could change the plot. These are called “routes”, depending on player choice. Main storyline will have alternate ending. Multiple endings change outcomes of the story based on choice. Routes symbolizes tree roots and endless maze. Special CGs images cutscenes displays action on what’s going on.
Most developers’ uses still and animated cutscenes in-game. Visual novels have minimal gameplay and easy to pick up.Story-telling gotten more interactive than usual. Visual novel have various genres to explore. Notably, eroge which is suitable for 18+ adult audiences. Science fiction focus on time, space and futuristic technology. Horror is basely suspense and dark thriller. Fantasy takes players on a wonderful journey into fictional world. Mystery encourages players to piece clues and solve cases.
I have been to Awesome Con and Anime USA but I never been to Otakon. The reason is Otakon is because it’s in Baltimore and I live in DC, I don’t have time to travel there. Luckily, Otakon 2017 came to Washington, DC and I was stoked about it. When I went to Otakon for the first time it was a long line and ticket cost $100 dollar and it’s was insane but worth it. During Friday and Saturday, I don’t have to work but I went to some panels such as Voice acting with Lex Lang and Sandy Fox. It was a learning experience for people who want to become voice actor.
Vic Mignogna Q & A was one of the best panel in Otakon and very lively. Vic talk about his voice acting career and his love of Star Trek and Sharks. The highlight of the panel Vic whisper her girl’s ears as Tamaki Suoh from Ouran High School Host Club and show him and Todd Haberkorn in a Free Swim contest. Next panel I went to Sekai Project who show upcoming visual novel games. Sentai Filmworks announcing upcoming dubs in anime such as Grimoire of Zero, Princess Principal, Love and Lies and many more. Anime and Hollywood which they show how anime is adapted into live action and CGI.
There are two types of independence video game development in Untied States and Japan. Indie game which stands for independent video games without a publisher. Dojin Soft is a group of Japanese hobbyists make game for fun not money. I will give you the rundown on Dojin Soft and Indie games. First let’s talk about Indie games for a second, mainstream video games are develop by a big company. Independent developers consist of small groups of 2-6 people. Small groups of indie developer don’t have the budget to make the game. Instead, indie developers seek crowdfunding or make it free to the public. Depending on the indie game’s success, big name publisher like Warner Bros interactive, Square Enix, Sony and Microsoft.
Those might reach out to the indie developers and purpose to publish the game. Publishing indie game will take risks because releasing the game on a set schedule. Becoming more expensive to add content and force developers to make sequels. Developers pay for manufacture inventory to order more copies of the game. That’s why some small video game creators don’t want a publisher. By being independence developer, you have the power to call the shots. Don’t worry about publisher because it is way too expensive and some of the profits go to them.