How to Create a Website Hosted Visual Novel with Unity

How to Create a Website Hosted Visual Novel with Unity.

Last year, while working on a larger Ren’Py Visual Novel, I had some serious writer’s block and I was feeling disheartened. The narrative wasn’t moving anywhere, yet I kept having all these unrelated ideas that didn’t really lend themselves to full length Visual Novels. I wanted to see if I could make a short, browser hosted Unity Visual Novel to help break my writer’s block and to finally finish something for once.

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Announcing Visual Novel Vignettes!

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Announcing Visual Novel Vignettes

It’s our pleasure to announce VigNettes, Visual Novel Vignettes, short stories that are in a visual novel format which will be appearing on the first Friday of every month!  Some of these stories will be fictional, some will recount real anecdotes about the people at Stonepug, some will be comedic, some will be dramatic, but all will be written to entertain.

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Life Is Strange: A Slow Burning Dumpster Fire

Pugs_Angry(1)Don’t be suckered in by the beautiful visuals, the glowing reviews, the promise of a patient and meaningful story. Life is Strange is an ok game at first, but it’s a slow burn towards a raging dumpster fire of cringe-worthy sloppy writing. For those who have played the game and disagree – please hear me out. At first I didn’t want to admit I’d been conned either, but upon reflection I couldn’t get past the creeping feeling that something was terribly wrong. There is help for you, and coming to terms is the first step.

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Sharin no Kuni’s Kickstarter Campaign

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Sharin no Kuni is funded.  Yay.

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What the fuck, guys?

I mean, yay!  Yay for the industry.  I’m genuinely happy to see VNs being localized.  There are too many great games that will never see the light of day over here, and Sharin no Kuni may have never gotten an official release in the West if it weren’t for the support of its fans. So, yay!

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Diplomacy: The Only Way to Win is to Tie

Pugs_Incredulous(1)Let’s talk about Diplomacy.

No, not the brokering of international relations. I want to talk about Diplomacy: the board-game.

Board-games you say? I thought Stonepug was a video game company? Well get ready to expand your mind a bit, cause Stonewall and Pugs do have lives beyond crappy retro children’s videogames. Sometimes we play convoluted games for vindictive adults.

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Hustlin’ with Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

Pugs_Laughing(1)What is the best fighter game ever and why is it called Street Fighter 3rd Strike?

So recently I wrote a post about games that make me a bit hyper competitive. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is one of those games. This is hands down my favorite game in the Street Fighter franchise, and, I can say with complete objectivity, the best fighter game ever made in the history of mankind.

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