So here I am with my first project. It’s called “Yet Another Hentai Highschool”, and this is the tentative logo:
If you are wondering about the name, Yet Another is a name used as a programming joke when you are creating something confessedly unoriginal.
And I’m 100% sure that this idea is 0% original.
But if you don’t know what I’m talking about, “Hentai Highschool” is an old game where you are a school principal and your objective is to corrupt the school and transform it in a den of debauchery. There was a lot of clones, some are still alive and in development, and you can check for more information on this forum.
I’ve choose this kind of game because some reasons:
1 – Ren’Py as default engine
Ren’Py is a Visual Novel engine that always caught my attention. It’s in active development for years, is 100% free, has a huge community and offers a nice boilerplate for a quick initial development. No need to worry about menu, save screens, dialogue text boxes, etc…
And there’s the fact that I know Python on an intermediate level, so I can mess with the code without exploding it too much XD
2 – Images and sprites
Since the game involves a lot of random events, it’s easy to just grab some eroge CGs images and glue them together to get something somewhat consistent. It’s far from perfect, and I know that using copyrighted images is something that can became quite problematic, but since it’s a non-commercial game with the objective for study/training, I’m comfortable to stick with it for the time being.
3 – Small stories
Writing a lots small events and use some of them to connect into a bigger story seems for me a better approach rather than writing a big story with a lot of characters with unique personalities. As I develop my writing skills and get more confidence, I can easily insert bigger stories inside the game.
So this is the plan that I have. The next two steps is to start gathering images (I’ve got some already) and start the coding part. I’ll probably alternate between those two, working in the code when I have more spare time and gather images when time is limited. I’m not sure when I’ll have something nice to post here, but I hope to make another post this week. Until then! o/